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'India very like the All Blacks' - Pothas

Sri Lanka's interim coach commended India's collective effort and work ethic, comparing them to arguably the most successful rugby team in the world

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Kohli 82 leads India to sweep across formats

The India captain followed up successive hundreds in the last two ODIs with another display of ruthless efficiency

Sri Lanka v India

Squad update

Vandersay, Shanaka in revised SL T20I squad

SLC had already named a squad previously, but announced a new 15 two days ahead of the one-off game against India

Tharanga opts out of Test cricket for six months

Sri Lanka's limited-overs captain has decided to focus on white-ball formats. He was left out of the provisional squad for the Tests against Pakistan

Sri Lanka v India

5th ODI, Colombo

Kohli credits Bumrah, spinners for series sweep

India's captain was also pleased with his batsmen and said the next step was to introduce some flexibility

Kohli hundred seals 5-0 victory for India

India chased down Sri Lanka's 238 with six wickets in hand, to leave the hosts winless after the Test and the ODI series

Sri Lanka v India

4th ODI, Premadasa

Pandey keeps his name in India's middle-order conversation

Though recent attention has been on Jadhav, Rahul and Rahane, a half-century in Manish Pandey's first ODI since October 2016 highlighted the middle-order depth India has on offer

Malinga laments 'lost generation' after another loss

Lasith Malinga has his thoughts on why Sri Lanka continues to struggle in their efforts to bridge the gap following a string of retirements after the 2015 World Cup

Sri Lanka news

India in Sri Lanka 2017

Sri Lanka selectors resign after defeats to India

Sanath Jayasuriya, Sri Lanka Cricket's chairman of selectors, and the rest of the committee have stepped down ahead of the fourth ODI against India

Jayasuriya's resignation letter to SL sports minister

Read the full text of chairman of selectors Sanath Jayasuriya's resignation letter, calling the fans incident in Pallekele "the last straw" to step down


India in Sri Lanka 2017

Kapugedera ruled out of series; Malinga to lead

Sri Lanka's stand-in captain aggravated a back injury during Sunday's ODI against India in Pallekele

Sri Lanka v India

3rd ODI, Pallekele

Crowd trouble in Pallekele delays India's victory

Displeased Sri Lankan fans threw plastic bottles onto the ground with India needing eight runs, causing a 35-minute disruption

Rohit, Bumrah secure the series for India

One hit a chanceless hundred, the other took a maiden five-for and Sri Lanka lost by six wickets as the crowd started throwing bottles on the field

Sri Lanka v India

2nd ODI, Pallekele

Bhuvneshwar, Dhoni get India past Dananjaya scare

In a game of see-sawing fortunes, a record eighth-wicket partnership eventually sealed the game for the visitors

'Didn't dream of scoring ODI fifty' - Bhuvneshwar

Bhuvneshwar Kumar revealed that he was especially mindful of Dananjaya's incoming delivery and walked in with a plan to counter it

Sri Lanka v India

1st ODI, Dambulla

Shikhar Dhawan leads brutal rout of Sri Lanka

After India's spinners dismissed the hosts for 216, Shikhar Dhawan smashed an unbeaten 132 off 90 balls to finish the chase in 28.5 overs


Unhappy Sri Lanka fans hold up team bus

They shouted slogans and hooted, delaying the Sri Lankan team's departure by close to half an hour after a heavy defeat in the first ODI

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Sri Lanka v India

ODI series

Rohit 'not thinking' about vice-captaincy

India's ODI opener reflects on a decade in international cricket, and how he spent the days out of the Test team against Sri Lanka

Squad selection

India in Sri Lanka 2017

Thisara, Siriwardana return to ODI squad

Sri Lanka's squad for the five-match series against India also includes Malinda Pushpakumara and Vishwa Fernando, who are yet to make their ODI debuts

Sri Lanka v India

3rd Test, Pallekele

Players mature quickly under new culture - Kohli

This Indian team has rid itself of a culture in which newcomers were judged, says its captain

Where does India's rout of Sri Lanka rank?

