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Cricket: Party time in Sri Lanka after triumph over India

Sri Lanka prepared to throw its biggest party since the end of the country's ethnic conflict after beating India in the final of cricket's World T20 tournament, officials said Monday. Cricket officials said arrangements were being made for a ticker-tape parade in central Colombo on Tuesday after an outpouring of jubilation in a country that has been at war for much of its post-independence history.

Cricket: Thirimanne's ton lifts Sri Lanka to 296-6

Opener Lahiru Thirimanne hit 102 off 110 balls as Sri Lanka piled up 296-6 after electing to bat in the opening match of the Asia Cup one-day tournament against Pakistan in Fatullah on Tuesday. The left-hander's second one-day century led Sri Lanka's charge in which Kumar Sangakkara made 67 and skipper Angelo Mathews remained unbeaten on 55 off 50 balls. Sri Lanka were coasting at 204-2 in the 36th over when Pakistan slowed the pace by grabbing four wickets in the space of nine overs.

Cricket: Revamped Sri Lanka sweep Bangladesh one-dayers

New-look Sri Lanka trounced Bangladesh by six wickets in the third and final one-day international in Dhaka on Saturday to sweep the series 3-0. Seamer Dhammika Prasad claimed three wickets in his first match of the series as the tourists restricted Bangladesh to 240-8 after electing to field in the day-night match. Kusal Perera, a 23-year-old left-handed opener, then hit a maiden one-day century as Sri Lanka surpassed the target with 15 deliveries to spare at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium.

Cricket: Revamped Sri Lanka sweep Bangladesh one-dayers

New-look Sri Lanka trounced Bangladesh by six wickets in the third and final one-day international in Dhaka on Saturday to sweep the series 3-0. Seamer Dhammika Prasad claimed three wickets in his first match of the series as the tourists restricted Bangladesh to 240-8 after electing to field in the day-night match. Kusal Perera, a 23-year-old left-handed opener, then hit a maiden one-day century as Sri Lanka surpassed the target with 15 deliveries to spare at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium.

Cricket: Revamped Sri Lanka sweep Bangladesh one-dayers

New-look Sri Lanka trounced Bangladesh by six wickets in the third and final one-day international in Dhaka on Saturday to sweep the series 3-0. Seamer Dhammika Prasad claimed three wickets in his first match of the series as the tourists restricted Bangladesh to 240-8 after electing to field in the day-night match. Kusal Perera, a 23-year-old left-handed opener, then hit a maiden one-day century as Sri Lanka surpassed the target with 15 deliveries to spare at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium.

Cricket: Sangakkara's century lifts Sri Lanka to 289-6

Kumar Sangakkara continued his awesome batting form on the current Bangladesh tour by smashing a century as Sri Lanka piled up 289-6 in the second one-day international in Dhaka on Thursday. The seasoned left-hander, who scored 319 and 105 in the second Test earlier this month after making 75 in the first Test, flayed the Bangladesh bowling once more with a fluent 128 off 115 balls. Ashan Priyanjan helped Sangakkara put on 114 for the fourth wicket after the tourists, who elected to bat after winning the toss, were reduced to 63-3 by the 13th over.

Cricket: Sangakkara's century lifts Sri Lanka to 289-6

Kumar Sangakkara continued his awesome batting form on the current Bangladesh tour by smashing a century as Sri Lanka piled up 289-6 in the second one-day international in Dhaka on Thursday. The seasoned left-hander, who scored 319 and 105 in the second Test earlier this month after making 75 in the first Test, flayed the Bangladesh bowling once more with a fluent 128 off 115 balls. Ashan Priyanjan helped Sangakkara put on 114 for the fourth wicket after the tourists, who elected to bat after winning the toss, were reduced to 63-3 by the 13th over.

Cricket: Sangakkara's ton seals one-day series for Sri Lanka

Kumar Sangakkara continued his awesome batting form in Bangladesh as Sri Lanka won the second one-dayer by 61 runs in Dhaka on Thursday to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. The left-hander, who scored 319 and 105 in the second Test earlier this month after making 75 in the first Test, hit a fluent 128 off 115 balls to lift Sri Lanka to 289-6. Bangladesh, facing a must-win situation after losing the first match, caved in under pressure and were dismissed for 228 with seven overs to spare at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium.

Cricket: Sangakkara hits another ton as Sri Lanka eye win

Kumar Sangakkara became the second batsman in history to score a triple-century and a hundred in the same match as Sri Lanka pressed for victory in the second Test against Bangladesh in Chittagong on Friday. The tourists, who led by 161 runs on the first innings, declared their second knock at 305-4 in the post-tea session of the fourth day's play at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury stadium. Bangladesh, set an improbable target of 467 to record a series-levelling win, were 12-0 at stumps with Tamim Iqbal on seven and Shamsur Rahman on four.

Cricket: Sri Lanka lead Bangladesh by 356 runs

Sri Lanka were 195-3 in their second innings at tea on the fourth day of the second and final Test against Bangladesh in Chittagong on Friday. Kumar Sangakkara, who scored a triple-century in the first innings, was unbeaten on 90 at the break. Dinesh Chandimal was on 49 as Sri Lanka built a lead of 356 runs with seven wickets in hand. Earlier, Bangladesh were bowled out for 426 in their first innings within 25 minutes of the start in reply to Sri Lanka's 587.
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