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Sri Lanka cricket

Who after Herath as Sri Lanka's frontline spinner?

Aug 10, 2017: With Rangana Herath on his last legs as a Test cricketer, national spin-bowling coach Piyal Wijetunge weighs in on potential replacements

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v India, 1st Test, Galle, 3rd day

Sri Lanka need to solve the Dilruwan Perera conundrum

Jul 28, 2017: By impressing in the role he hasn't been picked for, the frontline spinner has made his case as a batting allrounder

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Galle

Sri Lanka v India, 1st Test, Galle, 3rd day

Abhinav, Kohli extend India's lead to 498

Jul 28, 2017: India declined to enforce the follow-on after wrapping up a 309-run first-innings lead, and extended it by a further 189 runs by stumps on day three

The Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy

Sri Lank A v England Lions, 1st unofficial Test, Pallekele, 3rd day

Lions strike after setting Sri Lanka A 365

Feb 19, 2017: England Lions set an imposing target and then took two early wickets on a rain-interrupted third day of the first unofficial Test with Sri Lanka A

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England Lions in Sri Lanka 2016-17

De Silva to captain SL A in unofficial Tests against England Lions

Feb 13, 2017: The A squad for the two unofficial Tests also includes opener Dimuth Karunaratne and Sri Lanka's second spinner, Dilruwan Perera

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Test bowling nominees

Broad wrecks, Herath befuddles

Jan 10, 2017: Sharp spin, searing swing and more in our pick of the best Test bowling performances of 2016

Karthik Krishnaswamy

Sri Lanka v Australia, 2nd Test, Galle, 2nd day

Sri Lanka's spinners become the Goodfellas

Aug 5, 2016: Rangana Herath, Dilruwan Perera and Lakshan Sandakan may look innocuous, but they have led unsuspecting Australia into a dark alley, drawn shivs, and merrily stabbed away

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Galle

England in Sri Lanka 2014-15

Kandamby recalled as Sri Lanka ring changes

Nov 24, 2014: Thilina Kandamby, the 32-year old batsman, will hope to end a three-year hiatus from ODIs after he was named in the Sri Lanka squad for the first three matches against England

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 2nd Test, SSC, 5th day

South Africa block their way to No. 1

Jul 28, 2014: After a riveting, un-Youtubeable day of cricket, South Africa are back at the top of the Test rankings

The Report by Siddarth Ravindran

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 2nd Test, SSC, 3rd day

Sri Lanka take big lead despite Amla ton

Jul 26, 2014: 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

The Report by Siddarth Ravindran

Northants v Sri Lankans, Tour match, Northampton, 2nd day

Sri Lanka pacemen vie for Test place

Jun 6, 2014: The Sri Lankans continued to do much as they pleased against Northamptonshire.

Andrew McGlashan at Wantage Road

Premier League Tournament 2013-14, 2nd day

Dilruwan 10 gives Colts victory

Feb 22, 2014: A round-up of the Premier League Tournament matches that ended on February 22, 2014

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Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Mirpur, 4th day

SL inflict crushing innings and 248-run defeat

Jan 30, 2014: Sri Lanka recorded their second biggest ever Test win by an innings, wrapping up the first Test an hour after lunch on the fourth day with Bangladesh still 248 runs short of making the visitors bat again

The Report by Kanishkaa Balachandran

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Sharjah, 2nd day

Sri Lanka take comfort from new heroes

Jan 17, 2014: Fourteen months on from fielding their oldest ever XI in a Test, Sri Lanka have regenerated at great speed and now brought to the fore, a talented crop of youngsters who are bound to leave the fans very excited for the future

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Sharjah

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Sharjah, 2nd day

Mathews and Perera tire Pakistan

Jan 17, 2014: Sri Lanka's prospects of winning their first away series since 1999-00 (excluding those in Bangladesh and Zimbabwe) improved significantly after Angelo Mathews and Dilruwan Perera batted vast periods of time on the second day

The Report by George Binoy

Pakistan v Sri Lanka 2013-14

Prasanna Jayawardene returns to Sri Lanka Test squad

Dec 23, 2013: Wicketkeeper-batsman Prasanna Jayawardene has been named in Sri Lanka's 16-man Test squad for the upcoming series against Pakistan, having last played a Test against Australia last year

Andrew Fidel Fernando

SL A v NZ A, 2nd unofficial Test, 3rd day, Dambulla

Spinners wrap up SL A win

Sep 26, 2013: A belligerent rearguard hundred from Doug Bracewell was not enough to prevent a Sri Lanka A victory on the final day in Dambulla, as the hosts' spinners secured the series inside 57 overs

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka A v New Zealand A, 1st unofficial Test, 3rd day

Cachopa, Kusal set up close final day

Sep 19, 2013: An explosive surge from Kusal Perera gave Sri Lanka A a slender advantage against New Zealand A on day three in Pallekele

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Rest of Sri Lanka v SLC Combined XI, final, SLC Presidents Trophy

Kandamby, Dilruwan help Rest of Sri Lanka lift trophy

May 21, 2013: Dilruwan Perera and Rangana Herath took three wickets apiece in the final of the List-A tri-series in Pallekele, as Rest of Sri Lanka inflicted a 79-run loss on SLC Combined, to take the title

The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

Premier League Tournament 2012-13

Ajantha Mendis takes 11 in innings win for Army

Feb 18, 2013: A round-up of the third round matches of the Premier League Tournament 2012-13

Andrew Fidel Fernando
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