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Monday, June 30, 2008

Asia Cup 2008 points table

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Sunday, June 29, 2008

[Video] Sri Lanka VS Pakistan | Asia Cup 2008 Super Four

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8th Match, Super Four: Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Karachi - Jun 29, 2008
Sri Lanka won by 64 runs.

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Saturday, June 28, 2008

[Video] Mahela Udawatte 67 (74) Vs UAE | Asia Cup 2008

Mahela Udawatte top scored for Sri Lanka with a characteristic aggressive 67 against UAE. It appears Sanath Jayasuriya and Mahela Udawatte may open the batting from this point onwards in the Asia cup with Sangakkara coming in at number 3.

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[Video] Chamara Kapugedera Brilliant Run Out | Asia Cup 2008

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Friday, June 27, 2008

[Video] The Mystery Spinner Ajantha Mendis 5/22 Vs UAE | Asia Cup 2008

Mendis spins Sri Lanka to victory

LAHORE: Unorthodox spinner Ajantha Mendis took five wickets to help Sri Lanka beat United Arab Emirates by 142 runs in the last Group ‘A’ match of the Asia Cup here on Thursday.

Sri Lanka made 290 for nine off its 50 overs before Mendis spun out UAE for 148 in 36.3 overs with a five-wicket burst.

UAE was briefly in the hunt when opening batsman Amjad Ali hit 12 boundaries in his 79-ball innings of 77 before wickets fell at regular intervals once Mendis came on to bowl.

The victory helped defending champion Sri Lanka stay unbeaten in the group. Bangladesh, which lost to Sri Lanka, also qualified for the Super Four stage through its victory over UAE. — AP

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Thursday, June 26, 2008

[Video] Sri Lanka VS UAE | Asia Cup 2008 6th Match

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6th Match, Group A: Sri Lanka v United Arab Emirates at Lahore - Jun 26, 2008
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[Video] A chat with Sangakkara ahead of Match 6 | Asia Cup 2008

Pre match interview with Kumar Sangakkara during the Asia Cup encounter between Sri Lanka & UAE. Courtesy ESPN/STAR & ATN CricketPlus.

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[Video] Huge Six | Farveez Maharoof | 2007

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Farveez Maharoof Vs Micheal Mason | Sri Lanka in New zealand 2006/07 +/- Expand Post

[Video] Sri Lanka VS Bangladesh | Asia Cup 2008 - 3rd match Group A

3rd Match, Group A: Bangladesh v Sri Lanka at Lahore - Jun 25, 2008
Sri Lanka won by 131 runs.

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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

[Video] Sanath Jayasuriya 72 (47) Vs Bangladesh | Asia Cup 2008

Sanath starts off the tourney where he left off at the IPL.

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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

[Video] Classic catches | Roshan Mahanama | 1995/96

Roshan Mahanama Vs Australia | Australia in Sri lanka 1995/96

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Monday, June 23, 2008

[Video] Sri Lanka v England, 1982, Only Test | Day 3

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Day 3: England 1st innings 223 All out, Sri Lanka 152/3 (Mendis 16*, Madugalle 0*) +/- Expand Post

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

[Video] Chamara Silva | This is Cricket

Full name Lindamlilage Prageeth Chamara Silva
Born December 14, 1979, Panadura
Current age 28 years 188 days
Major teams Sri Lanka, Basnahira South, Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club, Deccan Chargers, Panadura Sports Club, Sebastianites Cricket and Athletic Club, Sinhalese Sports Club
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Legbreak

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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

[Video] Sri Lanka v England, 1982, Only Test | Day 2

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Day 2: Sri Lanka 218, England 186/5 (Gower 79*, Taylor 8*)

  • Asantha De Mel
  • Lalith Kaluperuma
  • Bandula Warnapura
  • Ian Botham
  • Ajith De Silva
  • David Gower
  • Graham Gooch
  • Sidath Wettimuny
  • Mahesh Goonatilleke
  • Chris Tavaré
  • Arjuna Ranatunga (On Debut)
  • Kieth Fletcher
  • Geoff Cook (On Debut)
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Monday, June 16, 2008

[Video] Sri Lanka v England, 1982, Only Test | Day 1

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  • Arjuna Ranatunga
  • Bob Willis
  • Ranjan Madugalle
  • Paul Allot
  • David Gower
  • Duleep Mendis
  • Bandula Warnapura
  • Roy Dias
  • John Embury
  • Ian Botham

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Saturday, June 14, 2008

[Video] Sri Lanka’s Inaugural Test Match 1982 | Opening ceremony

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Features Keith Fletcher, His Excellency the late Junius Richard Jayawardene (Former President of Sri Lanka) and both the Sri Lankan team as well as the English team. The video also contains the Toss and a brief interview with the two captains.

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Thursday, June 12, 2008

[Video] [Poll] Ball of the Century, Murali or Warne?

