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 →

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 →

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 →

Bangladesh earn first draw against Sri Lanka

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Bangladesh drew the high-scoring first test against Sri Lanka at the Galle International Stadium on Tuesday to snap their 12-test losing streak against the islanders. Chasing an improbable 268-run victory target with just one session and 37 overs left, Bangladesh were 70 for one wicket in 22 overs when the teams agreed to a draw after five days of batting dominance on a placid track. Only 19 wickets fell in the test while eight centuries were scored, equalling the record set in the 2005 South Africa v West Indies test at Antigua. The 1613 runs scored by both teams also made it the highest match-aggregate in a test in Sri Lanka. Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim, who scored his country’s maiden… Read More →

Umpires Certficate Presentation

Umpires Presentation

Sri Lanka Cricket is pleased to announce that based on evaluation done by the umpires committee,Certificates were issued to the successful candidates. Umpires Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 received their certificates from the President of SLC Mr. Upali Dharmadasa and Secretary of SLC Mr. Nishantha Ranatunga. The Umpires will be issued a health insurance policy for the ensuing year and will also be issuing an accreditation card to witness all Test Matches played at any of the international venues in Sri Lanka.

Siriwardena stars as Sri Lanka outplays South Africa

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Shashikala Siriwardena starred with both bat and ball as Sri Lanka turned the tables on South Africa with an emphatic 88-run victory in a fifth-place play-off clash in the ICC Women’s World Cup 2013 at the Barabati Stadium on Friday (February 15). The victory was set up by Chamari Athapaththu and Eshani Kaushalya, who led Sri Lanka’s much-improved batting performance to help post a score of 244 for seven in 50 overs after opting to bat. In reply South Africa’s inconsistent batting line-up folded for just 156 in 40.1 overs with none of the top four batters going past 20. At 49 for four in the 17th over, the match was as good as over, but Shandre Fritz (54) and… Read More →

Test & ODI Captain Mathews, T20 Captain Chandimal

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At a Selection Committee meeting held, the following decisions were made by the National Selectors. Test & One day Captain – Anjelo Mathews Test & One Day Vice Captain – Dinesh Chandimal (The above is for a period effective 14th February 2013 – 2013/14 Pakistan tour ( Scheduled to end in January 2014 ) T20 Captain – Dinesh Chandimal T20 Vice Captain – Lasith Malinga (The above is for a period effective 14th February 2013 – 2013/14 Pakistan tour ( Scheduled to end in January 2014 ) Further the following selections were made with regard to the SL vs Bangladesh Test series. Anjelo Mathews (Capt) Dinesh Chandimal (V.Capt) T.M Dilshan Dimuth Karunaratne Ashen Silva Kumar Sangakkara – subject to recovery from injury Lahiru Thirimanna Mahela Jayawardana… Read More →

Professional Sri Lanka knocks India out of ICC WWC 2013

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Sri Lanka registered a comprehensive 139-run upset win over India in an ICC Women’s World Cup Group A clash at Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai on Tuesday (February 6) to qualify for the Super Sixes of the tournament and knock India out of contention. India was outplayed throughout the game as Sri Lanka first posted a formidable 282 for five in its allotted 50 overs and then bowled India out for 144 in 42.2 overs – Sri Lanka’s first victory over India in One-Day Internationals. Eshani Kaushalya, Sri Lanka’s go-to lady in the recent past, was in the forefront of its victory with her all-round show. She struck six boundaries and three sixes in her unbeaten 56 from 31 balls, and… Read More →