India vs New Zealand: Ahead of 1st ODI, MS Dhoni Takes Us Back To 2011 World Cup Winning Six

India vs New Zealand: Ahead of 1st ODI, MS Dhoni Takes Us Back To 2011 World Cup Winning Six

Dhoni's match-finishing six in the 2011 World Cup has become a lasting image of cricket in India.

Sri Lanka Draw Series Beating Bangladesh By 71 runs
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Sri Lanka Draw Series Beating Bangladesh By 71 runs

Nuwan Kulasekara's deft bowling helped Sri Lanka defeat Bangladesh by 71 runs in the third one-day international, securing a 1-1 draw in the three-match series in Colombo on Saturday.

Nuwan Kulasekara Briefly Detained Over Fatal Crash in Sri Lanka
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Nuwan Kulasekara Briefly Detained Over Fatal Crash in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka cricketer Nuwan Kulasekara was on the A-1 highway when a motorcyclist travelling in the opposite direction hit a barrier dividing the lanes and crashed into the cricketer's vehicle, police said

Nuwan Kulasekara Retires From Tests, to Focus on ODIs, T20s For Sri Lanka
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Nuwan Kulasekara Retires From Tests, to Focus on ODIs, T20s For Sri Lanka

Nuwan Kulasekara made his Test debut for Sri Lanka against New Zealand in Napier in 2005, and has taken 48 wickets in 21 matches in the longest format of the game

Lasith Malinga To Lead Defending Champions Sri Lanka in Asia Cup and World Twenty20, Nuwan Kulasekara Returns
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Lasith Malinga To Lead Defending Champions Sri Lanka in Asia Cup and World Twenty20, Nuwan Kulasekara Returns

Lasith Malinga, who missed the New Zealand series due to injury, has been named as skipper of the Sri Lankan team for the Asia Cup and World Twenty20. Nuwan Kulasekara and Rangana Herath also return.

Nuwan Kulasekara Reprimanded for Aggressive Celebration
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Nuwan Kulasekara Reprimanded for Aggressive Celebration

After claiming Luke Ronchi's wicket, Nuwan Kulasekara aggressively changed direction towards the dismissed batsman, which was considered unacceptable by the match officials.

Setback for Sri Lanka as Nuwan Kulasekara ruled out of Test series against Pakistan
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Setback for Sri Lanka as Nuwan Kulasekara ruled out of Test series against Pakistan

Skipper Angelo Mathews says there will be no replacement for Nuwan Kulasekara, who is nursing a hamstring injury, as Sri Lanka have enough fast bowlers in the squad.

Tillakaratne Dilshan blitz helps Sri Lanka beat South Africa in final T20
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Tillakaratne Dilshan blitz helps Sri Lanka beat South Africa in final T20

Tillakaratne Dilshan hit an unbeaten 74 off 51 balls to help Sri Lanka retain their number one ranking in T20Is.

Sri Lanka pacer Nuwan Kulasekara back from injury for South Africa T20s
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Sri Lanka pacer Nuwan Kulasekara back from injury for South Africa T20s

The squad led by Dinesh Chandimal and fast bowler Lasith Malinga as his deputy has seven specialist batsmen, three all-rounders, three specialist fast bowlers and two spinners.

ICC Champions Trophy: India dismiss Sri Lanka to set up final versus England
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ICC Champions Trophy: India dismiss Sri Lanka to set up final versus England

Fifties by Dhawan and Kohli seal eight-wicket win after Ishant Sharma and Ravichandran Ashwin take three wickets each in one-sided semifinal

ICC Champions Trophy semis: Upbeat Sri Lanka look India in the eye
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ICC Champions Trophy semis: Upbeat Sri Lanka look India in the eye

For the islanders, the clash against India will be a grudge game of sorts. In the final of the 2011 World Cup at the Wankhede, India outclassed co-hosts Sri Lanka by six wickets.

ICC Champions Trophy: Loss to India in warm-up match is behind us, says Mahela Jayawardene
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ICC Champions Trophy: Loss to India in warm-up match is behind us, says Mahela Jayawardene

Joint winners in 2002, Sri Lanka play India in the second semi-final of the ICC Champions Trophy in Cardiff on June 20

Champions Trophy: Sri Lanka shut out Australia, set up semis clash vs India
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Champions Trophy: Sri Lanka shut out Australia, set up semis clash vs India

In what turned out to be a three-way battle with New Zealand keeping a close watch, Sri Lanka managed to keep chipping away Australian wickets to eventually post a decisive win.

England vs Sri Lanka Stats: Sangakkara gets 21st MoM award, Eranga earns dubious distinction
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England vs Sri Lanka Stats: Sangakkara gets 21st MoM award, Eranga earns dubious distinction

Kumar Sangakkara stole the thunder from Alastair Cook and Jonathan Trott as Sri Lanka kept their Champions Trophy hopes alive and kicking. Nuwan Kulasekara, sent up the order, too surprised the home team with a swashbuckling knock.

Kumar Sangakkara says match-winning ton against England in Champions Trophy
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Kumar Sangakkara says match-winning ton against England in Champions Trophy 'one of my best'

Sangakkara, who was adjudged man-of-the-match, said his side would now focus on beating Australia in their last Group A match to book a berth in the semifinals.

Sri Lankan board powerless to stop its players from playing IPL
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Sri Lankan board powerless to stop its players from playing IPL

Buddhist nationalist groups had petitioned SLC to stop its cricketers from going to India to play in the IPL, after the government clarified that the players were free to go as long as they would not be playing in Tamil Nadu.

History-making Mushfiqur Rahim leads Bangladesh charge against Sri Lanka
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History-making Mushfiqur Rahim leads Bangladesh charge against Sri Lanka

Former captain Mohammad Ashraful fell for 190 in the morning session after adding a record 267 for the fifth wicket with Rahim, the highest stand by Bangladesh for any wicket in Tests.

New Zealand vs England: Highlights
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New Zealand vs England: Highlights

Alex Hales and Michael Lumb have shared a partnership of 143 (unbroken) - England's highest for the first wicket in T20Is - their second highest for any wicket, next only to the 159 between Ravi Bopara and Alex Hales for the second wicket against the West Indies at Nottingham on June 24, 2012.

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