Lasith Malinga

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Lasith Malinga leads Sri Lanka to nine-run T20 win over England

World champions Sri Lanka held off an England fightback to win by nine runs in a Twenty20 international at the Oval on Tuesday helped by an explosive innings from Thisara Perera and superb bowling...

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The BBL title hopes of Melbourne Stars have been dealt a blow by the call-up to the Sri Lankan team of paceman Lasith Malinga

Lasith Malinga.

Chloe Saltau Stars hopeful paceman will be allowed to return to Australia before the semi-final.

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Lasith Malinga returns for Melbourne Stars

Lasith Malinga

Star Sri Lankan paceman Lasith Malinga has been granted permission to return to the Melbourne Stars lineup in time for their BBL semi-final against the Hobart Hurricanes.

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Kevin Pietersen joins Melbourne Stars

Kevin Pietersen.

Rohan Connolly Melbourne Stars have landed their biggest fish yet with the signing of exiled England star Kevin Pietersen for the next two seasons.

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Kevin Pietersen draws big money, regardless of results

Kevin Pietersen in action for Surrey during a T20 match.

Chloe Saltau Kevin Pietersen will put bums on seats, dollars in the bank and nightclubbers with smartphones at the ready. He might even win the Melbourne Stars a few games of cricket; that will be a bonus.

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Tillakaratne Dilshan shines in Sri Lanka ODI win

Sri Lankan cricketer Tillakaratne Dilshan.

Tillakaratne Dilshan has starred with both the bat and the ball as Sri Lanka crushed South Africa by 87 runs in their second one-dayer to draw the three-match series level at 1-1.

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Sri Lanka hammers England to level one-day series

Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara (L) looks on as as England's Ravi Bopara (R).

Sri Lanka's bowlers ripped through a fragile England batting line-up to win the second one-day international in Durham by 157 runs to level the five-match series 1-1.

The Warner era: Players adapting to changed cricket landscape

David Warner.

Will Brodie David Warner's barnstorming success at Test match level signals a landmark in cricket evolution. The modern cricket landscape is now so varied that it contains several, distinct types of player.

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Sri Lanka defeats Pakistan to take out Asia Cup

Sri Lanka wins.

Opener Lahiru Thirimanne hit a magnificent century to help Sri Lanka thump Pakistan by five wickets to regain the Asia Cup one-day cricket title in Dhaka on Saturday.

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Sri Lanka score narrow win over South Africa

World number one Sri Lanka held their nerve in the final overs to pull off a narrow five-run victory over South Africa in the World T20 tournament at Chittagong on Saturday.

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Bowled out for 39: Sri Lanka humiliates Netherlands

Dismal: Australian-born Tom Cooper heads back to the dugout after being dismissed.

Shahid Hashmi Sri Lanka has crushed minnows The Netherlands by nine wickets after bowling their opponents out for the lowest-ever Twenty20 international total of 39 in Chittagong on Monday.

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Sri Lanka romp into World Twenty20 semi-finals by thrashing New Zealand

Destroyer: Sri Lankan spinner Rangana Herath.

Left-arm spin wizard Rangana Herath has conjured up astonishing figures of 3-5 to help Sri Lanka demolish New Zealand by 59 runs in the race for the World Twenty20 semi-finals.

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Sri Lanka reach T20 final after hailstorm in Mirpur

Sri Lanka sailed into the World Twenty20 final after bad weather literally poured cold water on West Indies' title defence in a rain-ruined contest on Thursday.

Michael Hussey makes disappointing Mumbai debut

Miserable Mumbai start: Mike Hussey pictured during his stint with the Sydney Thunder.

Michael Hussey has made a disappointing debut for the Mumbai Indians, going out for three as his new side suffered a crushing 41-run loss to the Kolkata Knight Riders in their opening Indian Premier...

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The stars come out to play for a festive bash

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Michael Chammas Michael Chammas assesses the chances of the eight teams in this year’s Big Bash.

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Big Bash League: Cameron White dominates in Melbourne Stars' victory

Cameron White

Jesse Hogan The script was familiar, eerily so for Melbourne Stars. Aaron Finch, often so tortured with a red ball, was in a red uniform and was back to inflicting torture on his green-clad rivals in a Melbourne...

Strikers still hopeful of BBL success this season: coach

Jesse Hogan Adelaide coach Darren Berry says his team's "humiliating" eight-wicket mauling at the hands of the Melbourne Stars on Thursday night has not dashed his hopes of Big Bash League success this season.

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Big Bash League: Melbourne Stars thrash Adelaide Strikers

Glenn Maxwell.

Jesse Hogan If this match at the MCG was a boxing bout the referee would have halted it before the end of the first round.

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Perth Scorchers coach Justin Langer says Melbourne Stars are beatable

Simon Katich of the Scorchers bats during the Big Bash League.

Brad Elborough Justin Langer does not see the Perth Scorchers final KFC Big Bash clash against the unbeaten Melbourne Stars as 'mission impossible'.

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Brad Hodge hopeful of return from knee injury for Big Bash League start

Brad Hodge

Jesse Hogan A week after Brad Hodge's career seemed in peril, after a brutal on-field collision with Shane Watson, the limited-overs specialist is optimistic he will recover from the resulting knee injury in...