Sri Lanka

Exotica attainable

Exotica attainable

There's a Twenty/20 cricket tournament in Sri Lanka just now, but there are other reasons to visit, as Dunedin man Jim Guest discovered.

Cricket: India bag win over Sri Lanka

Cricket: India bag win over Sri Lanka

India made heavy weather of a modest run chase before securing a four-wicket victory against Sri Lanka in the second match of the triangular series at Perth on Wednesday.

Cricket: Sri Lanka struggle against Sth Africa quicks

Cricket: Sri Lanka struggle against Sth Africa quicks

Fast bowlers Vernon Philander and Dale Steyn shared nine wickets as Sri Lanka again struggled in South Africa to be bowled out for 180 on day one of the first test.

Cricket: Pakistan in control against Sri Lanka

Cricket: Pakistan in control against Sri Lanka

The Pakistan spinners got in on the act after pace duo Umar Gul and Junaid Khan ripped through the Sri Lankan top order to bundle out the tourists for 239 in their first innings on day one of the second test in Dubai.

Cricket: Pakistan turn screw on Sri Lanka

Taufeeq Umar hit his maiden test double century as Pakistan turned the screw on Sri Lanka on the third day of the first test in Abu Dhabi on Thursday.

Cricket: Pakistan in control against Sri Lanka

Taufeeq Umar compiled his sixth test century to put Pakistan in complete control after the second day of the first test against Sri Lanka in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.

Cricket: Skipper leads Aussies to series win

Cricket: Skipper leads Aussies to series win

Michael Clarke hit his 15th test century to lead Australia to a draw in the third and final test against Sri Lanka on Tuesday and a 1-0 win in his first series as captain.

Cricket: Hughes ton takes Australia to lead

Cricket: Hughes ton takes Australia to lead

Australia opener Phil Hughes scored his first test hundred in two and a-half years on Monday as Sri Lanka pressed for a series-levelling victory in the third and final test.

Cricket: Sri Lanka build lead over Australia

Cricket: Sri Lanka build lead over Australia

Angelo Mathews moved to within 15 runs of a maiden test century as Sri Lanka steadily extended their first innings lead against Australia in the third and final test on Sunday.

Cricket: Sri Lanka pair fight back against Aussies

Cricket: Sri Lanka pair fight back against Aussies

Sri Lanka came up with a vastly improved performance in their second innings on Sunday, leaving the onus of saving the second test against Australia on two of their most experienced batsmen, Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene.

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