Sri Lanka opening batsman Upul Tharanga was suspended three months by the International Cricket Council for testing positive for a banned substance during the World Cup.
Sri Lanka fast-bowler Lasith Malinga took the second Cricket World Cup hat-trick of his career as his team beat Kenya by nine wickets in Colombo to go top of Group A.
Tillakaratne Dilshan and Upul Tharanga shared a record opening stand of 282 at the Cricket World Cup as Sri Lanka beat Zimbabwe to reach the quarterfinals.
Sri Lanka overcame a late challenge from New Zealand to win by 5 wickets and reach the Cricket World Cup final as Muttiah Muralitharan added to his record one-day wicket total in his last match on home soil.
India will need to mount the highest run chase in Cricket World Cup final history to win its second title after Sri Lanka posted 274-6 on the back of Mahela Jayawardene ’s unbeaten century.
Sri Lanka beat Australia by 29 runs in the second one-day cricket international to win the series and inflict the home team’s seventh straight loss in all formats, its worst run in 14 years.