3rd Test, Day 1: Yasir Shah shakes up Sri Lanka in decider
3rd Test, Day 1: Yasir Shah shakes up Sri Lanka in decider

Pakistan`s prolific leg-spinner Yasir Shah grabbed three wickets to slow Sri Lanka`s progress on the opening day of the decisive third and final Test in Pallekele on Friday.

Seven-star Yasir Shah leads Pakistan to Test win over Sri Lanka
Seven-star Yasir Shah leads Pakistan to Test win over Sri Lanka

Leg-spinner Yasir Shah claimed a career-best seven for 76 as Pakistan stunned Sri Lanka by 10 wickets in the first Test on Sunday to take the lead in the three-match series.

Sri Lanka name Test squad for Pakistan series
Sri Lanka name Test squad for Pakistan series

Sri Lanka Cricket on Wednesday named a 16-man squad for the three-Test home series against Pakistan starting next week:

Sri Lanka coach says focus only on Scotland
Sri Lanka coach says focus only on Scotland

Sri Lanka coach Marvan Atapattu has promised full intensity for Wednesday`s World Cup match against Scotland even though his team have already qualified for the quarter-finals and their rivals are out of the race.

Sri Lanka opener Dimuth Karunaratne ruled out of World Cup
Sri Lanka opener Dimuth Karunaratne ruled out of World Cup

Sri Lanka batsman Dimuth Karunaratne was on Thursday ruled out of the remainder of the cricket World Cup after suffering an injury to his little finger during the team's practice session ahead of Sunday's crucial tie against Australia.

Cricket World Cup: Lahiru Thirimanne coming of age at right time for Sri Lanka
Cricket World Cup: Lahiru Thirimanne coming of age at right time for Sri Lanka

Lahiru Thirimanne`s unbeaten century to guide Sri Lanka to a crushing nine-wicket victory over England in their World Cup Pool A clash on Sunday could not have come at a better time for the side who are now building some momentum.

ICC World Cup: Kumar Sangakkara is world's best batsman, says Lahiru Thirimanne
ICC World Cup: Kumar Sangakkara is world's best batsman, says Lahiru Thirimanne

Sri Lanka's Lahiru Thirimanne on Sunday declared teammate Kumar Sangakkara one of the best limited overs batsmen of all time after his second successive century at the World Cup.

Cricket World Cup: We were punished, says England captain Eoin Morgan
Cricket World Cup: We were punished, says England captain Eoin Morgan

England captain Eoin Morgan admitted his side had been "punished" by a rampant Sri Lanka on Sunday in a nine-wicket loss that left them on the brink of World Cup elimination.

ICC World Cup 2015: Sangakkara, Thirimanne tons help Sri Lanka humble England by 9 wickets
ICC World Cup 2015: Sangakkara, Thirimanne tons help Sri Lanka humble England by 9 wickets

 Kumar Sangakkara and Lahiru Thirimanne struck fluent centuries to help Sri Lanka outplay a hapless England by 9 wickets in a pool A ODI match of the cricket World Cup, here on Sunday.

Cricket World Cup: All-round Sri Lanka humble Bangladesh by 92 runs in Melbourne
Cricket World Cup: All-round Sri Lanka humble Bangladesh by 92 runs in Melbourne

Tillakaratne Dilshan smashed an unbeaten 161 off 146 balls and Kumar Sangakkara marked his 400th one-dayer with a century as Sri Lanka whipped butter-fingered Bangladesh by 92 runs in the World Cup on Thursday.

Sri Lanka must improve standards, says Angelo Mathews
Sri Lanka must improve standards, says Angelo Mathews

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews admitted his side must raise their game if they are to win a second World Cup after surviving a scare against Afghanistan at University Oval in Dunedin on Sunday.

Huge responsibility to fill Mahela's void: Thirimanne
Huge responsibility to fill Mahela's void: Thirimanne

Sri Lankan left-hander Lahiru Thirimanne says he has big boots to fill as he is slowly getting into the groove to bat at the crucial number four position vacated by former captain Mahela Jayawardene, who retired from Tests in August 2014.

1st Test: Dimuth Karunaratne hits maiden ton as Sri Lanka fight on against NZ
1st Test: Dimuth Karunaratne hits maiden ton as Sri Lanka fight on against NZ

Dimuth Karunaratne posted his maiden Test century Sunday as Sri Lanka fought to push the first Test against New Zealand into a fourth day at Christchurch`s Hagley Oval.

4th ODI: Kumar Sangakkara stars in Sri Lanka`s win over England
4th ODI: Kumar Sangakkara stars in Sri Lanka`s win over England

Kumar Sangakkara hit 86 as Sri Lanka squeezed past England with six wickets and two balls to spare in the fourth one-day international Sunday to take a 3-1 lead in the seven-match series.

Virat Kohli's blazing ton helps India seal series whitewash
Virat Kohli's blazing ton helps India seal series whitewash

India defeated Sri Lanka by three wickets in the fifth and final One-day International here on Sunday.

Bowling biggest concern going into World Cup: Lahiru Thirimanne
Bowling biggest concern going into World Cup: Lahiru Thirimanne

Blaming bowlers for their downfall in the ongoing series against India, Sri Lankan vice-captain Lahiru Thirimanne on Saturday said bowling would be their main concern going into the World Cup.

Dinesh Chandimal, Lahiru Thirimanne dropped from Lankan ODI squad for Indian tour
Dinesh Chandimal, Lahiru Thirimanne dropped from Lankan ODI squad for Indian tour

Sri Lanka on Wednesday named their 15-member squad for the five-match ODI series against India with notable omissions being former T20 captain Dinesh Chandimal and Lahiru Thirimanne.

Asian Games: Sri Lanka beat Afghanistan to lift cricket gold medal
Asian Games: Sri Lanka beat Afghanistan to lift cricket gold medal

Test nation Sri Lanka denied Afghanistan their first ever Asian Games gold medal as they overcame a batting slump to win the cricket final by 68 runs on Friday.

Asiad 2014: Minnows on show as cricket big guns stay away
Asiad 2014: Minnows on show as cricket big guns stay away

Cricket's minor nations get a rare chance to shine on the big stage when the Asian Games Twenty20 competition opens on Saturday in the absence of powerhouses India and Pakistan.

Sri Lanka bat against Pakistan in second Test

Sri Lanka`s captain Angelo Mathews won the toss and elected to bat in the second Test against Pakistan in Colombo on Thursday, the final one for the home team`s retiring Mahela Jayawardene.