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'We've got our World Cup squad more or less in place'

Aug 13, 2010: There were a lot of positives from the Test series; now the focus shifts to the tri-series, and a lot of emphasis will be on the big one, six months away

Mahela Jayawardene

India in Sri Lanka 2010

Sri Lanka take the stats honours

Aug 9, 2010: Sri Lanka scored more runs, lost fewer wickets, and made India sweat through most of the three matches

S Rajesh

Steel bands, the Brothers Ranatunga, and Viru's mock presser

Aug 9, 2010: Oh to be in Sri Lanka's capital, where the cops drive tuk-tuks, the felons are Bradmanesque, the shoes mandatory, and the music unceasing

Sidharth Monga

India in Sri Lanka 2010

Murali says goodbye and Paranavitana impresses

Aug 8, 2010: Muralitharan left in style, Pranavitana stepped up at the top and Mendis lost his mystery

Sidharth Monga in Sri Lanka

India in Sri Lanka 2010

Sehwag sparkles and Raina grabs his chance

Aug 8, 2010: Sehwag entertained, Laxman proved his critics wrong again and Raina took his chance to play Test cricket in style

Sidharth Monga in Sri Lanka

India in Sri Lanka 2010

Close series between rivals with bare cupboards

Aug 8, 2010: It is a credit to both teams that despite the overkill of cricket between the two nations, despite the dead pitch at the SSC, despite the lack of bowling resources, they played out two tense Test matches

Sidharth Monga in Sri Lanka

A batsman of imagery and imagination

Aug 8, 2010: When Laxman takes the stage in his moment, he can conjure up the illusion that the crisis is not being tackled, it is being ignored

Sharda Ugra

Sri Lanka v India, 3rd Test, P Sara Oval, 5th day

Consistent Randiv earns his respect

Aug 7, 2010: It was tough to not spare a thought for Randiv, who bowled skilfully and didn't dish out too many freebies despite his inexperience at the highest level

Sidharth Monga at the P Sara Oval

Sri Lanka v India, 3rd Test, P Sara Oval, 5th day

Calm Laxman defies spasms and past demons

Aug 7, 2010: A testing fifth-day pitch, an accurate rookie spinner, an old foe in Ajantha Mendis and a troublesome back were all thrown at VVS Laxman. Yet, he found a way to sneak past them to see India home

Sidharth Monga at the P Sara Oval

Sri Lanka v India, 3rd Test, P Sara Oval, 4th day

Graceful Samaraweera answers critics

Aug 6, 2010: Thilan Samaraweera showed what he was truly made of, and his chemistry with Ajantha Mendis at the crease came at a time when things were going horribly wrong

Sidharth Monga at the P Sara Oval

Sri Lanka v India, 3rd Test, P Sara Oval, 4th day

The catch that carried, or did it?

Aug 6, 2010: Plays of the day for the fourth day of the third Test between Sri Lanka and India at the P Sara Oval

Sidharth Monga at the P Sara Oval

Sri Lanka v India, 3rd Test, P Sara Oval, 4th day

India pay price for defensive mindset

Aug 6, 2010: Soon after Lasith Malinga joined Thilan Samaraweera in the middle, India stopped attacking the specialist batsman and allowed him easy runs

Sidharth Monga at the P Sara Oval

Sri Lanka v India, 3rd Test, P Sara Oval, 3rd day

Indian twist in the tail

Aug 5, 2010: The last three added 86, runs that would be twice as difficult to get when batting last on this crumbling beauty of a Test pitch

Sidharth Monga at the P Sara Oval

Sri Lanka v India, 3rd Test, P Sara Oval, 3rd day

Malinga the finger-cruncher

Aug 5, 2010: Plays of the day for the third day's play between Sri Lanka and India at the P Sara Oval

Sidharth Monga at the P Sara Oval

Sri Lanka v India, 3rd Test, P Sara Oval, 2nd day

Sehwag finds a way past defensive attacks

Aug 4, 2010: Sri Lanka persisted with their strategy of boring Virender Sehwag into a mistake but, at the P Sara Oval, he found a way to overcome the boredom, and still score freely

Sidharth Monga at the P Sara Oval

Sri Lanka v India, 3rd Test, P Sara Oval, 2nd day

Unsung Samaraweera anchors Sri Lanka

Aug 4, 2010: Thilain Samaraweera's innings wasn't captivating, but he handled the spinners effectively and carried the batting after the stars departed after starts

Sidharth Monga at the P Sara Oval

Sri Lanka v India, 3rd Test, P Sara Oval, 2nd day

Unlucky Mithun, blistering Sehwag

Aug 4, 2010: Plays of the day for the second day of the third Test between Sri Lanka and India at the P Sara Oval

Sidharth Monga at the P Sara Oval

Sri Lanka v India, 3rd Test, P Sara Oval, 1st day

Indian spinners fail to attack in pairs

Aug 3, 2010: Losing the toss can't be served as an excuse for India because their spinners failed to create pressure from both ends, and the no-balls were unpardonable

Sidharth Monga at the P Sara Oval

Sri Lanka v India, 3rd Test, P Sara Oval, 1st day

The price of over enthusiasm

Aug 3, 2010: Plays of the day for the opening day of the third Test between Sri Lanka and India at the P Sara Oval

Sidharth Monga at the P Sara Oval

Sri Lanka v India, 3rd Test, P Sara Oval

Tendulkar relishes the ache of endurance

Aug 3, 2010: This blazing comet of a cricketer is a long-surviving Test titan

Sharda Ugra
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