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Sri Lanka in South Africa 2016-17

Kumara, Lakmal a glimmer amid catalogue of pain

Jan 15, 2017: Sri Lanka were beaten by increasingly convincing margins through the series and ESPNcricinfo looks at whether anyone emerged with credit

Andrew Fidel Fernando

South Africa v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Johannesburg, 3rd day

Parnell, Olivier seal innings win for SA

Jan 14, 2017: South Africa advanced determinedly towards a 3-0 whitewash of Sri Lanka by taking just 17 overs to dismiss the opposition on the third morning

The Report by Alan Gardner

South Africa v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Cape Town

Green pitch set to test wounded Sri Lanka

Jan 1, 2017: A grassy Newlands surface will bring smiles to the faces of South Africa's seamers and make Sri Lanka's task even harder as they look to bounce back from 1-0 down

The Preview by Andrew Fernando in Cape Town

South Africa v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Port Elizabeth, 4th day

Karunaratne explains run-out mishap

Dec 29, 2016: Sri Lanka's loss of five wickets in what is now an unlikely run chase was sparked by a run out involving two players fropm the same club who would normally trust their understanding

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Harare. 4th day

Herath ten-for puts Sri Lanka on the brink

Nov 9, 2016: Rangana Herath's seventh ten-for in Tests put a depleted Sri Lanka side within touching distance of a 2-0 Test series sweep in Zimbabwe

The Report by Shashank Kishore

Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Harare, 4th day

Karunaratne ton stretches lead to 411 on rain-hit day

Nov 1, 2016: Dimuth Karunaratne's second fifty-plus score of the match - 110 off 173 balls - lifted Sri Lanka's lead to 411 before rain wiped out almost all of the post-tea session

The Report by Deivarayan Muthu

Sri Lanka A v West Indies A, Colombo, 4th Day

Karunaratne guides SL A to seven-wicket win

Oct 7, 2016: First-innings centurion Dimuth Karunaratne scored an unbeaten 39 to guide Sri Lanka A to a seven-wicket win over West Indies A

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sri Lanka A v West Indies A, Colombo, 2nd Day

Karunaratne 131 pips Cornwall six-for to put Sri Lanka A ahead

Oct 5, 2016: Sri Lanka A took a lead of 72 as Dimuth Karunaratne scored a patient 131

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sri Lanka news

Karunaratne, Thirimanne in Sri Lanka A squad

Sep 29, 2016: Dimuth Karunaratne and Lahiru Thirimanne have been named in the Sri Lanka A squad for the first two four-day games at home against West Indies A

ESPNcricinfo staff

England v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Lord's, 2nd day

Silva finds a new lease of life

Jun 10, 2016: Kaushal Silva had always been selected to give Sri Lanka some solidity, but it reached a stage where sometimes he solidified completely. On his return to the side he is striking the ideal balance

Andrew Fidel Fernando at Lord's

England v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Lord's, 2nd day

Silva leads Sri Lanka's response on Bairstow's mixed day

Jun 10, 2016: For Jonny Bairstow, even on the grandest days the debate about whether England should utilise him as a wicketkeeper or specialist batsmen seems destined to ring loudly

The Report by David Hopps

Sri Lanka in England 2016

Warm-up opposition not good enough - Karunaratne

Jun 6, 2016: The bowling Sri Lanka faced in practice games ahead of the Test series was of modest quality, opener Dimuth Karunaratne has said

Andrew Fidel Fernando

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Chester-le-Street, 3rd day

Sri Lanka find their fight ... and their off stumps

May 29, 2016: Today Sri Lanka began to pee on the raging fire they had started on day two, but flames are still licking the walls and roof

Andrew Fidel Fernando at Chester-le-Street

England v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Headingley

Daunting challenge for Sri Lanka to repeat 2014 heist

May 17, 2016: Two years ago, when these sides last met, Sri Lanka were the buoyant side and England struggling. This time the roles are reversed and it will be a significant surprise if the result isn't as well

Andrew Fidel Fernando at Headingley

Leicestershire v Sri Lankans, Grace Road, Tour match, 3rd day

Injured Prasad ruled out of first Test

May 15, 2016: With the first Test less than a week away, Sri Lanka coach Graham Ford was satisfied with what he saw on the final day of his side's last warm-up match

Vithushan Ehantharajah at Grace Road

Sri Lanka

Tough freshman year

Dec 29, 2015: Losing matches from a point of certain victory was a theme for the young team, but there's some good talent there

Andrew Fidel Fernando

NZ v SL, 1st Test, Dunedin, 2nd day

Sri Lanka's delightfully drab day

Dec 11, 2015: For a team used to frequent collapses from its brittle batting line-up, a partnership of 122 in 48.5 overs between Dimuth Karunaratne and Dinesh Chandimal was a pleasantly surprising display of restraint

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Dunedin

SL in NZ 2015-16

Karunaratne relishing senior role

Dec 8, 2015: Dimuth Karunaratne, who is one just three batsmen in Sri Lanka's squad to have played Tests in New Zealand before, has found himself dishing out advice to his younger, less experienced team-mates

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Dunedin

Sri Lanka v West Indies, 1st Test, Galle, 2nd day

Herath restores Sri Lanka dominance

Oct 15, 2015: Rangana Herath bowled Sri Lanka back into the dominant position achieved by their top order and squandered somewhat by a collapse that cost them their last seven wickets for 59 runs

The Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy

Sri Lanka v West Indies, 1st Test, Galle, 1st day

Chandimal extends purple patch

Oct 14, 2015: Statistical highlights from the first day's play of the first Test between Sri Lanka and West Indies in Galle

Shiva Jayaraman
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