Sri Lanka A defeat Windies A by 10 wickets to win first four-day match

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Upul Tharanga’s men have defeated West Indies A by 10 wickets to claim the first four-day match played at MRICS, Hambantota and take a 1-0 series lead. Summary Scores: Sri Lanka A 1st Innings: 413 oll Out (140.5 Overs). Dimuth Karunaratne 139, Lahiru Thirimanne 93, Dinesh Chandimal 87, Jehan Mubarak 25; Shane Shillingford 160-5, Nikita Miller 87-2, Shannon Gabriel 43-2. West Indies A 1st Innings: 160 all out (51 Overs). Chadwick Walton+ 50, Assad Fudadin 32, Kraigg Brathwaite 24, Nikita Miller 15; Seekkuage Prasanna 21-7-64-6, Shaminda Eranga 15-4-54-2, Ashan Priyanjan 2-1-1-1, Vishwa Fernando 7-3-17-1. West Indies A 2nd Innings: 285 all out (80.3 Overs). Kirk Edwards 77, Shane Shillingford 63*, Jermaine Blackwood 46; Lahiru Gamage 49-3, Seekkuage Prasanna 122-3, Vishwa… Read More →

Date change for 4th ODI – England Tour of Sri Lanka 2014

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Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket has advised ECB of the need to adjust the date of the 4th ODI scheduled to be played at the R Premadasa International Cricket Stadium in Colombo.  The match that was previously scheduled for Sat 6th December will now be played on Sunday 7th December(originally the reserve day for the game) for reasons of religious observance as 6th  December is Poya Day in Sri Lanka. The 3rd ODI in Hambantota remains scheduled on 3rd December but now has 4th December available as a reserve day and there is now no reserve day for the 4th ODI. Updated itinerary for England to Sri Lanka 2014 Fri 21 Nov            1st warm-up v SL ‘A’ (Day) Colombo – SSC Sun 23 Nov         2nd warm-up v SL ‘A’ (Day) Colombo… Read More →

Dialog Sri Lanka Cricket Awards 2014 – Winners List

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DIALOG Cricketer of the Year 2014 Winner: Angelo Mathews Nominations: Kumar Sangakkara, Rangana Herath DIALOG People’s Player of the Year 2014 Kumar Sangakkara Mens T20Is Awards Best Batsman Winner: Kushal Janith Perera Nominations: Mahela Jayawardene, Tissara Perera Best Bowler Winner: Lasith Malinga Nominations: Nuwan Kulasekara, Rangana Herath Mens ODI Awards Best Batsman Winner: Angelo Mathews Nominations: Kumar Sangakkara, Lahiru Thirimanna Best Bowler Winner: Lasith Malinga Nominations: Ajantha Mendis, Sachithra Senanayake Best All-rounder ODI Winner: Angelo Mathews Nominations: T M Dilshan, Tissara Perera Emerging Cricketer of the Year Niroshan Dickwella Mens TEST Awards Best Batsman Winner: Kumar Sangakkara & Angelo Mathews Nomination s: Mahela Jayawardene, Kaushal Silva Best Bowler Winner: Rangana Herath Nominations: Dilruwan Perera, Shaminda Eranga Womens ODI Awards Best… Read More →

Perera helps Sri Lanka draw level

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Thisara Perera’s fine allround show, a 36-ball 65 and 3 for 19, helped Sri Lanka trounce Pakistan by 77 runs in the second One-Day International in Hambantota on Tuesday (August 26) to level the three-match series 1-1. Electing to bat first, Sri Lanka was reduced to 194 for 6 but recovered well to post 310 for 9 in its 50 overs, before it bowled Pakistan out for 233 all out in 43.5 overs. Pakistan lost Sharjeel Khan (11) early but Ahmed Shehzad (56) and Mohammad Hafeez (62) added 96 for the second wicket to lift the team to 114 for 1. However, Pakistan lost its nine wickets for 119 runs from there on. Hafeez, who struck 11 boundaries, was dismissed by Seekkuge… Read More →

Pakistan clinches victory off penultimate ball

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Sohaib Maqsood and Fawad Alam’s sixth-wicket stand of 147 was instrumental in Pakistan overcoming a top-order collapse to post a thrilling four-wicket win in the first One-Day International against Sri Lanka in Hambantota on Saturday (August 23). Pakistan’s chase of a revised Duckworth-Lewis target of 275 in 50 overs received a major jolt as it was reduced to 106 for 5. But Maqsood’s temperament stood out. The 27-year old showed little to suggest he was playing in only his 15th ODI, as he rode the storm to finish unbeaten on 89 off just 73 balls when Shahid Afridi smashed the winning runs off Nuwan Kulasekara with one ball to spare. That Pakistan fought back from nowhere was also due to the efforts of… Read More →

Second ODI scheduled to play in Hambantota on 26th August

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Media Release At a meeting held today with regard to the above, a decision has been taken to conduct the 2nd ODI in Hambanthota due to the bad weather condition in Colombo. The Match is advanced by one day to the 26th of August 2014 and will be played as  a Day Night game. 27th of August would be the Rain Reserve Day. This decision was taken on a request from the National Curator where he had confirmed that the ground will not be fit to play the 2nd ODI in Colombo on the 27th of August 2014.  Due to the continuous bad weather condition the ground is soggy and the pitch is not in good playing condition since it… Read More →

