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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

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

Jayawardene and Samaraweera grind New Zealand

Aug 26, 2009: For the second Test running Mahela Jayawardene and Thilan Samaraweera batted with a purity of purpose that New Zealand have been unable to produce all tour

The Bulletin by Jamie Alter at the SSC

Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Colombo

Sangakkara unfazed by No. 2 ranking

Aug 25, 2009: There's a buzz that Sri Lanka, after England claimed back the Ashes, are sitting pretty at No. 2 in the Test world. But Kumar Sangakkara is having none of it

Jamie Alter in Colombo

Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 2nd Test, SSC

Vettori banks on batsmen to recover form

Aug 25, 2009: The fate of this contest depends on New Zealand's ability to hit back hard

Jamie Alter at the SSC

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

Solid Sri Lanka remain favourites

Aug 25, 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 Siddarth Ravindran

New Zealand cricket

Vettori and Moles aware of pitfalls of increased power

Aug 23, 2009: Daniel Vettori and Andy Moles, New Zealand's captain-coach duo, have said being appointed national selectors merely formalises the role they were already playing

Sidharth Monga

Chucking

Murali goes beyond the 15-degree, says Richardson

Aug 23, 2009: Mark Richardson has reopened the question over Muttiah Muralitharan's bowling action by saying that he was convinced many of his deliveries were well beyond the 15-degree allowance

ESPNcricinfo staff

Champions Trophy 2009

Tuffey and Diamanti in for Champions Trophy

Aug 23, 2009: Daryl Tuffey and Brendon Diamanti have made it to New Zealand's Champions Trophy squad while Nathan McCullum misses out

ESPNcricinfo staff

New Zealand cricket

Vettori and Moles in New Zealand's selection panel

Aug 23, 2009: New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori and coach Andy Moles have been appointed to the national selection panel after existing selector Dion Nash stepped down due to personal commitments

ESPNcricinfo staff

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
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India v New Zealand at Colombo (RPS) - Sep 11, 2009
India won by 6 wickets (with 57 balls remaining)
Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Colombo (RPS) - Sep 8, 2009
Sri Lanka won by 97 runs
Sri Lanka A v N Zealanders at Colombo (SSC) - Sep 6, 2009
Sri Lanka A won by 61 runs
Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Colombo (RPS) - Sep 4, 2009
New Zealand won by 22 runs
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New Zealand won by 3 runs
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