Decade Review 2009
Kumar Sangakkara salutes the crowd as he walks off for 112 in Pallekele
Kumar Sangakkara salutes the crowd as he walks off for 112 in Pallekele © Getty Images


    Life is a papare, old chum

Diary: Alan Gardner takes in a safari, runs into VVS Laxman, and gets his fill of a certain ubiquitous politician

    'I'm a bit disappointed not to get that Test average up to 50'

Mahela Jayawardene reflects on his Test career, and the gap between international and club cricket in Sri Lanka

    'I don't blame Arjuna for my early retirement'

Former Sri Lanka batsman Asanka Gurusinha on playing and coaching in Australia, and the 1996 World Cup

    'Murali always looked to clean-bowl a batsman'

Erapalli Prasanna on what made Muttiah Muralitharan unique, apart from his deceptive action

    We need sophisticated technology to deal with chucking

Darren Berry: Still images and slow-motion replays are more effective than lab testing

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Sri Lanka need to trust their own

Janaka Malwatta: There's still a tendency to look overseas when it comes to picking the coach. Are there grounds for this?

Chucking: the irony

Michael Jeh: Just as political views may change, our opinion of chuckers tends to be remarkably inconsistent. Case in point: Murali

For the love of the game

Rasitha Herath: Stories of Arjuna, of Sanath, and of a nation recovering from war and trying to set its house in order

Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara went for a lap of honour
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Suranga Lakmal celebrates removing James Taylor
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Thisara Perera blasted a 23-ball fifty - the second-quickest for Sri Lanka in an ODI
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Tillakaratne Dilshan struck nine fours and a six in his 18th ODI century
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Dinesh Chandimal was aggressive and effective
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Tillakaratne Dilshan goes through the off side
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More in 00 -09
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  • Australian captain beats Jacques Kallis to be voted cricketer of the 2000s
  • 'This one's extra satisfying' - Ponting
  • Cricinfo's Player of the Decade title is "a great honour and a great thrill" for Australia's captain
  • Laughing boy
  • Like Bradman before him, Ponting turned the opposition into ball-ferriers, delighting in his mastery all the while
  • Gilly and Baz go bonkers
  • Flintoff's Edgbaston magic, a Tendulkar gem, that 434 chase, and the IPL's fiery start feature in the second part of our performances of the decade
  • Ricky rampages, Shoaib sizzles
  • One of the greatest Tests of the decade, four World Cup performances, a seven-for, and a blazing double feature in the first part of our performances of the decade
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