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Last updated: Monday, 24 March, 2003, 13:41 GMT

Sri Lanka captain Sanath Jayasuriya Jayasuriya stays on as skipper
Sanath Jayasuriya remains Sri Lanka captain after his resignation is rejected.

Sri Lanka coach Dav Whatmore Whatmore to discuss future
Coach Dav Whatmore will hold talks with Sri Lanka's cricket board in the wake of his side's World Cup exit.

Sri Lanka captain Sanath Jayasuriya Jayasuriya berates batsmen
Sri Lanka are out of the World Cup after being beaten by Australia, and captain Sanath Jayasuriya castigates his batsmen.


MORE STORIES

De Silva bows out
Aravinda de Silva calls time on his international cricket career after Sri Lanka lose to Australia in the World Cup semi-final.

Spluttering Sri Lanka limp home
Despite a few star turns, there were far too many weak links in Sri Lanka's World Cup line-up.

Vaas smashes bowling record
Chaminda Vaas removes the wicket of Ricky Ponting to break the record for number of wickets in a World Cup.

Whatmore backs spinners' wicket
Coach Dav Whatmore hopes a slow pitch will help Sri Lanka in Tuesday's semi-final against Australia.

Tendulkar heads shortlist
Indian batting star Sachin Tendulkar is on course to win the World Cup Man of the Tournament award.


MATCH REPORTS

Rampant Australia through to final
Australia brush Sri Lanka aside in Port Elizabeth to advance to their third successive World Cup decider.

Sri Lanka storm into last four
Sri Lanka book the last World Cup semi-final place with a 74-run win over Zimbabwe.

India crush Sri Lanka
Sachin Tendulkar scores 97 as India thrash Sri Lanka by 183 runs to book their World Cup semi-final place.

Aussies overpower Sri Lanka
Australia race to a 96-run victory over Sri Lanka after a superb century by captain Ricky Ponting.

Sri Lanka into Super Sixes
Co-hosts South Africa bow out of the World Cup after a dramatic tie with Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka scrape home
The West Indies fall just six runs short after a thrilling run chase against Sri Lanka.

Kenya stun Sri Lanka
Kenya pull off the shock of the World Cup with a 53-run victory over Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka crush Canada
Sri Lanka race to victory after bowling out Canada for 36, the lowest-ever one-day score.

Vaas destroys Bangladesh
Chaminda Vaas takes a hat-trick with the game's first three balls as Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by 10 wickets.

Sri Lanka send Kiwis spinning
Sanath Jayasuirya's fine ton helps Sri Lanka to a 47-run win over New Zealand.


OTHER NEWS AND FEATURES

Styris: I conquered Murali
Kiwi all-rounder Scott Styris offers Australia advice on how to crack Muttiah Muralitharan.

Whatmore plans silent revolution
On Sunday night, Sri Lankan coach Dav Whatmore celebrated his 49th birthday in simple style.

De Silva still hitting the mark
Aravinda de Silva's fantastic batting display in Sri Lanka's loss to Australia offers some consolation for fans.

Outrage over corruption link
Kenya and Sri Lanka react with anger at a report alleging the ICC's anti-corruption unit is investigating their match.

Zeros to heroes in seven days
Sri Lanka have gone from laughing stock to potential World Cup finalists in little more than a week.

Jayasuriya hails Vaas heroics
Sri Lanka captain Sanath Jayasuriya pays tribute to hat-trick man Chaminda Vaas as his side thrash Bangladesh by six wickets.

Murali's World Cup mission
Muttiah Muralitharan tells BBC Hindi about his impressive autograph collection and why he is not afraid to face the Australians again.

Sri Lanka find ruthless streak
Sri Lanka's demolition of Canada underlines their determination to go a long way in the 2003 World Cup.

Jayasuriya fearful for Murali
Muttiah Muralitharan's critics are trying to destroy his career, according to Sri Lankan captain Sanath Jayasuriya.

Murali limits horizons
Muttiah Muralitharan says he will eventually quit one-day cricket to concentrate on Tests.



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