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Dhoni leads India to World Cup gloryupdated: Sat Apr 02 2011 15:36:00

Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni guided India to a second Cricket World Cup title on Saturday as his team beat tournament co-hosts Sri Lanka by six wickets in the final in Mumbai.

Mahela Jayawardene looking to enjoy finalupdated: Fri Apr 01 2011 09:49:00

Mahela Jayawardene tells CNN's Alex Thomas he is looking forward to playing against India in the World Cup Cricket final.

Jayawardene: Cricket has helped Sri Lanka move on from terror attackupdated: Fri Apr 01 2011 09:49:00

Mahela Jayawardene has told CNN that cricket has helped the World Cup-chasing Sri Lanka team recover from their darkest hour.

Murali helps Sri Lanka secure top-two spot at Cricket World Cupupdated: Fri Mar 18 2011 15:41:00

Sri Lanka returned to the top of Group A with a convincing 112-run win over Cricket World Cup rivals New Zealand on Friday as veteran spin bowler Muttiah Muralitharan took center stage in Mumbai.

Sri Lanka and Kiwis thrash minnowsupdated: Sun Feb 20 2011 18:10:00

Sri Lanka opened their 2011 Cricket World Cup with a thumping 210-run win over Group A outsiders Canada in front of a home crowd in Hambantota.

Gambhir fetches record $2.4M at IPL auctionupdated: Sun Jan 09 2011 11:39:00

Gautam Gambhir became the most expensive signing in world cricket on a record-breaking first day of the Indian Premier League auctions.

New milestone for Indian legend Tendulkar; Setback for Flintoffupdated: Tue Aug 03 2010 13:53:00

Sachin Tendulkar became the most-capped player in Test cricket on Tuesday as India began their battle to level the three-match series against Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka score huge first innings totalupdated: Tue Jul 27 2010 11:46:00

Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara reached the seventh double century of his Test career to help his side rack up a huge first innings total on the second day of the second Test against India in Colombo.

Sri Lanka pile on runs in second Testupdated: Mon Jul 26 2010 14:38:00

Sri Lanka have taken the upper hand over India after posting an impressive opening day score in the second Test in Colombo.

Muralitharan grabs 800th Test wicket as Sri Lanka thrash Indiaupdated: Thu Jul 22 2010 06:28:00

Muttiah Muralitharan made history with his final ball in Test cricket by becoming the first bowler to reach 800 wickets as Sri Lanka thrashed bitter rivals India.

Ponting hits 39th Test ton as Australia dominateupdated: Thu Jan 14 2010 08:24:00

Australia captain Ricky Ponting hit his 39th Test century as his side took command of the final match of their series against Pakistan in Tasmania on Thursday.

Cricket: Dilshan stars with sixth tonupdated: Wed Dec 02 2009 17:01:00

Tillakaratne Dilshan scored his sixth Test century of a remarkable year to give Sri Lanka a fine start to the third match of their series against India in Mumbai on Wednesday.

India force Sri Lanka to follow onupdated: Thu Nov 26 2009 12:01:00

Shanthakumaran Sreesanth has given India a golden chance to take a 1-0 lead in the Test series against Sri Lanka after the tourists failed to avoid the follow-on and then slumped to 57-4 in their second innings on Thursday.

India battling to salvage huge deficitupdated: Thu Nov 19 2009 19:52:00

Sri Lanka piled up the highest Test score on Indian soil to leave the home side battling to save the opening match of the series in Ahmedabad.

Jayawardene makes India toilupdated: Wed Nov 18 2009 14:52:00

Sri Lanka's Mahela Jayawardene scored his sixth double century in Test match cricket as his side made India toil in the opening match of the series in Ahmedabad on Wednesday.

England knock out hosts in Champions Trophyupdated: Sun Sep 27 2009 17:01:00

England booked their place in the semifinals of Champions Trophy with a thrilling 22-run victory over hosts South Africa at Centurion Park on Sunday night.

Sri Lanka stun hosts South Africa in Champions Trophy openerupdated: Tue Sep 22 2009 17:20:00

Tillakaratne Dilshan scored a century and spinner Ajantha Mendis also starred as Sri Lanka defeated hosts South Africa in a rain-affected opening match of the ICC Champions Trophy at Centurion on Tuesday.

Kiwis sent spinning towards Sri Lanka defeatupdated: Sat Aug 29 2009 10:35:00

Sri Lanka closed on a 2-0 series victory against New Zealand as spinner Rangana Herath left the tourists reeling at 182-6 in pursuit of 494 for victory at stumps on the fourth day of the second Test in Colombo.

