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Sri Lanka v India, 3rd Test, SSC

Sri Lanka fret over batting order

Aug 27, 2015: Angelo Mathews has confirmed Upul Tharanga will take Kumar Sangakkara's place, but said the team management was 'giving the batting order a bit more thought'

Andrew Fidel Fernando at SSC

Pakistan in Sri Lanka 2015

Tharanga replaces Sangakkara for third Test

Jun 30, 2015: Sri Lanka batsman Upul Tharanga has replaced Kumar Sangakkara for the third Test against Pakistan starting Friday in Pallekele

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Sri Lanka Board President's XI v Pakistanis, Colombo, 2nd day

Draw after Tharanga, Karunaratne fifties

Jun 12, 2015: Openers Shan Masood, Dimuth Karunaratne and Upul Tharanga all hit fifties, and legspinner Jeffrey Vandersay claimed three wickets, on the final day of the Pakistanis' warm up against the Sri Lanka Board President 's XI in Colombo

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Scotland v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, Group A, Hobart

Two legends in two balls

Mar 11, 2015: Plays of the day from the Group A match between Sri Lanka and Scotland

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Hobart

World Cup 2015: Sri Lanka

Jeevan Mendis ruled out of World Cup

Feb 24, 2015: Jeevan Mendis will play no further role in the World Cup, said captain Angelo Mathews, after the allrounder had sustained a mild-to-moderate inner hamstring muscle injury at training on Tuesday

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka in New Zealand 2014-15

Tharanga dropped for New Zealand Tests

Dec 9, 2014: Upul Tharanga, the Sri Lanka opener, has been dropped from the team's squad for the upcoming two-Test tour to New Zealand

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka in India 2014-15

Opening slot and fielding concerns for SL

Oct 31, 2014: Five questions for Sri Lanka before the ODI series against India

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka tour of India 2014-15

Sri Lanka's fringe players aim to seize opportunity

Oct 28, 2014: After five days of skills training, Sri Lanka embark on a tour of India which they feel is about as difficult a limited-overs assignment as a team could undertake.

Andrew Fidel Fernando

SL A v WI A, 3rd unofficial Test, Moratuwa, 2nd day

Tharanga fifty leads SL A reply

Oct 26, 2014: Upul Tharanga made 77 but several of his team-mates could not build on starts as Sri Lanka A ended on 248 for 6 in reply to West India A's 282 in the third unofficial Test in Moratuwa

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Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 2nd Test, SSC, 1st day

Tharanga, Hitchcock horror or Eastwood western?

Aug 14, 2014: There are very few batsmen in international cricket who play each ball so differently from the next like Upul Tharanga, who continues to polarise fans with such an approach

Andrew Fidel Fernando at the SSC

Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 1st Test, Galle, 2nd day

Silva, the businessman, Tharanga, the best friend

Aug 7, 2014: Kaushal Silva's meticulousness is evident in his play and his mannerisms, while Upul Tharanga's carefree elegance is like a breath of fresh air, until he gets a little too lazy

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Galle

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st Test, Galle, 3rd day

Steyn five-for gives SA control

Jul 18, 2014: Dale Steyn ripped through Sri Lanka with his 23rd five-wicket haul to give South Africa control of the Galle Test

The Report by Abhishek Purohit

South Africa in Sri Lanka 2014

Tharanga recalled for South Africa Tests

Jul 12, 2014: Sri Lanka opener Upul Tharanga, who last played a Test in 2007, has been recalled to the Test squad for the South Africa series

Andrew Fidel Fernando

South Africa in Sri Lanka 2014

Tharanga, Vithanage in SL ODI squad

Jul 2, 2014: Sri Lanka have recalled batsmen Kithuruwan Vithanage and Upul Tharanga in their 16-man squad for the first two ODIs against South Africa in July

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Sri Lanka A in England and Ireland 2014

Tharanga to lead Sri Lanka A in England

Jun 25, 2014: Upul Tharanga, who has been in and out of the Sri Lanka limited-overs outfit, was named captain of a 16-man A squad which tours England and Ireland in July

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Premier League Tournament, Super Eights

Nondescripts take title despite rain-hit draw

Apr 6, 2014: A round-up of the Premier League Tournament Super Eight matches that finished on April 6, 2014

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SL A v England Lions, 3rd unofficial Test, Colombo, 2nd day

Woakes and Tharanga share tons

Feb 27, 2014: Sri Lanka A's hopes of levelling the series diminished on Thursday, after England Lions had added a further 159 runs, but for Upul Tharanga and Suraj Randiv, the second day brought their possible return to the tips of the Test team

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Colombo

Sri Lanka A v England Lions, 2nd unofficial Test, Dambulla, 4th day

Karunaratne, Tharanga tons secure draw

Feb 22, 2014: There was no Dambulla dustbowl on the final day and the only deterioration was on the forehead of England Lions captain Chris Woakes

Alex Winter in Dambulla

Board XI v Sri Lanka A, 2nd practice match

SL A steal tight win despite Jayawardene 96

Nov 7, 2013: Mahela Jayawardene confirmed his fine touch ahead of New Zealand's limited-overs tour of Sri Lanka with an 88-ball 96, but could not prevent a tense last-ball win for Sri Lanka A against a Board XI

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Kandurata Maroons v Otago Volts, CLT20 qualifier, Mohali

Ten Doeschate stars as Otago make it two in two

Sep 18, 2013: Ryan ten Doeschate's bruising 64 from 32 broke the back of a mediocre Kandurata Maroons total, and all but secured Otago Volts' place in the Champions League proper

The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando
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