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India v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Delhi, 3rd day

A day of bloody-minded cricket SL badly needed

Dec 4, 2017: Through their centuries and a crucial partnership, Angelo Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal stood up for their side's pride and gave the young batsmen in the side a lesson in fighting back

Sidharth Monga in Delhi

India v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Delhi, 3rd day

Centuries for Mathews and Chandimal but India still on top

Dec 4, 2017: Having kept it locked up all through this tour, Sri Lanka finally reminded everyone of the batting quality they possess, as centuries from Dinesh Chandimal and, at long last, Angelo Mathews helped them avoid the follow-on at the Feroz Shah Kotla

The Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy

India v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Delhi

Need to score 350 in the first innings - Chandimal

Dec 1, 2017: Chandimal said that SL must score at least 350 in their first innings, failing which it would be tough for the visitors to 'stay in the game'

Sidharth Monga in Delhi

India v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Nagpur, 4th day

Ashwin quickest to 300 wickets, India record joint-biggest win

Nov 27, 2017: Virat Kohli will go to South Africa without having lost a Test series as a captain after India took an unassailable 1-0 lead in the series with their joint-biggest Test win and Sri Lanka's biggest defeat

The Report by Sidharth Monga

India v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Nagpur

Nagpur pitch less seam-friendly than Eden Gardens - Chandimal

Nov 23, 2017: The Sri Lanka captain said the team is prepared to field a fifth bowler or an allrounder in keeping with their "changed" attitude to win the match

Karthik Krishnaswamy in Nagpur

India v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Kolkata

Important to play five bowlers against good Test sides - Chandimal

Nov 15, 2017: The Sri Lanka captain said that using five bowlers - to aid in taking 20 wickets in the match - and staying energetic in the field through the Test was important against Pakistan and will remain so in India

Karthik Krishnaswamy in Kolkata

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Dubai, 5th day

Assertion sparks Sri Lanka's Chandimal reign

Oct 10, 2017: Against Zimbabwe and India, Sri Lanka had not begun to respond to their new leader. But Dinesh Chandimal put a stamp on his outfit with bold leadership against Pakistan

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Dubai

'Sri Lanka are not going to play for a draw' - Chandimal

Oct 6, 2017: The captain also said the onus was on the fast-bowlers to make the best use of the slightly more seamer-friendly conditions a day-night Test offers

Osman Samiuddin in Dubai

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Abu Dhabi, 5th day

'Want Herath throughout my career' - Chandimal

Oct 2, 2017: Sri Lanka captain "over the moon" after pulling off Abu Dhabi heist

Osman Samiuddin in Abu Dhabi

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Abu Dhabi, 2nd day

Nine hours of captain Chandimal

Sep 29, 2017: This wasn't a madcap dash like his 169-ball 162 in Galle two years ago. It was, instead, a quiet epic, the innings of an extravagantly gifted batsman adapting to leadership

Osman Samiuddin in Abu Dhabi

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Abu Dhabi, 2nd day

Dinesh Chandimal: nine hundreds, six bail-outs

Sep 29, 2017: Sri Lanka's Dinesh Chandimal is building a reputation as a batsman who can make Test hundreds to rescue his team

Shiva Jayaraman

Sri Lanka news

ICC launches corruption probe in Sri Lanka

Sep 23, 2017: The ICC's Anti-Corruption Unit has launched an investigation even as the players, including captains Dinesh Chandimal and Upul Tharanga, urged SLC to probe the 'baseless allegations' reportedly made by former selector Pramodaya Wickremasinghe

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v India, 3rd ODI, Pallekele

Chandimal fractures thumb, ruled out of India series

Aug 27, 2017: Dinesh Chandimal's involvement in the remainder of the India series is in doubt due to a hairline fracture he sustained after being hit on the right thumb while batting in Pallekele

Andrew Fidel Fernando

India in Sri Lanka 2017

SL bring Chandimal, Thirimanne in place of Gunathilaka, Tharanga

Aug 25, 2017: The two batsmen have been brought in for the remainder of the ODI series after Danushka Gunathilaka was ruled out due to a shoulder injury and Upul Tharanga was suspended for two matches

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v India, 3rd Test, Pallekele, 3rd day

'Worst series loss of my career' - Chandimal

Aug 14, 2017: Not once could Sri Lanka push a Test match to the fifth day and the new captain Dinesh Chandimal felt quite badly about that

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Pallekele

Sri Lanka v India, 3rd Test, Pallekele

Chandimal banks on Kumara, Fernando to fill void

Aug 11, 2017: The Sri Lanka captain has pinned his hopes on the inexperienced quicks to deliver in the absence of injured seniors Nuwan Pradeep and Suranga Lakmal

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Pallekele

Sri Lanka v India, 2nd Test, SSC, 4th day

Expected our spinners to make bigger impact - Chandimal

Aug 6, 2017: The Sri Lanka captain said his team discussed "using the sweep and reverse sweep shots heavily" in the second innings, and went on to execute that plan well

Andrew Fidel Fernando at the SSC

Sri Lanka v India, 2nd Test, SSC

Our batsmen need to identify what risks to take - Chandimal

Aug 2, 2017: And with left-arm spinner Malinda Pushpakumara with a shot to make his Test debut, the Sri Lanka captain said he was looking forward to the partnership with the other veteran left-armer Rangana Herath

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Colombo

India in Sri Lanka 2017

Chandimal likely to return for second Test, Herath being monitored

Jul 30, 2017: Rangana Herath, however, is still being monitored after a finger injury in Galle, according to manager Asanka Gurusinha

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

India in Sri Lanka 2017-18

Chandimal ruled out of Galle Test

Jul 21, 2017: The 27-year old has been diagnosed with pneumonia; Rangana Herath likely to lead

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