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Malinga to play for Mumbai Indians at CLT20

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:16:39 GMT

Lasith Malinga will represent Mumbai Indians at the Champions League T20 over the Southern Express side he led to the Super Fours title in Sri Lanka

Lady luck finally deserts Sri Lanka

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:18:42 GMT

In a year where Sri Lanka have won almost every prize they laid their eyes on, their luck was bound to run its course at some point. It did on Monday

Much to be admired in South Africa's stonewalling approach

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:50:58 GMT

South Africa's go-slow approach may not have been attractive, but it was effective in driving the opposition to desperation. They never shook the belief that they deserved to take the series

A captain's sacrifice for the SL family

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:29:21 GMT

Angelo Mathews' batting pedigree is never in question, but it's his selfless nature as captain, putting his team above all else, that makes him a fine leader

Senanayake to get help with correcting action

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:54:50 GMT

Sri Lanka offspinner Sachithra Senanayake will get help from Daryl Foster, a human movement lecturer at the University of Western Australia, to remedy his bowling action

South Africa block their way to No. 1

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:44:39 GMT

After a riveting, un-Youtubeable day of cricket, South Africa are back at the top of the Test rankings

Mathews rues Galle collapse

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:52:13 GMT

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews bemoaned his team's batting collapse in the first Test in Galle which allowed South Africa to settle for a draw at the SSC and claim the series

Jayawardene's safe hands, and SA's stonewalling

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:30:02 GMT

Stats highlights from the fifth day of the second Test at the SSC, where South Africa batted 111 overs to save the match

'Objective is to win at all costs' - Sangakkara

Sun, 27 Jul 2014 15:53:37 GMT

Sri Lanka have not lost a Test series at home to South Africa since 1993. If they are to protect that record, the final day of the tour has to be about all-out attack, says Kumar Sangakkara

South Africa keeping their options open

Sun, 27 Jul 2014 15:30:24 GMT

The draw seems to be the most South Africa can take out of the SSC Test considering their target and the conditions but AB de Villiers says they could still push for a win

South Africa set for final-day spin inquisition

Sun, 27 Jul 2014 15:27:37 GMT

Sri Lanka rattled along at well over four an over to set a target of 369 and give themselves well over three sessions to bowl out South Africa

Dickwella fined for claiming unfair catch

Sun, 27 Jul 2014 09:59:27 GMT

Sri Lanka's debutant wicketkeeper Niroshan Dickwella has been fined 10% of the match fee and received an official reprimand, for claiming an unfair catch on day three of the second Test against South Africa

Herath takes South Africa on rough ride

Sat, 26 Jul 2014 15:19:47 GMT

On a pitch that had not yet begun to take huge turn off the straight, a spinner who seemed to have lost some of his bite of late shaped his entire day's work around one small patch of loose soil

Sri Lanka take big lead despite Amla ton

Sat, 26 Jul 2014 14:35:54 GMT

Hashim Amla made his 22nd Test century to help South Africa avoid the follow-on, but he couldn't prevent Sri Lanka from taking a 139-run lead

Rare tons by SA captains, and Duminy's slow starts

Sat, 26 Jul 2014 13:44:40 GMT

Stats highlights from the third day of the second Test at the SSC, which saw the first hundred by a South Africa captain in Sri Lanka

Spinners force South Africa to switch to attritional cricket

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:37:01 GMT

The discipline shown by Sri Lanka's spin trio squeezed South Africa to the point at which they shut shop. Their approach on day three will determine how the foundation ends up, on a pitch taking turn

Priyanjan hundred sets up big Sri Lanka A win

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:09:07 GMT

Led by a hundred from captain Ashan Priyanjan, Sri Lanka A's top order produced a powerful display at Stormont which was more than enough to overpower Ireland.

Unfazed Dickwella makes solid first impression

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:35:48 GMT

Called up to the Test side out of nowhere, Niroshan Dickwella showed there was substance to the hype that followed his schoolboy career. His challenge now is to sustain that level of performance

South Africa stymied by spinners

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:17:55 GMT

South Africa made 98 for 3 in 52 overs after debutant Niroshan Dickwella's enterprising half-century had taken Sri Lanka to 421

SA's slow approach could benefit us - Jayawardene

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:03:07 GMT

As South Africa crawled at a run rate of 1.88 in the 52 overs they faced on day two, Mahela Jayawardene issued a warning to the opposition: negativity would only play into Sri Lanka's hands