Sri Lanka beat England by 75 runs

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Sri Lanka beat England by 75 runs on the fourth day of the first test on Thursday to take a 1-0 lead in the two-match series.

Scores: Sri Lanka 318 (M Jayawardene 180; J Anderson 5-72) and 214 (P Jayawardene 61 not out; G Swann 6-82) v England 193 (I Bell 52; R Herath 6-74) and 264 (J Trott 112; R Herath 6-97, S Randiv 4-74). (Reuters)

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  • srilal Thursday, 29 March 2012 12:25 PM

    You guys are marvelous.....

    richmond perera Thursday, 29 March 2012 01:09 PM

    WHAT PANDIT ARUJANA HAS TO SAY .his comments all ways negative. BECAUSE OF PRABAKARAN ARUJANA WAS ABLE TO WIN WORLD CUP.most of the LEADING CRICKET TEAMS NOT VISITED TO SRILANKA DUE TO WAR ENVIRONMENT .HENCE WE WERE ABLE TO COME FOR SEMIFINALS.FINALALSO PLAYED IN A ASHAIN COUNTRY.DUE TO THOSE ADVANTAGES WE GOT THE CUP. BUT UNDER MAHALA WE PLAYED THE WORLD CUP IN A EUROPING COUNTRY AND WE WERE ABLE TO COME SEMIFINALS.MAHALA IS A GRATE CAPTAIN .

    sudu Friday, 30 March 2012 07:04 AM

    Congrats. There were certain negatives; Chandimal threw away his wicket in both inns, three run outs, Sanga was not at his best; more pressure to be applied on in coming new batsman.Super inn by Prasanna.

    Priyantha Gunaratna Thursday, 29 March 2012 02:07 PM

    Dinithi, England has only one batsman averaging 50+ that is Trott. Sri Lanka has Sanga, Thilan and Mahela in that order of average. Sanga and Mahela are among all time leading run scorers in the world to-date. Thilan has just passed 5000. It is more difficult to maintain a high average when someone plays over a long duration
    .

    Percy Friday, 30 March 2012 07:20 AM

    All credit to the sports minister for this victory. If he has interfered in the selection process his judgment is absolutely correct. Where is Arjuna hiding now??

    raja Thursday, 29 March 2012 02:12 PM

    Very good!!! some time SL HOPELESS!!!!

    MF Thursday, 29 March 2012 02:12 PM

    fantastic performance SL...hope we would see the same result in the second test too....

    CRICKETLOVER Friday, 30 March 2012 01:42 PM

    HOME CONDITIONS....NO WONDER......NOT A GOOD PERFORMANCE....ONLY MAHELA SCORED RUNS IF NOT RESULT DIFFERENCE

    TruePatriot Thursday, 29 March 2012 02:13 PM

    since when is the west indies part of europe? :) (mahela was captain of the 2007 World Cup team)

    Criclover Friday, 30 March 2012 02:28 AM

    Dear "richmond perera ",
    What ever the thoughts now, I know you have enojyed in 1996 session.

    Matalan Thursday, 29 March 2012 03:31 PM

    Well done Sri Lanka (cricket team!), bad luck England! and well done Swann for not ranting, moaning and complaining about many wrong-doings by SL cricketers as he did in the practice match. (Hope the Govt won't high jack this victory too).

    Riyazi-Dorking Thursday, 29 March 2012 10:19 AM

    Was surprised the present of our sports minister, and still we won !! Expecting snow in Sri Lanka this week !!

    ajith Thursday, 29 March 2012 10:08 AM

    welldon,lion.cong/srilankan(jayawewa)

    dasa Thursday, 29 March 2012 10:28 AM

    Three hearty cheers to lions, Mahela and aggregation.

    dasa

    Wazeer Thursday, 29 March 2012 10:23 AM

    Congratulations.

    Gamini Udagepola Thursday, 29 March 2012 10:27 AM

    Well done Mahela and the boys, Superb win!.Congrats!. Good luck for the second one on Tuesday.

    True Srilankan Friday, 30 March 2012 04:17 AM

    selectors know better, do not comment based on your personnal affiliation

    Dinithi Thursday, 29 March 2012 11:09 AM

    Very good spin bowling in that slow wicket. And england batsmen are the best in the world in Tests with many 50 run averages. But our batting was horrible. Our batsmen seem to have lost the art of defending with the bat and indeed playing spin. Swann is a good bowler. But he is not somebody unreadable. It is unthinkable to give him 6 wickets on a typical sri lankan track.

    Ran Thursday, 29 March 2012 11:12 AM

    Well done our lions
    We congrats.

    jamal Thursday, 29 March 2012 05:35 PM

    excellent captain mahela,Congratulations

    Fayad Thursday, 29 March 2012 10:51 AM

    Congratulations Mahela & the team
    Hope government will not use this opportunity to increase the prices of essential items.

    Fusion Thursday, 29 March 2012 06:01 PM

    Huh? 2007 world cup was in the 'West Indies'! So are you telling me "West Indies" is one country and its in Europe? I really like to know what "Map of the world" you have been using...

    krishan canagasabey Thursday, 29 March 2012 10:58 AM

    A word of caution, Randiv is a better bowler than Herath, Herath was gifted many wickets

    lankaputha Thursday, 29 March 2012 11:08 AM

    Watch out for the score on
    Gas
    Milk Powder
    Water
    Eggs
    Detergent
    Cement

    lion Thursday, 29 March 2012 11:41 AM

    Englands game given away !

    Viraj Thursday, 29 March 2012 11:59 AM

    Well done boys !! Selectors want to drop Tilan and give opportunities to youngsters. But why can't they drop Dilshan from tests and keep Tilan as both are in the same age 35 years...

    Gorakaya Thursday, 29 March 2012 11:43 AM

    Congrats Mahela and the rest of the team. Keep it up.

    nakod Thursday, 29 March 2012 11:49 AM

    Gas score is yet to be seen.... Wait till midnight.

    Amith Thursday, 29 March 2012 09:23 PM

    Congrats! Sri lankan cricketers! But still much to do. Most of our recognized batsmen didn't play well. Sanga hopeless. No one is complaining regarding Chandimal's useless fielding failures. At least Dilshan has done some excellent ( MATCH WINNING ) catches. Sangakara even dropped easy catch. Someone should advice the seniors to be more responsible with their batting & fielding.


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