Priest’s century guides White Ferns to comfortable ODI win over Sri Lanka

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A long-awaited maiden century for opening batsman Rachel Priest put the icing on the cake for New Zealand’s WHITE FERNS as a powerhouse top order set up an 96-run win at Lincoln’s Bert Sutcliffe Oval in the first ODI of their maiden bilateral contest with Sri Lanka. Scorecard Priest had come into the game with a best of 96 not out, which she had recorded in a win against England last summer. As the hard-hitting Wellingtonian equalled that score, she also posted her 1000th career run in One-Day Internationals. Shortly afterwards, tapping a single to mid on to bring up her hundred, the 30-year-old veteran of 59 ODIs and 53 T20 Internationals hunched down in a moment of relief and… Read More →

Mendis the hero as Sri Lanka squeaks home

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West Indies’ bowlers fought hard to make a match of it, but Sri Lanka held its nerve to cross the line with seven balls remaining in a thrilling truncated first One-Day International at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Sunday (November 1). Asked to bat, West Indies rode on a 58-run partnership between Andre Russell (41) and Darren Bravo (38), and a late blitz of 36 off 13 balls from Jason Holder, the captain, to post 159 for 8 after rain forced the match to be reduced to 26 overs-a-side. Set a revised target of 163, Sri Lanka began superbly, Tillakaratne Dilshan laying the platform with 59 off 32 balls. But West Indies bounced back, reducing Sri Lanka from… Read More →

Sri Lanka Cricket appoints wOw.lk as its online ticket service provider

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wOw.lk, Sri Lanka’s premier ecommerce site, entered into an agreement with Sri Lanka Cricket to exclusively manage and operate an online ticketing portal for all international cricket matches hosted in the Sri Lanka. From 9th of October onwards, all tickets for matches in Sri Lanka, will be available online on www.srilankacricket.lk and www.wow.lk/srilankacricket. WoW.lk is owned and operated by Digital Commerce Lanka (Pvt) Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Dialog Axiata PLC, the principle sponsor of Sri Lanka Cricket. Commenting on this agreement, Ashley De Silva, Chief Executive Officer of Sri Lanka Cricket Opined “Providing convenient and digital access mediums for the local base of fans has always been in the road map for us. We are very pleased to… Read More →

New Zealand and Sri Lanka set sights on third place in ICC Women’s Championship

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New Zealand and Sri Lanka have the chance to move as high as third in the ICC Women’s Championship table if it can sweep the series when they go head to head in round four of the ICC Women’s Championship, which starts in Lincoln on Tuesday. A 3-0 series victory would elevate Suzie Bates’ side, which currently lies in sixth position on eight points, towards the top of the table and two points behind Australia and the West Indies. A 2-1 win would also improve the White Ferns’ position to third, four points behind the joint leaders. In the event of a 3-0 away victory for seventh-ranked Sri Lanka, it would join third-placed South Africa on 11 points, while a 2-1 victory would… Read More →

Laying of Foundation Stone for Indoor Cricket Building in Dambulla

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The foundation stone laying ceremony of the Indoor Cricket building in Rangiri Dambulla International Cricket Stadium, was held today. Sports Minister Hon. Dayasiri Jayasekara, Dr. D. M. R. B. Dissanayake – Secretary of the Ministry of Sports, Sidath Wettimuny Chairman – SLC Interim Committee, Rohana Dissanayake – President Matale District Cricket Association, Indika Aruna Kumara – President Anuradhapura DCA , Gamini Nanayakkara – Secretary Polonnaruwa DCA, Ranjith Madurusinghe – Secretary Kurunegala DCA , Ashley de Silva CEO – SLC and Carlton Bernardus Head of Cricket Operations of SLC were present at the ceremony.

Sri Lanka and West Indies aim to earn crucial points

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ICC Media Release With eight sides confirmed for the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, the race to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 begins in Colombo on Sunday when Sri Lanka hosts the West Indies in a three-match series. Sri Lanka currently sits in fifth position on 103 points, while the West Indies is ranked eighth on 88 points. Each One-Day International (ODI) played over the next 23 months will count as the top eight sides on the ICC ODI Team Rankings as on 30 September 2017 will progress to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, while the bottom four sides, along with the top sides from the ICC World Cricket League Championship and the ICC World Cricket League, will head to the ICC Cricket World Cup… Read More →

Herath, Siriwardana take Sri Lanka to victory

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Rangana Herath and Milinda Siriwardana, the left-arm spin twins, combined to take seven West Indies wickets as Sri Lanka registered a 72-run win in the second Test on Monday (October 26) to sweep the series 2-0. The West Indies, who resumed on 20 for 1 chasing 244 after the fourth day was washed out due to rain, was bowled out for 171 in the post-lunch session of the final day at the P Sara Oval in Colombo. Herath ended with figures of 4 for 56 while Siriwardana took 3 for 25. Darren Bravo resisted for over two hours, scoring a 134-ball 61, but was soon running out of partners before he was dismissed in the 52nd over with 125 runs… Read More →

Sri Lanka A tour of New Zealand, 2nd unofficial Test – Match Report

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New Zealand ‘A’ sweeps the tour DAY THREE Video Scorecard A barnstorming 7-78 from legspinner Todd Astle in Lincoln’s late afternoon sunshine helped propel New Zealand A to a nine-wicket win with a day to spare in their last match with Sri Lanka A, for an impressive unbeaten run in the series. The haul took Astle to 11 for 133 for the match, his two caught and bowleds on what turned out to be the last day including the prize wicket of Kithurawan Vithanage on 84. The expansive Vithanage (above) had looked stylish in a confident knock, but his undoing signalled a quick end as the rest of the order fell away after his dismissal, the Sri Lankans despatched for… Read More →

Squad for Board President’s XI Practice match vs West Indies

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Media Release The National Selection Committee has named the following squad for the 50 over Practice game between the visiting West Indies and the Board President’s XI on 29th October 2015 at Colts Grounds, Colombo. 1. Dhanushka Gunathilaka 2. Kusal Mendis 3. Lahiru Thirimanne (Captain) 4. Shehan Jayasuriya 5. Chamara Kapugedera 6. Dasun Shanaka 7. Thisara Perera 8. Seekkuge Prasanna 9. Suraj Randiv 10. Isuru Udana 11. Binura Fernando 12. Lahiru Madushanka 13. Lakshan Sandakan 14. Akila Dhananjaya 15. Lahiru Milantha