Comprehensive win for England

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England beat Sri Lanka comprehensively by eight wickets in the second test match a short while ago. The series was leveled at one all after Sri Lanka beat the worlds top test team in Galle last week. Kevin Peitersen was the star for England scored 151 runs in the first innings, which proved to be the crucial difference in the match.

England were set a target of 94 after Sri lanka were bundled out for 278. England having dominated all aspects of the match, reached the target with the loss of two wickets.

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  • Ranjith Saturday, 07 April 2012 09:03 AM

    Selectors keep on trying their favourites while hiding young talent - paving the way to two Chamara's, Dilruwan and other hot favourites, They take extra care so that the favourites are given better conditions to shine while much better up and coming youngsters were send low down the order. When you consider the bowlers it is the same story..

    Samila Saturday, 07 April 2012 09:29 AM

    Congratulation to England. They are deserve to be in number one in the world. They have really good fast bowling unit plus Graeme Swann.
    Lakmal and Prasad took only one wicket together shows where they are. Thirinamma prooves nothing to be in the opening position. If we want to beet Pakistan and India in coming months we need to at our best and definitely some players has to go out.

    Osanda Saturday, 07 April 2012 09:30 AM

    Replace Sanga...you must be out of your mind to replace number one test player SL produce...he is just going thru a bad patch..and tell me one youngster who would replace Sanga.younsters who were given chances even failed...lol

    Osanda Saturday, 07 April 2012 09:50 AM

    It would have been nice to see three match or five match series...but the IPL Octopus and Boneless SLC was bigger than that.

    Dafadil Saturday, 07 April 2012 09:40 AM

    its 1 all, cant complain too much!

    rumma Saturday, 07 April 2012 09:50 AM

    removing Sanga and Dilshan at this point I don't agree.. Sanga definitely needs to bat at number 3.. But Dilshan should be sent lower down the order.. may be ahead of Mathews.. Need to bring Tharanga Paranavithana or Upul Tharanga back to open and may be open with Chandimal.. (Cos he is too much of a talent to waste)

    As for your comment regarding bowlers I totally agree... Shaminda Eranga should be in the test bowling line up and think we should give Ajantha Mendis another go (instead of Randiv) and see...

    Ajithkumar Saturday, 07 April 2012 10:06 AM

    We believe in - Buy one get one Free policy - Win One Lose One… Difficult to say this But looks like a few OLD hands have to Go -

    Godaya Saturday, 07 April 2012 10:17 AM

    Sadun, Include Namal and Mahindananada instead of Sanga and Dilshan

    Asitha Saturday, 07 April 2012 10:21 AM

    They are two great players and going through a bad patch.They can bounce back any time and score runs.They are too good to be replaced at this time and i agree we have to find match winning bowlers...any comments about Randeev as he was a total failure

    Hussain Saturday, 07 April 2012 11:05 AM

    In Tests

    Thirimanne is a utter waste of space in the squad....

    Chandimal needs to be given opening to play freely but sensibly..... Thus another youngster needs to given a go..likes of Dimuth Karunarathne...

    Dishan should have a go at 6..

    Sanga N Mahela....out of the question....Their experience is much needed for another couple of years....


    Chandimal (WK)...
    Dimuth
    Sanga ..
    Mahela
    Samaraweera
    Matthews
    Dilshan
    Herath.....
    Shaminda Eranga


    End of the day we are just mere fans.....

    Just Another Citizen Saturday, 07 April 2012 11:05 AM

    The true potential of the Sri Lankan Cricket Team is when played on a neutral pitch.

    Kura Saturday, 07 April 2012 11:54 AM

    How is Thirimmana? just a relation of Presiden't cordinastion Sec? What a gams in SL

    Ding Dong Bell Saturday, 07 April 2012 12:06 PM

    Our Money Hungry Heros are rushing for IPL

    Nishantha Rajapaksa Saturday, 07 April 2012 01:47 PM

    ane nodakin witharak

    Gamini Udagepola Saturday, 07 April 2012 01:53 PM

    SL was on the defensive from day one after winning the toss. Can’t expect more than this, with that kind of attitude.

    Nodrog Saturday, 07 April 2012 02:15 PM

    So many negative comments about certain players which were not there when we won in Galle. Don't be like that guys to only support our team during good times.

    sena Saturday, 07 April 2012 02:16 PM

    like on defeat to India in the final, president would say - never mind this would make England fans happy

    Upul Gunawardena Saturday, 07 April 2012 04:25 PM

    Please train young guys to replace the weary old folks. The experienced old guys should voluntarily step down and pave the way for young to gain more experience. There is a time limit for every job.

