Decade Review 2009
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SL v Ban, Group A, Melbourne

Bad-boy Dilshan develops good habits

Feb 26, 2015: Less flashy, more substantial, maybe a little boring - Tillakaratne Dilshan has matured into one of Sri Lanka's most reliable run-scorers

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Melbourne

Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, Group A, Melbourne

Sangakkara marks landmark game with fastest ton

Feb 26, 2015: Stats highlight from the Group A match between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh at the MCG

Shiva Jayaraman

Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, Group A, Melbourne

Dilshan, Sangakkara tons set up big win

Feb 26, 2015: Sri Lanka have finally made themselves heard, twelve days into the World Cup. Tillakaratne Dilshan and Kumar Sangakkara did most of the talking through their bats, hammering centuries that set up a 92-run win over Bangladesh at the MCG

The Report by Mohammad Isam

Sri Lanka news

'I can easily play for another 2-3 years' - Dilshan

Feb 21, 2015: Tillakaratne Dilshan believes he has a role to play in Sri Lanka's limited-overs teams after Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara retire at the end of the ongoing World Cup

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

South Africa v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, Christchurch

South Africa overcome pressure test

Feb 9, 2015: South Africa got the pressure situation they wanted to practice ahead of a major tournament and they rose above it all to beat Sri Lanka, who had been led by Tillakaratne Dilshan's ton

Firdose Moonda at Hagley Oval

New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 7th ODI, Wellington

Sangakkara 113 seals Sri Lanka win

Jan 29, 2015: Kumar Sangakkara mounted a sleek 21st ODI hundred on Tillakaratne Dilshan's foundation, to shepherd Sri Lanka toward a consolation victory in Wellington

The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

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

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v England, 6th ODI, Pallekele

Sangakkara hundred secures series

Dec 13, 2014: A masterful century from Kumar Sangakkara helped Sri Lanka wrap up the ODI series against England with a thumping 90-run victory in Pallekele

The Report by George Dobell

Sri Lanka v England, 2nd ODI, Colombo

Dilshan - Firebrand among saner men

Nov 29, 2014: He will never be regarded as a statesmen of the game. Tillakaratne Dilshan is an individualist, never shy of stealing the moment

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Colombo

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI, Colombo

Cook's gift to Dilshan

Nov 29, 2014: ESPNcricinfo presents the plays of the day from the second ODI in Colombo

Alan Gardner and Andrew Fidel Fernando in Colombo

Sri Lanka v England, 1st ODI, Colombo

Dilshan, Thisara fined for Level 1 breaches

Nov 27, 2014: Tillakaratne Dilshan has been fined 25 per cent of his match fee for excessive appealing during the first ODI against England, while Thisara Perera has been fined 20 per cent of his match fee for a separate incident

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sri Lanka v England, 1st ODI, Colombo

Cook's DRS double-take

Nov 26, 2014: ESPNcricinfo picks the plays of the day from the opening ODI

Andrew Fidel Fernando and Alan Gardner in Colombo

Sri Lanka v England, 1st ODI, Colombo

Sri Lanka hold on despite Moeen and Bopara

Nov 26, 2014: Moeen Ali produced an abundant one-day innings to raise horizons and rouse spirits, but it will take more than a one-man masterclass, however brilliant, to turn England into fancied World Cup contenders

The Report by David Hopps

Sri Lanka v England, 1st ODI, Colombo

Thirimanne set for middle order role

Nov 25, 2014: Lahiru Thirimanne, Sri Lanka vice-captain, suggested he would continue to bat in the lower middle order until the World Cup, despite having tasted his greatest successes higher up the order.

Andrew Fidel Fernando

England in Sri Lanka 2014-15

Opening conumdrum vexes Mathews

Nov 23, 2014: Sri Lanka will aim to lock down their best ODI combination as World Cup preparation begin in earnest, during the seven-match series against England, captain Angelo Mathews said

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

Champions League 2014

We missed Malinga and Dilshan - Southern Express

Sep 18, 2014: The absence of two high-profile Twenty20 cricketers hamstrung Sri Lanka's Southern Express in Champions League T20, their manager has said

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

Champions League 2014

Southern Express dealt Dilshan blow

Sep 11, 2014: Tillakaratne Dilshan will not play for Southern Express in the Champions League, due to a family commitment, Sri Lanka Cricket has said

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Pakistan in Sri Lanka 2014

SL play down Shehzad-Dilshan incident

Sep 4, 2014: Tillakaratne Dilshan and Sri Lanka Cricket are unconcerned about religion-focused comments Ahmed Shehzad had supposedly made to Dilshan following the third ODI, although the PCB have issued Shehzad an official reprimand

Andrew Fidel Fernando and Umar Farooq

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 2nd ODI, Pallekele

Dilshan soars at favoured venue

Jul 9, 2014: Perhaps it is the cooler mountain air or the smell of rain - whatever the difference, Tillakaratne Dilshan can't get enough of Pallekele

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Pallekele

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 2nd ODI, Pallekele

All-round Dilshan overpowers South Africa

Jul 9, 2014: A defiant century from Hashim Amla was not enough for South Africa as Tillakaratne Dilshan took Sri Lanka to a competitive total and helped defend it by causing a mini collapse in the middle order

The Report by Firdose Moonda
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