COLOMBO: An upbeat South Africa will look to carry their winning momentum in the Second Test against Sri Lanka beginning tomorrow, and break a 21-year-old jinx on the island.
LONDON: ISHANT Sharma claimed seven wickets to bowl India to a 95-run victory over England in the Second Test at Lord’s yesterday, their first overseas win since 2011.
GALLE (Sri Lanka): SOUTH African fast bowlers Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel ripped through the Sri Lanka batting lineup to seal a 153-run win in the First Test yesterday as Hashim Amla started his captaincy in fine style.
LONDON: Murali Vijay fell five runs short of a well-deserved century yesterday as England took three valuable wickets in the morning session of fourth day of the Second Test at Lord’s.
LONDON: BHUVNESHWAR Kumar finished with figures of 6-82 as England were dismissed for 319 on day three of the Second Test to lead by 13 runs at lunch with India 11-0.
GALLE (Sri Lanka): Kumar Sangakkara smashed his 49th half-century as Sri Lanka launched a stunning fightback on the fourth day of the first Test against South Africa on yesterday.
LONDON: ENGLAND captain Alastair Cook suffered yet another failure with the bat as India seized control of the Second Test at Lord’s yesterday.
GALLE: JP Duminy scored his fourth test century and his first in the subcontinent to steer South Africa to a first innings total of 455 for nine wickets declared on the second day of the first test against Sri Lanka on Thursday.
LONDON: TENSIONS in the Second Test at Lord’s are set to be increased after the International Cricket Council charged England’s James Anderson with allegedly “abusing and pushing” India’s Ravindra Jadeja just two days before the match.
NOTTINGHAM: INDIA captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni insists he wants his side exposed to classic English conditions during the remainder of the tourists’ five-match series after the first Test at Trent Bridge ended in stalemate.
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