This was their first ever clean sweep away from home in a series of three or more Tests

Sri Lanka v India

3rd Test, Pallekele

'Worst series loss of my career' - Chandimal

Not once in this series could Sri Lanka push a Test to the fifth day and the new captain Dinesh Chandimal felt quite bad about that

Fernando: Cherish the old memories, Sri Lanka

Never has the team been so comprehensively rolled over. No Duleep Mendis-style counterattack, no Muttiah Muralitharan-esque bamboozling. Only misery

Sri Lanka v India

3rd Test, Pallekele

Sri Lanka routed again, India complete whitewash

The hosts were dismissed for under 200 for the second time in the Test, as Virat Kohli's team surged to victory in three days


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WATCH - Highlights of Sri Lanka v India

A collection of clips of wickets, innings and other key moments from the third Test (available in the subcontinent, excluding Sri Lanka)

Sri Lanka v India

3rd Test, Pallekele

Monga: 'Project Pandya' provides peek into future

From playing as a travelling gun for hire in local tournaments and sharpening his technique in the IPL, Hardik Pandya has now slammed his first hundred in official cricket - in Tests

Don't remember when I last scored a hundred - Pandya

After scoring his maiden Test century, the India allrounder was so intoxicated that he just started blurting things out at the press conference

Squad selection

India in SL 2017

'If Dhoni is not delivering, we will have to look at alternatives' - MSK Prasad

The chairman of selectors admitted MS Dhoni was not an automatic selection anymore, and made it clear that the next few months will see a lot of rotation in the ODI squad

Monga: India's bid to adapt to new ODI landscape

The squad to tour Sri Lanka hints that the selectors have understood the importance of wristspinners and attacking middle-order batsmen

Sri Lanka v India

3rd Test, Pallekele

Monga: India get away with batting errors

The visitors gave their wickets away but insurance in the form of the lower order and a strong bowling attack could remedy the slump

Fernando: Sri Lanka's glorious competence

After being pummeled for 1462 runs in three innings, the hosts were sublimely adequate for most of the first day in Pallekele

Sri Lanka v India

3rd Test, Pallekele

The rise of sweep-happy, street-smart Dickwella

From leading Trinity to a rare triple crown in schools cricket to being touted as a future Sri Lanka captain, Dickwella is now set for his first international in his home of the hill country

ODI squad selection

India in Sri Lanka

Dhoni, Yuvraj under spotlight in ODI selection

Virat Kohli played down questions over his availability for the ODI series, and stressed that he had plans and combinations that he wanted to discuss with the selectors

Sri Lanka v India

3rd Test, Pallekele

The great Indian beard quiz

A majority of India's players sport one these days. Can you identify them from their beards?

Pitch no issue for Kuldeep's practical approach

The left-arm wristspinner, who is likely to replace the suspended Ravindra Jadeja, is happy to bide his time and learn from the frontline spinners

Sri Lanka v India

3rd Test, Pallekele

Herath to be rested for Pallekele Test

The left-arm spinner pulled up with a stiff back in the second Test and will stay in Colombo to receive treatment

Sri Lanka v India

2nd Test, SSC

Jadeja five helps India canter to innings win

India completed an away series victory in eight days of Test cricket on the Sri Lanka tour

Highlights - Sri Lanka v India

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WATCH - Highlights of Sri Lanka v India

A collection of clips of wickets, innings and other key moments from the SSC Test (available in the subcontinent, excluding Sri Lanka)

Sri Lanka v India

2nd Test, SSC

Being called best keeper a morale boost - Saha

While many statistics were discussed during the SSC Test, a simple number was missed: Wriddhiman Saha conceded zero byes in the second innings, which lasted 116.5 overs

Sri Lanka v India

2nd Test, SSC

Fernando: Mendis rises above cauldron of gloom

Amid the wreckage that has been Sri Lanka's ongoing "transition", Kusal Mendis has, repeatedly, shown skills and temperament to put smiles on often-pained faces

Monga: SL's sweeps challenges India's spinners

Things got rather difficult for India's slow bowlers after they enforced the follow-on, as Sri Lanka delivered on their promise to use the sweep more

'I don't think we did too much wrong' - Ashwin


Sri Lanka v India

2nd Test, SSC

Monga: Ashwin having a ball with the new ball

To add to his weaponry, Ashwin has become the most successful spinner with the new ball since 2001

Rahane reveals thinking behind India's quick feet

Dancing down the track to Rangana Herath has proved a productive tactic for India's batsmen in this series, with the knock-on effect of creating opportunities to score off the back foot as well

Sri Lanka v India

2nd Test, SSC

Fernando: Is Tharanga luckless or lackadaisical?

Is he this blinding talent that is constantly checked by blameless adversity? Is he on a career-long quest to tick off every bizarre dismissal?

