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Pakistan in Sri Lanka 2014

Perfect Herath leads SL dominance

Aug 19, 2014: Sri Lanka's marks out of 10 following their 2-0 series win against Pakistan

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Jayawardene retires from Test cricket

The people's man bids them adieu

Aug 18, 2014: To the people who have loved him, Mahela Jayawardene has never seemed like an A-lister. Almost 20 years after he became a celebrity, he has remained, unmistakeably, a man of the people

Andrew Fidel Fernando at the SSC

Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 2nd Test, SSC, 3rd day

A tense artist's final strive for perfection

Aug 16, 2014: Mahela Jayawardene has won matches off his bat, and thrilled crowds from around the world, but he has never been about the tidy, round numbers

Andrew Fidel Fernando at SSC

Numbers Game

Big hundreds, a home superstar, and much more

Aug 15, 2014: Mahela Jayawardene had his problems overseas, but in home conditions he was outstanding, and for Sri Lanka he was a constant at No. 4 for 17 years

S Rajesh

Mahela Jayawardene retires from Test cricket

'We watched cricket, we talked cricket'

Aug 12, 2014: On the eve of Mahela Jayawardene's final Test, his team-mate, best friend and fellow batting superstar Kumar Sangakkara speaks about what made him, and them, tick

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Mahela Jayawardene retires from Test cricket

Mahela Jayawardene, master of silken savagery

Aug 12, 2014: He was all about 21st-century aggression filtered through age-old method, an artiste who crafted the most technically demanding shots to perfection but lived for the pure adrenaline of battle

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Five of Mahela Jayawardene's best innings

Graceful steel

Aug 9, 2014: A maiden Test hundred, a century at Lord's, a triple against South Africa, and a 180 when his team-mates floundered are among Mahela Jayawardene's virtuoso performances

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 1st Test, Galle, 3rd day

Mushtaq backs rusty bowlers to come good

Aug 8, 2014: Pakistan have not played a Test since the UAE series against Sri Lanka in January, and the long layoff is affecting their bowlers' ability to find their stride, according to the team's bowling consultant Mushtaq Ahmed

Umar Farooq in Galle

Numbers Game

Opening pairs in a slump

Aug 8, 2014: The average opening partnership has fallen significantly in the last three years, and in 2014 it's lower than the averages for all the other wickets except the ninth and the tenth

S Rajesh

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

Pakistan in Sri Lanka 2014

Identical captains at opposite ends

Aug 4, 2014: As Angelo Mathews and Misbah-ul-Haq look across their battlements in Sri Lanka, they may meet each other's gaze, and know they are a lot alike

Andrew Fidel Fernando

South Africa in Sri Lanka 2014

Mathews, Perera shine bright for Sri Lanka

Jul 29, 2014: ESPNcricinfo marks the Sri Lankan players out of 10 following their series loss against South Africa

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st Test, Galle, 5th day

A quintessential Sri Lanka collapse

Jul 20, 2014: Sri Lanka had a platform to spring towards an unlikely victory in Galle, but their batting line-up succumbed to the same weaknesses

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Galle

Mahela Jayawardene retires

A leader, people person and go-to guy

Jul 15, 2014: Former Sri Lanka cricketers, coaches and team-mates pay tribute to Mahela Jayawardene, who will retire from Test cricket in August

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st Test, Galle

Mathews' journey of self-discovery

Jul 15, 2014: Angelo Mathews' captaincy has been on an upward trend but will he go for the kill in his first assignment at home against South Africa, who are traditionally off-colour in Sri Lanka?

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Mahela Jayawardene retires

Stylist makes pragmatic exit

Jul 14, 2014: After bidding farewell to Test cricket in front of his home fans, Mahela Jayawardene will focus his energies on one final tilt at the 50-over World Cup

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Do you get a kick out of that?

Jul 13, 2014: On World Cup final day we recall the cricketers who have paid the penalty for warming up with a game of football

Timothy Ellis

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 2nd ODI, Pallekele

Jayawardene's missing four

Jul 9, 2014: Plays of the day from the second ODI between Sri Lanka and South Africa in Pallekele

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Pallekele

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st ODI, Colombo

Priyanjan's slog, Kallis' misery

Jul 6, 2014: Plays of the day from the first ODI between Sri Lanka and South Africa in Colombo

Andrew Fidel Fernando

South Africa's spin challenge

Jul 6, 2014: Lessons from the series-victory in 1993 - when South Africa overcame a rampant Murali - and what the current crop of visiting batsmen need to watch out for

Daryll Cullinan
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SL BP XI v Pakistanis at Moratuwa - Aug 20
SL BP XI won by 13 runs (D/L method)
1st ODI: Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Hambantota
Aug 23, 2014 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 00:30 EDT | 23:30 CDT | 21:30 PDT)
2nd ODI: Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (RPS)
Aug 27, 2014 (14:30 local | 09:00 GMT | 05:00 EDT | 04:00 CDT | 02:00 PDT)
3rd ODI: Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Dambulla
Aug 30, 2014 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 00:30 EDT | 23:30 CDT | 21:30 PDT)
1st Match, Qualifying Group: Northern D v Express at Raipur
Sep 13, 2014 (16:00 local | 10:30 GMT | 06:30 EDT | 05:30 CDT | 03:30 PDT)
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