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 →

Rain plays spoilsport in Hambantota

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Heavy rain forced the first One-Day International between New Zealand and Sri Lanka to be abandoned in Hambantota on Sunday (November 10), cutting short an impressive display by Sri Lanka. New Zealand was 13 for 1 from 4.2 overs in reply to Sri Lanka’s 288 for 9, when play was called off. Earlier in the day, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara and Angelo Mathews all hit half-centuries to give Sri Lanka a formidable total. Kyle Mills, the New Zealand captain, gave his team an electrifying start after winning the toss and electing to field, when he trapped Dimuth Karunaratne lbw with the first delivery of the innings. Dilshan and Sangakkara, however, steadied the innings with a second-wicket partnership of 137. Sangakkara… Read More →

New Zeland Tour of Sri Lanka 2013 – Ticket Prices

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Hambantota (ODIs D/N) 10th & 12th Dambulla (ODI – Day) 16th Kandy (T20Is) 19th & 21st Corporate Box Level 3 – Rs 750 Corporate Box Level 4 – Rs 1500 Grandstand Level 2 Corporate Box – Rs 1500 Corporate Box Level 5 – Rs 500 Grandstand Level 3 – Rs 750 Grandstand Top Level Corporate Box – Rs 1000 Grandstand Level  5 – Rs 300 Grandstand Level 5 – Rs 500 Grandstand Top Level  A – Rs 500 Grandstand Level  1 – Rs 200 Block A & B – Rs 200 A Lower – Rs 300 Grandstand Level  7 – Rs 400 Block C,D,E,F,H – Rs 100 B Lower – Rs 300 East & West Seating – Rs 100 Sigiriya… Read More →

New Zealand Tour of Sri Lanka 2013 – Tour Schedule

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Date and Time Match Details and Series Sun, Nov 10th 1st ODI - Sri Lanka vs New Zealand MRICS – Hambantota Tue, Nov 12th 2nd ODI - Sri Lanka vs New Zealand MRICS – Hambantota Sat, Nov 16th 3rd  ODI - Sri Lanka vs New Zealand RDICS, Dambulla Tue, Nov 19th 1st T20I - Sri Lanka vs New Zealand PICS, Kandy Thu, Nov 21st 2nd  T20I - Sri Lanka vs New Zealand PICS, Kandy Click here for ONLINE TICKETS

Mills to captain New Zealand in Sri Lanka

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Experienced pace bowler Kyle Mills will captain the New Zealand for their tour of Sri Lanka following the return of the injured Kane Williamson. The Auckland Aces 34-year-old will captain his country for the first time during the three One Day Internationals and two Twenty20 matches starting on 10 November in Hambantota. Mills has played 153 ODIs for New Zealand and is a key member of the New Zealand leadership group. New Zealand Cricket General Manager National Selection Bruce Edgar says Rob Nicol will replace Williamson in the squad, while his Canterbury Wizards team-mate Andrew Ellis has been called up due to a back injury to Otago bowler Ian Butler. “It’s disappointing that Ian’s back didn’t settle in time for the… Read More →

McCullum, Taylor to miss SL tour

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New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum and batsman Ross Taylor will miss the limited-overs tour to Sri Lanka, which starts on November 10, in order to prepare for the home series against West Indies. Luke Ronchi and Ian Butler will join the New Zealand squad in Sri Lanka, while Kane Williamson will captain the team in McCullum’s absence.   New Zealand ODI and Twenty20 squad for Sri Lanka tour: Kane Williamson – Northern Knights (captain) Corey Anderson – Northern Knights Ian Butler – Otago Volts Anton Devcich – Northern Knights Grant Elliott – Wellington Firebirds Tom Latham – Canterbury Wizards Mitchell McClenaghan – Auckland Aces Nathan McCullum – Otago Volts Kyle Mills – Auckland Aces Adam Milne – Central Stags Colin Munro –… Read More →

Under 23 Division III Tournament – Fixtures

W /Province North (A): Malay CC, University of Colombo, Peterson SC, Old Cambrian CC, Nugegoda S & WC, Weera SC W / Province South (B): Cruseders SC, Kalutara PCC, Badureliya CC, Matugama CC, Nomads SC, Seevali SC Southern Province ( C): United Southern SC, Amblangoda Rio SC, Gesto CC, Old Servation SC, Matara SC, Hambantota CC Central Province (D): Old Thomian – Matale, Matale CC, Tri Youth SC, Old Marian SC, Uva Province, Customs CC North Central Province (E): Xavirites CC, Narammala SC, Samagi SC, Rajarata SC, North & East combined, Singha SC  – Kegalle Date Host Opponent Venue 28 Sep 20013 Malay CC Weera SC Malay   Nugegoda S & W.C. University of Colombo Panagoda   Peterson SC Old… Read More →

South Africa seals series with 22-run win

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South Africa sealed a 22-run win over Sri Lanka in the second Twenty20 International in Hambantota on Sunday (August 4), with an all-round show, taking an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. JP Duminy hit 30 off 23 balls and David Miller provided the fireworks with an aggressive 21-ball 36 as South Africa reached 145 for 6 after electing to take first strike in the day-night match under windy conditions. Lonwabo Tsotsobe and Morne Morkel then claimed two wickets each as Sri Lanka, the world’s top-ranked T20 side, was restricted to 123 for 7 by an impressive South African fielding display. Kumar Sangakkara played a lone hand for Sri Lanka with an attractive 39 off 35 balls, but he… Read More →