The New Zealand WHITE FERNS made short work of their Sri Lankan opponents in the final contest after electing to bowl first at a warm, sunny but blustery Saxton Oval as a sou’wester buffeted Nelson. Video Scorecard A strong turnout on the banks was treated to watching composed 20-year-old Thamsyn Newton step up for New Zealand with her first three wickets, in her third game. Newton claimed an impressive 3-9 off four overs in her first player-of-the-day performance. The slight Dilani Manodara, at five, had turned heads with an equally impressive reverse sweep for four as she looked to turn up the volume for Sri Lanka in the final outing. But in the 14th over she would be caught at… Read More →
Confident Group, a multinational lifestyle firm, will be the Sri Lanka team sponsor for the upcoming ICC World Twenty 20 India 2016. It will be the main team sponsor for both the Men’s and Women’s Cricket team. Sri Lanka’s Men’s Cricket team is the No.1 ranked T20 team and is the defending champion of the ICC World Twenty 20 title. The announcement was made by the Sri Lanka Cricket. The ICC World Twenty 20 commences on 11th March 2016 with the finals to be played on 3rd April 2016. Confident Group Chairman & Founder Dr. Roy CJ has expressed his happiness on the association and said “We are really excited to be sponsoring the World’s Number 1 T20 Cricket team…. Read More →
The New Zealand WHITE FERNS have taken an unbeatable 2-0 lead in their Twenty20 International Series — but not without a fight from Sri Lanka. Scorecard As the maiden bilateral T20 Series moved to Nelson, Sri Lanka adapted quicker to fresh conditions, light rain having swept across Saxton Oval ahead of the game. It wasn’t enough to deter captain Suzie Bates from electing to bat but, at 28/3 in the sixth over it was Sri Lanka who, for the first time in the Series, held the early advantage. Opener Bates played a captain’s knock, falling just one ball short of carrying her bat as she was run out off the final delivery of the innings. By then, the player of… Read More →
AIA Premier Limited Over Tournament 2015/16 was officially launched at a media conference held at SLC Headquarters on Wednesday evening. AIA Insurance will be the title sponsor for the Premier Limited Over tournament and The Premier League tournament for a period of three years. Sri Lanka Cricket Interim Committee, Chairman – Sidath Wettimuny, Sri Lanka Cricket Interim Committee, Secretary – Prakash Shaffter,Chief Executive Officer, AIA Insurance Lanka PLC - Shah Rouf , Head of Marketing, AIA Insurance Lanka PLC - Suren Perera, Sri Lanka Cricket Chief Executive Officer – Ashley De Silva, SLC Tournament Committee Chairman – Ravi De Silva were present at the event.
Media Release At a meeting of the Selection Committee held on 13th November 2015 at Sri Lanka Cricket, the following squads were selected for the Test, ODI and T/20 Series respectively for the above tour which will begin from the 03 of December 2015 and will go on up to the 10 January 2016. Test Squad Angelo Mathews (Captain), Kusal Mendis, Udara Jayasundara, Dinesh Chandimal, Kusal Janith Perera, Milinda Siriwardana, Kithuruwan Vithanage, Dimuth Karunaratne, Dhammika Prasad, Nuwan Pradeep, Suranga Lakmal, Dushmantha Chameera, Rangana Herath, Dilruwan Perera, Jeffrey Vandersay ODI Squad Angelo Mathews (Captain), Lahiru Thirimanne (Vice Captain), T M Dilshan, Kusal Janith Perera, Dinesh Chandimal, Milinda Siriwardene, Dhanushka Gunatillake, Sachithra Senanayake, Ajantha Mendis, Dhammika Prasad, Lasith Malinga, Nuwan Pradeep, Suranga… Read More →