Sangakkara puts Sri Lanka in total controlupdated: Fri Aug 28 2009 12:21:00

Kumar Sangakkara struck an unbeaten half-century to put Sri Lanka in a strong position at the end of day three of the second Test against New Zealand in Colombo.

Sri Lanka bowlers have New Zealand on ropesupdated: Thu Aug 27 2009 12:15:00

Fast bowler Thilan Thushara claimed two top-order wickets as Sri Lanka took firm control on day two of the second Test against New Zealand in Colombo on Thursday.

Vettori reaches rare double in second Testupdated: Wed Aug 26 2009 14:28:00

New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori became the just the eighth player in Test cricket history to achieve the double of 3,000 runs and 300 wickets on the first day of the second Test against Sri Lanka in Colombo.

Spin king Murali guides Sri Lanka to victoryupdated: Sat Aug 22 2009 09:36:00

Master spinner Muttiah Muralitharan claimed three wickets as Sri Lanka completed an easy 202-run victory over New Zealand on the final day of the first Test in Galle.

Sri Lanka pushing for Test victory in Galleupdated: Fri Aug 21 2009 16:17:00

Tourists New Zealand will be battling to avoid defeat on the final day of the first cricket Test against Sri Lanka in Galle.

Samaraweera ton puts Sri Lanka in controlupdated: Wed Aug 19 2009 12:45:00

Daniel Vettori and Chris Martin claimed four wickets apiece for New Zealand, but Thilan Samaraweera struck a superbly-composed 159 to leave Sri Lanka in the driving seat on day two of the first Test in Galle.

Cricket: Pakistan battle back in Colombo Testupdated: Tue Jul 21 2009 10:27:00

Leg-spinner Danish Kaneria took five wickets as Pakistan claimed a 66-run first-innings lead against Sri Lanka on the second day of the third and final Test in Colombo.

Sri Lanka take control of Colombo Testupdated: Sun Jul 12 2009 10:37:00

Paceman Nuwan Kulasekara claimed four wickets and then Kumar Sangakkara slammed an unbeaten half-century as Sri Lanka seized control on the first day of the second Test match against Pakistan in Colombo.

Sri Lanka storm into Twenty20 semisupdated: Tue Jun 16 2009 16:06:00

Sri Lanka made it five wins out of five as they strode into the World Twenty20 semifinals with a 48-run victory that ended New Zealand's challenge at Trent Bridge, Nottingham, on Tuesday.

Prior quits Test date after wife gives birthupdated: Mon Feb 23 2009 11:36:00

England wicketkeeper Matt Prior will miss the crucial fourth Test against West Indies in Barbados on Thursday after his wife gave birth to their first child, a baby boy.

Injured Flintoff ruled out of fourth Testupdated: Sat Feb 21 2009 10:48:00

England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff will miss the fourth cricket Test against West Indies in Barbados next week through injury.

Dilshan helps Sri Lanka take charge in Testupdated: Mon Jan 05 2009 09:46:00

Sri Lanka took total control of the second Test in Chittagong where Tillakaratne Dilshan and Thilan Samaraweera featured in an unbeaten fifth wicket stand of 131 against Bangladesh.

Cricket: Ashraful holds up Sri Lanka victory chargeupdated: Tue Dec 30 2008 10:17:00

Bangladesh captain Mohammad Ashraful made his eighth Test half century to frustrate Muttiah Muralitharan and Sri Lanka in the first Test in Mirpu.

Ryder and McCullum inspire Kiwis victoryupdated: Tue Dec 30 2008 07:50:00

Big-hitters Jesse Ryder and Brendon McCullum inspired New Zealand to a 36-run win over West Indies in their Twenty20 international in Hamilton on Sunday.

Sri Lanka wrap up series win over Indiaupdated: Mon Aug 11 2008 12:53:00

Malinda Warnapura and captain Mahela Jayawardene guided Sri Lanka to a series-winning Test victory over India in Colombo on Monday.

Indians earn the edge in tense Galle Testupdated: Sat Aug 02 2008 10:17:00

India are poised to set a stiff run chase for Sri Lanka in the second Test despite losing three top-order batsmen in the final session of the third day in Galle on Saturday.

Cricket first as TV umpire rules not outupdated: Thu Jul 24 2008 11:47:00

Cricket history was made on the second day of the first Test between Sri Lanka and India as home batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan was given a reprieve by a television umpire.

