A hard fought century from the Lankan Lions skipper, Angelo Mathews, well assisted by Dinesh Chandimal, brought back his side in the opening Test vs. Pakistan.
Pakistan secured a 1st innings lead of 179 runs and clinched four important wickets in the 2nd innings of Sri Lanka who is facing a defeat in the first Test.
The most experienced batting duo of Pakistan, Misbah-ul-Haq along with Younis Khan blasted tons and put their side on top against Sri Lanka in the 1st Test.
Kumar Sangakkara laid a solid foundation while batting and Angelo Mathews led Sri Lanka from the front as they grabbed the match convincingly vs. West Indies.
The Carribeans proved their worth in the limited overs cricket by displaying an all round performance vs. the Lankan Lions who lost the game by a close margin.
India took off excellently for the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy as Virat Kohli and Dinesh Karthik plundered tons vs. Sri Lanka and triumphed in the warm-up match.
Rangana Herath delivered a lethal bowling spell vs. New Zealand in the opening Test as Sri Lanka took an edge over the visitors on the first day of the match.
India proved their strength in the only T20 vs. Sri Lanka as the hosts were unable to stop the waves of the flood from the visitors in all aspects of the game.