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Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 1st Test, Galle, 5th day

Dilshan made the difference - Vettori

Aug 22, 2009: Daniel Vettori has singled out Tillakaratne Dilshan's ruthless performance with the bat as the key factor behind New Zealand's 202-run defeat in Galle

Sa'adi Thawfeeq in Galle

Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 1st Test, Galle, 5th day

Sangakkara salutes bowling unit

Aug 22, 2009: Kumar Sangakkara, the Sri Lanka captain, has said the amount of pressure that his bowlers built around New Zealand paid off and brought them victory on the final day of the first Test

Sa'adi Thawfeeq in Galle

Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 1st Test, Galle, 5th day

Thushara, Murali fashion strong win

Aug 22, 2009: Led by Murali and Thushara, Sri Lanka made light work of New Zealand's resistance, romping to a 202-run win

The Bulletin by Dileep Premachandran

Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 1st Test, Galle, 4th day

Application and discipline the key - Moles

Aug 21, 2009: Andy Moles believed the pitch is still favourable for batting and his side has the wherewithal to combat Sri Lanka's impressive bowling attack

Sa'adi Thawfeeq in Galle

Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 1st Test, Galle, 4th day

I'll decide if I want to continue opening - Dilshan

Aug 21, 2009: Tillakaratne Dilshan has said that he will review his experimental role as an opener and decide which batting position is better suited to him

Sa'adi Thawfeeq in Galle

Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 1st Test, Galle, 4th day

Depleted New Zealand battle for survival

Aug 21, 2009: There was no case of second-time-unlucky for Tillakaratne Dilshan, and a blazing century pushed a tummy-bug-hit New Zealand to the brink as the Galle Test entered its climactic phase

The Bulletin by Dileep Premachandran

Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 1st Test, Galle, 4th day

Ryder and McCullum out with stomach bugs

Aug 21, 2009: Brendon McCullum and Jesse Ryder have been hit by a stomach bug and have returned to their hotel room at the start of the fourth day of the first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle today

Sa'adi Thawfeeq in Galle

Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 1st Test, Galle, 3rd day

New Zealand won't collapse like Pakistan - Murali

Aug 20, 2009: Muttiah Muralitharan has said New Zealand are unlikely to collapse the way Pakistan did last month in Galle because the pitch was yet to dry and break up

Sa'adi Thawfeeq in Galle

Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 1st Test, Galle, 3rd day

Plan was to bat time, says McIntosh

Aug 20, 2009: New Zealand opener Tim McIntosh is disappointed after missing a second Test hundred on another rain hit day in Galle

Sa'adi Thawfeeq in Galle

Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 1st Test, Galle, 3rd day

Murali and Thushara hand Sri Lanka the advantage

Aug 20, 2009: Thilan Thushara and Muttiah Muralitharan were Sri Lanka's bowling heroes, while Tim McIntosh, who faced 226 balls for his 69, led the resistance

The Bulletin by Dileep Premachandran

Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 1st Test, Galle, 2nd day

Previous failures motivated me - Samaraweera

Aug 19, 2009: Thilan Samaraweera has said his unsatisfactory scores in the previous series against Pakistan motivated him to get a big hundred at the start of the series against New Zealand

Sa'adi Thawfeeq in Galle

Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 1st Test, Galle, 2nd day

Vettori calls for big effort from batsmen

Aug 19, 2009: Daniel Vettori has said his team fought well to dismiss Sri Lanka for 452 but the real test was to back that with a good batting performance

Sa'adi Thawfeeq in Galle

Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 1st Test, Galle, 2nd day

Samaraweera puts Sri Lanka in front

Aug 19, 2009: Having seen Thilan Samaraweera strike a magnificent 159 and take Sri Lanka to 452, New Zealand responded strongly in the final session

The Bulletin by Dileep Premachandran

Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 1st Test, Galle, 1st day

Dilshan relishing opening slot

Aug 18, 2009: Tillakaratne Dilshan has said he enjoyed the role of opener after cracking a 72-ball 92 on the first day in Galle

Sa'adi Thawfeeq in Galle

Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 1st Test, Galle, 1st day

Jayawardene and Dilshan put Sri Lanka in control

Aug 18, 2009: A wonderfully composed 26th Test century from Mahela Jayawardene and a thrill-a-minute 92 from Tillakaratne Dilshan allowed Sri Lanka to dominate the opening day's play

The Bulletin by Dileep Premachandran

Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 1st Test, Galle

Vettori backs spin, puts pressure on batsmen

Aug 17, 2009: Kumar Sangakkara has played down Sri Lanka's tag of overwhelming favourites for the two-Test series against New Zealand

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 1st Test, Galle

We need to start all over again - Sangakkara

Aug 17, 2009: Kumar Sangakkara has played down Sri Lanka's tag of overwhelming favourites for the two-Test series against New Zealand

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

New Zealand in Sri Lanka 2009

Patel keen on being a regular feature

Aug 17, 2009: Having featured in both Tests in Bangladesh last October the offspinner is likely be an integral part of New Zealand's tactical approach in Sri Lanka

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 1st Test, Galle

New Zealand face test of character

Aug 16, 2009: While New Zealand own a decent record in Sri Lanka - three wins, three losses and five draws - it's the nature of their recent form that leaves a mark

The Preview by Jamie Alter
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