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World T20, 2nd Semi-Final

India vs West Indies

at Mumbai, Mar 31, 2016
West Indies 196/3 beat India 192/2 by 7 wickets

Sri Lanka in India T20I Cricket Series 2016

Feb 9, 12, 14, 2016

Sri Lanka to play 3 T20Is before WT20

three Twenty20 internationals.
India vs Sri Lanka T20I Cricket Series 2016


Tuesday, Feb 9, 2016
19:30 local | 14:00 GMT
1st T20I: India vs Sri LankaPune
Friday, Feb 12, 2016
19:30 local | 14:00 GMT
2nd T20I: India vs Sri LankaRanchi
Sunday, Feb 14, 2016
19:30 local | 14:00 GMT
3rd T20I: India vs Sri LankaVisakhapatnam

India vs Sri Lanka first ever T20I series

India start their second leg of preparation for the ICC World Twenty20 from Tuesday, Feb 9th, with a three-match T20 series against neighbours Sri Lanka. It is the first-ever T20 series between the two teams. In six years since they started playing T20 matches, there have only been 6 matches between the teams with India and Sri Lanka winning three each. The last encounter was in the 2014 World T20 Final in Mirpur, Bangladesh in which Sri Lanka beat India to lift their maiden WT20 final.

T20I Squads

India: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Captain), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Manish Pandey, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Ashish Nehra, Harbhajan Singh, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Pawan Negi.

Sri Lanka: Dinesh Chandimal (Captain), Seekuge Prasanna, Milinda Siriwardana, Danushka Gunathilaka, Thisara Perera, Dasun Shanaka, Asela Gunaratne, Chamara Kapugedera, Dushmantha Chameera, Dilhara Fernando, Kasun Rajitha, Binura Fernando, Sachithra Senanayake, Jeffrey Vandersay, Niroshan Dickwella.

India vs Sri Lanka Test Series 2015

Aug 6 to Sep 1, 2015

India to play a tour match and three Test matches

Three Tests.

Results: Tests, India won 2-1 (3).
India vs Sri Lanka Cricket Series 2015


August 12–16 1st Test
India vs Sri Lanka
Galle International Stadium, Galle
August 20-242nd Test
India vs Sri Lanka
P Sara Oval, Colombo
August 28-September 13rd Test
India vs Sri Lanka
Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo

Indian Team announced, Virat to lead

Batsman Virat Kohli will lead the tourists in the three tests in Sri Lanka. Former Baroda opener Rakesh Parikh has been nominated by the Cricket Board as administrative manager of the Indian team.

India Test Squad: Virat Kohli (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Murali Vijay, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Harbhajan Singh, R Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Amit Mishra, Varun Aaron.

India to play three Tests in Lanka

India will play three test matches in Sri Lanka during the tour that begins on August 3rd. The Test matches will be played at Galle, Tamil Union Oval, and SSC Colombo. Sri Lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara will retire from international cricket after the second Test of the series.
The only practice game will be played from August 6-8 against Sri Lanka Chairman's XI at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.

Sri Lanka in India 2014

Nov 2-16, 2014

Sri Lanka to play 5 ODIs

Sri Lanka will play 5 ODIs in India after West Indies decided to pull out of the ongoing tour of India. India currently sits in third position behind South Africa and Australia, and leads fourth-ranked Sri Lanka by two ratings points.

Results: ODI, India won 5-0.
India vs Sri Lanka Cricket Series 2014


Sun Nov 2 [08:00 GMT | 13:30 local | 03:00 EST] 1st ODI
India vs Sri Lanka
Barabati Stadium, Cuttack
Thu Nov 6 [08:00 GMT | 13:30 local | 03:00 EST] 2nd ODI
India vs Sri Lanka
Sardar Patel Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad
Sun Nov 9 [08:00 GMT | 13:30 local | 03:00 EST] 3rd ODI
India vs Sri Lanka
Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad
Thu Nov 13 [08:00 GMT | 13:30 local | 03:00 EST] 4th ODI
India vs Sri Lanka
Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Sun Nov 16 [08:00 GMT | 13:30 local | 03:00 EST] 5th ODI
India vs Sri Lanka
JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi

