Jayawardene guides Lanka to victory

Idea Cup 2010 | 13 Jan 2010

The decade has changed, but India’s fortunes in finals haven’t. They slid to yet another defeat as Sri Lanka becalmed a familiar opposition in the game that mattered. Mahela Jayawardene, recalled midway through the series, guided Lanka’s tough chase of 246 with a mature, unbeaten 71. There were useful contributions from Kumar Sangakkara and Tillakaratne […]

Kolhi seals easy win

Idea Cup 2010 | 12 Jan 2010

Virat Kohli continued his rich vein of form, registered the second ODI century of his career as India got the better of Bangladesh in an inconsequential encounter prior to the tri-series finals. Chasing a decent target of 248, Indian batters eased to the target with Virat Kohli’s contribution being supported by cameos all around. Earlier, […]

Indian bowling needs to improve

Idea Cup 2010 | 10 Jan 2010

When India take on Sri Lanka in the tri-series game on Sunday, they would hope to push for a win and guarantee their place in the final. But things wouldn’t be all that easy in spite of their recent triumphs against Lanka. This is because Sri Lanka have been the best of the three teams […]

Lanka cannot take Bangladesh lightly

Idea Cup 2010 | 03 Jan 2010

India and Sri Lanka will lock horns once again, for a change in a tri-series also featuring Bangladesh. Lanka and Bangladesh will kick off the tournament at the Shere Bangla stadium in Mirpur. While Sri Lanka have had a long and hard tour of India, Bangladesh will be fresh after a two-month break. Still, Lanka […]