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Sri Lanka cricketers return to hero's welcome

Sri Lanka’s Asia Cup winning team have returned to the country to a hero’s welcome on Tuesday. The Lankans, who were not among the favourites to even make it to the final, lifted the trophy following a 23-run victory over Pakistan in the final on Sunday.

Nawaz differs with Shanaka

After being dealt a crushing blow by Afghanistan in the first match of the 2022 Asia Cup, Sri Lanka captain and all-rounder Dasun Shanaka opined that Afghanistan were a much more difficult hurdle than their Group B opponents Bangladesh.

'No upsets' as Afghanistan crush Sri Lanka in Asia Cup opener

Afghanistan skipper Mohammad Nabi on Saturday said his team will be no pushovers in the Asia Cup Twenty20 tournament after a crushing eight-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the opening match.

Babar beats Kohli to become fastest Asian batter to score 10k int’l runs

Pakistan captain Babar Azam stood firm amid a batting collapse to compile his seventh Test hundred on Sunday, leading his side's fightback against hosts Sri Lanka on the second day of the opening Test in Galle.

Galle Test ‘evenly balanced’ as Lankan batters hold their nerve

Skipper Dimuth Karunaratne and Kusal Mendis hit gritty half-centuries on Saturday to lead a strong Sri Lankan reply on day two of the second Test against Australia.

Aussie cricketers finally win Lankan hearts

Aaron Finch has paid tribute to Sri Lankan cricket fans after they turned Colombo's largest stadium yellow on Friday night to thank Australia for touring the country despite the economic crisis.

Carey, bowlers give Australia consolation ODI win over Sri Lanka

Wicketkeeper-batsman Alex Carey's unbeaten 45 and inspired bowling helped Australia to a four-wicket consolation win over Sri Lanka in the fifth one-day international on Friday.

Shanaka storm guides Sri Lanka to a thrilling win

Dasun Shanaka led from the front with a scintillating half-century as Sri Lanka edged world champions Australia by four wickets in the third and final T20I to avoid a series whitewash on Saturday.

Wade holds nerve as Australia clinch T20 series against Sri Lanka

Australia made heavy weather of a modest chase before beating Sri Lanka by three wickets in the second T20I on Wednesday to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.

January 26, 2017
January 26, 2017

SL spoil AB's return

AB de Villiers's sparkling half century could not prevent Sri Lanka from snatching a five-wicket victory with one ball to spare as they capitalised on six dropped catches by South Africa in the third Twenty20 on Wednesday.

April 17, 2016
April 17, 2016

Knee injury rules Malinga out of IPL

Sri Lanka fast bowler Lasith Malinga is ruled out of the IPL, after Mumbai Indians' medical team deemed him unfit for at least another four months.

February 28, 2016
February 28, 2016

Dipping Sri Lanka face surging Bangladesh

Over the past year, when Sri Lanka have sometimes seemed to be physically incapable of winning; habitually trading strong positions for plunging losses, Bangladesh are rising. They have unique talents, like Mustafizur Rahman and Soumya Sarkar. And they are led by talisman-warhorse Mashrafe Mortaza.

October 10, 2015
October 10, 2015

Herath’s last hurrah: 2016 World T20

Rangana Herath says he won't make any decision on how long to carry on playing until after the end of the 2016 ICC World Twenty20 in India.

June 27, 2015
June 27, 2015

Sangakkara to quit after India series (video)

Sri Lankan great Kumar Sangakkara will quit international cricket during the test series against India, the island nation's most prolific batsman has said.

April 26, 2015
April 26, 2015

Best 7 matches at Mirpur

Let’s revisit the best seven ODI matches at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium when Bangladesh cricket and the country itself saluted the sweet taste of success.