ICC defends World T20's 'tryst with monsoon'
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ICC defends World T20's 'tryst with monsoon'

The International Cricket Council on Sunday defended the scheduling of the World Twenty20 as monsoon rains threatened to ruin the tournament in Sri Lanka.

I'm always spoiling for a fight: Ashok Dinda
Shamya Dasgupta

I'm always spoiling for a fight: Ashok Dinda

Figures of 2-0-19-1 aren't too flattering even in a Twenty20 International, and if you are in the team primarily as a bowler, you want to either keep down the number in the third column or increase the one in the fourth. Ashok Dinda did both brilliantly in the match against Sri Lanka at Pallekele on August 7, bowling the 18th over of the innin...

Impressive India hit the right notes
R Kaushik

Impressive India hit the right notes

India couldn't have asked for a better start to a demanding season. In a country where overseas teams have struggled to assert themselves, they overwhelmed Sri Lanka in both the One-Day International series and in the one-off Twenty20 International, thereby not only gathering early momentum but also regaining some of the confidence that had tak...

Dhoni praises bowlers for win over Sri Lanka in one-off T20
Press Trust of India

Dhoni praises bowlers for win over Sri Lanka in one-off T20

India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni credited the fine show by his pacers and presence of part-time bowling option for his side's clinical 39-run win over Sri Lanka in the one-off Twenty20 International on Tuesday.

One-off Twenty20: Statistical highlights from the India-Sri Lanka match
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One-off Twenty20: Statistical highlights from the India-Sri Lanka match

India romped home against Sri Lanka in the one and only Twenty20 International of the tour. Here are some statistical highlights from the match.

India beat Sri Lanka by 39 runs in the one-off T20
R Kaushik

India beat Sri Lanka by 39 runs in the one-off T20

Virat Kohli, imperious and unstoppable, turned on the style as he often has on this tour of Sri Lanka, as India sealed their dominance with a convincing victory in the one-off Twenty20 International.

Virender Sehwag, Zaheer Khan to miss T20 vs Sri Lanka
R Kaushik

Virender Sehwag, Zaheer Khan to miss T20 vs Sri Lanka

India will be without Virender Sehwag and Zaheer Khan for the one-off Twenty20 International against Sri Lanka at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium on Tuesday.

Eyes on World T20, India and Lanka look to get an upper hand
Press Trust of India

Eyes on World T20, India and Lanka look to get an upper hand

The world number two ranking clinched following a dominating 4-1 triumph in ODIs, India will now look to stamp their authority against Sri Lanka in the only Twenty20 international in Pallekele on Tuesday.

Sri Lanka fined for slow over rate
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Sri Lanka fined for slow over rate

The Sri Lanka side has been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during their 20 runs defeat against India in the fifth ODI at Pallekele on Saturday according to a media release by the International Cricket Council.

Manoj Tiwary impresses coach Duncan Fletcher
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Manoj Tiwary impresses coach Duncan Fletcher

Impressed with Manoj Tiwary's knock in the final ODI against Sri Lanka, Indian cricket team coach Duncan Fletcher says the middle-order batsman is a "serious contender" for a place in the One-day team.

India vs Sri Lanka: T20 clashes in numbers
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India vs Sri Lanka: T20 clashes in numbers

Honours in T20 international clashes between India and Sri Lanka are even. On Tuesday, it may change in favour of either the hosts or the visitors as the two teams lock horn in the shortest format, in Kandy.

My batting boosted my confidence: Irfan Pathan
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My batting boosted my confidence: Irfan Pathan

Irfan Pathan, who was India's star with his fine all-round performance, said his good batting towards the end of Indian innings gave him the confidence to bowl well as he picked up five Sri Lanka wickets in his side's win, here on Saturday.

Rohit Sharma's horrid form reaps 13 from 5 innings
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Rohit Sharma's horrid form reaps 13 from 5 innings

India may have taken the series against Sri Lanka and a solid batting performance - barring the display in the second ODI - has defined the performance of the visitors. What however has stunned fans is the disastrous form of Rohit Sharma.

India beat Sri Lanka in the final ODI to take joint 2nd spot in rankings
Wisden India Staff

India beat Sri Lanka in the final ODI to take joint 2nd spot in rankings

India delivered the final punch on Sri Lanka in emphatic fashion to seal the final match of the series by 20 runs here on Saturday. With it, the team takes the second spot in ODI rankings.

My mindset is always to attack: R Ashwin
R Kaushik

My mindset is always to attack: R Ashwin

R Ashwin has at once been India's most parsimonious and penetrative bowler during their One-Day International series in Sri Lanka.

India look to complete 4-1 drubbing over Sri Lanka
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India look to complete 4-1 drubbing over Sri Lanka

With the series already under their belt, a confident India will look to continue their dominating run and complete a 4-1 drubbing over an inconsistent Sri Lanka in the final one-dayer on Friday.

Idea is to help team win games: Virat Kohli
Wisden India Staff

Idea is to help team win games: Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli's unbeaten 128 on in the fourth One-Day International against Sri Lanka was the fifth hundred in his last eight innings and the 13th of his ODI career. In his last 10 innings, he has made 850 runs at 106.25, stats unparalleled during a 10-innings stretch in ODI history.

India beat Sri Lanka by six wickets, win series
Wisden India Staff

India beat Sri Lanka by six wickets, win series

In the end, Mahendra Singh Dhoni's punt paid handsome dividends. His decision to go in with a seventh specialist batsman, and to unyieldingly trust Manoj Tiwary's part-time leg-spin, played massive parts in India completing a hat-trick of One-Day International series wins on Sri Lankan soil.

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