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  • Sep 15, 2012 23:35 IST

    If it's World Cup, count Lanka in

    Place Sri Lanka in a World Cup and they will punch above their weight. Three final appearances, though unsuccessful, in the last four World Cups – two 50-over and two T20 - confirm their love for the grand stage.

  • Sep 18, 2012 23:40 IST

    Sri Lanka puts Teams and fans under surveillance

    Sri Lanka launched an unprecedented security operation for cricket's World Twenty20 tournament starting today, with the players also under intense surveillance over match-fixing fears.

  • Sep 20, 2012 23:35 IST

    ‘Team morale brilliant after warm-up wins’

    Defending champions England’s morale is brilliant after winning both Twenty20 World Cup warm-up games against Pakistan and Australia, captain Stuart Broad said on Thursday, the eve of their opening Group A match against Afghanistan. The 2010 winners beat Pakistan by 15 runs and the Australians by nine runs.

  • Sep 22, 2012 00:16 IST

    Lanka worry over Mendis

    Sri Lankan spinner Ajantha Mendis is doubtful for Saturday’s match against South Africa due to a side strain he picked up during their opener against Zimbabwe.

  • Kumar Sangakkara
    Sep 22, 2012 18:10 IST

    South Africa upstage Sri Lanka in rain-shortened match

    South Africa beat hosts Sri Lanka by a convincing 32 run margin in a rain-shortened seven-over-a-side World Twenty20 group C match today. Scorecard

  • Mahela Jayawardene
    Sep 29, 2012 20:03 IST

    Jayawardene leads Sri Lanka to nine-wicket win

    Mahela Jayawardene today struck a record-equalling sixth half century in ICC World Twenty20 as Sri Lanka brightened their semifinal prospects with a crushing nine-wicket win over West Indies in their Super Eights match in Pallekele.

  • Oct 01, 2012 00:10 ISTisles files

    School cricket no child's play!

    India and Pakistan faced off on Sunday before a stadium packed to the rafters, and Sri Lanka's games have been well attended too at the World Twenty20.

  • Oct 01, 2012 00:15 IST

    Former ODI champ bemoans T20 proliferation

    Arjuna Ranatunga's aversion to Twenty20 cricket is not new. It's only grown this season. If earlier he had cringed watching the game take roots in other parts of the cricketing world, this season he's seeing the wave of T20 sweep across his own country.

  • Steven Finn
    Oct 01, 2012 20:03 IST

    Malinga's five sends England packing

    Lasith Malinga blew away the England top-order by dismissing three batsmen in a single over as Sri Lanka defeated the defending champions by 19 runs in their last Super Eight match to qualify for the semifinals.

  • Mahela Jayawardene
    Oct 04, 2012 00:06 IST

    Spotlight on Jayawardene

    While a mouth-watering clash is on the cards between sub-continental rivals Sri Lanka and Pakistan in the first semifinal of the World Twenty20, all eyes will be on who goes out to toss with Pakistan skipper Mohammad Hafeez on Thursday. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports. Match reckoner

  • Mahela Jayawardene
    Oct 04, 2012 19:04 ISTHT@World T20

    Pakistan Herath-broken as Lanka storm into final

    On Thursday night, the atmosphere at the R Premadasa Stadium was electric as the home fans packed the galleries in support of the local heroes, Sri Lanka who beat Pakistan by 16 runs in the first semi-final of the World Twenty20 in Colombo to qualify in the final. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports. Scorecard | Batsman and bowler

  • Darren Sammy, Mahela Jayawardene
    Oct 07, 2012 12:53 IST

    Sri Lanka abuzz ahead of World T20 final against West Indies

    Sri Lanka's players will trigger a nationwide party if they can overcome their flamboyant opposition in a clash that starts at 7.00 pm in the capital Colombo. Second coming | Match reckoner

  • Oct 08, 2012 00:14 IST

    Mahela, great captain and a gentleman

    It's still early days for Sandeep Patil as chairman of the national selection committee, but he sure knows to identify talent. One of the boys from whom he predicted great things led Sri Lanka to the final of the World Twenty20. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports. Jayawardene in WT20

  • Oct 08, 2012 12:55 IST

    Sri Lanka not ruthless enough: Jayawardene

    Sri Lanka's captain Mahela Jayawardene admitted his team choked in the World Twenty20 final against the West Indies, denying themselves a long-awaited title.