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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

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Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 1st Test, Galle

Murali closes in on another record

Aug 16, 2009: Muttiah Muralitharan is only four wickets away from 100 Test scalps in Galle, the third venue where he would have achieved such a landmark

S Rajesh

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

Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 1st Test, Galle

Dilshan ready to take up opening role

Aug 16, 2009: It will be the first time Dilshan will be opening the innings during his 55-match Test career

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

SLC Dev XI v New Zealanders, tour match, 3rd day

Tourists get batting practice in drawn game

Aug 14, 2009: New Zealand's batsmen managed to get an eye in on the final day of the tour game which ended in a tame draw

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New Zealand in Sri Lanka 2009

Unknown teenage spinner assists New Zealand

Aug 14, 2009: After hiring the inventor of the doosra coach them, New Zealand have drafted in a teenage bowler, Maurice Holmes, to help them prepare for the Tests against Sri Lanka

Jamie Alter

SLC Dev XI v New Zealanders, tour match, 2nd day

Chandimal ton leads SLC reply

Aug 13, 2009: It was a hard day's work in the field for the New Zealanders on the second day at the NCC as they conceded a slender 27-run lead against Sri Lanka Cricket Development XI

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SLC Dev XI v New Zealanders, tour match, Colombo, 1st day

Lower order lifts New Zealand to 283

Aug 12, 2009: Two half-century partnerships in the lower order lifted the New Zealanders after an unimpressive start

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New Zealand in Sri Lanka 2009

Fit Murali returns to Test squad

Aug 11, 2009: Muttiah Muralitharan has returned to Sri Lanka's Test squad for the series against New Zealand after recovering from injury

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Sri Lanka Development XI v New Zealanders, Colombo, 3rd day

Resolute SLC Development XI hold on for draw

Aug 9, 2009: Nadeera Nawela scored an unbeaten 64 to deny the tourists a win in the tour opener

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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
Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Colombo (RPS) - Sep 2, 2009
New Zealand won by 3 runs
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