Category Archives: Sri Lanka

Kumar Sangakkara: ‘Test cricket is where your name is made’

Given the prestige attached to World Cup victories, does Test cricket need a World Test championship tomaintain its pre-eminence? I was all in favour of starting that concept as soon as possible, even though putting it back [to 2017] has … Continue reading

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Eng v SL live: England romp home to level series, 4th ODI, Trent Bridge

England levelled the NatWest Series to set up a decider at Old Trafford with a resounding ten-wicket win under the Duckworth/Lewis Method in favourable conditions. Score: Sri Lanka 174 in 43.4 overs (Sangakkara 75, Anderson 3-24, Dernbach 3-38) lost to England … Continue reading

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Eng v SL live: Sangakkara rallies Sri Lanka, 4th ODI, Trent Bridge

Kumar Sangakkara may have landed himself in trouble for his criticism of Sri Lanka’s cricket chiefs during his Cowdrey Lecture on Monday, but he did his best to make friends here with a composed 75 while his team-mates floundered in alien … Continue reading

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Eng v SL live: England win toss and bowl, 4th ODI, Trent Bridge

England opted to stick with a losing side after rain delayed the toss by 50 minutes in Nottingham. They named the same side beaten at Headingley last Friday and Lord’s on Sunday but captain Alastair Cook declined to say whether … Continue reading

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Sangakkara slams Sri Lankan politics

Kumar Sangakkara has launched a stirring and eloquent attack on the political power-struggles that continue to bedevil Sri Lankan cricket and to outline the heavy responsibilities on the cricketers to promote reconciliation after the end of the civil war that … Continue reading

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Eng v SL live: England outplayed again, 3rd ODI, Lord’s

Cook’s hundred in vain as Sri Lanka win with 10 balls to spare Score: Sri Lanka 249-4 in 48.2 overs (Chandimal 105*, Jayawardene 79) beat England 246-7 in 50 overs (Cook 119) by 6 wickets. Sri Lanka lead 2-1 in … Continue reading

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Eng v SL live: Cook ton takes England to 246, 3rd ODI, Lord’s

Cook’s century can’t hide England deficiencies Score (close of first innings): England 246-7 off 50 overs (Cook 119, Pietersen 41) Full scorecard The word is ‘powerplay’ yet rarely can it have been such a misnomer as England scored 24 runs for … Continue reading

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Eng v SL live: England start badly, 3rd ODI, Lord’s

Cook stands firm while wickets fall Score (after 30 overs): England 129-4 (Cook 57*, Bell 17*; Pietersen 41) Full scorecard England made a sluggish, nervous start on a good pitch at a warm, sunny Lord’s. The captain Alastair Cook, having … Continue reading

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Eng v SL live: Cook bats first at cloudless Lord’s, 3rd ODI

Both teams unchanged as England aim to bounce back Alastair Cook’s term has England one-day captain is already under harsh scrutiny. First there was the media spat with Mike Atherton whose comments about his suitability for the role were thrown … Continue reading

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Eng v SL Live: A comprehensive Sri Lanka win, 2nd ODI, Headingley

Sri Lanka level the series, taking last six wickets for 39 runs Score: Sri Lanka 309-5 (Jayawardene 144, Sangakkara 69) beat England 240 (Morgan 52, Randiv 3-43, Lakmal 3-43) by 69 runs Full scorecard There was a distinct sense of déjà … Continue reading

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