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Kumar Sangakkara Named As New Sri Lanka Captain
Published on :12th March 2009
Kumar Sangakkara has been officially named as Sri Lanka's new captain, taking over from Mahela Jayawardene, who stood down following the abandoned tour of Pakistan. Sangakkara, who had been Jayawardene's deputy since 2006, was one of the players injured during a terrorist attack that left seven dead in Lahore during the Test series in Pakistan.
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Samaraweera follows Jayawardene with brisk ton
Published on :21st February 2009
Mahela Jayawardene hit a sedate half-century to keep Pakistan at bay on the opening day of the first Test as Sri Lanka reached 248-3 by tea here on Saturday. The Sri Lanka skipper was unbeaten at the break with 69, having reached 8,000 career Test runs during the innings, along with Thilan Samaraweera (40 not out) who helped steady the innings after the tourists won the toss and decided to bat. The pair added 71 for the fourth wicket.
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Sangakkara tipped to take over as SL captain
Published on :12th February 2009
Mahela Jayawardene on Wednesday decided to step down as the captain of the Sri Lankan team after the upcoming tour of Pakistan, saying that his successor needs at least 18 months to prepare the team for the 2011 World Cup. Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) chief executive Duleep Mendis told IANS that Jayawardene officially informed his desire to quit as captain after the Test series in Pakistan.
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Dilshan, Sangakkara steady Sri Lanka
Published on :24th January 2009
Sri Lanka reached 129-1 after 25 overs in the third and final One-Day International against Pakistan here on Saturday. Jayasuriya and Tillekeratne Dilshan, after a conscious start to reach 26-0 in 10 overs, went for some big hits. Jayasuriya went after Iftikar Anjum Rao to produce 25 runs in the 15th over as Lanka reached 76-0. Sri Lanka took powerplay in the next over and lost their first wicket in the first delivery.
 
Sangakkara Eases Sri Lanka To Huge Win
Published on :20th November 2008
Zimbabwe lost seven wickets for three runs before crashing to a six-wicket defeat in the first One Day International against Sri Lanka in Harare. Muttiah Muralitharan and Ajantha Mendis shared seven wickets to bowl Zimbabwe out for 124 in 31 overs after inserting their hosts before an unbeaten 46 from Kumar Sangakkara guided his side home in the 34th over.
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