Marlon Samuels reported for suspect bowling action

Marlon Samuels

ICC Media Release West Indies’ Marlon Samuels has been reported with a suspect bowling action during the first Test against Sri Lanka, which the home side by an innings and six runs in Galle on Saturday. The match officials’ report, which was handed over to the West Indies team management, cited concerns about the legality of the 34-year-old’s bowling action. Samuels’ bowling action will now be scrutinised further under the ICC process relating to suspected illegal bowling actions reported in Tests, ODIs and T20Is. He is required to undergo testing within 14 days, and, during this period, Samuels is permitted to continue bowling in international cricket until the results of the testing are known. This is the third time Samuels… Read More →

Rangana Herath spins Sri Lanka to innings win

Rangana Herath

Rangana Herath finished with ten wickets in the match as Sri Lanka eased to an innings and six runs victory over the West Indies, an hour and 15 minutes after lunch on the fourth day of the first Test in Galle on Saturday (October 17). Herath took 4 for 79 as the West Indies was bowled out for 227 all out in the second innings at the Galle International Stadium, finishing with match-figures of 10 for 147, the fifth time the left-arm spinner has taken 10 wickets in a match. Herath had taken 6 for 68 in the first innings with a dazzling display that forced the West Indies to follow on after being all out for 251. Sri Lanka… Read More →

Sir Garry Sobers to attend second Test

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By Sa’adi Thawfeeq The world’s greatest all-rounder the game has ever produced Sir Garfield Sobers will arrive in Sri Lanka on October 20 on the invitation of Sri Lanka Cricket. Sir Garry will be a guest of Sri Lanka Cricket during his one week stay here and will be a guest of honour at the second Test between Sri Lanka and West Indies to be played at the P Sara Oval from 22-26. The ongoing series is played for a trophy named after Sir Garry and Michael Tissera of Sri Lanka. These two cricketers were the rival captains when Sri Lanka played West Indies in an unofficial test match at the P Sara Oval in 1967. “We are honoured to have… Read More →

Herath six puts Sri Lanka in control

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West Indies ends third day on 67 for 2 after following on, still trailing by 166 runs Herath six puts Sri Lanka in control – Cricket News Herath is just 15 short of becoming the third Sri Lanka bowler to take 300 Test wickets. Rangana Herath put Sri Lanka in control of the first Test against West Indies, with the Caribbean side ending the third day’s play on 67 for 2 after following on – still facing a deficit of 166 runs. Herath took 6 for 68 as West Indies’ first innings ended at 251 all out at the Galle International Stadium on Friday (October 16), after Sri Lanka had amassed 484. The left-arm spinner then dismissed Kraigg Brathwaite towards… Read More →

Herath rattles West Indies with late strikes

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Rangana Herath removed both openers cheaply to leave West Indies struggling at 66 for 2 at stumps on the second day of the first Test in Galle on Thursday (October 15), still 418 runs behind Sri Lanka’s 484 all out. After a record stand of 238 between Dimuth Karunaratne and Dinesh Chandimal, veteran left-arm spinner Herath dismissed Kraigg Brathwaite and Shai Hope in quick succession, leaving West Indies with a mountain to climb. Herath, 37, has hinted that he may retire next year, but at the ground where in his last appearance he took a match-winning seven wickets against India, he will be key to Sri Lanka’s prospects of notching up another victory in a match that is likely to… Read More →

Karunaratne ton gives Sri Lanka strong platform

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Opener’s unbeaten 135 and an unbroken 149-run stand with Chandimal takes home team to 250 for 2 on opening day of first Test against West Indies Dimuth Karunaratne’s third Test century took Sri Lanka to 250 for 2 on the opening day of the first Test against West Indies. Sri Lanka, riding on a third Test century from Dimuth Karunaratne, the opening batsman, made a strong start to the first Test against West Indies, reaching 250 for 2 at close of play on the opening day. Karunaratne was unbeaten on 135 and had Dinesh Chandimal (72 not out) for company at stumps on a hot Wednesday (October 14) at Galle International Stadium. West Indies’ pacers bowled a probing line and… Read More →