Kusal leads Sri Lanka to Twenty20 win

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Opener Kusal Perera hit an explosive maiden half-century off 44 balls to steer Sri Lanka to a 17-run win over Bangladesh in a one-off Twenty20 international in Pallekele on Sunday. Sri Lanka, put into bat, rattled up 198 for five wickets with Perera hitting five fours and four sixes in his 64. Bangladesh finished on 181 for seven. Jeevan Mendis (37) and Thisara Perera (22 not out) provided the final flourish to the Lankan innings. Mendis and Angelo Mathews (30 not out) shared a stand of 66 off 35 balls to establish a new fifth-wicket record for Sri Lanka. Mohammad Ashraful provided Bangladesh with a solid start, racing to 43 off 27 balls including two sixes and four fours before… Read More →

Dilshan century in vain as Bangladesh seize victory

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Tillakaratne Dilshan’s 17th one-day century proved in vain on Thursday as Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka by three wickets under the Duckworth/Lewis rain rule to win the third and final one-day international and share the series one-all. Sri Lanka looked to be in control when they ran up an impressive 302 for nine after choosing to bat first. But Bangladesh whose run chase was interrupted in the 14th over when they were 78-1, were then set a revised target of 183 to win off 27 overs. They were given a splendid start by Anamul Haque (40) and Mohammad Ashraful (29) who posted 77 at a run-a-ball. Despite losing wickets at regular intervals Bangladesh were taken over the line with an over… Read More →

Sri Lankan Squad for the 3rd ODI & T20 in Kandy

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The National Selectors has decided on the following: The same squad to continue for the 3rd one day international to be played in Kandy on the 28th, This was due to the 2nd one day game been washed off due to rain. The following squad was selected for the T 20 game in Kandy on Sunday. 1) Kusal Janith Perera 2) Dilshan Munaweera 3) Lahiru Thirimanna 4) Dinesh Chandimal (Captain/WK) 5) Angelo Mathews 6) Jeevan Mendis 7) Kithruwan Vithanage 8) Angelo Perara 9) Lasith Malinga (V/C) 10) Sachithra Senanayake 11) Shaminda Eranga 12) Chathuranga De Silva 13) Shehan Jayasooriya 14) Ramith Rambukwella 15) Ishan Jayaratne 16) Thisara Perera The Hon Ministers of Sports has approved the above.

Dilshan stars in Sri Lanka win

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Tillakaratne Dilshan scored his 15th one-day international hundred to guide Sri Lanka to an eight-wicket win with 32 balls to spare in the first match of the series against Bangladesh on Saturday. The home team triumphed via the Duckworth-Lewis method after being set a revised target of 238 in 41 overs when a power failure delayed the start of their innings by 40 minutes. Dilshan won the man of the match award for cracking an unbeaten 113 off 108 balls with 11 fours, eclipsing the hundred made earlier by Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal. Bangladesh, who were put into bat, racked up 259 for eight in 50 overs with Tamim making 112. Dilshan, 36, and Kusal Perera then gave Sri Lanka… Read More →

Tickets for Bangladesh tour of Sri Lanka go on sale

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Tickets for the ODI and T20 series of Bangladesh tour of Sri Lanka are now available for purchase. Dhaka Bank ODI Series will start on the 23rd of March 2013 in Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium in Hambantota starting at 2 pm. The details of the ticket sale points are stated below ———————————————————————————————————————————- Hambanthota – 1st ODI & 2nd ODI  Tickets Available at:  Hambanthota Stadium - Available from 20th March 2013 Time: 8.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. SLC Head Office Time: 9.00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. Tickets range from Rs. 20/- , Rs. 50/-, Rs.100/- Rs. 150/- Rs.200/- ———————————————————————————————————————————- Kandy – 3rd ODI & T20  Tickets Available at: Kandy – Abans City Centre & Pallekele Stadium - Available from 22nd March 2013 Time: 8.30 a.m. to… Read More →

Sri Lanka ease to second Test victory

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Tillakaratne Dilshan and Kumar Sangakkara struck half centuries as Sri Lanka coasted to a seven-wicket series-clinching victory over Bangladesh on the fourth day of the second and final test on Tuesday. The win had been set up by left-arm spinner Rangana Herath, who celebrated his 35th birthday with career-best figures of seven for 89 and his 200th test wicket as Bangladesh were earlier bowled out for 265 in their second innings. Dilshan hit a brisk 57 off 73 balls that included six fours and Sangakkara continued his amazing form in the series to score 55 from 85 balls with eight fours. It was the first time in four innings that Sangakkara had been dismissed below 100. He was named man… Read More →