Bangladesh force a draw

Bangladesh wicketkeeper Liton Das (R) tries to take a catch to dismiss Sri Lanka cricket captain Dinesh Chandimal (L) during the fourth day of the first cricket Test between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong on February 3, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / MUNIR UZ ZAMAN

Sri Lanka would be ruing three decisive chances that went a begging difficult as they were as Bangladesh battled from an overnight 81 for 3 to 307 for 5 wickets to salvage a draw on the final day of the first Test at the Chittagong Stadium. The first was off Mominul Haque when he was on 71 when he under edged Rangana Herath to wicket-keeper Niroshan Dickwella who could not hold on to the catch. Haque went on to score 105 becoming the first Bangladesh batsman to score twin centuries in test cricket history. The next one was also a grinder off Liton Das when on 62 which Kusal Mendis at short midwicket grassed. Das went on to score 94…. Read More →

Trio of centurions mount Lankan run harvest of 713/9 decl. in thrust for victory

3 Centurions

The trio of centurions in Kusal Mendis n(196), Dhananjaya De Silva (173) and Roshane Silva (109) proved to be a golden harvest of runs in Sri Lanka’s massive 713 for 9 wickets declared in reply to Bangladesh’s first innings total of 513. The magical three figure marks by the young threesome indeed ignited Sri Lanka’s thrust into a firm launching pad to push for victory in the first Test at the end of the penultimate day’s play with a formidable 200-run lead to push for victory. Bangladesh had wilted under pressure at 81 for 3 setting up an expectant intense finish on the final day tomorrow at the Chittagong Stadium, Bangladesh. Remarkably, the Lankans translated into a flood of runs… Read More →

Online sale of tickets for ‘Nidahas Trophy 2018’ has now commenced

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Media Release 2nd February, 2018 The online sale of tickets for the Tri-nation T20 Series ‘’Nidahas Trophy 2018’ has now commenced and fans can purchase tickets via Bookmyshow.com Tickets can be purchased for all the matches of the tri-series, except for the finals, which is set to take place on the 18th March, 2018. Sri Lanka, India and Bangladesh will play in the tournament while the fixture, will see the 3 countries playing seven (7) T20s. The Tri-Series will commence on the 6th March, 2018 and will be played at the R Premadasa International Cricket Stadium. Fans also can buy tickets from the SLC headquarters and the RPIC ticket counter starting from 22nd February. Tickets are sold under 5 categories,… Read More →

Sri Lanka Cricket to inculcate a culture of sound nutrition and fitness regime among domestic cricketers

Sri Lanka Cricket to inculcate a culture of sound nutrition and fitness regime among domestic cricketers

Media Release 01st February, 2018 Sri Lanka Cricket is focusing on inculcating a culture of a sound nutrition and fitness regime across the first class and emerging cricket players in Sri Lanka, in order to produce cricketers, who can consistently perform at the highest level of the game. Rob Chave, SLC’s Manager of Physical Performance who is operating from the High Performance Center in Kettarama says in order to realize the objective, SLC is currently working towards encouraging the Premier and Emerging Cricket Clubs in the country to adopt a squad and individual player focused fitness and nutrition regimes.  “This kind of a system will help to build a player with the right endurance, strength and body composition, which in-turn… Read More →

බංග්ලාදේශය පරදා ශ්‍රී ලංකාව තුන්කොන් ක්‍රිකට් සූරතාව දිනාගනී

Sri Lankan cricketer Akila Dananjaya (C) celebrates after the dismissal of Bangladeshi cricketer Mehedi Hasan Miraz during the Final One Day International (ODI) match in the Tri-Nations Series between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka at the Sher-e-Bangla national cricket stadium in Dhaka on January 27, 2018.  / AFP PHOTO / -

බංග්ලාදේශයේ පැවැති තුන්කොන් ක්‍රිකට් තරගාවලියේ සූරතාව ශ්‍රී ලංකාව පහසු ආකාරයෙන් දිනාගත්තේ සෙනසුරාදා (29) අවසන් මහා තරගයේදී සත්කාරක බංග්ලාදේශය ලකුණු 79කින් පරාජයට පත්කරවමිනි. ශ්‍රී ලංකාව මේ ජයග්‍රහණය අත්කර ගත්තේ කාසියේ වාසිය දිනා, මුලින් පන්දුවට පහරදී ඕවර 50 අවසානයේ ලකුණු 221ක් ලබා, පසුව ඕවර 41.1ක දී බංග්ලාදේශ කණ්ඩායම ලකුණු 142ක ට දවාලමිනි. මෙම තුන්කොන් ක්‍රිකට් තරගාවලියේ දී ශ්‍රී ලංකාව පිට පිට ම ලැබූ තෙවන ජයග්‍රහණය මෙය වේ.  මේ තරගයට පෙර සිම්බාබ්වේ කණ්ඩායම කඩුලු පහකින් ද, බංග්ලාදේශය කඩුලු දහයකින් ද මුල් වටයේ දී පරාජය කළ ශ්‍රී ලංකාව, අවසාන මහා තරගයේ දී ද ලකුණු 79ක පහසු ජයග්‍රහණයක් ලබා ගනිමින් පෙන්නුම් කළේ නැවත වතාවක් ශ්‍රී ලංකා පිල තම පැරැණි, සුපුරුදු දක්ෂතාවලට පැමිණෙන බවකි. කණ්ඩායම අවසාන තරග තුනේදී ම පන්දුවට පහරදීම, පන්දු යැවීම, පන්දු රැකීම යන… Read More →

Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by 79 runs to lift Tri Nation Trophy

Sri Lankan cricketers celebrate winning the title of the Tri-Nations Series after biting Bangladesh by seventy Nine (79 runs) in the final one day International (ODI) match at the Sher-e-Bangla national cricket stadium in Dhaka on January 27, 2018.   / AFP PHOTO / -

Sri Lanka produced another clinical all-round display to defeat Bangladesh by 79 runs in the final of the Tri Nation Series at Mirpur, Dhaka today. Having posted 221 in 50 over’s after winning the toss, Sri Lanka bowled out Bangladesh for 142 in 41.1 over’s. Winning the toss and batting was the ideal championship thrust for the Lankans with opener Upul Tharanga firing upfront with a composed top score of 56 off 99 balls. His knock was packed with 5 boundaries. Despite losing Dhanushka Gunathilaka with the total on 8, Tharanga found an able ally in Kusal Mendis who shrugged form blotches in putting the Bangladeshi bowling attack to the sword for an 8-ball 28 packed with 3 sixes and… Read More →

ශ්‍රී ලංකාව විශිෂ්ට ජයග්‍රහණයකින් අවසාන මහා වටයට තේරේ

Sri Lanka Cricketer Thisara Perera (R) celebrates after dismissal of Bangladeshi batsman Sabbir Rahman during the sixth One Day International (ODI) match in the Tri-Nations Series between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka at the Sher-e-Bangla national Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on 25 January, 2018 / AFP PHOTO / -

ශ්‍රී ලංකා ක්‍රිකට් කණ්ඩායම බංග්ලාදේශයේ පැවැත්වෙන තුන්කොන් ක්‍රිකට් තරගාවලියේ අවසාන මහා තරගයට බ්‍රහස්පතින්දා (25) සුදුසුකම් ලබාගත්තේ බංග්ලාදේශය කඩුලු දහයකින් පරාජය කර විශිෂ්ට අයුරින් ජහග්‍රහණයක් අත්කර ගනිමිනි. බංග්ලාදේශය ඕවර 24ක දී සියලු ක්‍රීඩකයන් දැවී ලබාගත් ලකුණු 82ට පිළිතුරු ලෙස ශ්‍රී ලංකාව ඕවර 11.5ක දී කිසිදු පිතිකරුවකු නොදැවී ලකුණු 83ක් රැස්කර මේ තරගයෙන් ජය ලැබුවේ තවත් ඕවර 38.1ක් ඉතිරිව තිබියදී ය.  බංග්ලාදේශ ඉනිම ආරම්භයේදී ම ආරම්භක පිතිකරුවන් දෙදෙනා, ටඩිම් ඉක්බාල් (05), අනමුල් හක් (00) සහ අංක පහ පිතිකරු, මහ්මුදුල්ලා (07) දවාලමින් ශ්‍රී ලංකාවට ඉතා හොඳ ආරම්භයක් ලබාගත් ආරම්භක පන්දු යවන සුරංග ලක්මාල් තරගයේ වීරයා ලෙස නම් කැරිණි. බංග්ලාදේශය ලැබූ ලකුණු 82ක පහසු ඉලක්කය කරා යාමට ශ්‍රී ලංකා ආරම්භක පිතිකරුවන් දෙදෙනා, ධනුෂ්ක ගුණතිලක සහ උපුල් තරංග පැමිණි අවස්ථාවේ, මොවුන් එම සීමාව පසු කළේ… Read More →

Sri Lanka stun Bangladesh by 10 wickets to storm into Tri-Nation Series final

Sri Lanka Cricketer Lakmal (2R) celebrates after the dismissal of Bangladeshi batsman Anamul Haque during the sixth One Day International (ODI) match in the Tri-Nations series between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka at the Sher-e-Bangla national Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on 25 January,  / AFP PHOTO / -

