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Sri Lanka in Australia 2012-13

Paranavitana yet to cement his spot

Dec 4, 2012: Tharanga Paranavitana has had a long run at the top of Sri Lanka's order to try and make the opening position his own. He hasn't done it yet

Andrew Fernando

Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Pallekele, 3rd day

Paranavitana comes through when it counts

Jul 10, 2012: The Pallekele Test was one last chance for Tharanga Paranavitana to end the season with confidence, and he grabbed it

Kanishkaa Balachandran in Pallekele

Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Pallekele, 3rd day

Attacking Perera gives Sri Lanka control

Jul 10, 2012: Sri Lanka took a significant step in their attempt to thwart Pakistan from levelling this rain-affected series, through a combination of dogged batting on a testing pitch, a fair amount of luck, and aggression

The Report by Siddhartha Talya

Premier League Tournament 2011-12, 7th round

Dilruwan Perera burst keeps Colts top

Mar 7, 2012: ESPNcricinfo rounds up the seventh round of matches of the Premier League Tournament 2011-12

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

South Africa v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Durban, 4th day

Kallis bags pair as South Africa blow out

Dec 29, 2011: ESPNcricinfo presents the Plays of the Day from the fourth day of the second Test between South Africa and Sri Lanka at Durban

Firdose Moonda at Kingsmead

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

Manner of defeat more concerning for Sri Lanka

Dec 17, 2011: Sri Lanka's struggles on the field are compounded by their issues behind the scenes

Firdose Moonda at SuperSport Park

South African XI v Sri Lankans, Benoni, 3rd day

Paranavitana ton lifts Sri Lankan spirits

Dec 11, 2011: Sri Lanka's top three were able to spend much-needed time in the middle on the third day of their tour match against the South African Invitation XI

Firdose Moonda at Willowmoore Park

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Sharjah, 4th day

Sri Lanka face battle to save series

Nov 6, 2011: Sri Lanka remained ahead after another attritional day in the third Test in Sharjah, but not to the extent that they needed to be if they are to be confident of squaring the series

The Report by Siddarth Ravindran

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Lord's, 5th day

Sri Lanka show fight to secure draw

Jun 7, 2011: This time there was no post-tea demolition job as Sri Lanka kept themselves alive in the series by surviving the final afternoon at Lord's on 127 for 3

The Bulletin by Andrew McGlashan

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Lord's, 2nd day

Dilshan hundred gives Sri Lanka hope

Jun 4, 2011: illakaratne Dilshan led the way for Sri Lanka at Lord's with an unbeaten captain's innings of 127 in a record opening stand of 207

The Bulletin by Andrew McGlashan

England v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Cardiff, 1st day

Paranavitana shows he's at home, away

May 26, 2011: Tharanga Paranavitana is the most unheralded of Sri Lanka's top order but showed his value on the opening day of the series

Siddarth Ravindran at Sophia Gardens

England v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Cardiff, 1st day

A damp homecoming for England

May 26, 2011: A combination of a wet start and a slow pitch meant a tough opening day for England

Andrew Miller in Cardiff

England v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Cardiff, 1st day

Good end to a long wait

May 26, 2011: Plays of the day from the 1st day of the 1st Test between England and Sri Lanka at Cardiff

Andrew Miller in Cardiff

England v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Cardiff, 1st day

Sri Lanka fight on shortened opening day

May 26, 2011: England's bowlers hit back on the first day in Cardiff after Sri Lanka had set a solid base through their openers Tillakaratne Dilshan and Tharanga Paranavitana

The Bulletin by Andrew McGlashan

England Lions v Sri Lankans, Derby, 2nd day

Dilshan hundred leads Sri Lanka's fightback

May 21, 2011: After two tough days against England Lions, the Sri Lankans put up a better fight having been asked to follow on but still face the prospect of defeat ahead of the first Tes

Andrew McGlashan at Derby

Middlesex v Sri Lanka, Uxbridge, 2nd day

Dilshan and Paranavitana hit hundreds

May 15, 2011: On the first day at Uxbridge it was the England captain reacquainting himself with first-class cricket and on the second it was the turn of Sri Lanka's

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sri Lanka v West Indies, 1st Test, Galle, 5th day

Paranavitana, Mahela ensure draw on final day

Nov 19, 2010: A lacklustre post-lunch performance from West Indies, and rain clouds that once again swooped over Galle in the afternoon, ensured that Sri Lanka held on for a draw in the first Test in Galle

The Bulletin Andrew Fernando in Galle

South Africa A v Sri Lanka A, tri-series, P Sara Oval

Kuhn, Elgar lead South Africa A to victory

Sep 4, 2010: South Africa A cruised to a seven-wicket victory against Sri Lanka A at the P Sara Oval on Saturday to maintain their unbeaten run in the triangular series

ESPNcricinfo staff

India in Sri Lanka 2010

Close series between rivals with bare cupboards

Aug 8, 2010: It is a credit to both teams that despite the overkill of cricket between the two nations, despite the dead pitch at the SSC, despite the lack of bowling resources, they played out two tense Test matches

Sidharth Monga in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka v India, 2nd Test, SSC, 1st day

Paranavitana solves a top-order problem

Jul 26, 2010: Tharanga Paranavitana is not a very remarkable batsman, but the man has done his job in this series

Sidharth Monga at the SSC
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