South Africa win series after de Kock, de Villiers tons

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Quinton de Kock, the wicketkeeper, and AB de Villiers, the captain, hit aggressive hundreds to carry South Africa to an 82-run win over Sri Lanka in the third and final One-Day International on Saturday (July 12). The win gave South Africa a 2-1 series win, its first in an ODI series on Sri Lankan soil. De Kock smashed 128 off 127 balls, while de Villiers was even more aggressive, taking only 71 balls for his 108. De Villiers reached his hundred off only 66 balls as South Africa posted 339 for 5 at the Mahinda Rajapaksa Stadium in Hambantota, its highest total against Sri Lanka. The home side was restricted to just 257 all out in 44.3 overs, while attempting what… Read More →

Sri Lanka Squad for 3rd ODI – South Africa Tour of Sri Lanka 2014

Media Release The following squad has been selected by the National Selectors for the 3rd ODI match against South Africa to be played on the 12th July 2014 in Hambantota. 1 Angelo Mathews (Captain) 2 Lahiru Thirimanne (Vice Captain) 3 T M Dilshan 4 Kusal Janith 5 Kumar Sangakkara 6 Mahela Jayawardena 7 Ashan Priyanjan 8 Kithuruwan Vithanage 9 Lasith Malinga 10 Nuwan Kulasaekera 11 Suranga Lakmal 12 Thisara Perera 13 Sachithra Senanayake 14 Ajantha Mendis 15 Rangana Herath 16 Dilruwan Perera

Dilshan, Malinga help Sri Lanka pull level

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Tillakaratne Dilshan starred with bat and ball as Sri Lanka crushed South Africa by 87 runs in the second One-Day International between the two teams on Wednesday (July 9) to bring the three-match series level at 1-1. Dilshan scored 86 off 90 balls first and then took 3 for 40 to play the lead, While Lasith Malinga also played a big part with two early wickets on the way to figures of 4 for 24 as South Africa was bowled out for 180 off 38.1 overs while chasing 267. Hashim Amla fought hard, making a 102-ball 101, but failed to find support from the other batsmen. Malinga gave Sri Lanka crucial breakthroughs when he sent back Quinton de Kock and… Read More →

Amla, de Villiers secure 75-run win

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Hashim Amla scored a composed century to take South Africa to a formidable 304 for 5 before Ryan McLaren took two wickets in three balls to restrict Sri Lanka to 229 all out in 40.3 overs in the first One Day International on Sunday (July 6). Amla struck eight boundaries and a six en route to a 130-ball 109 after AB de Villiers, the South Africa captain, elected to bat first at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. Amla first put on 58 for the opening wicket with Quinton de Kock to get South Africa off to a steady start, after which it lost two quick wickets. De Kock was the first to fall, when he was castled by Angelo… Read More →

England tour of Sri Lanka 2014 – Fixtures

Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket has today confirmed the itinerary for the England tour to Sri Lanka in November and December 2014. The itinerary will comprise seven One-Day Internationals and two warm-up matches with the tour starting and finishing in Colombo.   Fri 21 Nov          1st warm-up v SL A (Day), Sinhalese Sports Club,Colombo Sun 23 Nov        2nd warm-up v SL A (Day), Tamil Union (Oval), Colombo Wed 26 Nov      1st ODI (Day/Night), RPICS Colombo* Sat 29 Nov         2nd ODI (Day), RPICS Colombo* Wed 3 Dec         3rd ODI (Day/Night), MRICS Hambantota Sat 6 Dec           4th ODI (Day), RPICS Colombo * Wed 10 Dec    … Read More →

Sri Lanka puts No 1 T20I position on the line

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Sri Lanka will begin a two-match T20I series against host Bangladesh from 12 February in Chittagong by putting its number one position on the Reliance ICC T20I Team Rankings Tableon the line. Sri Lanka enters the series as the number-one ranked side with 129 ratings points, leading 10th ranked Bangladesh by 57 ratings points. Only eight ratings points separate the top four sides, with India (123 points), South Africa (123 points) and Pakistan (121 points) close on the heels of the number-one ranked side. As such, because the rankings are weighted to reflect this difference, Sri Lanka will lose its top position if it loses both matches in the series. In such a scenario, Sri Lanka will drop nine ratings points and… Read More →

Nathan McCullum stars in last-ball win

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New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by four wickets in the rain-truncated second One-Day International in Hambantota on Tuesday (November 12) thanks to Nathan McCullum’s late heroics. New Zealand was set a revised and fairly steep Duckworth-Lewis target of 198 in 23 overs, but McCullum smashed 25 runs in the final over off Rangana Herath to steer New Zealand home with an unbeaten nine-ball 32. New Zealand’s reply had begun on the wrong foot when Nuwan Kulasekara dismissed Anton Devcich and Rob Nicol off successive balls in the second over. Both batsmen were caught behind, while Kumar Sangakkara, the wicketkeeper, also stumped Grant Elliott off Sachithra Senanayake to reduce New Zealand to 34 for 3. However, Tom Latham and Luke Ronchi… Read More →