Sri Lanka skipper Mahela Jayawardene said his side showed character in their crucial CB Series ODI match against Australia, as a win by nine runs helped them qualify for the finals of the tri-series.
"The boys showed character (to bounce back after the defeat against India). (Before today's match) we discussed in the dressing room 'what has happened (against India) has happened'," a jubilant Jayawardene said after the win.
"When chips were down you need to lift your game and that's what the team has done," he added.
Sri Lanka will take on Australia in the first final on Sunday, March 4, 2012.
India will eye huge win against Sri Lanka to keep their hopes alive in the triangular series in the 11th ODI at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart.
Many people love watching cricket on web. There are many TV companies that offer live telecast of cricket on internet, and one would think that it would be satisfying to watch the sport via these companies, owing to the fact that there are so many of them, and the competition would spur them to good provision.
Number of people watching live cricket on web has sprung up as the number of internet users has been growing over the years. People do multi-tasking even without being infront of the television set.
Because of the demand there are several sites which stream cricket matches
Stand-in India captain Virender Sehwag denied any rift between the Indian cricketers after their loss to Sri Lanka in the eighth ODI of the CB Series at Brisbane.
"But you have to ask Dhoni again. What he told us was to give chance to youngsters and come here and play the next World Cup. That was what he told us," said Sehwag.
"He chatted with everyone, with Gautam and me and Tendulkar, he wanted to give chance to youngsters so they can play all the matches and prepare themselves for the next World Cup. They would have an idea how the wicket behaves in Australia.
Dashing opener Sehwag also conceded that he needs to improve his batting performance at the top of the order to win matches for India.
Captain cool MS Dhoni produced another innings under pressure as India tied with Sri Lanka in Tuesday's one-day match in Adelaide.
The tied result emerged just a couple of days after the Indian skipper’s heroics halted Australia’s streak in the series in their previous ODI. However, Sri Lanka continues to remain winless in the tournament.
Chasing 237 to win before just 5739 spectators, India needed four runs from Lasith Malinga's final ball.
The Indian captain belted the ultimate delivery over cover, but a diving save by Upul Tharanga stopped the ball short of the boundary - but Dhoni completed three runs to tie the match with both sides scoring 9-236.
Dhoni (58 not out from 69 balls) capitalised on the earlier fine
India lost opener Virender Sehwag and Rahul Dravid to reach 61 for two at stumps on the second day of the fourth and final Test match against Australia at the Adelaide Oval. Australia declared their first innings at a huge total of 604 for seven, and India were 61 for two with Gautam Gambhir and Sachin Tendulkar at the crease.
As the live streaming of cricket matches is catching up fast with the fans, the telecast of the fourth Test between Australia and India can be watched on internet as well.
Those who are not sitting in front of the television and are on the move, can see live action from various internet sites offering the streaming services.
With the internet user base growing every day, the concepts of watching
Indian all-rounder Irfan Pathan revealed on Monday that he will get married only after his brother, also an Indian cricketer, Yusuf gets married.
When asked if the Pathan brothers plan to tie the knot anytime soon, Irfan said, “My priority is to focus on my game and play for India. As far as the wedding is concerned, nothing is decided yet. However, I am sure it will take place only after Yusuf bhai gets married.”
To this Yusuf Pathan, 29, added sheepishly, “Our family will decide when I will get married.”
The brothers, who were in the Capital for the promotion of an upcoming cricket-based reality show on UTV Bindass, got nostalgic about the wonderful time they spent in Delhi.
Former cricketers such as Anshuman Gaekwad, Sanjay Manjrekar, and Kiran More have asked for the axing of senior batsman VVS Laxman after his poor run in the recent Test matches against England and Australia.
Laxman has been struggling against his favorite opposition and former players want younger players like Virat and Rohit to replace the misfiring VVS.
India suffered their sixth consecutive overseas Test loss at Sydney when they were crushed by an innings and 68 runs by Australia on Friday.
In 2010, India had suffered a 4-0 drubbing in England, and losses in the first two Tests against Australia have seriously dented the pride of the world's strongest batting line-up.
Australian skipper Michael Clarke said after the end of the second Test match at Sydney that he is proud to have taken retirement from the Twenty20 cricket, which has helped him to focus on the other formats of the game.
"The greatest thing about the Twenty20 competitions is it is very individual, each individual player has the opportunity to make his own decision, and I think the T20 in Australia has been outstanding," Clarke said.
"I think I made the right decision to stand down from T20 cricket internationally and to focus on my one-day and Test cricket. I really thought I had to improve my game, to try to become the player I want to be, to become the best player I can possibly be."
India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the crucial toss for the second Test match against Australia, and decided to bat first at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Tuesday.
Live streaming is becoming a new rage in the online media and is catching up with lot of cricket fans all around the world. Many television and entertainment companies are offering live telecast of cricket matches on internet, and watching this online is a safe bet if one is not near the television.
As the internet user base is expanding every day, the concepts of watching the matches live on the laptops and desktop has taken a massive leap.
The people who do multi-tasking, and find themselves without being in front of the television set, can follow the
Senior batsmen Ricky Ponting and Michael Hussey hit well-made half-centuries and added 115 runs for the fifth wicket, to help Australia extend their lead to 230 in the second innings of the opening Test match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
People waiting in long queues, bus stands, travelling or stuck in offices or at a place where they cannot see the live cricket action on television have started using live streaming services on their latest gadgets.
Many television firms are offering live telecast of cricket on internet, and latest addition in the list is the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), who began their live streaming services in India with the England series held in October 2011, which the hosts won