Sri Lanka ends series with comprehensive victory

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Kusal Perera’s century and his 164-run stand with Tillakaratne Dilshan, his opening partner who joined the 10,000-run club with a half-century, led Sri Lanka to a comprehensive 165-run victory over Pakistan in the fifth and final One-Day International in Hambantota on Sunday (July 26). Kusal’s 116 came off 109 balls, comprising nine fours and six sixes, and helped Sri Lanka put up 368 for 4 in 50 overs after opting to bat. Then, with Sachithra Senanayake returning 3 for 39, Sri Lanka bowled Pakistan out for 203 in 37.2 overs to seal victory. The result meant the series ended 3-2 in Pakistan’s favour. Pakistan’s chase began well with Azhar Ali and Ahmed Shehzad putting on 51 for the opening wicket…. Read More →

Dominant Pakistan clinches ODI series in Sri Lanka

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Pakistan defeated Sri Lanka by seven wickets in the fourth One-Day International between the two teams in Colomboon Wednesday (July 22) to take a decisive 3-1 lead in the five-match series. Ahmed Shehzad hit 95 off 90 balls and Mohammad Hafeez contributed an 88-ball 70 to take Pakistan over the line in just 40.5 overs after its bowlers had restricted Sri Lanka to 256 for 9. The result kept alive Pakistan’s hopes of qualifying for the eight-team ICC Champions Trophy 2017, to be played in England. Sri Lanka is assured of taking part in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, but was lacklustre in the crucial encounter at the R Premadasa Stadium. Shehzad and Azhar Ali, the captain, put Pakistan on… Read More →

Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka 2015 – Match Schedule

Date Match Venue June 11 – 13 Three Day Match  Colombo Colts CC June 17 – 21 1st Test Galle June 25 – 29 2nd Test P Sara Oval July 3 – 7 3rd Test PICS – Kandy July 11 1st ODI – Day Match RDICS – Dambulla July 15 2nd ODI – D/N PICS – Kandy July 19 3rd ODI – D/N RPICS – Comlombo July 22 4th ODI – D/N RPICS – Comlombo July 26 5th ODI – D/N MRICS – Hambantota July 30 1st T20I RPICS – Colombo Aug 01 2nd T20I RPICS – Colombo

2nd unofficial ODI: Sri Lanka A v Pakistan A at Hambantota

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Pakistan won the toss and elected to field first at MRICS. Sri Lanka A won by 7 runs (D/L method) and lead the 3 match series 2-0. Sri Lanka A – 265/9 ( 50 overs) Kusal Janith Perera  110, Dhanushka Gunatillake  33: Tabish Khan 3/55, Zia ul Haq 3/66 v Pakistan A – 213/7 (40 ovs) – Khurram Manzoor 69, Fawad Alam 65, Tharindu Kaushal 3/44, Shehan Jayasuriya 2/31, D Chameera 2/36

Pakistan A team tour of Sri Lanka 2015 – Press Conference

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The Pakistan ‘A’ team has arrived in Sri Lanka for their month-long  tour and the official press conference took place on Thursday evening at JAIC Hilton.  Pakistan ‘A’ team will play three one-day encounters followed by three four-day unofficial Test matches. Itinerary April 23: Arrival in SL April 26: 1st One-day Match at Matara Uyawatta April 29: 2nd One-day Match at Hambantota, MRICS May 2: 3rd One-day Match at Colombo, RPICS May 6-9: 1st Four day Match at Colombo, RPICS May 13-16: 2nd Four day Match at Kandy, PICS May 20-23: 3rd Four day Match at Dambulla, RDICS May 24: Departure  