Sri Lanka stormed into the Tri-Nation Series final stunning tournament favourites Bangladesh by 10 wickets in a turnaround of the Tri-Nation Series at the Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka. It was the Lankans most facile ODI triumph in history over its opponents setting up a much looked to final between the two sides on Saturday at the same venue. Sri Lanka shrugged off injury handicaps in a fire power all-round display having decimated Bangladesh for 82 in 24 overs before knocking off the required 83 runs for victory in just 11.5 overs. It was the host’s lowest ODI total against the Lankans. At the centre of the destruction was Sri Lankan pace bowler Suranga Lakmal who unleashed a lethal… Read More →

Major League Super 8s kick off tomorrow

Super 8 Teams

The Major League Tier A Tournament gives way to the more absorbing Super 8s Tournament that will mark Sri Lanka Cricket’s (SLC) accentuation on four-day pink ball domestic cricket commencing today Thursday. Significantly the advent of four-day domestic cricket is expected to be an upswing to upgrading the standard so as to optimise its international cricket. Accordingly, the second phase will see the cream of teams in the fray. SSC, the Group A leaders will take on SL Ports Authority fourth placed in Group B at the   P. Saravanamuththu Stadium commencing tomorrow Thursday. Other matches commencing the same day will see second placed Ragama CC in Group A take on NCC who are third placed in Group B at Colts… Read More →

Record breaking U19 Player Hasitha Boyagoda a double edged gem

Hasitha Boyagoda

Sri Lanka Under-19 Opener Hasitha Boyagoda, who made the highest score in Under 19 ODIs while batting in the match against Kenya in the ongoing World Cup in New Zealand, is also an academically bright student hailing from Trinity College, Kandy. He was the college best Advanced Level student in Commerce in 2017 in the English medium. It is an exemplary feat emulating Kumar Sangakkara who was best student in Arts in 1997, according to Trinity’s Prefect of Games, Shane de Silva. He has obtained 4 A’s in Commerce, Accounts, Economics and English and was placed second best student in the Kandy district, and 62nd island-wide.  “Hasitha is one of Trinity’s best prospects in the sporting arena as well as… Read More →

Dhananjaya to replace injured Kusal Perera

Dhananjaya de Silva

Media Release 22nd January, 2018 Angelo Mathews Sri Lanka team’s White-Ball Captain Angelo Mathews who suffered a right hamstring tightness has returned to Sri Lanka and will not take part in the remainder of the ongoing ODI tri-series. His participation in the rest of the Bangladesh tour will depend on medical advice. Kusal Janith Perera In the meantime, Batsman Kusal Janith Perera is suffering from a side strain, which has occurred, while he was batting in the 2nd match Sri Lanka played against Zimbabwe in the ongoing ODI Tri-Series. He is being asked to rest by the doctors and will miss the remainder of the ongoing ODI series. Dhananjaya De Silva Batsman Dhananjaya De Silva will be sent as a… Read More →

Sri Lanka bounce back to beat Zimbabwe by 5 wickets on fine all-round display

Sri Lankan cricketer Thisara Perera delivers a ball during the fourth One Day International (ODI) cricket match in the Tri-Nations Series between Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on January 21, 2018.  / AFP PHOTO / -

Sri Lanka produced a splendid all-round performance to snuff out Zimbabwe by 5 wickets scoring 202 for 5 in 44.5 overs chasing 199 to bounce back in the Tri Nation Series. The comeback effort was spearheaded by a superb double by all-rounder Thisara Perera who claimed 4 for 33 and struck an unbeaten 39 at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur, Dhaka on Sunday. He was named Man-of-the-match. In a remarkable comeback from two previous defeats in the tournament, the Lankans reversed fortunes since the initial defeat to the Zimbabweans who were bowled out for 198 in 44 overs. Skipper Dinesh Chandimal remained unbeaten on 38 associating in an unbroken sixth wicket partnership of 57 runs with Perera who… Read More →

ශ්‍රී ලංකාව කඩුලු පහකින් සිම්බාබ්වේ පරාජය කරයි

Sri Lankan cricketer Thisara Perera celebrates after the dismissal of Zimbabwe cricketer Solomon Mire during the fourth One Day International (ODI) cricket match in the Tri-Nations Series between Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on January 21, 2018.  / AFP PHOTO / -

