Sri Lanka ponder life after golden generation

Sri Lanka are banking on young talent to see them through a transitional phase in Test cricket despite the departure of one batting great, another approaching retirement and an ageing spinner in the ranks.

Pakistan lose early wicket after Sri Lanka make 320

Pakistan suffered an early setback as they began their reply to Sri Lanka`s first innings total of 320 on the second day of the second Test here Friday.

Angelo Mathews says cricketers like Mahela Jayawardene come around rarely

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews has said that cricketers like Mahela Jayawardene come around very rarely and younger players in the team have a lot to learn from his fighting attitude.

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.

Spin-heavy Sri Lanka win toss, bat first in second Test

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews won the toss and decided to bat first in the second and final test against South Africa on Thursday.

Dhoni instructed me to bowl bouncers: Ishant

Pace spearhead Ishant Sharma credited captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni for instructing him to bowl bouncers which helped India win the second Test at Lord`s here Monday to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series.

India`s greatest win overseas: RP Singh

Currently out of the team, left-arm pacer Rudra Pratap Singh has said India`s 95-run win over England at Lord`s in the second Test here Monday is their greatest overseas win.

India deserving winners: Manjrekar

Former India batsman Sanjay Manjrekar has said India are deserving winners of the second Test after defeating England by 95 runs at Lord`s here Monday.

Mathews leads from the front against England

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews took his Test-best figures before the tourists` openers survived until lunch on the third day of the second Test against England at Headingley on Sunday.

South Africa outplayed us, says captain Clarke

Australia captain Michael Clarke conceded his side were outplayed with bat and ball after they slumped to a 231-run defeat by South Africa in the second test on Sunday.

Lyon`s dream 194 day not out sojourn finally comes to an end

Australian spinner Nathan Lyon`s batting dream fell into pieces on day three of the second Test against South Africa.

2nd Test: Hashim Amla strokes South Africa into strong position

South Africa moved into a strong position on the third day of the second Test against Australia at St George`s Park on Saturday but lost one of their four specialist bowlers.

Steve Waugh says Clarke `ignited` Oz, leadership by `unleashing inner mongrel`

Former Australian captain Steve Waugh has said that current skipper Michael Clarke has ignited the team and his leadership by unleashing his `inner mongrel`.

Waugh backs Johnson to equal Lillee`s `wicket-taking` prowess

Former Australian captain Steve Waugh has backed pace sensation Mitchell Johnson to equal the prowess of fast bowling legend Dennis Lillee, who reworked Johnson`s action 12 months ago.

2nd Test: Rahane shines at Basin Reserve with maiden ton

India have tightened noose against New Zealand on Day 2 of the second Test at Basin Reserve, kudos to Ajinkya Rahane`s blistering ton and skipper MS Dhoni`s magnificent half-century that came at a time when India was struggling at 228 for 6 after lunch.

De Villiers becomes first player in Test history to make 50 in 12 consecutive Tests

South African batsman and ODI captain AB de Villiers has become the first player in the history of Test cricket to make a half-century in 12 consecutive Tests after he passed 50 in the first innings of the opening day of second Test against Australia at St George`s Park on Thursday.

Lyon says Oz have upper hand after day 1 of second Test against Proteas

Australian spinner Nathan Lyon has said that his team is happy with their position in the second Test against South Africa at Port Elizabeth, where the hosts struggled to 5-214 when bad light forced stumps seven overs early.

Lehman hopeful of Watson making comeback in third Test against Proteas

A hopeful Australian coach and selector Darren Lehmann feels all rounder Shane Watson will be fit enough to go down in the third Test in Cape Town.

Proteas Test-record reveals team bouncing back from setbacks

The record of South Africa in the last five years have revealed that they can bounce back from early setbacks in Test series, according to a South African website.

Smith backs Proteas not to carry `baggage` from first Test loss into Port Elizabeth

South African captain Graeme Smith has said that his team will not carry any baggage with them into the second Test against Australia, starting on Thursday.