Fawad to lead Pakistan A in Sri Lanka

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Fawad Alam will lead the Pakistan A one-day and four-day squad on their month-long tour of Sri Lanka. Pakistan A are scheduled to play three one-day and as many four-day games between April 26 and May 23. Pakistan ‘A’ Squad–4 day Matches: Shaan Masood, Khurram Manzoor, Umar Siddiq, Umar Amin (vice-captain), Ali Waqas, Usman Salahuddin, Ali Asad, Immad Wasim, Fawad Alam (captain), Zafar Gohar, Shahzaib Ahmed, Adnan Akmal (wicket-keeper), Mir Hamza, Bilawal Bhatti, Shehzad Azam, Imran Khan.  Standbyes: Zia-ul-Haq, Saad Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Naeemuddin. Pakistan ‘A’ – One-day Squad: Khurram Manzoor, Umer Siddiq, Mukhtar Ahmed, Umar Amin (vice-captain), Fawad Alam (captain), Ali Waqas, Saad Nasim, Mohammad Rizwan (wicketkeeper), Israrullah, Immad Wasim, Zafar Gohar, Shahzaib Ahmed, Mir Hamza, Bilawal Bhatti, Ehsan Adil, Tabish… Read More →

Cook suspended for second minor over-rate offence

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ICC Media Release England captain Alastair Cook has been suspended for one ODI and fined 20 per cent of his match fee, while his players have been fined 10 per cent of their match fees, for maintaining a slow over-rate during England’s five-wicket victory against Sri Lanka in the third ODI in Hambantota on Wednesday. David Boon of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees imposed the suspension on Cook after England was ruled to be one over short of its target at the end of the match when time allowances were taken into consideration. As Cook had previously been found guilty of a minor over rate offence in One-Day Internationals within the last 12 months, this offence constituted… Read More →

Root, Buttler fashion England victory

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There wasn’t an iota of doubt that England was under immense pressure coming into Wednesday’s (December 3) third One-Day International against Sri Lanka. Since reaching the final of the Champions Trophy in June 2013, the team hardly had anything in the bag as far as 50-over cricket was concerned. Defeat in the first two games of the seven-match series meant this game in Hambantota was critical in many ways. As if that wasn’t challenging enough, Sri Lanka posted a competitive 242 for 8 courtesy Kumar Sangakkara (63) and Lahiru Thirimanne (62). The hosts had opted to bat but a lengthy spell of rain very early in its innings curtailed this to a 35-overs-a-side fixture. With the series fast slipping away,… Read More →

SLC ban portable horns / hooters at cricket matches

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Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that it has taken a decision to ban ‘Portable Horns’ / “Hooters” to be brought in by spectators with immediate effect. Sri Lanka Cricket Executive Committee arrived at this decision today to generally safeguard spectator comfort inside spectator areas of the stadium. This does not mean that the papare bands are banned. These are individual horns brought in by the spectators. We will be implementing this rule on Wednesday at the 3rd ODI in Hambantota. The general public are warned that the Security Personnel will search for the above items very strictly and will confiscate the item if found on the spectator.

Spinners deliver big win for Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka defeated England by eight wickets in the second One-Day International in Colombo on Saturday (November 29) to zoom to a 2-0 lead in the seven-match series. Ajantha Mendis was the pick of the bowlers, starring with 3 for 33 as England was bowled out for 185 in 43 overs after opting to bat in a match that was reduced to 45-overs-per-side because of bad weather. Kumar Sangakkara (67 not out) and Mahela Jayawardena (77 not out) showcased their class, with an unbroken 149-run third-wicket partnership as Sri Lanka won with 10.4 overs to spare at the Premadasa stadium. Sri Lanka won the first match by 25 runs at the same venue on Wednesday. The third game will be… Read More →

Donovan Andree Tournament

Donovan Andree Tournament 2015/2016 Group ‘A’ Group ‘B’ Old Thurstanites SC Matara SC Horana SC Kelaniya CC Old Marians CC Old Servations SC Seevali SC Old Cambrians SC Weera SC University of Colombo Sports Club Samagi SC Old Thomian SC – Matale Nomads SC Centralized SC Kandy CC Group ‘C’ Group ‘D’ Narammala SC Matale CC Old Anandian SC Old Moratu Vidyalaya SC Rajarata SC Gesto CC Uva Club Old Thomian CC – Matara Wennapuwa SC Old Kegalu Vidyalian CC Peterson SC Ambalangoda Rio SC North & East Hambantota CC Date Host Opponent Venue 30-31-May Hambantota CC Old Thomian CC – Matara MRICS Sooriyawewa (T) 6-7 June Old Thurstanites SC Weera SC Thurstan Kandy CC Horana SC Wattala Lycem Old… Read More →