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Sri Lanka v Australia, 3rd Test, Colombo

Australia set to face spinning track in Colombo

Aug 11, 2016: Australia face another trial by spin in Colombo after the surface at the SSC was revealed to have been prepared along similar lines to the track in Galle

Daniel Brettig

India in Sri Lanka 2015

The fastest ground staff in the world

Aug 28, 2015: Sri Lanka's ground-maintenance workers use ingenuity, speed and clockwork coordination to counteract the problems posed by a home season that coincides with the monsoon

Sharda Ugra in Colombo

Draw-fests at the SSC

Jul 6, 2012: The SSC has consistently produced pitches that are loaded in favour of batting. Shouldn't this be questioned, just as Galle was last year?

S Rajesh

World Cup 2011

Warm-up games moved to SSC

Feb 10, 2011: The Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC) in Columbo will host the two World Cup 2011 warm-up matches that had been scheduled to take place at Pallekele in Sri Lanka

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st Test, Colombo, 4th day

Grim fight for survival

Jul 30, 2006: Sri Lanka will be desperate for early success in the morning because, as Pakistan showed in April when they batted out the final day here, South Africa's self-belief will grow quickly if they reach lunch without major damage

The Verdict by Charlie Austin

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st Test, Colombo, 3rd day

'I am happy with what I have achieved' - Jayawardene

Jul 29, 2006: Mahela Jayawardene speaks to the media about his landmark achievement while Tom Moody and Nicky Boje add their own observations

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st Test, Colombo, 3rd day

Perfection personified

Jul 29, 2006: Jayawardene produced a flawless exhibition in batsmanship that possessed an almost unreal quality.

The Verdict by Charlie Austin

Fans stay away from Sri Lanka-Pakistan Tests

Absentee spectators

Mar 30, 2006: Despite the best efforts of the Sri Lankan board to draw in crowds for the series against Pakistan, spectators are staying away

Waheed Khan

Kumar Sangakkara on the SSC

Sri Lanka's home of cricket

Mar 23, 2004: The new book Ground Rules contains in-depth chapters on the great cricket grounds of the world

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