Pallekele: Sri Lanka suffered a major blow as veteran spinner Rangana Herath has been rested for the third and the final Test against India in Pallekele due to a back pain.
Colombo: Indian wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha on Monday admitted that he enjoys keeping to ace spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja.
Virat Kohli might have fans swooning for him every time he steps out, but the India skipper was mighty pleased on Sunday. Having just won the Test series against Sri Lanka in the Island Nation, he had a special visitor in WWE fighter The Great Khali aka Dalip Singh Rana. Yes!!! The Indian captain met former WWE champion on Sunday and shared pictures of the two captioning it as, “It was Great
India, the No 1 ranked side in Test cricket, completed the formalities on the fourth day of the second Test at SSC, Colombo and defeated Sri Lanka by innings and 53 runs. This was India’s first innings win against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka and their fourth consecutive win in the island nation. The men in blue completely dominated the match and registered their eighth consecutive series win since the last time India visited
India, the numero uno Test side in world cricket, decimated Sri Lanka by an innings and 53 runs in the second Test at Colombo. This was India’s first innings win against Lankan lions on Lankan soil. India’s win was based on collective team effort and they dissected Lanka very methodically. SL showed fight in the second innings, but it was a case of too little, too late and now the third Test at Pallekele
India are still 230 runs ahead and if they can bowl out Sri Lanka before the hosts those many runs, India can claim a win by an innings. After bowling out Sri Lanka for 183 in the first innings and taking a 439 runs, India asked Sri Lanka to follow-on but a 191-run second wicket stand between Dimuth Karunaratne and Kusal Mendis built a stunning comeback on a pitch that looked like spitting venom.
Colombo: Ravindra Jadeja today became the second fastest Indian to reach 150 Test wickets, behind teammate Ravichandran Ashwin, when he bowled Dhananjay de Silva during the second Test against Sri Lanka here.
Colombo: Dimuth Karunaratne and Kusal Mendis posted half-centuries as Sri Lanka got off to a steady start in their second innings, posting 118/1 at tea after being forced to follow-on by India on the third day of the second cricket Test here on Saturday.
Ravichandran Ashwin joined an elite breed of cricketers when he completed the double of 2000 runs and 250 wickets in Test cricket. Ashwin is the fastest player to complete the double of scoring 2000 Test runs and taking 250 Test wickets. He did so during his knock against Sri Lanka in the second Test in SSC at Colombo. Ian Botham, Imran Khan, and Kapil Dev are positioned in the first three places
There were no surprises in store as India continued their domination in the ongoing Test at SSC, Colombo. India piled on yet another total over 600 and declared their innings at 622/9. India batted exceedingly well and six players scored over fifty, with Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane converting them into hundreds. For Sri Lanka it was another day of disappointments and their cause was not helped by Nuwan Pradeep not bowling due to hamstring
Colombo: Sri Lanka were 50-2 at stumps in reply to India’s first innings score of 622-9 declared on day two of the second cricket Test here today.
India started the second Test at SSC, Colombo in a commanding position and ended the first day at 344/3. India riding on Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane’s tons deflated Sri Lankans and they never really recovered. India, who won the toss had no hesitation in batting first and the openers Shikhar Dhawan and returning KL Rahul put on 56 for the first wicket and then lost Rahul and Virat Kohli in quick succession.
Colombo: India declared their first innings at 622 for nine on day two of the second Test against Sri Lanka here.
Ajinkya Rahane has been a consistent run-getter for India, especially when it comes to overseas performances. Rahane had a long wait since 2016 to get to the three-figure mark in Tests. He took nearly 10 months and 17 innings to score a century before his knock and Cheteshwar Pujara’s centuries powered India to 344-3 against Sri Lanka on the opening day of the second Test at Colombo. In a brilliant inning, Rahane,
Colombo: India rode on undefeated centuries from Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane to post 344/3 at stumps on the opening day of the second cricket Test against Sri Lanka at the Sinhalese Sports Club here on Thursday.
Virat Kohli-led Indian team are flying high after registering their biggest overseas Test win in terms of runs after defeating Sri Lanka by 304 runs at Galle. With both, visitors India and Sri Lanka going strong in the second Test at SSC in Colombo, it has been a moment of achievement for a journalist, who will cover his career’s 100the Test match as a journalist. Yes! renowned cricket journalist R Kaushik, Managing
Colombo: Sri Lanka’s former World Cup-winning captain Arjuna Ranatunga says the administration of the game in the country is “disgusting” and he has stopped following the national team for this reason.
Colombo: India skipper Virat Kohli on Wednesday made it clear that ‘established opener’ KL Rahul will be included in the Playing XI for the second Test against Sri Lanka starting Thursday at the SSC.
The balance of a team is the most crucial aspect in any format of cricket and India ever since the retirement of the legendary Kapil Dev have always struggled when it comes having a genuine and match winning all-rounder. The current team is lucky to have likes of Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and Wriddhiman Saha as utility players and over the past 18 months, the trio have performed admirably, but the main question is
India, the No 1 ranked Test side, started their campaign on a winning note against Sri Lanka at Galle by beating the hosts by a whopping margin of 304 runs. India played predictability and ticked almost all the boxes and SL on the other hand have lot to ponder over team selection and strategy. The second Test will be played at SSC Colombo, which has traditionally been a batting paradise and is very good
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