The Ball of the Century, also referred to as the Gatting Ball or simply That Ball, is the nickname given to a cricket delivery bowled by Australia's Shane Warne to England's Mike Gatting. The incident occurred on day 2 of the first Test of the 1993 Ashes series, which took place at Old Trafford, Manchester. On his first ball against England, Warne produced a spectacular delivery that bowled Gatting. - From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Murali's injured left shoulder hurt so much that each appeal turned his winsome grin into a wince of pain, yet on the second day, he still totted up 42 overs. Trescothick had kept him at bay with ease, though the ball which removed Butcher for a solid, sometimes elegant 94 was a beauty: one to replay in the mind on long winter evenings. It pitched 18 inches outside leg, spat off the pitch and clipped the off bail. - From Wisden, the bible of Cricket.

They are both absolutely brilliant deliveries vote below on what you think should be considered as the ball of the century.

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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

[Video] 1996 World Cup first Quarter Final | Sri Lanka Vs England

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10 minute highlights of the 2nd session/run chase.

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Monday, June 9, 2008

[Video] Sanath Jayasuriya Vs Phil Defreitas | 1996 World Cup

From the 1996 Wills World Cup Quarter finals. 27 year old Sanath carts the English bowling to all parts and took a particular liking to Defreitas.

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[Video] 1996 Wills Cricket World Cup Montage

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From the 1996 Wills world cup - Courtesy SkySports.

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Sanath still going strong | SkySports

SkySports: Sri Lankan veteran Sanath Jayasuriya insists he still has some cricket left in him as he approaches his 39th birthday.

Many thought the exciting left-hander's career was over when he was dropped for the one-day series against the West Indies in April after retiring from Test cricket in December.

Jayasuriya says that decision was the right one after he failed to hit a 50 in 20 innings, but he responded with some fine displays in the Indian Premier League last month.

His Tweny20 form has now seen him recalled by the Sri Lankan selectors and the former skipper will now play in the Asia Cup in Pakistan.

As he prepares for the one-day tournament, Jayasuriya insists that his age will not stop him from playing top level cricket, with his 39th birthday coming up at the end of June.

"I realise I still have cricket left in me, but the thing is to perform," Jayasuriya told Reuters.

"When you perform, age does not come into question.

"I accept I did not play well during the last six months. Getting 30s and 40s wasn't helping the team (and) they dropped me, which was quite alright."


A veteran of 411 one day internationals, Jayasuriya was happy he returned to the side after quitting because of a row with selectors in 2006, but insisted he got the timing of his Test retirement spot on.

"I proved them (detractors) wrong, playing good cricket when I came back again," he added.

"Then I decided during the (2007) England test series that I should retire and make way.

I'm happy I did that on my own terms."

One of just seven men to pas 10,000 runs in international one day cricket, Jayasuriya hit 467 runs to help Sri Lanka to the 2007 World Cup final.

The 1996 World Cup winner could even equal Javed Miandad's record of six appearances at the tournament, but he insists he is not looking that far ahead.

With still three years until the 2011 World Cup, Jayasuriya knows that as soon as his performances drop, then his age will be mentioned as a negative factor.

"I am not thinking that far as yet," he said. "At the moment I am taking it series by series and let's see how it goes.

"You need a lot more training and dedication when you come to this stage. I'm working hard, I'll see what I do in the next few series and see how it goes.

"I need to keep my performance high all the time.

"When you are 38-39, you need to perform on all the tours, otherwise age will be spoken as a factor." +/- Expand Post

Friday, June 6, 2008

[Video] Sri Lanka Vs West Indies 1st Test day 5, 2008

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Sri Lanka's first Test match victory on Caribbean soil.

1st Test v West Indies at Providence - Mar 22-26, 2008
Sri Lanka won by 121 runs
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Wednesday, June 4, 2008

[Video] Sanath Jayasuriya 76 (28) Vs Pakistan | Singapore 1996

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Singer Cup, 1995/96, Final
Pakistan v Sri Lanka
The Padang, Singapore
7 April 1996 (50-overs match

WORLD RECORD Jayasuriya scored 50 in 17 balls beating SP O'Donnell's record of 18 balls.

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Tuesday, June 3, 2008

[Video] Sanath Jayasuriya 111 (82) Vs New Zealand | 2006/07

Sri Lanka in New Zealand ODI Series - 1st ODI
Played at McLean Park, Napier, on 28 December 2006 (50-over match)
Scorecard (courtesy Cricinfo)

Sanath Jayasuriya put on a brutal batting display, crashing 111 off 82 deliveries, to set up Sri Lanka's emphatic seven-wicket victory over New Zealand in the first match of a five-game series at Napier. New Zealand's testing target of 286, boosted by Ross Taylor's outstanding maiden century, posed little threat to Sri Lanka who cruised home with 10 overs to spare.

- Charlie Austion for Cricinfo.

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Sunday, June 1, 2008

[Video] Sanath Jayasuriya 70 (44) Vs New Zealand | 2006/07

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Sri Lanka in New Zealand ODI Series - 4th ODI.
Played at Eden Park, Auckland, on 6 January 2007 - day/night (50-over match).
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