Karunaratne also calls for stronger SL first-class competition

The number of players - both former and present - who have called for drastic change in first-class cricket now represents a consensus

Sri Lanka v India

2nd Test, SSC

Fernando: India raid the fruit orchard

In happier times, Sri Lanka can withstand a few boundaries and aggressive opposition batsmen. This team, however, is low on self-belief

I have come back hungrier - Rahul

The India opener says the support he got from the team after his shoulder surgery helped motivate him during his recovery

Sri Lanka v India

2nd Test, SSC

Monga: Same old Pujara, all-new approach

While scoring his 13th Test ton, India's No. 3 showed a new-found willingness to take risks and manipulate Sri Lanka's fields

Pujara in Sri Lanka: three Tests, three tons

Sachin Tendulkar is the only overseas batsman to score more centuries in Sri Lanka than Cheteshwar Pujara

SL v IND 2017

2nd Test, SSC

Monga: Kohli's slip catching could cost India dearly

Numbers tell you India are not good at slip, and the captain is the worst of them all

Pujara @ 50

With Cheteshwar Pujara set to play his 50th Test we take a look at some of the important moments from his career


Arnold: Sri Lanka have to get their fielding sorted


Sri Lanka v India

2nd Test, Colombo

Lahiru Thirimanne returns for SSC Test

The batsman has been recalled to the squad for the second Test against India, 13 months after he last played for Sri Lanka

Agarkar: Tough on Abhinav, but he'll have to make way


Just needed to 'walk in' to change the mood - Shastri

India coach says role similar to manager or team director

SL v IND 2017

2nd Test, SSC

Experience the 'big difference' overseas - Pujara

From their wretched form on away tours in 2013-14, his team-mates have learnt how to deal with such challenges and are better placed to meet them, says the India batsman

Chandimal expected to return for second Test

Rangana Herath, however, is still being monitored after suffering a finger injury in Galle, according to manager Asanka Gurusinha

SL v IND 2017

Galle Test

'We are a better team than this' - Herath

The Sri Lanka captain said his team expected the pitch to be good for batting, and wanted it to be so, but failed to execute their plans

Bowlers' show on flat deck pleases Kohli

The Indian captain felt his team ticked most boxes in their dominating win in Galle

Highlights - SL v IND

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Watch more match highlights from the Galle Test

Clips of wickets, innings and other significant moments from the first Test between Sri Lanka and India (Available in the subcontinent, excluding Sri Lanka)

Sri Lanka v India

Galle Test

Ashwin, Jadeja wrap up commanding victory

India secured a 304-run win - their biggest win in terms of runs in Sri Lanka - an hour after tea on the fourth day

Maharoof: SL selectors need to make serious decisions


Sri Lanka v India

1st Test, Galle

Monga: Back-up man Abhinav makes peace with role

From being on the verge of giving up the game five years ago to making a comeback with the sheer weight of his runs, the stand-in India opener has come quite some way

Fernando: SL need to solve the Dilruwan Perera conundrum

By impressing in the role he hasn't been picked for, the frontline spinner has made his case as a batting allrounder

Sri Lanka v India

1st Test, Galle

Why captains choose not to enforce follow-on these days

From 1981 till the famous Kolkata Test of 2001, almost 91% of the teams who could did enforce the follow-on in a Test. Since then, that number has dropped to 56.70%

Maharoof: Kohli's decision sensible, allowed pitch to deteriorate


SL v IND 2017

Galle Test

Fernando: Notes from SL's press conference in 2030

Sangakkara and Jayawardene are still being missed, Herath is bowling with the help of a walker, and the video analyst needs a dietitian

Gunaratne out of India series, to undergo surgery on thumb

The injury also rules the Sri Lanka allrounder out of the ODI and T20 legs of the India tour

Sri Lanka v India

Galle Test

Fernando: Pradeep's miserly resurgence in SL's misery

On a day of more spills than thrills for Sri Lanka, Nuwan Pradeep stuck out with his improved repertoire and penetration

Agarkar: Dhawan flawless against spin

Shikhar Dhawan's use of the feet while driving and marked confidence while sweeping stood out


Sri Lanka v India

Galle Test

Monga: India look to defy ghosts of past Galle defeats

India have grown in strength since their 2015 defeat here, but they need to be clinical over long periods in what is Sri Lanka's fortress

'The bond within the team is outstanding' - Kohli

The India captain feels the development of a tight-knit team is the biggest success story of his captaincy

Why you should win the toss and bat first in Galle

Sri Lanka have a significantly better win-loss ratio when they do just that at this venue, as do most other teams

Sri Lanka v India

Galle Test

Rangana Herath: Sri Lanka's trump card

A look at some of the staggering numbers from Rangana Herath's Test career


Runorder: Sri Lanka's three-and-a-half team problem

Deep Dasgupta, Cyrus Broacha and the team at ESPNcricinfo discuss Sri Lanka's chances against India


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