India vs Sri Lanka ODI Series

India whitewash Sri Lanka 5-0, on top of the ICC ODI table

Virat Kohli struck an unbeaten 139 to guide India to a three-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in the fifth and final match of the series, earning the World Champions the top rank on the ICC ODI Team Rankings. India had started the series at the third position on 113 ratings points and has finished on 117 ratings points. Sri Lanka have retained their fourth position but slipped to 108 ratings.
Sun, Nov 2 India won by 169 runs
Thu, Nov 6 India won by 6 wickets
Sun, Nov 9 India won by 6 wickets
Thu, Nov 13 India won by 153 runs
Sun, Nov 16 India won by 3 wickets

Reported Earlier: India’s captain for the first three ODIs will be Virat Kohli, who will be aiming to regain the number-one ranking in the series. The last time Sri Lanka toured India for a bilateral series was in 2009 and the last time Sri Lanka played India in India was in the 2011 World Cup final, which India won comfortably.

India Squad: (first 3 ODIs) Virat Kohli (c), Murali Vijay, Suresh Raina, Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Ajinkya Rahane, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Amit Mishra, Akshar Patel, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Varun Aaron.
Sri Lanka Squad: (first 3 ODIs) Angelo Mathews (Capt), Kusal Janith Perera, T.M Dilshan, Upul Tharanga, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardena, Ashan Priyanjan, Niroshan Dickwella, Thisara Perera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Dhammika Prasad, Lahiru Gamage, Chathuranga De Silva, Seekuge Prasanna, Suraj Randeev.

2014 ICC World Twenty20, Bangladesh

ICC WT20 2014 in Bangladesh

2014 world twenty20 cricketThe 2014 ICC World Twenty20 will be the fifth ICC World Twenty20 competition, an international Twenty20 cricket tournament that will take place in Bangladesh from 16 March to 6 April, 2014 and is scheduled to be played in four cities in Bangladesh - Dhaka, Chittagong, Sylhet and Kaksbajar (Cox's Bazar). The official hashtag is #wt20

ICC World Twenty20 2014 News | Championship Schedule | Groups & Points | Teams | WT20 Warm-up Matches | WT20 Blog

WT20 Final

World Twenty20 Final: India vs Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka 2014 Champions

Sri Lanka finally broke their World T20 jinx to finish champions, chasing down India's modest score of 130 for 4. Sri Lanka were beaten in the 2007 and 2011 World Cup finals and the 2009 and 2012 World T20 finals. Despite a belligerent 77 by Virat Kohli, India couldn't accelerate the score in the final overs due to Yuvraj’ Singh'’s excruciatingly slow innings of 11 off 21. The last four overs were a calamity for India as Kohli faced just eight deliveries and India scored only 19 runs. Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni came in with only 11 deliveries left and found it difficult to accelerate the pace of scoring.

Man of the Match Kumar Sangakkara become the fourth player after Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting and Jacques Kallis to score 25,000 international runs during the 35-ball 52 - his last T20. Virat Kohli won the World Twenty20 player of the tournament award for his 319 runs - including innings of 36 not out against Pakistan, 54 against the West Indies, 57 not out against Bangladesh, 23 against Australia and a match-winning 72 not out against South Africa in the semi-final.

Reported Earlier: Covers on at Mirpur stadium, and the final of the ICC World T20 between India and Sri Lanka is likely to be delayed because of steady rainfall.

India XI: MS Dhoni (Captain & Wicket Keeper), Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Amit Mishra, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohit Sharma
Sri Lanka XI: Kusal Perera, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara (Wicket Keeper), Angelo Mathews, Lahiru Thirimanne, Nuwan Kulasekara, Sachithra Senanayake, Thisara Perera, Rangana Herath, Lasith Malinga (Captain)
WT20 Final - Sri Lanka 132/4 in 17.5 ov (Sangakkara 52*) beat India 130/4 in 20 ov (Kohli 77, Rohit 29) by 6 wickets with 13 balls remaining

India on the cusp of record treble

World ODI Champions India is looking to seal an unprecedented limited-overs treble when they meet Sri Lanka in Sunday's World Twenty20 final. After winning the 2011 50-over World Cup final in Mumbai - when Sachin Tendulkar was still part of the Indian team - MS Dhoni led India to Champions Trophy glory in England two years later. They now stand just one match away from becoming the first country to hold three major titles at the same time. Meanwhile, this will be the last game in the shortest format for Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara.
WT20 Final - India vs Sri Lanka (starts at 19:00 local | 13:00 GMT | 09:00 EDT)

