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Cricket: Boult, Neesham rout Sri Lanka for 119 in World T20

Left-arm paceman Trent Boult and Jimmy Neesham took three wickets apiece to wreck Sri Lanka for a paltry 119 in their must-win World Twenty20 match in Chittagong on Monday. Boult's career best 3-20 was ably assisted by Neesham (3-22) and Mitchell McClenaghan (2-24) as Sri Lanka, sent into bat, were bowled out in 19.2 overs on a slow Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury stadium pitch.

Cricket: Bangladesh step closer to a draw in Sri Lanka Test

Bangladesh were a session away from forcing a draw in the second and final Test against Sri Lanka in Chittagong after a defiant batting display on the fifth day on Saturday. The hosts, who needed to bat out their second innings after being set an improbable target of 467, were 204-3 at tea at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury stadium. Mominul Haque was unbeaten on 71 and Shakib Al Hasan was on 13, the pair having added 53 runs for the fourth wicket.

Cricket: Sri Lanka lose early wickets in second Test

Sri Lanka lost both openers after a slow start in the second and final Test against Bangladesh in Chittagong on Tuesday, reaching 71-2 by lunch on the opening day. Bangladesh, looking for a series-levelling win after losing the first Test by an innings and 248 runs last week, appeared set for a long haul after Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat. But they struck in quick succession just after the drinks break to share the honours in the morning session.

Cricket: Bangladesh 35-1 after trailing by 498 runs

Bangladesh, trailing Sri Lanka by 498 runs on the first innings, were 35-1 in their second knock at stumps on the third day of the first Test in Dhaka on Wednesday. Tamim Iqbal was dismissed by Rangana Herath for 11. Shamsur Rahman (nine) and Marshall Ayub (11) were at the crease at close. Earlier, Mahela Jayawardene remained unbeaten on 203, his seventh Test double-century, as Sri Lanka piled up 730-6 before declaring towards the close of the day's play. Kithuruwan Vithanage made 103 not out, his maiden hundred in only his third Test.

Cricket: Pakistan chances for series-levelling win fade

Pakistan's chances of winning the third and final Test for a series-levelling win against Sri Lanka were fading fast on the fifth and final day in Sharjah on Monday. Pakistan were 107-3 at tea, needing another 195 in the remaining 35 overs or bat out for a draw. At tea Azhar Ali (29) and Sarfraz Ahmed (seven) were at the crease. Set a daunting 302 to win in a possible of 59 overs, Pakistan lost Ahmed Shehzad (21), Khurram Manzoor (21) and Younis Khan (29) and were derailed in their chase.

Cricket: Pakistan chase 302 from 59 overs to square series

Pakistan were set a daunting target of 302 in 59 overs to win the third and final Test and level the series against Sri Lanka in Sharjah on Monday. Sri Lanka were bowled out for 214 in their second innings, with left-arm spinner Abdul Rehman finishing with 4-56 and off-spinner Saeed Ajmal taking 3-53, but not before their batsmen had kept Pakistan at bay on the morning of the fifth and final day. Prasanna Jayawardene made 49 and held on almost to the end, forcing a 15-minute delay in the lunch break.

Cricket: Sri Lanka 133-5 at close, 220 ahead in third Test

Sri Lanka closed the fourth day of the third and final Test against Pakistan on 133-5 in Sharjah on Sunday. Angelo Mathews (14) and Prasanna Jayawardene (six) were at the crease with Sri Lanka holding a lead of 220 runs with five wickets in hand and a full day's play left as they seek to win the series which they lead 1-0. Left-arm spinner Abdul Rehman (2-36) and paceman Mohammad Talha (2-36) shared the bowling spoils. Earlier, Pakistan were dismissed for 341 in their first innings, conceding a lead of 87 over Sri Lanka's total of 428-9 declared.

Cricket: Sri Lanka 88-3 at tea, 175 runs ahead in third Test

Sri Lanka were 88-3 at tea in their second innings on the fourth day of the third and final Test against Pakistan in Sharjah on Sunday. Mahela Jayawardene (23) and Dinesh Chandimal (13) were at the crease as Sri Lanka now lead by 175 runs with one full session and a day to play for Pakistan to force a series-levelling win. Left-arm spinner Abdul Rehman has taken two and paceman Mohammad Talha has one wicket. Earlier, Pakistan were dismissed for 341 in their first innings, conceding a lead of 87 over Sri Lanka's total of 428-9 declared.

Cricket: Sri Lanka 19-1 at lunch after Pakistan's 341

Sri Lanka reached 19-1 in their second innings at lunch on the fourth day of the third and final Test against Sri Lanka in Sharjah on Sunday. At the break, opener Kaushal Silva was unbeaten on six and Kumar Sangakkara was five not out but they lost opener Dimuth Karunaratne for eight as Sri Lanka had an overall lead of 106 runs. Earlier, Pakistan were bowled out for 341 in their first innings, conceding a lead of 87 over Sri Lanka's first innings total of 428-9 declared. Skipper Misbah-ul Haq made 63.

Cricket: Sri Lanka well-placed after Pakistan dismissed for 341

Sri Lanka lost opener Dimuth Karunaratne before reaching 19-1 at lunch on the fourth day of the third and final Test against Pakistan on Sunday, a lead of 106. Kaushal Silva was unbeaten on six and Kumar Sangakkara on five, with five sessions left in the match at Sharjah. Earlier Sunday Pakistan were bowled out for 341 in their first innings, 87 short of Sri Lanka's first innings total of 428 for nine declared. Skipper Misbah-ul Haq scored 63 to notch up his 24th Test half-century before holing out to left-arm spinner Rangana Herath who finished with 5-125.
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