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Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Chittagong, 4th day

'Tried to keep my mind fresh to score runs' - Sangakkara

Feb 7, 2014: A long-time purveyor of Test cricket's grind, Kumar Sangakkara says it was a refreshed focus on positivity that helped him score the third-highest match tally of all time, against Bangladesh

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Chittagong

Bangladesh v SL, 2nd Test, Chittagong, 4th day

Sangakkara feat puts SL in commanding position

Feb 7, 2014: Kumar Sangakkara eased, almost casually, to a 35th career hundred in a Test match already heaving with his runs, completing a feat only Graham Gooch had achieved before him

The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando in Chittagong

Sri Lanka in Bangladesh 2013-14

Chandimal's reckoning looms

Feb 2, 2014: Test cricket is Dinesh Chandimal's best format, but his position doesn't look as secure, due to competition from other batsmen and inconsistent scores. He needs a big innings in Chittagong to revive his confidence

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Abu Dhabi, 4th day

Sri Lanka fans have reasons to smile

Jan 3, 2014: If Sri Lanka's young cricketers can build on Friday's gains, perhaps in years to come fans will look upon this match not simply as Angelo Mathews' coming of age, but as the turn of an era

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Abu Dhabi

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Abu Dhabi, 4th day

'We'll be pressing for victory'- Chandimal

Jan 3, 2014: Sri Lanka batsman Dinesh Chandimal declared his team's intention of pressing hard for victory on a day-five pitch that is likely to be receptive to spin bowling

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Abu Dhabi

Sri Lanka in UAE 2013-14

Chandimal, Thirimanne have points to prove

Dec 29, 2013: Dinesh Chandimal and Lahiru Thirimanne have been given long rope by Sri Lanka's selectors, and it's high time they justified their continued selection

Andrew Fidel Fernando

An administrative farce

Dec 27, 2013: The Sri Lankan board's continuing ineptness meant a paucity of Tests, alienation of senior players, and another cancelled T20 league

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI, Dubai

Sri Lanka win with two balls to spare

Dec 20, 2013: Needing two off three balls, Sachithra Senanayake cut Shahid Afridi to the third-man boundary to give Sri Lanka a two-wicket victory

The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 1st T20, Dubai

'We were 15 runs short' - Chandimal

Dec 12, 2013: Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal has admitted his team may have misread the conditions in Dubai after their three-wicket loss to Pakistan in the first Twenty20

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 1st T20, Dubai

SL wary of Pakistan's momentum

Dec 11, 2013: Sri Lanka batsman Kumar Sangakkara and captain Dinesh Chandimal are wary of Pakistan's form and confidence ahead of the first Twenty20 in Dubai

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 2nd T20, Pallekele

Leadership curbing Chandimal's spirit

Nov 20, 2013: While Dinesh Chandimal has shown the aptitude to captain Sri Lanka, he seems to be shackled by it, and this has badly affected in his limited-overs batting of late

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka news

Kenya to play seven Twenty20s against Sri Lanka A

Oct 24, 2013: Kenya will play seven Twenty20s against Sri Lanka A in Colombo ahead of the World Twenty20 Qualifiers in Dubai

Andrew Fidel Fernando

SL A vs Development XI, four-day tri-series, 2nd day

Chandimal 162 drives big Sri Lanka A lead

Oct 15, 2013: Dinesh Chandimal's 162 from 197 deliveries led Sri Lanka A to a commanding position in the second four-day match, which they now lead by 146 runs with two wickets still remaining in their first innings

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka news

SLC domestic tournament replaces Zimbabwe tour

Oct 3, 2013: Sri Lanka Cricket has announced a triangular four-day tournament to begin on October 8, which effectively replaces the postponed Test tour of Zimbabwe

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka news

Chandimal to lead against NZ A

Sep 13, 2013: Dinesh Chandimal will captain the Sri Lanka A side against New Zealand A in the first unofficial Test, which begins on September 17, with Dimuth Karunaratne to serve as his deputy

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Super 4's T20 tournament 2013

Chandimal powers Uthura to consolation win

Aug 14, 2013: Kandurata Maroons fell six runs short of Uthura Yellows' 158-run target in spite of a 54-ball 90 from Thilina Kandamby. However, the loss did not affect Kandurata's place in the table and they will play Basnahira Greens in the final on August 17

ESPNcricinfo staff

Super 4's T20 tournament 2013

Mubarak, bowlers engineer Ruhuna win

Aug 12, 2013: Ruhuna Reds defeated Uthura Yellows by 21 runs in the Super 4's Twenty20 in Colombo, and ended Uthura's chances of making it to the final

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sri Lanka cricket

Selectors must manage Chandimal's captaincy workload

Aug 8, 2013: Sri Lanka's selectors must decide whether the burden of captaincy and high expectations are hampering Dinesh Chandimal's growth as a batsman

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka news

SLC confirms provincial T20 tournament

Aug 7, 2013: The four-team provincial Twenty20 tournament that replaces this year's cancelled Sri Lanka Premier League, will run from August 10 to 17

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st Twenty20, Colombo

'Nothing in pitch warranted scores that low' - Chandimal

Aug 3, 2013: A succession of rash strokes and an inability to handle pressure brought Sri Lanka's downfall in the first Twenty20 in Colombo, captain Dinesh Chandimal has said

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Colombo
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