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Ranil Wickremesinghe takes oath as Sri Lankan PM, India hails 'maturity shown by political forces'

Ranil Wickremesinghe takes oath as Sri Lankan PM, India hails 'maturity shown by political forces'

Raveesh Kumar said India remains committed to taking forward its people-oriented development projects in Sri Lanka.

Dec 16, 2018, 15:45 PM IST
Wellington Test: Kane Williamson's masterclass puts Kiwis in strong position against Sri Lanka on Day 2

Wellington Test: Kane Williamson's masterclass puts Kiwis in strong position against Sri Lanka on Day 2

Williamson scored 91 as he and Tom Latham combined for 162 runs to drive New Zealand to 311 for two at stumps on the second day of the first test against Sri Lanka at the Basin Reserve.

Dec 16, 2018, 12:51 PM IST
Ranil Wickremesinghe to return as Sri Lanka PM in an embarrassment for President Maithripala Sirisena

Ranil Wickremesinghe to return as Sri Lanka PM in an embarrassment for President Maithripala Sirisena

Parliament has already passed a confidence vote in Wickremesinghe while it sought his reinstatement as prime minister to defuse a constitutional crisis.

Dec 16, 2018, 10:24 AM IST
Mahinda Rajapaksa resigns as Sri Lanka's PM, Wickremesinghe to be reinstated

Mahinda Rajapaksa resigns as Sri Lanka's PM, Wickremesinghe to be reinstated

Rajapaksa resigned after two crucial Supreme Court decisions made the embattled former strongman's efforts to cling to premiership untenable.

Dec 15, 2018, 13:39 PM IST
Wellington Test: Tim Southee's fifer reduces Sri Lanka to 275-9 at stumps on Day 1

Wellington Test: Tim Southee's fifer reduces Sri Lanka to 275-9 at stumps on Day 1

New Zealand pacer Tim Southee`s prophecy before the start of the first Test against Sri Lanka came true on the opening day of the match as he took his eighth five-wicket haul at the Basin Reserve on Saturday.

Dec 15, 2018, 11:50 AM IST
Sri Lanka crisis: Mahinda Rajapaksa to resign from premiership on Saturday, says son

Sri Lanka crisis: Mahinda Rajapaksa to resign from premiership on Saturday, says son

Rajapaksa was appointed as the premier on October 26 by President Maithripala Sirisena after sacking Ranil Wickremesinghe, plunging the nation into a constitutional crisis. 

Dec 14, 2018, 19:57 PM IST
New Zealand vs Pakistan: Tim Southee hails green grass of home but remains cautious

New Zealand vs Pakistan: Tim Southee hails green grass of home but remains cautious

New Zealand open their domestic test season against Sri Lanka on Saturday and were greeted by a verdant strip at the country`s most historic ground, where sides that win the toss tend to try and exploit the seamer-friendly conditions.

Dec 13, 2018, 13:27 PM IST
Sri Lanka's Akila Dananjaya suspended over illegal bowling action

Sri Lanka's Akila Dananjaya suspended over illegal bowling action

Dananjaya was reported with a suspect bowling action during the opening Test against England, which the visitors won by 211 runs in Galle

Dec 11, 2018, 13:59 PM IST
New Zealand's Ajaz Patel wins battle for spinner's role against Sri Lanka

New Zealand's Ajaz Patel wins battle for spinner's role against Sri Lanka

New Zealand are slated to play two-match Test series against Lanka, beginning December 15 at Basin Reserve. 

Dec 10, 2018, 08:46 AM IST
 Spin conundrum for New Zealand ahead of Sri Lanka Tests

Spin conundrum for New Zealand ahead of Sri Lanka Tests

New Zealand are rapidly moving into preparations for their first Test of the two-match series against Sri Lanka next Saturday in Wellington.

Dec 09, 2018, 12:30 PM IST
Lahiru Thirimanne, Nuwan Pradeep recalled in Sri Lanka squad for New Zealand Tests

Lahiru Thirimanne, Nuwan Pradeep recalled in Sri Lanka squad for New Zealand Tests

Fast bowler Nuwan Pradeep, who has played 28 Tests, also returns to the squad, having spent more than a year on the sidelines due to injuries.

Nov 30, 2018, 13:50 PM IST
Mickey Arthur lauds Yasir Shah's `superb` 14-wicket haul

Mickey Arthur lauds Yasir Shah's `superb` 14-wicket haul

Yasir, who bagged the figures of eight for 41 in the first innings of the second Test against New Zealand, took six more wickets in the second innings to take his overall match tally to 14-184. 

Nov 29, 2018, 11:43 AM IST
Sri Lanka top order crumbles, England eye series sweep

Sri Lanka top order crumbles, England eye series sweep

The tourists, who had taken a 96-run first-innings lead, overcame a top-order collapse of their own to post 230 all out in their second innings on day three of the contest.

Nov 25, 2018, 19:15 PM IST
Sri Lanka bundle out England for 336 in Colombo Test

Sri Lanka bundle out England for 336 in Colombo Test

Jonny Bairstow top-scored for England in the first innings of the Colombo Test with a blistering knock of 110, laced with nine boundaries and a six

Nov 24, 2018, 11:51 AM IST
Sri Lanka vs England 3rd Test: Jonny Bairstow guides tourists to 312-7 on Day 1

Sri Lanka vs England 3rd Test: Jonny Bairstow guides tourists to 312-7 on Day 1

Jonny Bairstow scored a blistering century to help England reach 312 for seven on the opening day of the third Test against Sri Lanka.

Nov 23, 2018, 18:51 PM IST
Joe Root's England target rare series sweep in Sri Lanka

Joe Root's England target rare series sweep in Sri Lanka

England have made two changes to their Test team with seamer Stuart Broad coming in for rested James Anderson, while Jonny Bairstow replaces injured all-rounder Sam Curran, who is out with a side strain.

Nov 22, 2018, 14:15 PM IST
President Maithripala Sirisena's all-party crisis talks fail to end political stalemate in Sri Lanka

President Maithripala Sirisena's all-party crisis talks fail to end political stalemate in Sri Lanka

The crisis erupted when President Sirisena suddenly announced on October 26 that he had sacked prime minister Wickremesinghe and installed ex-strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa in his place.

Nov 18, 2018, 20:52 PM IST
England skipper Joe Root pleased after leading by example in Pallekele

England skipper Joe Root pleased after leading by example in Pallekele

The England captain also had special words of praise for wicketkeeper Ben Foakes, who replaced injured Jonny Bairstow behind the stumps for the victories in Galle and Pallekele.

Nov 18, 2018, 18:17 PM IST
Spinners help England end 17-year wait in Sri Lanka

Spinners help England end 17-year wait in Sri Lanka

The England side led by Nasser Hussain were the last to register a series victory in Sri Lanka in 2001 and Joe Root`s men arrived in the country winless in their last 13 tests away from home.

Nov 18, 2018, 17:35 PM IST
Leach takes four as England close in on series victory

Leach takes four as England close in on series victory

Chasing 301 to win on a turning Pallekele track, Sri Lanka reached 226 for seven when rain ended play for the second consecutive day with the hosts still needing 75 to square the three-test series at 1-1.

Nov 17, 2018, 17:37 PM IST

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