Windies chasing 253 to square seriesupdated: Sun Apr 06 2008 12:58:00

The West Indies are in pole position to level the series against Sri Lanka, needing 253 runs to win the second and final Test in Trinidad with two days still to play.

Jayawardene turns the screw in Testupdated: Sun Mar 23 2008 17:45:00

Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene completed his 22nd Test century before tea to keep his side on course for a formidable total against West Indies in the first Test in Guyana.

Gilchrist stars but Sri Lanka beat Aussiesupdated: Fri Feb 29 2008 13:26:00

Adam Gilchrist treated the crowd to a typical quickfire 83 in his final appearance at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) but Australia crumbled to a 13-run defeat to Sri Lanka in their one-day international.

Sri Lankans fall short in run chaseupdated: Fri Feb 22 2008 12:06:00

Sri Lanka's hopes of qualifying for the final of the one-day international triangular series further receded after Australia beat them by 24 runs in a rain-shortened match in Melbourne.

Bracken bowls Australia to victoryupdated: Fri Feb 08 2008 11:57:00

Australian left-arm paceman Nathan Bracken took five wickets as they thrashed Sri Lanka by 128 runs in their one-day international triangular series match in Sydney on Friday.

Cook and weather earn England drawupdated: Sat Dec 22 2007 15:26:00

Alastair Cook's seventh Test hundred allied with more wet weather helped England rescue the third Test against Sri Lanka in Galle as the match finished in a draw.

Cook and weather thwart Sri Lankaupdated: Fri Dec 21 2007 12:08:00

Alistair Cook made an unbeaten 53 before rain brought relief to England as they continued their uphill struggle to avoid defeat in the third Test match against Sri Lanka in Galle.

Sri Lankans skittle England for 81updated: Thu Dec 20 2007 11:34:00

Sri Lanka are poised to clinch a 2-0 series victory after skittling England for a paltry 81 and enforcing the follow-on during a rain-hit third day of the third Test in Galle on Thursday.

Jayawardene ton frustrates Englandupdated: Wed Dec 19 2007 11:12:00

Mahela Jayawardene completed back-to-back hundreds in Galle to frustrate England's bid to level the Test series against Sri Lanka.

Harmison checks Sri Lanka recoveryupdated: Tue Dec 18 2007 07:32:00

Steve Harmison kept England in the game as Sri Lanka reached 147 for four on the first day of the third and final test in Galle.

Sri Lanka hit back in Galle testupdated: Tue Dec 18 2007 06:02:00

Sri Lanka's third-wicket pair captain Mahela Jayawardene and his deputy Kumar Sangakkara revived their side after England picked up two early wickets in the third and final Test in Galle.

Rain forces delayed start in Galleupdated: Mon Dec 17 2007 07:59:00

Test cricket returns to Galle on Tuesday, nearly three years after the stadium was destroyed during the tsunami that killed around 300,000 people in a dozen countries. But the start has been put back two hours because of more rain.

England thwarted by Sri Lanka tailupdated: Wed Dec 12 2007 07:59:00

England face a final-day fight to save the second Test against Sri Lanka after being frustrated by the home side's lower-order batsmen on Wednesday.

Jayawardene sets string of recordsupdated: Tue Dec 11 2007 08:22:00

Sri Lankan captain Mahela Jayawardene enjoyed a record breaking day as his team took command of the second Test against England in Colombo.

Praise and apology for Sangakkaraupdated: Tue Nov 20 2007 03:18:00

Sri Lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara received lavish praise from Australian captain Ricky Ponting and an apology from umpire Rudi Koertzen after his side's 96-run defeat in the second test at Hobart.

Aussies shrug off Jayawardene tonupdated: Sun Nov 18 2007 08:26:00

Skipper Mahela Jayawardene battled for his first century against Australia but received little support as Sri Lanka crashed to 246 all out -- a first innings deficit of 296 in the second Test.

Sri Lanka set for innings defeatupdated: Sun Nov 11 2007 11:01:00

Australia require five more wickets as they target an innings victory in the first Test against Sri Lanka in Brisbane.

Australia on verge of innings winupdated: Sat Nov 10 2007 06:25:00

Sri Lanka are staring at an innings defeat in the first Test in Brisbane as they trail Australia by 260 runs with two days to go having been made to follow on.

Fleming left out of Twenty20 squadupdated: Thu Aug 09 2007 02:15:00

New Zealand Test captain Stephen Fleming has been left out of the Kiwi squad for next month's inaugural Twenty20 World Cup in South Africa with the selectors confirming Daniel Vettori as the new skipper.