Asia Cup Cricket 2014

Asia Cup Cricket India vs Sri Lanka 2014

Round-robin stage

Sangakkara steers Sri Lanka to dramatic win over India

Kumar Sangakkara hit a brilliant 103 as Sri Lanka survived anxious moments to overcome India by two wickets in a thrilling last-over finish on Friday, securing their second win in the Asia Cup. Sri Lanka lost wickets at regular intervals and were reduced to 216-7 in the 44th over, but left-handed Sangakkara, who hit 12 boundaries and a six in his 18th one-day century, made sure his team was within reach of victory before falling in the penultimate over.

Earlier, the Sri Lanka spinners Ajantha Mendis and Sachithra Senanayake shared seven wickets to restrict the reigning world champions to 264/9 in the day-night match in Fatullah. Opener Shikhar Dhawan scored 94 as India, sent in to bat, moved to 175/2 in 35 overs before losing five wickets for 40 runs to slide to 215/7. Big hitting by the lower order, including two sixes by last man Mohammed Shami off Mendis, lifted India past the 250-run mark.

India (from): Virat Kohli (Captain), Varun Aaron, Ravichandran Ashwin, Stuart Binny, Shikhar Dhawan, Ravindra Jadeja, K. Dinesh Karthik (Wicket Keeper), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Amit Mishra, Mohammed Shami, Ishwar Pandey, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Ambati Rayudu, Rohit Sharma.
Sri Lanka (from): Angelo Mathews (Captain), Dinesh Chandimal, Chaturanga de Silva, Mahela Jayawardene, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga, Ajantha Mendis, Kusal Perera, Thisara Perera, Dhammika Prasad, Ashan Priyanjan, Kumar Sangakkara (Wicket Keeper), Sachithra Senanayake, Lahiru Thirimanne.
Sri Lanka 265/8 (Sangakkara 103) beat India 264/9 (Dhawan 94, Mendis 4-60) by 2 wkts

Triangular ODI Series in West Indies, 2013

ODI tri-series

West Indies host tri-series involving India and Sri Lanka

West Indies will host an ODI tri-series against India and Sri Lanka in Jamaica and Trinidad from June 28 to July 11, 2013. The tri-series comprises seven matches, with each team playing the other twice before the finals.
ODI Tri-Series 2013

Tri-Nation Tournament 2013 India vs Sri Lanka Final

Final Match

Magnificent Dhoni takes India home

With 15 to get off the last over, and only one wicket remaining, Dhoni, who was struggling throughout the innings, hit a 6, 4 and a 6 after missing out on the first ball from Shaminda Eranga to take India home. His innings was reminiscent of the one he played at the Wankhede stadium where he struck an unbeaten 91 against Sri Lanka in the World Cup 2011 final.Final 22 balls: [Balls Dhoni faced in Blue, Balls Ishant faced in Green] (21 to win/24 balls:) 1 W . . 1 . | (19 to win/18 balls:) . . . 2 . . | (17 to win/12 balls:) . . . 2 . . | (15 to win/6 balls:) . 6 4 6Sri Lanka collapsed from a strong position of 171/2 to 201 all out, leaving India a seemingly easy road to the tri-series title. They lost their two openers to Bhuvneshwar Kumar but a 122-run stand for the third wicket by Lahiru Thirimanne (46) and Kumar Sangakkara (71) put them on course for a massive total. However they lost their last eight for just 29 runs, as Ravindra Jadeja took 4 for 23. Ishant Sharma and Ashwin took 2 wickets each.
indian team

