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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 set Bangladesh 467 to win Test

Sri Lanka set Bangladesh a daunting target of 467 runs to record a series-levelling win in the second and final Test in Chittagong on Friday. The tourists, who led by 161 runs on the first innings, declared their second knock at 305-4 in the final session of the fourth day's play at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury stadium. Kumar Sangakkara followed his 319 in the first innings with 105 in the second, joining Englishman Graham Gooch as the only batsmen to score a triple-century and century in the same Test. Gooch made 333 and 123 against India at Lord's in 1990.

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.

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.

Cricket: Sangakkara flays Bangladesh with triple-century

Kumar Sangakkara hit a career-best 319 and joined the 11,000-run club on the way as Sri Lanka flayed Bangladesh's hapless bowlers in the second Test in Chittagong on Wednesday. The tourists, who won the first Test by an innings and 248 runs in Dhaka last week, made 587 in their first innings before being all out at tea on the second day at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury stadium. Left-handed Sangakkara's maiden triple century was his ninth 200-plus knock, leaving him in second place behind Australian legend Don Bradman who had 12 scores of 200 or more.

Cricket: Sangakkara hits 319 in Sri Lanka's 587

Kumar Sangakkara scored 319 as Sri Lanka piled up 587 before their first innings ended just before tea on the second day of the second and final Test against Bangladesh in Chittagong on Wednesday. Sangakkara was last man out after compiling his ninth 200-plus score. He put on 100 for the eighth wicket with Ajantha Mendis (47). Left-arm spinner Shakib Al Hasan was Bangladesh's most successful bowler with five wickets. Sri Lanka won the first Test by an innings and 248 runs in Dhaka last week. str-kl/sm

Cricket: Sri Lanka dominate with Sangakkara double-ton

Kumar Sangakkara hit his ninth double-century as Sri Lanka continued to dominate Bangladesh's bowlers in the second Test in Chittagong on Wednesday. The tourists, who won the first Test by an innings and 248 runs in Dhaka last week, took their overnight score of 314-5 to 440-7 by lunch on the second day at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury stadium. Left-handed Sangakkara was unbeaten on 223, adding another double hundred to his 34 three-figure knocks. Australian legend Don Bradman leads the list with 12 scores of 200 or more.

Cricket: Sri Lanka 440-7 in Bangladesh Test

Sri Lanka were 440-7 in their first innings at lunch on the second day of the second and final Test against Bangladesh in Chittagong on Wednesday. Kumar Sangakkara was unbeaten on 223, his ninth double-century, and Ajantha Mendis was on 13 after Sri Lanka resumed at the overnight score of 314-5. Sri Lanka won the first Test by an innings and 248 runs in Dhaka last week. str-kl/mtp

US: Sri Lanka refuses visa for State Dept official after war crime accusations

By Shihar Aneez and Ranga Sirilal COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka has refused a visa request for a U.S. State Department official, the U.S. Embassy said on Tuesday after Washington signaled it would propose a U.N. resolution against the South Asian state over alleged war crimes.
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