Sangakkara hammers double centuryupdated: Wed Jul 04 2007 01:27:00

Kumar Sangakkara hit an unbeaten 200 as ruthless Sri Lanka moved towards another massive victory over Bangladesh in the second Test on Wednesday.

Wisden hand Muralitharan top honorupdated: Tue Mar 27 2007 12:21:00

Sri Lankan off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan has been named as the world's leading cricketer for 2006 by the 144th edition of the Wisden Almanack, the sport's bible, which will be published on Wednesday.

Jayasuriya inspires Sri Lanka winupdated: Wed Mar 21 2007 14:29:00

Sanath Jayasuriya recovered from cramps to smash a century and spur Sri Lanka to a 198-run victory over Bangladesh in their World Cup Group B match on Wednesday.

Sangakkara ton steers S Lanka homeupdated: Sun Feb 11 2007 11:14:00

Sri Lanka pulled off a thrilling five-run victory over India in the second one-dayer on Sunday to take a 1-0 lead in the four-match series.

Rain abandons India/Sri Lanka gameupdated: Thu Feb 08 2007 11:29:00

Rain forced the first one-day international between India and Sri Lanka to be called off on Thursday with the visitors having scored 102 for three off 18.2 overs after being put into bat.

Yousuf, Muralitharan outdo Aussiesupdated: Sun Dec 31 2006 07:16:00

Despite Australia's utter dominance as the best team in test cricket, Pakistan's Mohammad Yousuf and Sri Lankan spinner Muttiah Muralitharan finished 2006 as the sport's leading batsman and bowler.

Kiwis in control after opening dayupdated: Thu Dec 07 2006 05:25:00

New Zealand are in command after the opening day of the first Test against Sri Lanka in Christchurch on Thursday.

Pollock sets up S African victoryupdated: Tue Oct 24 2006 12:51:00

Medium-pacer Shaun Pollock took two early wickets in a masterly 10-over spell as he set up South Africa's 78-run victory over Sri Lanka in their Champions Trophy Group B match on Tuesday.

Jayawardene inspires home victoryupdated: Tue Aug 08 2006 04:35:00

Mahela Jayawardene played a captain's innings to inspire Sri Lanka to a thrilling one-wicket win over South Africa in the second Test against South Africa in Colombo on Tuesday.

Jayawardene keeps his team in huntupdated: Mon Aug 07 2006 09:03:00

Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene kept alive his team's hopes of pulling off a big run-chase with an undefeated 77 in the second and final test against South Africa in Colombo on Monday.

Sri Lanka wrap-up crushing victoryupdated: Mon Jul 31 2006 05:17:00

Muttiah Muralitharan took four wickets Monday and 10 for the match as Sri Lanka completed a crushing innings and 153-run win over South Africa in the first cricket Test.

Captain Prince holds up Sri Lanka updated: Sun Jul 30 2006 10:56:00

South Africa's first black captain Ashwell Prince led from the front with an unbeaten half century as the tourists frustrated Sri Lanka on the fourth day of the first Test.

Sri Lanka duo rewrite record booksupdated: Fri Jul 28 2006 03:28:00

Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene batted throughout the day to record unbeaten double hundreds and put Sri Lanka in total control of the first Test against South Africa on Friday.

Sri Lanka take initiative in testupdated: Thu Jul 27 2006 15:24:00

Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene scored undefeated half-centuries to give Sri Lanka the initiative after South Africa were dismissed for 169 on the first day of the opening test in Colombo.

Brutal Flintoff gives England edgeupdated: Fri Jun 02 2006 14:41:00

Captain Andrew Flintoff produced a brutal display of bowling to give England the upper hand after the opening day of the third and final Test against Sri Lanka.

Sri Lankans negotiate great escapeupdated: Mon May 15 2006 13:44:00

Sri Lanka negotiated one of the great escapes by batting through the final day at Lord's to draw the first Test against England.

Jayawardene century prolongs Testupdated: Sun May 14 2006 15:16:00

Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene completed his 14th Test century and his second at Lord's to prolong the first Test against England into the final day.

Defiant Sri Lankans put up a fightupdated: Sat May 13 2006 14:09:00

Sri Lanka averted the ignominy of defeat within three days at Lord's on Saturday with a combination of concentration and judicious stroke play after being asked to follow on in the first test against England.

Atapattu will miss tour of Englandupdated: Mon Apr 17 2006 14:36:00

Sri Lanka's captain Marvan Atapattu will miss his team's forthcoming tour of England after failing to recover from a career-threatening back injury.