Reported earlier: Sri Lanka and India are set to face each other in a repeat of the Champions Trophy semi-final. India booked a date with Sri Lanka in the finals on Thursday, after topping the standings with 10 points while Sri Lanka and West Indies both finished with nine points. Sri Lanka moved to the second spot with a lead in the overall net run rate. Today's match will be Mahela Jayawardene's 400th ODI. He is only the third cricketer to play 400 ODIs after Sachin Tendulkar and Sanath Jayasuriya. For India, regular captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni will lead the team. Murali Vijay will make way for the senior player. Also, Vinay Kumar is in for Umesh Yadav. I think I am blessed with a bit of good cricketing sense. I knew I could get 15 runs off the last over, I'm happy that it worked.  - MS Dhoni, when asked by Arun Lal about his penchant for coming good when the chips are down, during the awards ceremony. India XI: Shikhar Dhawan, MS Dhoni (capt/wk), Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Dinesh Karthik, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Vinay Kumar.
Sri Lanka XI: Upul Tharanga, Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara (Wicket Keeper), Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews (Captain), Lahiru Thirimanne, Rangana Herath, Lasith Malinga, Shaminda Eranga, Suranga Lakmal.
2013 ODI Tri-Series Final, India 203/9 in 49.4 ov (Rohit 58, Dhoni 45*) beat Sri Lanka 201 in 48.5 ov (Sangakkara 71, Jadeja 4-23, Bhuvneshwar Kumar 2-24) by 1 wicket

ICC Champions Trophy 2013 in England and Wales

The last edition of the tournament!

June 6-23, 2013

ICC Champions Trophy 2013

Semi-Final Line up

1st Semi-Final, Wed, June 19
The Oval, London
2nd Semi-Final, Thur, June 20
Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
England Cricket team ENG vs SAF South Africa Cricket team
Group A #1 vs Group B #2
Sri Lanka Cricket team SRL vs IND India Cricket team
Group A #2 vs Group B #1

India vs Sri Lanka Semifinal ICC Champions Trophy 2013

2nd Semifinal, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff

India beat Sri Lanka, will meet England in the final

Mahendra Dhoni's side thrashed Sri Lanka by eight wickets in Cardiff to set up a Champions Trophy final with England. Needing only 182 to win, India cantered home inside 36 overs, with Shikhar Dhawan scoring an effortless 68 while Virat Kohli hit a sparkling unbeaten 58. Earlier India's spinners found turn to restrict Angelo Mathews' men to 181-8, after the seamers reduced them to 41/3.SemifinalsIndia Total: 182/2 in 35 ov (Shikhar Dhawan 68, Kohli 58*) - RR 5.20
1-77: Rohit Sharma b Mathews 33 (50)
2-142: Dhawan st Sangakkara b Mendis 68 (92)
Not outs: Kohli 58*, Raina 7*; Extras: 16 Sri Lanka Total: 181/8 in 50 ov - RR 3.62
1-6: Perera c Raina b Kumar 4 (8)
1-17: Dilshan retired hurt 12 (14)
2-36: Thirimanne c Raina b I Sharma 7 (31)
3-41: Sangakkara c Raina b I Sharma 17 (44)
4-119: Jayawardene b Jadeja 38 (63)
5-158: Mathews c Kumar b Ashwin 51 (89)
6-160: Perera c Dhawan b I Sharma 0 (4)
7-164: Kulasekara b Ashwin 1 (3)
8-171: Mendis st Dhoni b Ashwin 25 (35)
Not outs: Dilshan 18*, Malinga 7*, Herath DNB; Extras: 13 Reported earlier: India, the only side in the group stage of this Champions Trophy with a perfect record, will meet Sri Lanka in Thursday's semi-final at the 16,000-seat Sophia Gardens. The match is threatened by rain and in case of a wash-out, India will go through to the final against England in Birmingham on June 23rd. Hard-hitting Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan is the tournament's leading scorer so far with 264 runs including two hundreds. Meanwhile Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews has stated that his team is physically and mentally ready for the challenge posed by the formidable Indian side. India (probable XI): Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Dinesh Karthik, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (capt & wk), Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav.
Sri Lanka (probable XI): Kusal Perera, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara (Wicket Keeper), Lahiru Thirimanne, Mahela Jayawardene, Angelo Mathews (Captain), Dinesh Chandimal, Nuwan Kulasekara, Rangana Herath, Lasith Malinga, Shaminda Eranga.
2nd Semifinal, IND vs SRL: India 182/2 in 35 ov (Shikhar Dhawan 68, Kohli 58*) beat Sri Lanka 181/8 in 50 ov (Mathews 51, Ishant 3-33, Ashwin 3-48) by 8 wickets

Editor: Nishanth Gopinathan.