Cricket News sort by Sri Lanka

After hammering Sri Lanka 2-0 in the two-match Test series in Sri Lanka, England skipper Joe Root said that the team’s performance is definitely on the up. England defeated Sri Lanka by six wickets in the second Test at Galle on Monday. Spinners Dom Bess and Jack Leach picked up four wickets each as the visitors rolled over the hosts for 126 in their second innings. Dominic Sibley (56 not out) and Jos Buttler (46 not out) then took England home in a chase of 164 after they had crumbled to 89 for 4. Root, himself, had scored a magnificent 186 in the first innings and was awarded both Man of the Match and Series

Sri Lanka batsman Kusal Mendis has been arrested by the Horethuduwa police for running over a 64-year-old cyclist in the Colombo suburb of Panadura. The victim eventually succumbed to his injuries.

Former Sri Lanka captain and 1996 World Cup-winning batsman Aravinda De Silva has been investigated over the 2011 World Cup fixing allegations. Along with De Silva, former opener Upul Tharanga, who played in the final, has also been questioned.

Pacer Jasprit Burmah became India’s leading wicket-taker in T20Is with 53 scalps while skipper Virat Kohli became the fastest captain to 11,000 international runs

Indian pace bowlers Navdeep Saini and Shardul Thakur shone in the second T20I against Sri Lanka at Indore on Tuesday. While Saini (2 for 18) impressed with his pace and bounce, especially the unplayable yorker he delivered to Danushka Gunathilaka, Thakur (3 for 23) stood out with his variations, running through the lower order.

Newcomers Navdeep Saini (2/18) and Shardul Thakur (3 for 23) starred with the ball as India registered a convincing seven-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the second T20I at Indore

Australian opener David Warner celebrated his 33rd birthday with an unbeaten hundred as the Aussies thumped Sri Lanka by 134 runs in the first T20

Lasith Malinga, who recently retired from ODI cricket, proved that he can still be lethal at the T20 level, by claiming a hat-trick and making it four wickets in four balls to destroy New Zealand