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Herath hat-trick and Australia bowled out

Herath hat-trick and Australia bowled out

Mitchell Starc’s 11-wicket haul will almost certainly be in vain after a frenetic second day of the second Test in Galle, with Sri Lanka’s spinners again embarrassing Australia. The tourists were set a victory target of 413, seemingly well out of reach given their woeful …

SLC is letting down Sri Lankan cricket

SLC is letting down Sri Lankan cricket

At Pallekele, following an embarrassing 48 hours for Sri Lanka’s cricket administrators, Dimuth Karunaratne misses and angled ball, Kusal Mendis misses a straight one, Kaushal Silva edges to slip, and the cricketers themselves are perhaps beginning to feel embarrassed. By lunch, the team is 84 …

Muralidaran blasts former bosses

Muralidaran blasts former bosses

Sri Lanka’s record-breaking spinner Muttiah Muralidaran has launched a blistering attack on his former bosses after they complained about his behaviour in his new role as a mentor to Australia. …

England pummel Lanka

England pummel Lanka

England fast bowler James Anderson took five wickets to inspire the hosts to a crushing victory over Sri Lanka by an innings and 88 runs in the first test in Leeds on Saturday. Anderson claimed 10 victims in the match as Sri Lanka crumbled to …

Murali made me feel like a schoolboy: Gilchrist

Murali made me feel like a schoolboy: Gilchrist

One of the most intimidating batsmen in his heydays, former Australia wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist says he himself feared only Sri Lankan spin wizard Muttiah Muralitharan and Indian tweaker Harbhajan Singh during his international career. The former stumper-batsman, who served as Australia’s stand-in captain on quite …

Suspense over Malinga’s availability

Suspense over Malinga’s availability

The suspense over Lasith Malinga’s availability for the Indian Premier League’s ninth edition continued as the pace spearhead remained the only player to have not joined the Mumbai Indians preparatory camp ahead of its tournament opener on Saturday. While all 26 members of the Mumbai …

Defiant Mathews falls short and England derive confidence

Defiant Mathews falls short and England derive confidence

Angelo Mathews blazed with determination, his counter-attacking prowess keeping England on their toes till the last over. He, however, ran short of partners as Sri Lanka fell 10 runs short in a heart-stopping Super 10 Group 1 match of World Twenty20 at the Feroz Shah …

Determination vs Desperation

Determination vs Desperation

Having defended a modest total of 142 against the inexperienced Afghanistan, England returns to the Ferozeshah Kotla here looking to nail a struggling Sri Lanka in their World T20 clash …

A fantastic scenario

A fantastic scenario

The batting meltdown in Nagpur shouldn’t be seen in isolation, for it followed a sequence. Moeen Ali in England in the summer of 2014, Nathan Lyon in Australia a few months later, Rangana Herath in Sri Lanka last year and now Mitchell Santner at Jamtha—the …

Can’t let the team and country down

Can’t let the team and country down

Angelo Mathews was as honest as a mirror when asked if he was prepared to take over the reins of Sri Lanka’s Twenty20 squad from Lasith Malinga. “No, I was not [ready for it],” he said with a straight face on Wednesday afternoon. Appearing slightly …