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Surrey v Derbyshire - Royal London One-Day Cup
Surrey v Derbyshire - Royal London One-Day Cup

Durston’s knock of 129, which he later described as his best one-day knock, wasn’t enough for Derbyshire Surrey 326-6 (Sangakkara 109, Davies 115); Derbyshire  249 (Durston 129) Surrey won by 77 runs We were a little outgunned today. Two very good batsmen in Steven Davies and Kumar Sangakkara took the game away from us with a brilliant second wicket stand of 204, although an innings of considerable brilliance, even f

Aug 3 2015
7 players who enjoyed a great run of form after turning 35
7 players who enjoyed a great run of form after turning 35

Time is a fickle mistress, they say. In sport, time is as slippery as a rattlesnake, slithering away, painfully, one day at a time. In case of cricketers, it is one game at a time, or sometimes, one season at a time. Many a great players smelt the earth, as age caught up with them, their arrogance grinded away in the wheels of time, their reflexes numbed with the heroin of grey hair. Runs stop flowing, wickets stop coming. Batsmen feel the ball

Jul 31 2015
5 memorable Tests India played in Sri Lanka
5 memorable Tests India played in Sri Lanka

The Sri Lankan line-up, especially their batting, assumes a menacing form on home soil. Many a batting records have broken when SL has played against India on these home turfs. Despite SL’s stronghold in their fortress, India has also come back strongly in more games than one, to snatch some great victories. While on one side, SL has displayed their dominance by achieving world record batting scores and often notching up daunting total

Jul 29 2015
5 Sri Lankan players India should watch out for in the Test series
5 Sri Lankan players India should watch out for in the Test series

India’s return to Test action in August sees them take on Sri Lanka and the former will be looking to beat the islanders for the first time away from home in 22 years. Their awful record abroad – India have won just one Test outside of India since 2011 (Lord’s 2014) – does not bode well for the visitors although Sri Lanka are not looking too spritely either, having recently suffered a 2-1 series defeat against P

Jul 28 2015
Stats: Tillakaratne Dilshan breaks into the 10000 club
Stats: Tillakaratne Dilshan breaks into the 10000 club

Tillakaratne Dilshan – Getting better with age As soon as Angelo Mathews won the toss and decided to bat first, all eyes were set on the opener Tilakaratene Dilshan, who was just 55 runs away from reaching the 10,000 runs milestone. He didn’t upset the crowd too, reaching the new height and becoming the fourth Sri Lankan to ever score 10,000-plus runs in an ODI career. The home team, Sri Lanka restore their pride by winning the

5 players who could replace Sangakkara in the Sri Lankan Test side
5 players who could replace Sangakkara in the Sri Lankan Test side

The Sri Lankan icon Kumar Sangakkara has recently confirmed that he will be retiring from International Cricket after the second Test between India and Sri Lanka next month. The stylish left-hander earlier in the year retired from the ODI format post the 2015 World Cup and from the T20 format last year after guiding his side to a World Cup in Bangladesh. Replacing him at number 3 is going to be one heck of a challenge for the Lankan Lions and ke

Jul 18 2015
Kumar Sangakkara - A look beyond the oomph of his magical numbers
Kumar Sangakkara - A look beyond the oomph of his magical numbers

Kumara Sangakkara – A look at the man behind the numbers Fourteen years ago, a young man walked out to the middle of the hostile Centurion track to open the innings for his team, that was playing only its second Test series in the Rainbow nation. His team had been forced to follow on after it could only muster 119 in response to South Africa’s 378 in the first innings. The captain who had scored 16 in the f

Jul 15 2015
Kumar Sangakkara: The colossus of Sri Lankan Cricket
Kumar Sangakkara: The colossus of Sri Lankan Cricket

Jul 14 2015
Reports: Mahela Jayawardene to join England coaching staff
Reports: Mahela Jayawardene to join England coaching staff

 Mahela Jayawardena of Sri Lanka waves to the crowd after winning an ODI against England in December 2014   Mahela Jayawardene has been approached to join the England coaching staff in a consultancy role, according to reports. The England team management are keen on getting someone who can push the team to glory in the T20 World Cup next year, which will be played in the subcontinent – where Jayawardene has accumulated t

Jul 13 2015
India to play three Tests against Sri Lanka in August
India to play three Tests against Sri Lanka in August

India is fifth in the ICC Test team rankings New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) India will tour Sri Lanka to play three Test matches in August and September, the cricketing boards of both the countries confirmed on Thursday. The Indian team will reach Colombo on August 3 and will play a three-day warm-up game against Sri Lanka Chairman's XI from August 6 to 8 at the R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium in the Sri Lankan capital. The three

Jul 9 2015
There is no HERO like YOUNIS KHAN... not even SUPERMAN
There is no HERO like YOUNIS KHAN... not even SUPERMAN

Younis has taken Pakistan to new heights There is no doubt in my mind that Younis Khan is the greatest test cricketer ever produced by Pakistan. There are very few Pakistan test records that he does not own. Those that don't belong to him, will be his very soon. He holds a few world records as well, and with the way he is going, he will make some more for sure. The 37-year-old's achievements are truly magnified if one considers the

Jul 9 2015
Younis Khan emerges as Pakistan's greatest match winner
Younis Khan emerges as Pakistan's greatest match winner

Younis celebrates his hundred against Sri Lanka on the fifth day of the 3rd Test match  As Kumar Sangakkara walked back to the pavilion after scoring his first golden duck against subcontinent rivals Pakistan on the 5th day of the 2nd Test match last month, one could not help but realise that sports, like life, proves to be a great leveller. With speculations rife about his retirement plans (he later confirmed that he would play

Jul 7 2015
The Greatest ODI Cricketer - Some stats don't lie, but do they hide the truth?
The Greatest ODI Cricketer - Some stats don't lie, but do they hide the truth?

Viv Richards and Sachin Tendulkar – who is the greatest ODI cricketer of all time? You’re picking the Greatest ODI Player. You’d look among the Top 10 ODI Players, right? Why? They’ve been tested the most. Right? Wrong, says a jury that voted for Viv Richards. Those tired claims again – World Cup ‘final’ heroics, bowling, fielding, captaincy. In a history of over 3600 ODIs, do a few

Jul 7 2015
Fake FB wall: Rohit tries to troll Sanga on FB, gets himself trolled
Fake FB wall: Rohit tries to troll Sanga on FB, gets himself trolled

    NOTE: This is a fake Facebook wall and should not be taken seriously.

Jul 4 2015
Sri Lanka win to level series against Pakistan
Sri Lanka win to level series against Pakistan

Mathews and Thirimanne helped Lanka to win on the last day’s play Sri Lanka came out in full force and grabbed victory right under Pakistan’s nose. The hosts won the second test at Colombo by 7 wickets, thereby leveling the 3 test series against Pakistan. The test started with Pakistan scoring a paltry 138 thanks to PHT Kaushal and Dhammika Prasad scalping 5 and 3 wickets respectively. Sri Lanka were bowled out f

Jun 29 2015
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