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Cricket: Sangakkara masterclass sinks India

Kumar Sangakkara hit a brilliant 103 as Sri Lanka survived anxious moments to overcome India by two wickets in a thrilling last-over finish Friday, securing their second win in the Asia Cup. The victory was set up by spinners Ajantha Mendis and Sachithra Senanayake, who shared seven wickets to restrict the reigning world champions to 264-9 in the day-night match in Fatullah. But Sri Lanka lost wickets at regular intervals and were reduced to 216-7 in the 44th over when Thisara Perera helped Sangakkara add 42 crucial runs for the eighth wicket.

Sri Lanka slams UN rights chief over 'interference'

Sri Lanka Tuesday accused the UN rights chief of "unwarranted interference" by calling for an international inquiry into allegations troops killed thousands of civilians at the end of the civil war. The government of President Mahinda Rajapakse formally rejected the demand by rights chief Navi Pillay for an external investigation into what she had called "credible allegations" that 40,000 ethnic Tamil civilians were killed by Sri Lankan forces in 2009.

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.

Sri Lanka slams UN rights chief over 'interference'

Sri Lanka Tuesday accused the UN rights chief of "unwarranted interference" by calling for an international inquiry into allegations troops killed thousands of civilians at the end of the civil war. The government of President Mahinda Rajapakse formally rejected the demand by rights chief Navi Pillay for an external investigation into what she called "credible allegations" that 40,000 ethnic Tamil civilians were killed by Sri Lankan forces in 2009.

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: Sri Lanka keep Bangladesh down to 240-8

Seamer Dhammika Prasad claimed three wickets in his first match of the series as new-look Sri Lanka restricted Bangladesh to 240-8 in the third and final one-day international in Dhaka on Saturday. New-ball partner Suranga Lakmal finished with two for 24 in 10 overs after Sri Lanka, enjoying an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series, won the toss and elected to field 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.
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