Tri Series ScheduleCANCELLED
- August 14, Sri Lanka vs South Africa at R Premadasa Stadium (D/N)
- August 16 Sri Lanka vs India at R Premadasa Stadium (D/N)
- August 19 India vs South Africa at Sinhalese Sports Club
- August 21 Sri Lanka vs South Africa at Sinhalese Sports Club
- August 24 Sri Lanka vs India at R Premadasa Stadium (D/N)
- August 26 India vs South Africa at R Premadasa Stadium (D/N)
- August 29 Final at R Premadasa Stadium (D/N)
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Second Test, Pakistan vs England, Old Trafford 2006
England beat Pakistan
July 30, 2006Monty Panesar and Steve Harmison were England's heroes as the hosts thrashed Pakistan by an innings and 120 runs in the second Test at Old Trafford...
Second Test, Old Trafford, England 461-9d beat Pakistan 119 & 222 by an innings and 120 runs
Harmison destroys Pakistan
July 27, 2006Steve Harmison's best Test figures on English soil put his team in total command against Pakistan after an absorbing first day at Old Trafford...
Second Test, Old Trafford, day one (close), England 168-2 v Pakistan 119
First Test, South Africa vs Sri Lanka, Colombo 2006
Sri Lanka beat South Africa
July 31, 2006Muttiah Muralitharan claimed match figures of 10-172 as Sri Lanka completed victory over South Africa by an innings and 153 runs in Colombo.
The tourists began the final day with six wickets in hand, hoping to bat out three sessions to save the match. But Muralitharan dismissed Ashwell Prince and Herschelle Gibbs before lunch, before taking two more wickets immediately after the interval. The match will be famous for the biggest stand in first-class cricket. Mahela Jayawardene (374) and Kumar Sangakkara (287) hit 624 in a partnership that straddled the end of the first day, the whole of the second, and half of the third. It was also only the third Test win by a Sri Lankan side against South Africa, who were finally all out for 434 some 45 minutes before tea.
First Test, Colombo, day five: Sri Lanka 756-6d beat South Africa 169 & 434 by an innings and 153 runs
South Africa continue their fight
July 30, 2006South Africa will have six wickets still standing as they try to force a draw on the final day in Colombo.
With Sri Lanka leading by a mammoth 587 on first innings, the tourists had reached 311-4 by the end of day four. Openers Jacques Rudolph and Andrew Hall (64) put on 165, before Dilhara Fernando and Muttiah Muralitharan - with two lbws - each struck twice. Skipper Ashwell Prince is still there on 60 not out, and has added 77 with wicket-keeper Mark Boucher (38no). South Africa, still 276 runs adrift, effectively have to bat out the last day to survive, after Saturday's marathon stand between Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara.
First Test, Colombo, day four (stumps): Sri Lanka 756-6d v South Africa 169 & 311-4
Sri Lanka pair break world record
July 29, 2006Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene fell for 374, 26 short of Brian Lara's Test record but did share in a new landmark on an amazing day in Colombo.
Jayawardene set a new partnership record of 624 with Kumar Sangakkara, who hit 35 fours in 287. The skipper continued, but one short of Lara's second highest score of 375 and six behind Matthew Hayden's 380, he was bowled by one that kept a touch low. Sri Lanka declared on 756-6, with South Africa closing 544 adrift at 43-0.
First Test, Colombo, day three (close): Sri Lanka 756-6d v South Africa 169 & 43-0
Sri Lanka take control in Colombo
July 27, 2006South Africa endured their lowest total against Sri Lanka and were only 41 ahead as the home side closed day one of the first Test in Colombo on 128-2.
Having reached lunch at 78-2, they lost Jacques Rudolph (29) to the second ball of the afternoon session and the last four wickets fell within five overs. AB De Villiers was last out for 65, Muttiah Muralitharan's fourth wicket. After a shaky start, Sri Lanka were guided by Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene who shared an unbroken 114.
First Test, Colombo, day one (close): Sri Lanka 128-2 v South Africa 169
First Test, Pakistan vs England, Lord's 2006
Inzamam helps Pakistan earn draw with England
July 17, 2006Pakistan held on to draw the first Test against England at Lord's as play ended with the tourists on 214-4 chasing 380...
First Test, Lord's, England 528-9d & 296-8 dec drew with Pakistan 445 & 214-4
Collingwood and Cook make Pakistan pay
July 14, 2006Unbeaten centuries from Paul Collingwood and Alistair Cook have put England in a powerful position at stumps on day one of the first cricket test against Pakistan at Lord's...
First Test, Lord's, day one (close) England 309-3 v Pakistan
Sri Lanka in England
Sri Lanka set new One Day record
July 06, 2006Sri Lanka beat Holland by 195 runs. Sri Lanka continued their sensational one-day form by setting a new world record total against the Netherlands. Centuries from Sanath Jayasuriya and Tillakaratne Dilshan helped the visitors reach 443-9 from their 50 overs in Amstelveen. The tourists then bowled out the Dutch for 248 to win by 195 runs, pace bowler Dilhara Fernando taking 3 for 39. Sri Lanka's score surpasses the previous best of 438-9 made by South Africa against Australia earlier this year in Johannesburg. Sri Lanka had tagged on two one-day internationals against the Dutch at the end of their tour to England. Opener Jayasuriya once again set the tone, following up his 152 at Headingley on Saturday by blazing 157 from just 104 balls. Dilshan - who struggled in England - maintained the fast pace as he produced an explosive 79-ball knock of 117 not out.
Sachin Tendulkar for charity clash at The Oval
July 04, 2006Indian superstar Sachin Tendulkar is to play for an international XI next week in a fund-raising match for victims of the Pakistan earthquake, organisers announced yesterday.
A star-studded side is due to take on Pakistan in a Twenty20 international at The Oval on July 10. Tendulkar, who is easing himself back into action after shoulder surgery, will be expected to open the batting for a side that will be skippered by India captain Rahul Dravid and also include wicket-keeper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, as well as the likes of Brian Lara and Muttiah Muralitharan. The match is being organised by Surrey county cricket club, whose chief executive, Paul Sheldon, voiced his delight at having secured Tendulkar's services.
The squad for the international XI also includes three England-based Pakistanis in Azhar Mahmood, Mohammad Akram and Saqlain Mushtaq. Proceeds of next week's match will go to those who have suffered as a result of the quake which struck northern Pakistan last October. International XI (from): Rahul Dravid (Captain), Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wicket-keeper), Sachin Tendulkar , Muttiah Muralitharan, Brian Lara, Chris Cairns, Makhaya Ntini, Andrew Hall, Scott Styris, Azhar Mahmood, Mohammad Akram, Saqlain Mushtaq.
Sri Lanka in England
Sri Lanka make clean sweep of series
July 01, 2006Sanath Jayasuriya and Upul Tharanga have produced the most spectacular opening partnership in one-day cricket history to complete Sri Lanka's 5-0 series whitewash over England at Headingly in Leeds. Set 322 to win the pair made explosive centuries putting on 286 for the first wicket a record opening stand in one-day internationals. Jayasuriya, made 152 off 99 balls while Tharanga, made 109 off 102 deliveries as the tourists made 323 for two with more than 12 overs to spare. Marcus Trescothick top scored for England with 121.
Fifth ODI, Headingley: Sri Lanka 324-2 beat England 321-7 by eight wickets
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