Jayasuirya reveals Test retirementupdated: Fri Mar 31 2006 09:56:00

Sri Lanka's Sanath Jayasuriya has announced he will retire from Test cricket after the Test against Pakistan.

Sangakkara sets up Sri Lankan bidupdated: Wed Mar 29 2006 06:37:00

Sri Lanka are pressing for victory in the first Test against Pakistan in Colombo after a brilliant innings of 185 from Kumar Sangakkara set up a fourth day declaration.

Sri Lanka fight back on second dayupdated: Wed Mar 01 2006 10:46:00

Sri Lanka struggled against Bangladesh's spinners before fighting back to reach 313 for six at the close of the second day of the first Test.

Rampant Australia force a deciderupdated: Sun Feb 12 2006 06:27:00

Australia tore up the record books to thrash Sri Lanka by 167 runs in the second one-day final at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Sunday.

India heading for second Test winupdated: Tue Dec 13 2005 06:33:00

First innings destroyer Anil Kumble took two wickets in one over as Sri Lanka tumbled towards defeat in the second Test against India in New Dehli on Tuesday.

Spin pair leave Test well balancedupdated: Sun Dec 11 2005 11:49:00

Sri Lanka's Muttiah Muralitharan and India's Anil Kumble produced masterly displays of spin bowling to leave the second Test balanced on a knife's edge.

India slump as Test ends in draw updated: Tue Dec 06 2005 06:23:00

India were dismissed for a lowly 167 before the series opener against Sri Lanka in Madras petered out into a tame draw on Tuesday.

Dilshan knock guides S Lanka homeupdated: Sun Nov 06 2005 14:20:00

Sri Lanka sealed a five-wicket victory over India in the fifth one-dayer, their first success in the seven-match series which they trail 4-1.

Jayasuriya milestone as hosts winupdated: Tue Aug 09 2005 05:45:00

Sri Lanka clinched a tense 18-run win in the triangular series final at Colombo on Tuesday night after setting India a 282-run victory target.

Spin king Murali sees off W Indiesupdated: Sat Jul 16 2005 08:28:00

Muttiah Muralitharan took 6-36 on his return and Thilan Samaraweera top scored with 51 as Sri Lanka won the first test against the West Indies by six wickets.

Fifth-wicket pair halt fiery Vaasupdated: Tue Apr 12 2005 03:32:00

Lou Vincent and Stephen Fleming defied a rampant Chaminda Vaas to carry New Zealand to 253 for four and a 42-run first innings lead over Sri Lanka when rain brought an early close to the second day of the second Test in Wellington.

Kiwis increase lead over Sri Lankaupdated: Thu Apr 07 2005 10:02:00

New Zealand led Sri Lanka by 127 runs with eight second-innings wickets in hand at close of play on the fourth day of the opening test in Napier.

Jayasuriya hits back for Sri Lankaupdated: Sat Oct 30 2004 08:03:00

Sri Lanka staged a spirited fightback to finish the third day of the second test against Pakistan in Karachi trailing by 136 runs with nine second-innings wickets standing.

Jayasuriya puts S Lanka in charge updated: Fri Oct 22 2004 08:43:00

A majestic, undefeated 131 from Sanath Jayasuriya put Sri Lanka in the driving seat against Pakistan on the third day of the first test.

Spin ace Murali needs shoulder opupdated: Wed Aug 11 2004 03:08:00

World record Test-wicket taker Muttiah Muralitharan requires shoulder surgery and is expected to miss the rest of South Africa's tour of Sri Lanka.

Jayawardene and Vaas record stand updated: Thu Aug 05 2004 07:47:00

Mahela Jayawardene and Chaminda Vaas shared a Sri Lankan eighth wicket record partnership of 170 as the home team totalled 486 on the second day of the first Test against South Africa in Galle.

Jayawardene hundred boosts S Lankaupdated: Wed Aug 04 2004 11:50:00

Mahela Jayawardene notched up his 12th test hundred as Sri Lanka reached 279-7 at the close of play on the first day of the first test against South Africa.

Dilshan cracks a sparkling centuryupdated: Tue Mar 09 2004 07:03:00

Middle order batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan struck a sparkling century as Sri Lanka piled up 352 for six on the second day of the first Test against Australia.

Australia seal five-wicket victoryupdated: Wed Feb 25 2004 12:15:00

Ricky Ponting and Damien Martyn struck fluent half-centuries to lead Australia to a five-wicket victory in the third one-day international against Sri Lanka.

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