The New Zealand WHITE FERNS have made a perfect start in their new magenta T20 uniforms, dominating Sri Lanka by 102 runs at Hagley Oval and posting a record T20 total in the first of their three Twenty20 Internationals. Scorecard Openers Rachel Priest and Suzie Bates got the side off to their customary powerhouse start against the Sri Lankan visitors, the barnstorming Priest slamming three sixes as she put on a WHITE FERNS record with her captain for the first wicket against Sri Lanka, before Priest was trapped just one run short of a half-century. The wicket brought vice captain Devine (54) to the middle in the ninth over. She quickly launched into her work, posting her half century in… Read More →
VIDEO SLIDESHOW PHOTOS Match No Date Team Team Time Venue 1 26th Jan Colombo Kandy Morning 1.30 pm RPICS 2 Kurunegala Galle Evening 6.00 pm RPICS 3 27th Jan Colombo Kurunegala Morning 1.30 pm 4 Kandy Hambantota Evening 6.00 pm 28th Jan — REST DAY — 5 29th Jan Galle Colombo Morning 1.30 pm RPICS 6 Hambantota Kurunegala Evening 6.00 pm RPICS 7 30th Jan Kandy Galle Morning 1.30 pm RPICS 8 Hambantota Colombo Evening 6.00 pm RPICS 31st Jan — REST DAY — 9 1st Feb Kurunegala Kandy Morning 1.30 pm RPICS 10 Galle Hambantota Evening 6.00 pm RPICS 2nd Feb — REST DAY — 11 3rd Feb Semi Final… Read More →
The New Zealand WHITE FERNS have taken an historic 5-0 ODI sweep against Sri Lanka after another convincing win in the inaugural bilateral Series, winning the fifth encounter by eight wickets at a crisp Hagley Oval. Scorecard Canterbury spinner Erin Bermingham took a career-best 4-16 as the WHITE FERNS turned the heat up on the visitors — stand-in skipper Chamari Attapattu having elected to bat before both teams observed a minute’s silence for Buddhist monk and social activist Maduluwawe Sobitha Thera, whose passing was being mourned by Sri Lanka. The Sri Lankan line-up struggled against the WHITE FERNS attack, but clung on for 47.5 overs in the face of sustained pressure as they ground their way to 99 all out. The… Read More →
West Indies finally had something to smile about at the end of what has been a difficult outing of Sri Lanka, scoring its first victory in the final game of the tour to draw the two-match Twenty20 International series 1-1 at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Wednesday (November 11). Having lost the Test series 0-2 and the One-Day International series 0-3, West Indies was in genuine danger of leaving Sri Lanka without a win on tour when it finally played the kind of limited-overs cricket it is known for on its way to a 23-run win in the second and final T20I. Building on Johnson Charles and Andre Fletcher’s 62-run stand for the first wicket, West Indies posted 162 for… Read More →
It has been over a month since West Indies landed on Sri Lankan shores, and it has been a tour to forget for it. West Indies managed a draw against a Sri Lanka Board President’s XI in the pre-series tour game, lost the two-Test series 2-0, won a practice game on the Duckworth-Lewis method, lost the One-Day International series 3-0 and is now down 1-0 in the two-match Twenty20 International series. Not much to write home about. Fortunately, it has one last chance to go home with at least one win under its belt. Unfortunately, with Sri Lanka looking to assert its dominance, the match at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Wednesday (November 11) could be just another exhausting encounter for… Read More →
A combined effort from Sri Lanka’s batsmen and spinners helped it win a high-scoring first Twenty20 International by 30 runs against West Indies in Pallekele on Monday (November 9). All of Sri Lanka’s top five batsmen made scores in excess of 35, all of them at a rapid pace, to help the home side post a huge 215 for 3 in its 20 overs. West Indies fought hard for a while but succumbed to scoreboard pressure and was ultimately bowled out for 185 in 19.5 overs. Tillakaratne Dilshan was the top scorer for Sri Lanka with a 37-ball 56 while Kusal Perera (40 from 36), Shehan Jayasuriya (36 from 22), Dinesh Chandimal (40 off 19) and Angelo Mathews (37 from… Read More →
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