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Excited by how Sri Lanka fought over four days - Pothas

2 hours agoSports / Cricket : The Cordon

The Sri Lanka coach said the side's process of improving began soon after their 3-0 series loss to India at home earlier this year

Sri Lankan prime minister testifies in bond probe

Sri Lanka's prime minister appeared Monday before a commission that is probing alleged wrongdoing in the sale of government bonds that opposition lawmakers say led to a loss of about … Click to Continue »

UPDATE 2-Cricket-Sri Lanka hold on for draw after Kohli masterclass

KOLKATA, Nov 20 (Reuters) - India's captain Virat Kohli staved off the threat of defeat before their fast bowlers ensured the hosts finished on a high in the drawn opening test against Sri Lanka in an enthralling final day at the Eden Gardens on Monday.

UPDATE 3-Cricket-Test Series India v Sri Lanka scoreboard

Nov 20 (Gracenote) - Scoreboard at close of play on the fifth and final day in the first Test between India and Sri Lanka on Monday in Kolkata, India India 1st innings 172 (C. Pujara 52; S. Lakmal 4-26) Sri Lanka 1st innings 294 (R. Herath 67, A. Mathews 52, L. Thirimanne 51; B. Kumar 4-88, M. Shami 4-100) India 2nd innings (Overnight: 171-1) L. Rahul b Lakmal 79 S. Dhawan

Cricket-India v Sri Lanka test drawn in Kolkata

KOLKATA, Nov 20 (Reuters) - The opening test between India and Sri Lanka was drawn on Monday as fading light brought an early end to the match on the fifth and final day at the Eden Gardens with the hosts just failing to record a remarkable victory.

Mariella Frostrup revels in the delights of Sri Lanka

Mariella Frostrup finds Sri Lanka to be an exuberant, historically fascinating and welcoming country during a two-week road trip from east to south, taking in Yala National Park and the Ceylon Tea Trails.

Cricket-India set Sri Lanka 231 for win after Kohli hundred

KOLKATA, Nov 20 (Reuters) - India declared their second innings on 352 for eight, setting Sri Lanka a target of 231 in a little more than a session to post their maiden victory on the fifth and final day of the opening test on Monda...

Cricket-Lakmal triple strike boosts Sri Lanka hopes of win

KOLKATA, Nov 20 (Reuters) - Sri Lanka paceman Suranga Lakmal's inspired spell on the fifth and final morning of their series opener gave his side hope of registering a maiden test win on Indian soil on Monday.

Sri Lanka take four in first session, India lead crosses 125

11 hours agoSports / Cricket : The Cordon

Suranga Lakmal generated bounce and sharp lateral movement both ways to dismiss three top-order batsmen, giving Sri Lanka a chance to upset India on the fifth day at the Eden Gardens

UPDATE 2-Cricket-India ride Rahul-Dhawan stand to surge ahead

KOLKATA, Nov 19 (Reuters) - Openers Shikhar Dhawan and Lokesh Rahul featured in a rollicking 166-run stand to help India erase the 122-run lead they had conceded to Sri Lanka on the penultimate day of the opening test on Sunday.

Cricket-Sri Lanka all out for 294 against India

KOLKATA, Nov 19 (Reuters) - Sri Lanka were all out for 294 to claim a first innings lead of 122 runs over India on day four of the opening test at the Eden Gardens on Sunday.

Hathurusingha in line for Sri Lanka coach job

ESPNcricinfo understands that SLC and Hathurusingha have agreed verbally on a deal, and are about a week away from putting pen to paper

'It's about runs on such pitches' - Mathews

'Fifties won't take us anywhere, we will need hundreds on this pitch, says Sri Lanka batsman

UPDATE 2-Cricket-Sri Lanka eye handy first-innings lead against India

KOLKATA, Nov 18 (Reuters) - Fifties from Lahiru Thirimanne and Angelo Mathews kept Sri Lanka firmly on course for a handy first-innings lead against India on day three of the rain-hit first test on Saturday.

UPDATE 2-Cricket-Test Series India v Sri Lanka scoreboard

Nov 18 (Gracenote) - Scoreboard at stumps on the third day in the first Test between India and Sri Lanka on Saturday in Kolkata, India India 1st innings (Overnight: 74-5) L. Rahul c Dickwella b Lakmal 0 S. Dhawan b Lakmal 8 C. Pujara b Gamage 52 V. Kohli lbw b Lakmal 0 A. Rahane c Dickwella b Shanaka 4 R. Ashwin

UPDATE 1-Cricket-Sri Lanka eye first innings lead against India

KOLKATA, Nov 18 (Reuters) - A flourishing 79-run partnership between Lahiru Thirimanne and Angelo Mathews put Sri Lanka firmly on course for a significant first innings lead against India in the opening test at Kolkata on Saturday.

Sri Lanka arrest 19 after Buddhist-Muslim violence; four injured

COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lankan police arrested 19 people after a clash between "extremists" from the majority Buddhist and minority Muslim communities in which four people were injured, a spokesman said on Saturday.

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