   බංග්ලාදේශයේ පැවැත්වෙන තුන්කොන් ක්‍රිකට් තරගාවලියේ ඉරිදා (21) පැවැති ශ්‍රී ලංකා-සිම්බාබ්වේ තරගයෙන් ශ්‍රී ලංකාව ඕවර 5.1 (පන්දු 31)ක් ඉතිරිව තිබියදී කඩුලු පහක ජයග්‍රහණයක් අත්කර ගත්තේ ය.  මුලින් පන්දුවට පහර දුන් සිම්බාබ්වේ කණ්ඩායම ඕවර 44ක දී සියලු ක්‍රීඩකයන් දැවී ලබාගත් ලකුණු 198ට පිළිතුරු ලෙස ශ්‍රී ලංකාව ඕවර 44.5ක දී කඩුලු පහකට ලකුණු 202ක් රැස් කරගනිමින් මේ ජයග්‍රහණය ලැබීය.  සිම්බාබ්වේ ඉනිමේදී ලකුණු 33ක ට කඩුලු හතරක් දවා, පසුව ශ්‍රී ලංකා ඉනිමේදී පන්දු 26ක දී දර්ශනීය හයේ පහර තුනක්, හතරේ පහරක් සමඟ නොදැවී ලකුණු 39ක් රැස් කළ තුන්ඉරියව් ක්‍රීඩක, තිසර පෙරේරා, තරගයේ වීරයා ලෙස නම් කැරිණි.  ඔහු මෙදින තරගය නිම කළේ දැවැන්ත හයේ පහරකිනි.  තිසර පෙරේරා දැනට මේ තරගාවලියේ කඩුලු නවයක් දවා, පන්දු යවන්නන් අතර ප්‍රථම ස්ථානයේ පසු වේ.  ලකුණු 199ක පහසු ජයග්‍රහණ ඉලක්කයක් කරා යාමට පිටියට… Read More →

බංග්ලාදේශය දැවැන්ත ජයග්‍රහණයක් වාර්තා කරයි

Bangladesh cricketer Tamim Iqbal plays a shot during the third one day international (ODI) cricket match of the Tri-Nations Series between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on January 19, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / MUNIR UZ ZAMAN

ශ්‍රී ලංකාව හා බංග්ලාදේශය අතර ඩකා හි පැවැති තුන්කොන් ක්‍රිකට් තරගාවලියේ තවත් තරගයකදී බංග්ලාදේශය ලකුණු 163කින් ශ්‍රී ලංකාව පරදා පහසු ජයක් ලැබීය.  මෙය බංග්ලාදේශය ලැබූ දැවැන්තම ක්‍රිකට් ජයග්‍රහණයයි. කාසියේ වාසිය දිනා මුලින් පන්දුවට පහර දුන් බංග්ලාදේශය සිය ඕවර 50 අවසානයේ කඩුලු 7ක ට ලකුණු 320ක් ලැබූ අතර, පිළිතුරු ලෙස ශ්‍රී ලංකාව ඕවර 32.2 ක දී සියලු පිතිකරුවන් දැවී ලබාගත්තේ ලකුණු 157ක් පමණකි. පන්දු 63ක දී ලකුණු 67ක් රැස්කර, පසුව ලකුණු 47ක ට ශ්‍රී ලංකා පිතිකරුවන් තිදෙනෙකු දවාලූ ෂකීබ් අල් හසන් තරගයේ වීරයා ලෙස නම් කැරිණි.  බංග්ලාදේශය පන්දුවට පහරදීමට පැමිණි අවස්ථාවේ ආරම්භක පිතිකරුවන් දෙදෙනා ටමිම් ඉක්බාල් එනමුල් හක් දැවීයාමට අවස්ථා හතරක් පමණ ම ලබාදුන්නද, ශ්‍රී ලංකා පන්දු රකින්නන්ට එම අවස්ථාවලින් ප්‍රයෝජන ගත හැකි නොවීය.  පසුව, පිතිකරුවන් දෙදෙනා මුල් විකට්ටුවට එක්කළ ලකුණු… Read More →

Sri Lanka lose to Bangladesh by 163 runs

Bangladesh cricketer Nasir Hossain (R) celebrates with his teammate Mushfiqur Rahim (2nd R) after the dismissal of the Sri Lanka cricketer Kusal Perera (L) reacts during the third one day international (ODI) cricket match of the Tri-Nations Series between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on January 19, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / MUNIR UZ ZAMAN

Sri Lanka lost to Bangladesh by 163 runs being dismissed for 157 in 32.2 overs in reply to host’s 320 for 7 wickets in the team’s second match of the Tri Nation Series, which was played in Dhaka. The tall order requiring the calm of measured batting approach by the Sri Lankans did not materialise against some tight bowling and fielding by the Bangladeshi’s who profited by some indiscreet strokes by the Lankan top order. Handicapped by the injury side-lining of regular captain, Angelo Mathews, Sri Lanka’s most experienced campaigner, Lankan was up against the Bangladeshi top order batters as they posted big partnerships from 71 for the first wicket between Tamim Iqbal (84) and Anamul Haque (36), 99 for… Read More →