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The Sangakkara edge

Sep 1, 2009: Sri Lanka's captain has begun to infuse his side with his own brand of competitiveness, and the results seem to already be starting to show

Jamie Alter

Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 2nd Test, SSC

Paranavitana fined 50% match fees

Aug 31, 2009: Sri Lankan opener Tharanga Paranavitana has been fined 50% of his match fees for violating ICC's Code of Conduct during the second Test against New Zealand in Colombo

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 2nd Test, SSC, 5th day

Naive NZ struggle to find the plot

Aug 30, 2009: As the team looks back at a one-sided series, there is more to ponder than just a spirit-sapping defeat. In the last five years New Zealand won just 12 Test wins from 40

Jamie Alter at the SSC

Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 2nd Test, SSC, 5th day

Herath no more just support for Murali - Sangakkara

Aug 30, 2009: Kumar Sangakkara has said despite the 2-0 series win, the hosts were yet to reach their peak

Sa'adi Thawfeeq at the SSC

Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 2nd Test, SSC, 5th day

Vettori lauds last-ditch effort

Aug 30, 2009: The New Zealand captain was obviously disappointed, but found the need to sift through the rubble and take the proverbial positive from defeat

Jamie Alter at the SSC

Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 2nd Test, SSC, 5th day

Herath five-for hands Sri Lanka clean sweep

Aug 30, 2009: Sri Lanka had to wait until the 68th over of the day to seal a 2-0 sweep and cement their place at No. 2 in the ICC Test rankings

The Bulletin by Jamie Alter at the SSC

Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 2nd Test, SSC, 4th day

'Two nineties are disappointing, I'll take the runs' - Jayawardene

Aug 29, 2009: Just when he looked like getting a hundred in the second innings, Jayawardene put himself into the record books for a reason that left him bittersweet at the end of the day

Jamie Alter at the SSC

Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 2nd Test, SSC, 4th day

'Bemused' Moles counts the damage

Aug 29, 2009: New Zealand had "front row seats to the cinema" in terms of the technology available to them but Moles was puzzled at how they were not soaking up information

Jamie Alter at the SSC

Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 2nd Test, SSC, 4th day

Herath sets SL on course for clean sweep

Aug 29, 2009: New Zealand began their last innings of this series needing 494 to win or, more realistically, over four-and-a-half sessions to bat out a draw

The Bulletin by Jamie Alter at the SSC

Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 2nd Test, SSC, 3rd day

Herath cashes in on opportunity

Aug 28, 2009: Rangana Herath believes that he is good enough to hold down a regular spot in the Sri Lankan side in Test cricket as well as the limited-overs forms of the game

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 2nd Test, SSC, 3rd day

What's ailing Brendon McCullum?

Aug 28, 2009: Brendon McCullum's attitude doesn't reflect his ambition to become the world's premier wicketkeeper-batsman

Jamie Alter at the SSC

Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 2nd Test, SSC, 3rd day

Support not forthcoming for Taylor

Aug 28, 2009: Ross Taylor has stood out in a middling team and it would not be a surprise if he spent a lot of time looking into his hotel mirror asking for some help from his fellow batsmen

Jamie Alter at the SSC

Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 2nd Test, SSC, 3rd day

Another day of dominance for SL

Aug 28, 2009: Sri Lanka, polished by an unbroken 68-run stand between Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene, bolstered their grip on the second Test with a lead of 339 and eight wickets in hand - and two days to go

The Bulletin by Jamie Alter at the SSC

Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 2nd Test, SSC, 2nd day

New Zealand fall short on promise

Aug 27, 2009: New Zealand's batting effort resulted in an inadequate end to what promised, refreshingly, to be a day on which they broke even.

Jamie Alter at the SSC

Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 2nd Test, SSC, 2nd day

I kept my belief - Patel

Aug 27, 2009: Jeetan Patel, the New Zealand offspinner, put his effort down to perseverance and his belief in his ability to bowl in the right areas as he triggered a Sri Lankan collapse and helped his team bowl the hosts out for 416

Sa'adi Thawfeeq at the SSC

Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 2nd Test, SSC, 2nd day

Samaraweera's 2009 dream run continues

Aug 27, 2009: The contest veered between bat and ball, dominating certain passages, but, at the end of the day, New Zealand had their backs firmly to the wall

Jamie Alter at the SSC

Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 2nd Test, SSC, 2nd day

Bowlers help Sri Lanka keep advantage

Aug 27, 2009: The contest veered between bat and ball, dominating certain passages, but, at the end of the day, New Zealand had their backs firmly to the wall

The Bulletin by Jamie Alter at the SSC

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

'Two more wickets would have made it a good day' - Vettori

Aug 26, 2009: The only highlight was the New Zealand captain crossing 300 Test wickets, but it seemed that after that landmark New Zealand's intensity dipped

Jamie Alter at the SSC

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

NZ's defensive approach helped us - Bayliss

Aug 26, 2009: The Sri Lanka coach has said that his team capitalised on New Zealand's negative bowling to finish on top on the first day at the SSC

Sa'adi Thawfeeq at the SSC

First left-arm spinner to reach landmark

Vettori joins 300-wicket club

Aug 26, 2009: Daniel Vettori prised out the two wickets he needed to cross 300 Test victims on the first day of the second Test at the SSC

Jamie Alter at the SSC
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