Pakistan suffered defeat at the hands of West Indies in the fifth place play-off semi-final as the Under-19 World Cup continued in Queensland. The other match saw Sri Lanka record the expected comfortable victory over Ireland.
India rounded off their limited-overs tour of Sri Lanka with a comprehensive 39-run win in the one-off Twenty20 match in Pallekele. Virat Kohli was again the start of the show, hitting 68 off only 48 balls to help India post 155 for three from their 20 overs. Irfan Pathan and Ashok Dinda then shared seven wickets in the Sri Lankan run chase to help bowl them out for just 116.
India moved up to second in the ICC One-Day International rankings after wrapping up a comfortable 20-run victory in the final ODI against Sri Lanka in Pallekele. Gautam Gambhir, Manoj Tiwary and MS Dhoni each passed 50 in the visitors' total of 294 for seven, while Irfan Pathan took five for 61 to help bowl Sri Lanka out for 274.
Virat Kohli scored another century as India won their five-match series in Sri Lanka with a match still to play by chasing down the home side's total of 251 for eight with more than seven overs to spare.
India captain MS Dhoni had gambled at the start of the match by dropping leg-spinner Rahul Sharma in order to play batsman Manoj Tiwary, but Tiwary actually excelled with the ball and took four for 61 with his part-time leg-spin.
Gautam Gambhir led India to victory in a closely-contested third One-Day International at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. He hit 102, while Suresh Raina and Irfan Pathan finished the job as India passed Sri Lanka's impressive total of 286 for five in the final over.
Despite a valiant 65 from opener Gautam Gambhir, India could muster only 138 after electing to bat against Sri Lanka in the second One-Day International in Hambantota. Thisara Perera and Angelo Mathews blew the upper and middle-order away and took three wickets each, while Tillakaratne Dilshan and Upul Tharanga then had no problem knocking off the required runs.
In other news from yesterday's match, Sri Lanka have confirmed that fast-bowler Nuwan Kulasekara has been ruled out of the series after picking up a groin injury while bowling. Kulasekara completed only half his allocation of overs yesterday and batted at number 11, below the likes of Lasith Malinga and Rangana Herath. Sri Lanka are expected to name a replacement.
A late rally from Kumar Sangakkara and Thisara Perera wasn't enough to help Sri Lanka overhaul India's impressive total of 314 for six in the first One-Day International in Hambantota. That total was built around a second-wicket partnership of 173 between Virender Sehwag and Virat Kohli.
Sri Lanka wrapped up their first Test series win since August 2009 by batting out the final afternoon to earn a draw at Pallekele.
The home side were set 270 in what turned out to be 62 overs by Pakistani captain Misbah-ul-Haq, and had progressed serenely to 132 for two in the 38th over thanks to an entertaining half-century from opener Dinesh Chandimal. However, he fell for 65 as the first of Saeed Ajmal's three victims on the stroke of tea and the home side altered their approach after the break.
The second Test between Sri Lanka and Pakistan petered out into a draw in Colombo on the final day despite Pakistan's late declaration.
They closed their second innings on 100 for two, setting Sri Lanka a nominal target of 261 and they ended the game on 86 for two, taking their 1-0 series lead to the final match.
India's selection panel, led by Kris Srikkanth, has continued its rotation policy when selecting their One-Day International squad for their tour of Sri Lanka, which begins in Hambantota later this month.
Virender Sehwag, Umesh Yadav and Zaheer Khan, who were both rested for the Asia Cup in March, have returned to the 15-man squad, while Sachin Tendulkar has been rested for the five-match series.
Experienced fast bowler Dilhara Fernando has been added to Sri Lanka's Test squad as a replacement for injured Chanaka Welagedara.
Welagedara has been ruled out of the final two Tests against Pakistan with a shoulder injury and the second match gets underway in Colombo on Saturday (30th June).
India will travel to Sri Lanka to play a series of five One-Day Internationals in July and August as well as a Twenty20 International.
An original schedule had the series beginning on 22nd July but the opening game, in Hambantota, has been put back to 21st July.
Sri Lankan left-arm fast bowler Chanaka Welagedara has been ruled out of the remaining two Tests against Pakistan with a shoulder injury.
Welagedara, who has taken 48 wickets in 15 Tests since making his debut against England in 2007, did not feature in the opening game, which Sri Lanka won by 209 runs in Galle.
A cricket video for Cricket World TV about the latest cricket news as we discuss Sri Lanka beating Pakistan by 209 runs in the first Test match in Galle.
Pakistan were set a record score of 510 to win but were bowled out for 300 despite a valiant effort on the final day and it was Sri Lanka who produced a record. Never before had they beaten Pakistan by so many runs in a Test and they did so having dominated the game throughout.
Pakistan resisted bravely before succumbing to a 209-run defeat to Sri Lanka on the fourth day of the opening Test in Galle as the home side registered their biggest win in Tests between these two sides.
Half-centuries from Younus Khan and Asad Shafiq heped Pakistan bat for 114 overs in their second overs before they were bowled out for 300 after Sri Lanka had claimed the extra half-hour to force a result with a day to spare.
Pakistan have been left with a mountainous task heading into the final two days of the opening Test against Sri Lanka in Galle after they closed day three on 36 for three.
Sri Lanka had earlier dismissed them for 100 in their first innings and declared their second innings at 137 for five to set Pakistan a target of 510 to win.
Pakistan Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq has been banned from his countryâ€™s first Test against Sri Lanka on Friday after being found guilty of "a serious over-rate offence" during the fifth One-Day International.
The Pakistan team were found to be three overs short of its target, even when time allowances were taken into account, and, as captain, Misbah-ul-Haq must take the flak.
Sri Lanka have selected all-rounders Thisara Perera, Jeevan Mendis and Nuwan Kulasekara in their 15-man squad for the first Test against Pakistan, which begins in Galle on Friday.
Angelo Mathews has also replaced Thilan Samaraweera as vice-captain, while opening batsman Lahiru Thirimanne has missed out, with Tharanga Paranavitana set to replace him at the top of the order.
Angelo Mathews scored a brilliant unbeaten half-century to lead Sri Lanka to a 3-1 One-Day International series win over Pakistan with a two-wicket win in the final game in Colombo.
Chasing 248 to win, Mathews hit 80 not out in 76 balls to rescue his side from a position of 175 for seven, where a home victory looked unlikely.