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New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Christchurch, 1st day

McCullum, the most destructive NZ batsman - McMillan

Dec 26, 2014: On a day when Brendon McCullum shattered New Zealand batting records, coach Craig McMillan has described him as the most destructive batsman to have played for his country

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New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Christchurch, 1st day

McCullum takes flight once again

Dec 26, 2014: Brendon McCullum batted the only way he knows, giving full expression to his attacking instincts, and it came off like it often has in 2014

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New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Christchurch

SL await trial by pace in Christchurch

Dec 25, 2014: New Zealand might be the favourites for the Boxing Day Test in Christchurch, but Sri Lanka too would be equally confident after strong showing in Tests over the year

The Preview by Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka in New Zealand 2014-15

The year-end party in cricket's hinterlands

Dec 24, 2014: Between these two teams, in 2014, they have walloped India, defeated England in England, won a World T20 and an Asia Cup. Is this not the year-end tour, and the Boxing Day Test you'll be watching?

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Sri Lanka in New Zealand 2014-15

Chandimal recalls Tsunami pain

Dec 24, 2014: A 15-year old Dinesh Chandimal was watching Sri Lanka play New Zealand on Boxing day when when the Tsunami struck his sea-side home in 2004

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Sri Lanka in New Zealand 2014-15

McMillan backs NZ to succeed against seam

Dec 24, 2014: The Hagley Oval pitch was fairly green two days out from the Boxing day Test. New Zealand Batting coach Craig McMillan said it will help the quicks, but added that his side was equipped to handle Sri Lanka's seamers

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Sri Lanka in New Zealand 2014-15

Vaas believes SL pace quintet can thrive in NZ

Dec 23, 2014: Bowling coach Chaminda Vaas believes that Sri Lanka's pace quintet can thrive in New Zealand conditions

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Sri Lanka in New Zealand 2014-15

Watling wants 'bounce and carry'

Dec 23, 2014: New Zealand wicketkeeper BJ Watling hopes the Hagley Oval pitch will offer some help to Trent Boult and Tim Southee ahead of the Boxing Day Test against Sri Lanka

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NZ Chairman XI v Sri Lankans, Queenstown, 2nd day

Rookie SL bowlers shine in drawn match

Dec 22, 2014: Sri Lankan's rookie offspinner and seamer were the major movers and shakers on the second and final day of the drawn warm-up match in Queenstown, as they claimed three wickets apiece to help reduce the New Zealand Chairman's XI to 125 all out

The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka in New Zealand 2014-15

Rangana Herath to miss first Test

Dec 19, 2014: Left-arm spinner Rangana Herath has been ruled out of Sri Lanka's first Test against New Zealand by the hamstring tear he suffered last week

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Sri Lanka v England, 7th ODI, Colombo

A dream day for Khettarama faithful

Dec 16, 2014: Tillakaratne Dilshan crashed the farewell party of Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara with a spectacular all-round show, but the departing pair would leave the crowd with one final jewel

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Sri Lanka v England, 7th ODI, Colombo

Jayawardene will 'miss the music the most'

Dec 15, 2014: Mahela Jayawardene prepared for his final ODI in Colombo, against England on Tuesday, by saying it was the rhythms from the stands that he would miss the most

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England v Sri Lanka, 7th ODI, Colombo

SL's brothers-in-arms prepare for sunset at home

Dec 14, 2014: As Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara prepare for their final ODI together at home, the aspects of their partnership that will be celebrated the most will be their humility and altruism

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Sri Lanka v England, 6th ODI, Pallekele

Sangakkara firm over ODI retirement

Dec 13, 2014: Despite a strong year in the format, Kumar Sangakkara remained firm on his decision to retire after the World Cup, stating that he did not wish to "take up the spot of another player"

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England in Sri Lanka 2014-15

Chandimal back in Sri Lanka ODI squad

Dec 12, 2014: Batsmen Dinesh Chandimal and Dimuth Karunaratne have been called up to the squad for the sixth and seventh ODIs, while Kusal Perera and Ajantha Mendis have been dropped

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Sri Lanka v England, 6th ODI, Pallekele

'Opening spots are still open' - Mathews

Dec 12, 2014: With Sri Lanka having been expected to wrap up the series handily, Angelo Mathews and the selectors had hoped to don their white coats and put World Cup hopefuls under the microscope in low-pressure matches towards the back end of the tour

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Sri Lanka v England, 5th ODI, Pallekele

Mathews bemoans ineffective spinners

Dec 11, 2014: Angelo Mathews placed blame for Sri Lanka's five-wicket defeat in Pallekele at his spinners' ineffectiveness on a track as dry as they have played on in three months

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Sri Lanka v England, 5th ODI, Pallekele

Senanayake flaunts his elbows

Dec 11, 2014: Senanayake's half-sleeved shirt and England's increasing extras count in plays of the day from the fifth ODI between Sri Lanka and England

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Sri Lanka v England, 5th ODI, Pallekele

Like a Kandyan dancer

Dec 10, 2014: Kumar Sangakkara is playing his final ODI series at home, but his feet and mind are as nimble as ever

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Pallekele

Sri Lanka v England, 5th ODI, Pallekele

Atapattu backs Senanayake comeback

Dec 9, 2014: Sri Lanka coach Marvan Atapattu expressed confidence that Sachithra Senanayake will return successfully to international cricket, after the ICC cleared the spinner's remodeled action.

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