Cricket News sort by Separamadu Lasith Malinga

Defending Champions England were knocked out by hosts Sri Lanka following a 19-run defeat at Pallekele. Sri Lanka and West Indies with this have made it to the Semi Finals from this group.

Sri Lanka Premier League(SLPL) Twenty20 2012, 16th T20: Basnahira Cricket Dundee Vs Ruhuna Royals(BCD Vs RR) at Live Score, Squads at Colombo, Aug 25, 2012. Match scheduled to begin at 16:00 local time (10:30 GMT, 4 PM IST, 3:30 PM PKT).

Lasith Malinga’s Ruhuna Royals crushed the Jehan Mubarak led Uthura Rudras by a thumping margin of 35 runs in a reduced contest of 16 overs a side on Tuesday night.

Preview of Sri Lanka Vs India, Only T20I at Pallekele, Aug 7, 2012

What’s it with Lasith Malinga and India? Every time the Lankan slinger comes across India, he isn’t half as effective as he is against the rest. Yes, he did pick up three wickets in Saturday’s match, but it was once again in a losing effort.

India defeated Sri Lanka by 20 runs in a tight contest at Pallekele to finish the 5-match series 4-1. With this series win, India has now gone up to N0.2 in the ICC ODI ratings just behind Australia.

India and Sri Lanka have faced each other on innumerable occasions in the past few seasons. But, apart from the time when Ajantha Mendis dominated the Indians, M S Dhoni’s men have had the ascendancy in most clashes. Here’s a lowdown on why India have consistently held the upper hand in spite of both the Asian sides being equally well-balanced.

The third ODI between India and Sri Lanka produced some highly entertaining cricket from both sides, and it was the visitors’ batting prowess that saw them through in the end.

A brilliant partnership between Suresh Raina and Irfan Pathan helped India pull off a thrilling victory in the third ODI at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.