It will be tough to fill up Kumar Sangakkara's shoes: Angelo Mathews
It will be tough to fill up Kumar Sangakkara's shoes: Angelo Mathews

 Sri Lanka skipper Angelo Mathews accepted that it will take time for someone to get into the boots of retiring legend Kumar Sangakkara but left-hander Upul Tharanga is someone they would be banking on to do the job as they take on India in the third Test starting Friday.

1st Test: Tons by Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan put India in driver's seat on Day 2
1st Test: Tons by Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan put India in driver's seat on Day 2

Skipper Virat Kohli and opener Shikhar Dhawan slammed classy centuries as India took firm control of the first cricket Test against Sri Lanka by taking a substantial 192-run lead first innings here on Thursday.

Pakistan to bat in second Sri Lanka one-dayer
Pakistan to bat in second Sri Lanka one-dayer

Pakistan captain Azhar Ali won the toss and elected to bat in the second one-day international against Sri Lanka in Pallekele on Wednesday.

2nd Test: Tharindu Kaushal, Dhammika Prasad skittle Pakistan on Day 1
2nd Test: Tharindu Kaushal, Dhammika Prasad skittle Pakistan on Day 1

Young off-spinner Tharindu Kaushal grabbed five wickets as Sri Lanka bundled out Pakistan for 138 on the opening day of the second Test against Sri Lanka in Colombo today.

2nd Test: Pakistan bat against Sri Lanka as Younis Khan celebrates 100th appearance
2nd Test: Pakistan bat against Sri Lanka as Younis Khan celebrates 100th appearance

Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq won the toss and elected to bat in the second Test against Sri Lanka at the P. Sara Oval in Colombo on Thursday.

2nd Test: NZ in trouble in second test after Nuwan Pradeep double strike
2nd Test: NZ in trouble in second test after Nuwan Pradeep double strike

 Nuwan Pradeep put New Zealand on the back foot by taking two quick wickets as the hosts went to lunch on the third day of the second test on 96 for three, still 39 runs behind Sri Lanka`s first innings.

1st Test: Green top awaits New Zealand, Sri Lanka
1st Test: Green top awaits New Zealand, Sri Lanka

New Zealand and Sri Lanka are expecting a paceman's paradise when their two-Test series starts here from Friday.

Sri Lanka pace attack blunted by Nuwan Pradeep injury

Sri Lanka suffered another injury blow to one of their pace bowlers when Nuwan Pradeep was ruled a serious doubt for the second and final test of the ongoing Pakistan series after twisting his ankle during a practice session.

Sri Lanka paceman Suranga Lakmal ruled out of Pakistan series

Sri Lanka paceman Suranga Lakmal will miss the Pakistan test series due to an ankle injury, dashing the home team`s hopes of fielding their most potent new-ball partnership in the opening match on Wednesday.

England look to seal Sri Lanka deal

England will hope to go one wicket better when they face Sri Lanka in the second and final Test of their series at Headingley on Friday.

Sri Lanka survive dramatic session to save Lord`s Test

Number 11 Nuwan Pradeep survived five dramatic balls from Stuart Broad to help Sri Lanka avoid defeat after James Anderson ripped through the visitors to almost force an England win in the first test at Lord`s on Monday.

Sri Lanka opt to bat in second Bangladesh test

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews won the toss and opted to bat in the second and final test against Bangladesh in Chittagong on Tuesday.

Sri Lanka win toss and bat in final test v Pakistan

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews won the toss and opted to bat in the third and final test against Pakistan in Sharjah on Thursday.

Sri Lanka target 137 to win second Test

Sri Lanka needed 137 runs to win the second Test after Pakistan were bowled out for 359 in their second innings on the fifth and final day in Dubai on Sunday.

Pakistan 265-6 at tea in second Test

Pakistan, facing defeat in the second Test against Sri Lanka, reached 265-6 at tea on the fourth day in Dubai on Saturday.

Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq fight for Pakistan in second Test

Seasoned batsmen Younis Khan and Misbah-ul Haq hit resolute half-centuries to take the fight to Sri Lanka in the second Test here today.

Pradeep`s double leaves Pakistan struggling

Paceman Nuwan Pradeep took two wickets to leave Pakistan fighting to avoid defeat on the third day of the second Test against Sri Lanka in Dubai Friday.

Sri Lanka bowl Pakistan out for 165

Sri Lanka`s fast bowlers bowled out Pakistan for 165 in their first innings on the opening day of the second Test in Dubai on Wednesday.

Nuwan Pradeep may miss England Test series

Sri Lanka seamer Nuwan Pradeep is likely to miss the Test series with England because of ligament damage.