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Mendis arrives

Nov 8, 2009: The man who made every ball compelling

Sidharth Monga

Another look at reviews

Aug 4, 2008: The review system needed to be tried, but there are plenty of questions still unanswered and kinks to be worked out

Sambit Bal

Express yourself

Jul 30, 2008: Sri Lanka's success in recent times has hinged on how they have encouraged players to be themselves

Kumar Sangakkara

Sri Lanka v India, 1st Test, SSC, Colombo

Inconsistent India need to make amends

Jul 27, 2008: Jamie Alter on India's inability to win two consecutive Test matches over the last three years

Jamie Alter in Colombo

Sri Lanka v India, 1st Test, SSC, Colombo

Ranatunga slams India's 'Twenty20' approach

Jul 27, 2008: Arjuna Ranatunga, former Sri Lankan captain, has criticised India's batsmen for playing in Twenty20 mode and said they lacked focus

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sri Lanka v India, 1st Test, SSC, Colombo, 4th day

Surprised how India folded - Jayawardene

Jul 26, 2008: Sri Lanka won the first Test in a little over three days and Mahela Jayawardene said he was surprised by the way India folded up. Muttiah Muralitharan and Ajantha Mendis shared 19 wickets between them as India slumped to an innings and 239-run defeat

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

Sri Lanka v India, 1st Test, SSC, Colombo, 4th day

Spin wizards stump India

Jul 26, 2008: Sri Lanka's utter humiliation of India resulted in plenty of records - favourable ones for the home team, and unwanted ones for India. Cricinfo looks at the important ones

S Rajesh

Sri Lanka v India, 1st Test, SSC, Colombo, 4th day

Plenty to ponder for Kumble

Jul 26, 2008: After India's innings and 239-run loss to Sri Lanka, the main agenda on their captain Anil Kumble's mind was how they would sort out Muttiah Muralitharan and Ajantha Mendis, who shared 19 of the 20 wickets to fall

Jamie Alter in Colombo

Sri Lanka v India, 1st Test, SSC, Colombo, 4th day

Partners in guile

Jul 26, 2008: Muttiah Muralitharan, pointed out two things about Ajantha Mendis - one that Mendis is far more talented than he was when he debuted and two, that Mendis will take the pressure off him and perhaps extend Murali's Test career

Jamie Alter in Colombo

Sri Lanka v India, 1st Test, SSC, Colombo, 4th day

Underdone India humiliated

Jul 26, 2008: Dileep Premachandran on the contributions of Muttiah Muralitharan and Ajantha Mendis to Sri Lanka's innings and 239-run mauling of India in the first Test

Dileep Premachandran in Colombo

Plays of the day

An odd couple, and Murali's guile

Jul 26, 2008: Jamie Alter recaps the Plays of the day from the fourth day of the first Test between Sri Lanka and India at the SSC

Jamie Alter in Colombo

Sri Lanka v India, 1st Test, SSC, Colombo, 4th day

Review system under the scanner

Jul 26, 2008: Just before lunch on the fourth day, the umpiring review system had its first tryst with serious controversy when Virender Sehwag was given out lbw after umpire Mark Benson had initially ruled him not out

Sidharth Monga

Sri Lanka v India, 1st Test, SSC, Colombo, 4th day

Murali and Mendis maul India

Jul 26, 2008: In a match dominated by not one but two smiling assassins, Sri Lanka completely destroyed the Indian batting line-up twice over to script their best win at home

The Bulletin by Sidharth Monga

Sri Lanka v India, 1st Test, SSC, Colombo, 3rd day

New approach works for Dilshan

Jul 25, 2008: An under-pressure Tillakaratne Dilshan took advantage of a tired and insipid bowling line-up to rack up quick runs, and his fifth Test century

Sa'adi Thawfeeq in Colombo

Sri Lanka v India, 1st Test, SSC, Colombo, 3rd day

Mendis factor works in Murali's favour

Jul 25, 2008: How India's 'Fab Four' handled spin was always going to be a central focus of this match, and of the series

Jamie Alter in Colombo

Sri Lanka v India, 1st Test, SSC, Colombo, 3rd day

Kirsten disappointed with poor shot-making

Jul 25, 2008: Gary Kirsten has expressed disappointment at the way India batted on the third day, on which they finished at 159 for 6 in response to Sri Lanka's first-innings total of 600

Jamie Alter in Colombo

Plays of the day

Cat got your tongue, boys?

Jul 25, 2008: Dileep Premachandran recaps the Plays of the day from the third day of the first Test between Sri Lanka and India at the SSC

Dileep Premachandran in Colombo

Sri Lanka v India, 1st Test, SSC, Colombo, 3rd day

Muralitharan leaves India in tatters

Jul 25, 2008: Muttiah Muralitharan and Ajantha Mendis shook the SCC pitch out of its slumber after the Sri Lankan batsmen given them a mountain of runs as a cushion, and the new-ball bowlers had done their bit in taking the shine off the ball

The Bulletin by Sidharth Monga

Review of umpiring decisions

Bugs in the system

Jul 24, 2008: A few questions emerged on the day when for the first time a player challenged the umpire's decision

Dileep Premachandran in Colombo

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

Samaraweera and Warnapura share the limelight

Jul 24, 2008:

Sa'adi Thawfeeq in Colombo
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