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Venues Confirmed For West Indies-Sri Lanka Series

The venues for the eight-match series between the West Indies Women and Sri Lanka from 25th April to 9th May have been revealed. The three One-Day Internationals and five Twenty20 Internationals will be played at three venues in Barbados and Trinidad.
21 April 2012

Sri Lanka Name Squad To Tour West Indies

Sri Lanka have named a 14-player squad of women to tour the West Indies which will be led by wicket-keeper Dilani Manodara. Her vice-captain will be Sadamali Dolawatta during the siers of three One-Day Internationals and three Twenty20 Internationals later this month.
10 April 2012

England Tie Series & Stay On Top With Eight-Wicket Victory

England maintained their number one Test ranking by beating Sri Lanka by eight wickets on the final day of the second and final Test in Colombo to tie the series 1-1. Graeme Swann became the first Englishman to take ten wickets in a match in Sri Lanka as England bowled their hosts out for 278 and then reached 97 for two to win.
7 April 2012

Dilshan Fined For Excessive Appealing

Sri Lanka all-rounder Tillakaratne Dilshan has been found guilty of breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during the ongoing second Test against England in Colombo and fined ten percent of his match fee. Dilshan pleaded guilty to being in breach of clause 2.1.5 which covers "excessive appealing and excessive shall include a) repeated appeal of the same decision/appeal and b) celebrating a dismissal before the decision has been given.
6 April 2012

Stuart Broad Ruled Out Of Second Test

England will be forced into making at least one change to their side for the second and final Test against Sri Lanka as Stuart Broad has been ruled out with a calf injury. With the tourists 1-0 down in the series, the Nottinghamshire all-rounder will miss the match which begins in Colombo on 3rd April.
30 March 2012

Sri Lanka Close Out 75-Run Win As Brave England Foiled

Sri Lanka were made to work hard by England on the final day of the first Test in Galle before they wrapped up a 75-run win by bowling the tourists out for 264. Jonathan Trott scored an excellent century but after his dismissal, England rapidly collapsed, losing their last six wickets for 31 runs as Sri Lanka prevailed.
29 March 2012

Cricket Betting: Hills Make Sri Lanka 8/15 To Win Galle Test

Sri Lanka have gained the upper hand in the 1st Test against England and William Hill are offering 8/15 that the hosts are victorious with England 6/4. With two days left to play, the draw is looking unlikely at 50/1. Jonathan Trott is Even money to be England's top second innings batsman with Kevin Pietersen 6/4.
28 March 2012

Cricket Video - Bumble On Sri Lanka vs England - Strauss's Captaincy In Doubt - Cricket World TV

A cricket video for Cricket World TV about the latest cricket news as we speak to former England international David 'Bumble' Lloyd about England's tour of Sri Lanka. He talks about how the series has gone so far and then looks ahead to the international summer, when the West Indies, South Africa and Australia visit England.
28 March 2012

Cricket Betting - Sri Lanka Sweating Over An England Whitewash

ENGLAND ARE the red hot favourites to wrap up a series win against Sri Lanka according to Ladbrokes. The first Test gets under way on Monday and England (15/8) will be looking to get back to winning ways after the dismal series against Pakistan, and at 9/4 Sri Lanka could be taken advantage of.
26 March 2012

Cricket Betting - Michael Holding Previews Sri Lanka-England

England's last test series ended in disaster against Pakistan and they will be looking to bounce back against a Sri Lanka side in transition. Former West Indies star Michael Holding features to preview the upcoming two match series and tells William Hill who he thinks will be victorious.
26 March 2012

Cricket Video - Sri Lanka Recall Chamara Silva For England Test - Cricket World TV

A cricket video for Cricket World TV about the latest cricket news as we look at Sri Lanka naming their 14-man Test squad for the first game against England. Can Sri Lanka win a first Test match at home since the retirement of Muttiah Muralitharan? Or will England bounce back?
23 March 2012

Sri Lanka Recall Silva For Opening England Test

Sri Lanka have named their 14-man squad for the opening Test against England with in-form batsman Chamara Silva replacing all-rounder Angelo Mathews. Mathews missed the Asia Cup with a calf injury and Silva's knock of 163 against England in a tour game has earned him a recall along with a prolific season in domestic cricket.
23 March 2012

Pakistan Win By Two Runs To Clinch Asia Cup Title

Pakistan clinched their second Asia Cup title with a hard-fought two-run win over Bangladesh in a fittingly thrilling finale to the tournament in Mirpur. Needing nine to win from the final over, Bangladesh could only manage six as Aizaz Cheema held his nerve to secure a tight victory for Pakistan.
22 March 2012

England Chase 359 To Beat Sri Lanka Development XI

England successfully chased down 359 on the final day of their tour game against the Sri Lanka Development XI to win their tour game by four wickets. Half-centuries from Matthew Prior (84), Samit Patel (72), Ravi Bopara (66) and Kevin Pietersen (52) ensured they closed on 360 for six after the home team had declared on 199 for four in their second innings.
22 March 2012

Strauss And Trott Score Centuries In Colombo

Jonathan Trott and Andrew Strauss both scored centuries as England took their turn to pile on the runs on the second day of their tour game against a Sri Lanka Development XI in Colombo. After the Development XI declared their first innings on 431 for six, Trott retired on 101 and Strauss on 100 as England declared on 272 for four, after which the Development XI reached 44 for one at stumps in their second innings.
21 March 2012

Bangladesh Qualify For Asia Cup Final By Beating Sri Lanka

Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka by five wickets in the final group game of the Asia Cup 2012 to secure their place in the final against Pakistan. Sri Lanka were bowled out for 232 and after Bangladesh were set a target of 212 in 40 overs after a rain break, they reached 212 for five in 37.1 overs.
20 March 2012

England Find Going Tough Against Development XI

Chamara Silva hit a fluent century and there were half-centuries for Thilina Kandamby and Angelo Perera as England were made to work hard on the opening day of their tour game against a Sri Lanka Development XI in Colombo. The home side closed on 376 for five having taken control after two early wickets had given England the early initiative.
20 March 2012

Superb Kohli Keeps India's Asia Cup Hopes Alive

A stunning innings of 183 in 148 balls from Virat Kohli drove India to a six-wicket win over Pakistan that keeps their Asia Cup hopes alive. Despite conceding 330 in less than 48 overs to cede defeat, Pakistan are at least safe in the knowledge that they will contest the final on 22nd March - when either India or Bangladesh will be their opponents.
18 March 2012

Bowlers Star As England Start With Innings Win

James Anderson, Steven Finn and Graeme Swann all took three wickets to bowl England to an innings-and-15-run win over a Sri Lanka Board XI in Colombo. Declaring on their overnight score of 303 for eight, England dismissed the Board XI for 119 in their second innings to ensure they did not have to bat again.
17 March 2012

Bangladesh Clinch Victory Despite Tendulkar's Century

Sachin Tendulkar was unable to celebrate a victory on the occasion of his 100th international century as a superb run chase from Bangladesh threw the Asia Cup 2012 wide open once again. Tendulkar had scored 114 to help India post 289 for five but his side were defeated thanks to half-centuries from Tamim Iqbal, Jahurul Islam and Nasir Hossain as well as a blistering unbeaten 46 in 25 balls from captain Mushfiqur Rahim.
16 March 2012


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