Cricket News sort by Tillakaratne Mudiyanselage Dilshan

Superb bowling spells from Dilhara Fernando (5/17) and Jacob Oram (3/16) set up an easy win for Uva Next over Basnahira Cricket Dundee (BCD) on Sunday night. The Thilina Kandamby led Uva Next crushed the Dilshan led BCD by 8 wickets with 10 balls to spare.

In what was a reduced contest of 13 overs, the Tillakaratne Dilshan led Basnahira Cricket Dundee (BCD) crushed the Thilan Samaraweera led Kandurata Warriors by 34 runs in the 2nd match of the SLPL 2012 at Colombo.

Sri Lanka completed an easy 9-wicket win to level the ODI Series 1-1 before leaving to Colombo. India couldn’t put up any sort of fight with the ball as the Lankans eased to the target of 139 in just 19.5 overs without playing any real big shots.

Another Indian tour of Sri Lanka is all set to get underway. And, like always, there is hardly anything to pick between the two teams. India and Sri Lanka have played each other so often in the last couple of years that the players from the two teams know each other inside out.

New Zealand lost the fourth ODI to West Indies at St Kitts, and with it the series, despite a wonderfully compiled century from their skipper Ross Taylor, who was returning to action against injury.

Sri Lanka won their first Test series since 2009, and also their first since the retirement of the legendary Muttiah Muralitharan following the much expected draw at Pallekele, with rain playing spoilsport again.

The SSC Test has come alive with Sri Lanka needed to bat extremely well on the morning session on Day 5 to ensure a draw. The match was considered to be dead once Dilshan and Sangakkara had gone past their respective centuries. However, a couple of late blows from young left arm pacer Junaid Khan inspired Pakistan to reduce Sri Lanka to 278 for 5 by Stumps on Day 4.

Pakistan are staring at a certain defeat on Day 4 of the opening Test at Galle. At Stumps on Day 3, the visitors have been reduced to 36 for 3 after being asked to chase an impossible target of 510.

The opening day of a Test match is significant in the context that it sets the tone for the rest of the game. Rarely does a team that has been put on the back foot on the first day of a Test manage to come back strongly and put the opposition under pressure.