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Sri Lanka v India, 3rd ODI, Colombo

Orthodoxy is the best form of attack

Aug 23, 2008: The success of the bowlers in a low-scoring series has left the batsmen with plenty to do as the bandwagon moves back to Colombo for the last three matches

Jamie Alter in Colombo

Sri Lanka v India, 3rd ODI, Colombo

Form and numbers point to Sri Lanka

Aug 23, 2008: Mahendra Singh Dhoni and S Badrinath saved India the blushes with a series-levelling win in Dambulla on Wednesday, but the manner in which the win was achieved suggests Sri Lanka remain the favourites for the next game

The Preview by S Rajesh

India in Sri Lanka 2008

Middle order has performed well for over a decade - Kumble

Aug 23, 2008: Anil Kumble, India's Test captain, backed his senior middle-order batsmen against criticisms on their poor performance on the Sri Lanka tour

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Sri Lanka v India, 2nd ODI, Dambulla

'We were just a wicket away' - Jayawardene

Aug 20, 2008: Sri Lanka captain believes the 60-run partnership was the key to India's victory in the second ODI

Sa'adi Thawfeeq in Dambulla

India in Sri Lanka 2008

Dhoni lauds Badrinath effort

Aug 20, 2008: Captain praises Zaheer Khan for taking the pressure off the batsmen with his opening burst of pace and swing

Jamie Alter in Dambulla

Sri Lanka v India, 2nd ODI, Dambulla

Munaf fined 75% of match fee

Aug 20, 2008: Munaf Patel, the Indian fast bowler, has been fined 75% of his match fee for a breach of the ICC Code of Conduct during the second ODI against Sri Lanka in Dambulla

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Sri Lanka v India, 2nd ODI, Dambulla

India level series with hard-fought win

Aug 20, 2008: India fought back to level the series 1-1 with a three-wicket win but the victory was far from convincing as they made heavy weather of a modest target of 143

The Bulletin by Kanishkaa Balachandran

Sri Lanka v India, 2nd ODI, Dambulla

India's batting under scrutiny again

Aug 19, 2008: Since the Asia Cup final, India's acclaimed batsmen have had to endure an ego hammering like no other, and there seems no quick solution in sight and time is certainly not at India's disposal with just a day's gap between games

The preview by Kanishkaa Balachandran

Sri Lanka v India, ODI Series

India need to fix opening problem

Aug 19, 2008: Injuries to Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag have given India a major headache ahead of the remaining four matches - that of finding a solid opening combination

Jamie Alter in Dambulla

Sri Lanka v India, 1st ODI, Dambulla

Mendis not a permanent threat - Dhoni

Aug 18, 2008: Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the Indian captain, has said that Ajantha Mendis was an unusual bowler in comparison to Muttiah Muralitharan and that it's only a matter of time before batsmen are able to pick his variations easily

Sa'adi Thawfeeq in Dambulla

India in Sri Lanka 2008

Sehwag ruled out of ODI series

Aug 18, 2008: Left ankle injury sustained during practice rules out opener from remainder of series

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Sri Lanka v India, 1st ODI, Dambulla

Mendis remains a mystery

Aug 18, 2008: It's a toss-up between throwing in the towel or trying to force the pace against spin. India need to find a way to rotate singles, as well as score runs

Jamie Alter in Dambulla

Plays of the day

Mistaken identities, and swayed by the music

Aug 18, 2008: Plays of the day for the first ODI between Sri Lanka and India, Dambulla, August 18, 2008

Jamie Alter in Dambulla

Sri Lanka v India, 1st ODI, Dambulla

Remorseless Sri Lanka thrash India

Aug 18, 2008: Sri Lanka didn't gallop towards the small target but ensured only two wickets fell in the first 20 overs

The Bulletin by Sriram Veera

Sri Lanka v India, 1st ODI, Dambulla

Another trial by spin awaits India

Aug 17, 2008: The Indians had no answers to the spin wizardry of Muttiah Muralitharan and Ajantha Mendis in the Test series, but they have another opportunity to unravel the mysteries in the five-match ODI series, which gets underway in Dambulla on Monday

The Preview by S Rajesh

Sri Lanka v India, 1st ODI, Dambulla

Openers hold the key for India

Aug 17, 2008: Earlier losses in the Kitply Cup and Asia Cup have shown that the main men were didn't always step up under pressure

Jamie Alter in Dambulla

Sri Lankan XI v Indians, tour match, Colombo

I want to perform better than last time - Yuvraj

Aug 15, 2008: Yuvraj Singh's match-winning knock of 171 off 121 balls augurs well for India ahead of the ODI series in Sri Lanka

Jamie Alter in Colombo

Sri Lankan XI v Indians, tour match, Colombo

Yuvraj ton steers Indians to big win

Aug 15, 2008: Powered by Yuvraj Singh's brutal century, the Indians cruised to a pre-ODI series 92-run win against a Sri Lankan XI at the P Saravanamuttu Stadium in Colombo

Jamie Alter in Colombo

Sri Lankan XI v Indians, tour match, Colombo

Chance for India's ODI specialists to acclimatise

Aug 14, 2008: India's one-day specialists have one opportunity to acclimatise to conditions before the five-ODI series

Jamie Alter in Colombo

India in Sri Lanka 2008

Handling Mendis is up to the individual - Dhoni

Aug 13, 2008: Hardly 15 minutes after Mahendra Singh Dhoni arrived at the team hotel in Colombo with his fellow one-day recruits, had he faced a barrage of questions

Jamie Alter in Colombo
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Tour Results
Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (RPS) - Aug 29, 2008
Sri Lanka won by 112 runs (D/L method)
Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (RPS) - Aug 27, 2008
India won by 46 runs
Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (RPS) - Aug 26, 2008
Match abandoned without a ball bowled
Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (RPS) - Aug 24, 2008
India won by 33 runs
Sri Lanka v India at Dambulla - Aug 20, 2008
India won by 3 wickets (with 62 balls remaining)
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