Match Day

566dThe Bulletin by Dileep Premachandran

Rain ruins series opener

The Kolkata rain ruined Sanath Jayasuriya's parade as the opening game ofIndia's four-match one-day series against Sri Lanka was abandoned aftertorrential rain at the Eden Gardens.

566dAnand Vasu at Kolkata

BCCI settles monetary debt with Bengal board

Amidst the bad news of the abandoned ODI between India and Sri Lanka and the disappointment of near 90,000 fans, there was relief and good news for the CAB as the BCCI released Rs. 8.02 crore (US$ 1,819,625) of the money owed to them

566dAnand Vasu in Kolkata

'We did very well to pick up three wickets' - Dravid

Munaf, who picked up 2 for 25 from seven overs, nailing Upul Tharanga andMahela Jayawardene, came in for praise from Rahul Dravidwho addressed a brief press conference shortly after play was called offjust after 8.30pm

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'Sehwag keen to perform well tomorrow' - Dravid

Rahul Dravid, speaking to the media ahead of the first ODI against Sri Lanka to be played in front of an expected hundred thousand people at the Eden Gardens, said that it would be a chance for the side to gel and get into their groove ahead of the World


235dThe Preview by Anand Vasu in Kolkata

Eden Gardens awaits a cracker

So much has transpired since a one-day international was last played at theEden Gardens and yet so little has changed.

235dAnand Vasu in Kolkata

Head to head

There will be interesting individual battles within the main battle as both India and Sri Lanka do their homework and try to home in on perceived weaknesses.

Sri Lanka 1st innings Partnerships

1st34ST JayasuriyaWU Tharanga
2nd10ST JayasuriyaDPMD Jayawardene
3rd52ST JayasuriyaKC Sangakkara
4th6MS AtapattuST Jayasuriya