England suffered another heavy World Cup defeat as Sri Lanka chased down 309 with nine wickets to spare. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Joe Root’s century was in vain as England’s bid to reach the World Cup quarter-finals suffered another setback with a nine-wicket defeat to Sri Lanka (...)

Brendon McCulum got New Zealand’s innings off to a blistering start in their opening World Cup victory over Sri Lanka. (Photograph:  REUTERS/Anthony Phelps)

New Zealand kicked off the World Cup with a 98-run defeat of Sri Lanka in their Pool A match in Christchurch.The Black Caps totalled an imposing 331 f(...)

 Kane Williamson of New Zealand: hit 31 not out against Sri Lanka in Christchurch. Photograph: Getty Images

New Zealand claimed a comprehensive eight-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the first Test in Christchurch on Monday. The Black Caps chased down the tar(...)

India captain MS Dhoni slips as he plays a sweep shot on day three of the third Test against  Australia at the Melbourne Cricket ground. Photograph: Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Cricket round-up: India batsmen Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane struck inspired centuries during a record fourth-wicket partnership at the Melbourne Cr(...)

Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara plays a shot during their fourth One Day International match against England in Colombo on Sunday. Photograph: Reuters

Kumar Sangakkara laid the foundation before Angelo Mathews completed a nervy chase as Sri Lanka beat England by six wickets in the fourth one-day inte(...)

England’s Alastair Cook watches the presentation after Sri Lanka won the test series.   Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire.

Geoffrey Boycott has warned England captain Alastair Cook he could be hounded out of his job if his team keeps serving up “the same old rubbish”.The (...)

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews  celebrates reaching his century during day four of the second Test match  at Headingley  in Leeds. Photograph: Dave Thompson/Getty Images

Sri Lanka 257 & 457; England 365 & 57-5Sri Lanka have the whip hand in the second Test at Headingley, the match turned on its head and all but(...)

England’s (left to right) Gary Ballance, Moeen Ali, Ian Bell, Joe Root and Alastair Cook react after Sri Lanka’s last-wicket pair survived to draw the first Test at Lord’s. Photograph: Philip Brown/Reuters

The first Test between England and Sri Lanka at Lord’s ended in the draw for which it appeared to be heading from the end of the first session when th(...)

 Gary Ballance of England hits a six to bring up his Test century on day four of the first  Test against Sri Lanka at Lord’s . Photograph:  Tom Shaw/Getty Images

Until Gary Ballance, with a maiden Test century of immense mental strength, and Chris Jordan, a vibrant addition to the Test match arena, came togethe(...)

England’s Gary Ballance celebrates his maiden Test century in the first Test against Sri Lanka. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA

Gary Ballance’s maiden Test century put England back in control of their own destiny in the first Test against Sri Lanka at Lord’s.The hosts lost thei(...)