    Bigfoot Saturday, 07 April 2012 05:13 PM

    Sri Lanka need to concentrate on it cricket that comment to say that Monrty should play or runs are had to get. Had Monty played Sri Lanka may have won. Runs were had to get for Sri Lanka and not so much for England.

    Rajash Saturday, 07 April 2012 05:31 PM

    sack the manager ?

    lion Saturday, 07 April 2012 05:50 PM

    Great series.. Great gomes... All played well..
    Chandimal bit unlucky.. !

    Ranjith Saturday, 07 April 2012 06:36 PM

    There are much better youngsters who would easily replace Sanga. Compare the current first class batting averages of Angelo Perera, Ashen Silva, Roshen Silva, Bhanuka with Sanga's, before Sanga got into test side. One of them could easily replace him. One can't keep on playing on past performance only like it happened with the recent politically influenced retiree

    Fair N Square Saturday, 07 April 2012 07:30 PM

    No sooner the 1st test was won, our guys got way too comfortable and thought a loss wasnt possible in the second, thinking our spinnes will have the advantage. Our batsmen sucked twice in a match and we need quality bowlers.The seach must go on to find quality spinners and also fast bowlers above par . Talk about England playing spin IN asian conditions....Drawing series is not the best, we have to have the " GO 4 THE KILL " attitude to win matches...

    Dubai Sunday, 08 April 2012 04:08 AM

    To the idiots who have disliked this comment ...

    Can you guys name a list of better players????

    I Hussein Sunday, 08 April 2012 04:51 AM

    Nothing wrong. One side should win. We have won one and lost this. England foughtback well. Our Cricket fans are like Indian fans, everytime Sachin goes to bat they want a century, similarly now our fans expect a win in each and every match. That is not sport.

    pranandu Sunday, 08 April 2012 06:29 AM

    For future test serires can we see beyond Thirimanne for the opening slot and for one days series can we see beyond upul tharanga. I dont see how the selectors are so weak that they dont see that Thirimanne is a one day player and upul tharanga is a test player but for some reason they keep playing upul tharanga for one day whereas he should be our permenant opening test slot and NOT ONE DAY

    games Sunday, 08 April 2012 10:37 AM

    නමුත් ඔබට අමතකද මහේල නායකත්වයට පත්වීමට පෙර (දෙවැනිවර ) දිගින් දිගටම අසාර්ථක වූ බව, ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ පසුගිය තරඟ පරාජයන්ට එය තදින් බලපෑ බව, කෙසේ නමුත් මහේල නැවත ලකුණු අතරට පැමිණීම සතුටක්.

    games Sunday, 08 April 2012 10:51 AM

    ස්පොට් ඔන් ප්‍රේමසිරි , අපේ තේරීම් කමිටුවට තිබුනේ ආසියානු කුසලානයට තරුණ කණ්ඩායමක් යවන්න, සංගක්කාර වෙනි ජ්‍යෙෂ්ටයන්ට විවේකයක් ලබාදී ටෙස්ට් තරගාවලියට ෆ්‍රෙෂ් පිට තරඟ කරන්න ඉඩ දෙන්න , එසේ කලානම් අනාගතයට හොඳ ක්‍රීඩකයන් හොයා ගන්නත් තිබ්බ, ටෙස්ට් තරඟාවලිය දිනන්නත් තිබ්බ.

    sadun Saturday, 07 April 2012 09:03 AM

    We have to replace Sanga and Dilshan and get to young blood for opening and onedown. We also need to find couple of match winning bowlers which is not going to be easy.

    Kamal Saturday, 07 April 2012 08:52 AM

    Do you get lecent from removing Chandimal and on board losses, Thiarimanna and Prassanna?
    Next time don't direct team same as SL politics.

    Dubai Sunday, 08 April 2012 11:18 AM

    best comment.. but chandimal shouldn't be keeping and opening...

    Chandimal...
    Dimuth / Tharanga P / Upul Tharanga
    Sanga ..
    Mahela
    Samaraweera
    Dilshan
    Matthews / Prasanna J
    Nuwan K / Chanaka Welegedera
    Herath
    Ajantha Mendis.
    Shaminda Eranga

    lankashantha Saturday, 07 April 2012 09:06 AM

    White van squad, get Kevin Peitersen if he comes back here to play again.

    PremasiriS Saturday, 07 April 2012 08:47 AM

    Selectors and the local media that doesn't highlight blunders made by selectors are mainly responsible for these home-series losses since 2007. The getting defeated by countries like England is not that difficult to digest,but getting hammered by Zimbabwe, Bangladesh in the near future at consistent basis want be that easy for us to bear.as ardent Cricket fans.


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