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India v Sri Lanka, Tri-series final, Dhaka

India's batting fails when it really matters

Jan 13, 2010: The rare failure of the Indian batting line-up in the finals of the tri-series is acceptable, but that it happened in batsman-friendly conditions is not

Sriram Veera at the Shere Bangla National Stadium

India v Sri Lanka, Tri-series final, Dhaka

Calm Jayawardene takes Sri Lanka home

Jan 13, 2010: Despite India's spinners causing a few concerns, Mahela Jayawardene's calm 71 steered Sri Lanka to victory in the final of the tri-series in Bangladesh

The Bulletin by Jamie Alter

ICC awards 2009

Dhoni leads World ODI Team of the Year

Oct 1, 2009: MS Dhoni was named captain of the World ODI Team of the Year for the second year running at the ICC Awards in Johannesburg

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 1st Twenty20, Colombo

Hand of Kulasekara

Sep 2, 2009: Plays of the day for the first Twenty20 between Sri Lanka and New Zealand

Jamie Alter in Colombo

Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 5th ODI, Colombo

Aamer and Naved earn Pakistan easy consolation win

Aug 9, 2009: A hostile Mohammad Aamer and an inconsistent-but-smart Naved-ul-Hasan meant Sri Lanka just about avoided their worst-ever defeat in a home ODI

The Bulletin by Sidharth Monga

Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 1st ODI, Dambulla

Sri Lanka win despite late drama

Jul 30, 2009: After Angelo Mathews and Muttiah Muralitharan had combined to devastating effect with the bat, Sri Lanka's pace bowlers scythed through Pakistan's top order to lead them to a 36-run victory on a blustery day in Dambulla

The Bulletin by Dileep Premachandran

Pakistan in Sri Lanka 2009

Sri Lanka get used to life without legends

Jul 25, 2009: The series was decided in three sessions but the collapses, twists and sharp turns ensured it was an entertaining one

Sidharth Monga

Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Colombo, 3rd day

Herath and Kulasekara were marvellous - Sangakkara

Jul 14, 2009: Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara has said his team had expected Pakistan to crack as long as they remained focused on staying in the game

Sa'adi Thawfeeq in Colombo

Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Colombo, 3rd day

Kulasekara and Herath set up series win

Jul 14, 2009: A match in which fortunes swung wildly finally ended in an emphatic seven-wicket win for Sri Lanka

The Bulletin by S Rajesh

Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Colombo, 1st day

Patience and hard work pays off for Kulasekara

Jul 12, 2009: Nuwan Kulasekara remains the highest-ranked bowler in one-day internationals, but is fast proving to be a force to be reckoned with in Test cricket

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Colombo, 1st day

Sangakkara leads Sri Lanka's dominance

Jul 12, 2009: Sri Lanka have never won a home series against Pakistan, but they took huge strides towards rectifying that statistic with an utterly dominant performance with ball and bat on the first day at the P Sara Oval

The Bulletin by S Rajesh

Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 1st Test, Galle, 4th day

Persistence and some gambling work wonders

Jul 7, 2009: That this win came through three largely uncelebrated players has to be the most pleasing aspect for Sri Lanka

Sidharth Monga in Galle

Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 1st Test, Galle, 2nd day

I added outswinger to my bowling - Kulasekara

Jul 5, 2009: Maintaining a superb line and length Kulasekara ensured Pakistan did not get away to a big lead by returning Test career-best figures of 4 for 71 off 24 overs

Sa'adi Thawfeeq in Galle

Indian Premier League 2009

Kulasekara called up by Kings XI Punjab

Apr 29, 2009: Kings XI Punjab have called up Sri Lankan fast bowler Nuwan Kulasekara as an emergency replacement for the injured Australian batsman Shaun Marsh

ESPNcricinfo staff

ICC rankings

Kulasekara climbs to No. 1 in ODI bowler rankings

Mar 16, 2009: Nuwan Kulasekara, the Sri Lanka medium-pacer, has moved to the top of the ICC ODI bowler rankings, ahead of Australia's Nathan Bracken and New Zealand's Kyle Mills

ESPNcricinfo staff

India in Sri Lanka 2008-09

'I don't want to compare myself with anyone' - Kulasekara

Feb 7, 2009: Nuwan Kulasekara has attributed his rise to the elite of international cricket's one-day bowlers as down to to his perseverance and hard work over the past year

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

ICC rankings

Kulasekara leaps to No. 2 in ODI rankings

Jan 25, 2009: Nuwan Kulasekara, the Sri Lanka medium-pacer, has climbed to No.2 in the ICC rankings for ODI bowlers after an impressive run of performances

ESPNcricinfo staff

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI, Lahore

Seamers shine in spinners' shadow

Jan 24, 2009: The only thing better than defeating opponents is crushing them. And the only thing better than that is to do so at their own game

Osman Samiuddin in Lahore

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI, Karachi

Dilshan and Muralitharan lead 129-run rout

Jan 21, 2009: Sri Lanka levelled the series 1-1 with a crushing win, thanks to a convincing all-round performance in Karachi. Tillakaratne Dilshan hit a sparkling half-century to take Sri Lanka to a strong total before Nuwan Kulasekara and Muttiah Muralitharan shot out

The Bulletin by Sriram Veera

Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, Tri-series final, Mirpur

Six for five, yet Bangladesh lost

Jan 16, 2009: At the end of eight dramatic overs, unprecedented in Bangladesh cricket history, the score read 6 for 5 and the improbable seemed likely

Kanishkaa Balachandran
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