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Sri Lanka beat New Zealand by 6 wickets in 1st Test to take 1-0 lead

Sri Lanka started the fifth day on an overnight total of 133/0.

Aug 18, 2019, 12:57 PM IST

Dimuth Karunaratne leads Sri Lanka victory push in Galle

After New Zealand made 285 all out to leave the hosts with a tricky fourth-innings target, Karunaratne and Thirimanne batted sensibly through the last two sessions to swing momentum their way.

Aug 17, 2019, 20:03 PM IST

Galle Test: BJ Watling's fifty helps New Zealand take 177-run lead against Sri Lanka on Day 3

Watling will be looking to score as many runs as he can with the tailenders so as to give the New Zealand bowlers a chance to dismiss the hosts and take a 1-0 lead in the two-Test series. 

Aug 16, 2019, 17:51 PM IST

New Zealand spinner Ajaz Patel restricts Sri Lanka with a five-wicket haul

New Zealand were bowled out for 249 in the first session but Sri Lanka struggled to get going during Patel`s spells and finished on 227-7, trailing by 22 runs.

Aug 15, 2019, 19:44 PM IST

Coach Gary Stead asks New Zealand to be wary of Sri Lanka

 New Zealand have a poor Test record at Sri Lanka home soil as they have never won a series since their 2-0 victory over the island nation in their first tour in 1984. 

Aug 12, 2019, 17:41 PM IST

Sri Lanka fans throw birthday party for Kane Williamson on field

New Zealand are scheduled to play a two Test-series in Sri Lanka, with the first match starting on August 14 in Galle.

Aug 09, 2019, 18:28 PM IST

Dinesh Chandimal recalled in Sri Lanka squad for 1st New Zealand Test

All-rounder Angelo Mathews has also been picked up for the first Test against New Zealand after recovering fully from a hamstring injury that forced him to miss the series against South Africa, ESPNcricinfo reported. 

Aug 09, 2019, 15:58 PM IST

South Africa's Hashim Amla bids adieu to international cricket

Amla holds the record of the quickest batsman to reach 3000, 4000, 5000, 6000 and 7000 ODI runs.


Aug 09, 2019, 13:22 PM IST

UAE, Sri Lanka support India's decision on Kashmir, US issues statement of caution

The UAE envoy to India, Dr Ahmad Al Banna, while taking note of the bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir and removal of Article 370 called it an internal matter of India. "We expect that the changes would improve social justice and security and confidence of the people in the local governance and will encourage further stability and peace," said Banna.

Aug 06, 2019, 20:27 PM IST

New Zealand players still discuss World Cup heartbreak, reveals Tim Southee

The two teams have not played Tests in Sri Lanka since 2012, when New Zealand won the second Test (also at the P. Sara Oval) to draw the series following a heavy defeat in Galle. 

Aug 06, 2019, 16:10 PM IST

New Zealand reveal Test jersey numbers for series against Sri Lanka

The two-match series against Sri Lanka will mark the commencent of New Zealand's campaign at the International Cricket Council (ICC) World Test Championship.

Aug 05, 2019, 17:34 PM IST

Shakib Al Hasan wants rotation policy to preserve players, boost bench

The 32-year-old, undoubtedly the best cricketer Bangladesh has ever produced, was granted a break from the team`s short tour of Sri Lanka for three one-day internationals after his heroics at the World Cup in England.

Aug 02, 2019, 13:29 PM IST

World Test Championship will keep the format 'healthy': Mahela Jayawardene

On Monday, the ICC officially launched the inaugural edition of the WTC, which will get underway with the five-match Ashes series between England and Australia from August 1, 2019.

Jul 30, 2019, 16:03 PM IST

Thilan Samaraweera roped in to assist New Zealand during Sri Lanka Tests

Former Sri Lankan batsman Thilan Samaraweera has been roped in by the New Zealand Cricket (NZC) to assist the national team as they prepare to begin their World Test Championship (WTC) campaign against Sri Lanka, beginning August 14 in Galle. 

Jul 30, 2019, 13:14 PM IST

Mushfiqur Rahim calls on Bangladesh to keep the basics right in final Sri Lanka ODI

The Tamim Iqbal-led side gave an unassailable 0-2 lead to Sri Lanka in the ODI series after slumping to a seven-wicket defeat in the second match at R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Sunday. 

Jul 30, 2019, 09:53 AM IST

Full schedule of ICC World Test Championship 2019-2021

The maiden edition of the much-awaited World Test Championship (WTC) is all set to begin with the five-match Ashes series between England and Australia from August 1 at Edgbaston Cricket Ground in Birmingham.

Jul 29, 2019, 13:51 PM IST

Here is all you need to know about ICC World Test Championship

The WTC will see the top nine Test teams in the world – Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka and the West Indies – compete in 71 Test matches across 27 series. 

Jul 29, 2019, 11:24 AM IST

Four spinners named in New Zealand Test squad against Sri Lanka

The upcoming matches will be New Zealand's first Test series in Sri Lanka since 2012, when the visitors first slumped to a 10-wicket defeat in Galle before registering a crushing 167-run win in Colombo. 

Jul 29, 2019, 08:26 AM IST

Bangladesh rope in former New Zealand cricketer Daniel Vettori as spin consultant

Bangladesh are currently playing a three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka and presently trailing by 0-1 after slumping to a 91-run defeat in the opening match at R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. 

Jul 28, 2019, 12:21 PM IST

Bangladesh fined for maintaining slow over-rate in first Sri Lanka ODI

Tamim has been fined 40 per cent of his match fee, while his players have received 20 per cent fines. 

Jul 28, 2019, 09:57 AM IST