New Zealand fight back to win Sri Lanka Test, series
New Zealand fight back to win Sri Lanka Test, series

New Zealand recovered from first innings turmoil to beat Sri Lanka by 193 runs in the second Test in Wellington Wednesday and record a 2-0 victory in the two-match series.

2nd Test: Kumar Sangakkara's double gives Sri Lanka control over New Zealand
2nd Test: Kumar Sangakkara's double gives Sri Lanka control over New Zealand

Kumar Sangakkara provided a cricket master class Sunday with an exquisite 203 to lift Sri Lanka off the ropes and put them in command of the second Test against New Zealand.

New Zealand face tough task but wicket getting easier: BJ Watling
New Zealand face tough task but wicket getting easier: BJ Watling

New Zealand will have a fight to ensure they get back into the second test against Sri Lanka on Monday but the wicket was aiding a recovery, according to wicket-keeper BJ Watling.

Imperious Kumar Sangakkara double gives Sri Lanka control
Imperious Kumar Sangakkara double gives Sri Lanka control

Sri Lanka were all out for 356 in the final session on day two of the second Test against New Zealand in Wellington Sunday, a first innings lead of 135.

Kumar Sangakkara ton gives Sri Lanka first innings lead
Kumar Sangakkara ton gives Sri Lanka first innings lead

An imperious century by Kumar Sangakkara steered Sri Lanka to a 59-run first innings lead over New Zealand Sunday at tea on day two of the second Test at Wellington`s Basin Reserve.

Kumar Sangakkara ton lifts Sri Lanka to win over England
Kumar Sangakkara ton lifts Sri Lanka to win over England

Sri Lanka beat England by 90 runs in the sixth one-day international at Pallekele on Saturday to take an unbeatable 4-2 lead in their seven-match series.

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.

Mahela Jayawardene impact will be felt for years

Mahela Jayawardene closed the curtain on an illustrious test career on Monday, leaving a huge gap in the Sri Lanka batting order as well as the dressing room, which the island country will find difficult to bridge.

Sri Lanka drop Dinesh Chandimal and Ajantha Mendis for Pakistan series

Wicketkeeper Dinesh Chandimal and spinner Ajantha Mendis were left out of the Sri Lanka squad of 15 named for the two-test series against Pakistan starting at Galle next week.

Sri Lankan pacer Shaminda Eranga ruled out of second Test against South Africa

Sri Lanka`s frontline seamer Shaminda Eranga was Tuesday ruled out of the deciding second Test against South Africa due to a hand injury, dealing a fresh blow to the beleaguered hosts.

Sangakkara holds up England with another Sri Lanka 50

Kumar Sangakkara profited from three "lives" to hit his 47th test match 50 but England`s pacemen hit back to reduced Sri Lanka to 182 for five at tea on the first day of the second test in Leeds on Friday.

Malinga is Sri Lanka`s new T20 skipper, Chandimal gets axe

Paceman Lasith Malinga, who led Sri Lanka to World Twenty20 title in Bangladesh, has been rewarded with the captaincy in the shortest format as struggling batsman Dinesh Chandimal got the axe.

Sri Lanka axe Chandimal as T20 captain

Sri Lanka`s cricket selectors on Wednesday sacked Dinesh Chandimal as Twenty20 captain and replaced him with Lasith Malinga, while Angelo Mathews was retained as the Test and one-day skipper.

`Inexperienced` Malinga says `really` enjoyed captaining Sri Lanka to World T20 success

Sri Lankan pace star Lasith Malinga has revealed that he `really` enjoyed his captaincy in the last three games during the World Twenty20 tournament, which his team won by beating India on Sunday in the finals at Dhaka.

"Accidental" skipper Malinga relishes World T20 success

Lasith Malinga found himself thrust into the Sri Lankan captaincy midway through the World Twenty20 and emerged with the trophy in his arms on Sunday after three heady weeks in Bangladesh.

ICC World T20: Chandimal opts out, Malinga to lead Sri Lanka in semi-final

Considering his forgettable show in the series so far, Sri Lanka T20 skipper Dinesh Chandimal decided to opt out of the crucial semi-final clash against West Indies in the ICC World Twenty20.

ICC World T20: Du Plessis, Chandimal suspended for a match each

South Africa and Sri Lanka captains Faf du Plessis and Dinesh Chandimal were suspended for one match each Friday while their players were fined after both sides maintained slow over-rates during their ICC World Twenty20 Group 1 encounters at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium here Thursday.

England face uphill task against Sri Lanka in WT20 on Thursday

Their campaign opener against New Zealand spoilt by rain, 2010 champions England face a difficult task of taming table-toppers Sri Lanka to keep their semifinal hopes alive in the ICC World Twenty20 here on Thursday.

Lahiru Thirimanne will be perfect fit for Kumar Sangakkara`s shoes: Angelo Mathews

Heaping praise on Lahiru Thirimanne for his match-winning hundred against Pakistan in the Asia Cup final, Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews said the youngster is shaping up to be the perfect replacement for veteran Kumar Sangakkara once he calls it a day.