Sri Lanka

Kumar Sangakkara's unbeaten 113 off 105 balls led Sri Lanka to a 34-run victory against New Zealand in Wellington
Kumar Sangakkara's unbeaten 113 off 105 balls led Sri Lanka to a 34-run victory against New Zealand in Wellington © Getty Images


The grizzled vet and the cocky kid

At 34, Thilan Samaraweera was desperate to add a World Cup appearance to his CV. He got his wish, and played in a final as well

Wonder year

2014 in review: Scarcely believable Test wins, a world title, and a captain who turned into an assured leader - Sri Lanka's 2014 was seriously good

Ten years later

Gallery: Efforts by Surrey have helped transform a coastal village in Sri Lanka devastated by the December 26 tsunami

    Life is a papare, old chum

Diary: Alan Gardner takes in a safari, runs into VVS Laxman, and gets his fill of a certain ubiquitous politician

    'I'm a bit disappointed not to get that Test average up to 50'

Mahela Jayawardene reflects on his Test career, and the gap between international and club cricket in Sri Lanka

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A maverick with maturity

Janaka Malwatta: Tillakaratne Dilshan, one the few '90s era cricketers still around, is an entertainer who never backs down from a challenge

Sri Lanka need to trust their own

Janaka Malwatta: There's still a tendency to look overseas when it comes to picking the coach. Are there grounds for this?

Chucking: the irony

Michael Jeh: Just as political views may change, our opinion of chuckers tends to be remarkably inconsistent. Case in point: Murali


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Sri Lanka debutant Dushmantha Chameera in action
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Kyle Mills' 17-ball 30 wasn't enough for New Zealand
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Kumar Sangakkara is congratulated after taking the catch to dismiss Corey Anderson
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The Sri Lankan players are ecstatic after removing Kane Williamson
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Kumar Sangakkara raises a 21st ODI hundred
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Tim Southee celebrates Tillakaratne Dilshan's wicket
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Country Fixtures Country Results
Group A: Badureliya v Colts at Kaluthara - Jan 30-Feb 1
Badureliya 214/5
Group B: Col CC v Saracens at Colombo (CCC) - Jan 30-Feb 1
Col CC 181 Saracens 132/4
Group B: Sinhalese v SLPACC at Colombo (NCC) - Jan 30-Feb 1
Sinhalese 185 SLPACC 160/5
Group A: SL Air SC v Bloomfield at Katunayake - Jan 30-Feb 1
SL Air SC 144 Bloomfield 80/3
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