Match Report In Sunday’s (November 9) third One-Day International against Sri Lanka, India emerged the victor by six wickets at a near-packed Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Uppal, Hyderabad. Aside from a battling effort from Mahela Jayawardena (118), India cantered to a win, wrapping up the five-match series with two to go. For India to falter after restricting Sri Lanka to 242 in 48.2 overs, it would have needed an extraordinary effort from the visiting side. There was a steeply rising delivery from Thisara Perera that Ajinkya Rahane (31 in 47 balls) fended to Jayawardena at first slip. And there was big miscommunication between Shikhar Dhawan and Ambati Rayudu that led to both ending up at the bowler’s end,… Read More →
Match Report Ambati Rayudu’s unbeaten maiden ODI century fashioned India’s six-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in the second ODI at the Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad. Finishing off in style the batsman hit the winning boundary to attain the 275-run target with 33 balls to spare and lead the hosts to a 2-0 lead in the five-match ODI series. Promoted to No.3, Rayudu rose to the challenge and scored 121 off 118 balls after coming to the crease at 18/1. He was involved in a 122-run stand with Shikhar Dhawan (79) to set-up the innings and then built a 116-run partnership with Virat Kohli to ensure the team a comfortable win. Angelo Mathews’ unbeaten 92 after coming in to bat… Read More →
ICC Media Release The ICC today announced its Test and ODI Teams of the Year, as chosen by a specially appointed selection panel chaired by the ICC’s Cricket Committee chairman and former India captain Anil Kumble. The announcement was made by Mr Kumble at a media conference at the ICC Headquarters in Dubai, where ICC Chief Executive David Richardson also announced the short-lists for the LG ICC Awards 2014. This year’s winners will be announced via a media release on 14 November, while a special TV show, which will recap the last year in world cricket and also include interviews with many nominees and winners, will be broadcast on 15 November. ICC Test Team of the Year 2014 (in batting order): David… Read More →
The second one-dayer between Sri Lanka A and West Indies A was called off after heavy showers rendered the ground unfit for play in Rangiri Dambulla Stadium on Monday. West Indies A 193 all out in 37 overs (K Brathwaite 63, C Braithwaite 39, Tharaka 3-36) v Sri Lanka A 8 for 1 in 2.1 overs – Match abandoned due to rain
Match Report After Ajinkya Rahane and Shikhar Dhawan propelled India to 363/5, the hosts bowled Sri Lanka out for 194 to kick-off the ODI series with a 169-run win. Having outplayed the visitors in Cuttack, the home team now lead the five-match series 1-0. A magnificent 231-run opening stand by Rahane and Dhawan batted Sri Lanka out of the first game. Complementing each other, the pair scored a century each to put India in a commanding position after being asked to bat. While Rahane exquisitely compiled 111, Dhawan clobbered the bowlers en route to 113 to help the team to a mammoth total. The Indian openers got off to a quiet start with Dhammika Prasad and debutant Lahiru Gamage bowling… Read More →
ICC Media Release India and Sri Lanka go head to head in a five-ODI series in Cuttack on Sunday eyeing the number-one position on the Reliance ICC ODI Team Rankings. India currently sits in third position behind South Africa and Australia, and leads fourth-ranked Sri Lanka by two ratings points. However, if the home side wins the series by 4-1 or better, then it will jump to the top of the leaderboard. A 4-1 series win will put India at par with South Africa on 115 ratings points, but when the ratings are calculated beyond the decimal point, then it will be ranked number-one. A 5-0 sweep will mean India will take a two-point lead over South Africa. In contrast, the task for… Read More →
Sri Lanka A beat West Indies A by 6 runs under the Duckworth-Lewis method in a rain interrupted first unofficial one-day international at the Rangiri Dambulla International Cricket Stadium. Sri Lanka A now lead the three match series 1-0. Summary Scores: Sri Lanka A: 245/8 (50 Overs). Lahiru Thirimanne 74, Dinesh Chandimal 60, Thilina Kandamby 58*, Kithuruwan Vithanage 29; Ronsford Beaton 10-1-40-2, Carlos Brathwaite 10-1-54-2, Nikita Miller 10-0-57-2, Shannon Gabriel 10-1-47-1. West Indies A: 71/2 (20/20 Overs; Target 78). Kraigg Brathwaite 24*, Nkrumah Bonner 21, Jermaine Blackwood 14, Jonathan Carter 1*; Lakshan Sandakan 1-0-1-1, Dushmantha Chameera 5-0-22-1, Nisala Gamage 6-1-13-0, Jeevan Mendis 4-0-12-0. Sri Lanka A won by 6 runs (D/L method)
Sri Lanka Cricket is proud to announce that the 1st ever Turf Wicket built in the North of Sri Lanka was opened today at 9.30 am. at St. Patrick’s College Jaffna by Chief Guest Hon. Sanath Jayasuriya and The Guests of Honour Secretary of SLC Mr. Nishantha Ranatunga, SF Commander General Udaya Perera, and the Principal of St. Partick’s College. The Blessing of the Turf was done by Jaffna Bishop Rt. Rev. Dr.Thomas Savundaranayagam. This turf wicket was a concept of Hon. Sanath Jayasuriya MP who together with Maj Gen. Udaya Perera & Brig. Thirinawu Karasu of SL Army made this a reality for the sportsmen of the North & East. Sri Lanka Cricket Executive Committee unanimously approved the expenditure of Rs. 3 million on… Read More →
Sri Lanka National team left the island for India last evening for a tour which will get underway on Thursday (30) with a practice game against India A in Mumbai Oct 30. The team is to play five one-day matches and Cuttack will host the opening match of the series on November 2. The matches, all of which are day-night, will be played on November 2, 6, 9, 13 and 16. Photo Credit: Nathan Shanmuganathan
Summary Scores: WI-A 282 & 234 (Carter 78, Fletcher 66, T Kaushal 5-78, de Silva 4-57) and SL-A 299 & 166/5 (Thirimanne 57*, Priyanjan 36, Vithanage 20*, Gabriel 2-36) – Match drawn. Sri Lanka A won the series 1-0.
Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket is proud to announce that the 1st ever Turf Wicket built in the North of Sri Lanka will be opened tomorrow at 9.30 am. at St. Patrick’s College Jaffna. This turf wicket was a concept of Hon. Sanath Jayasuriya MP who together with Maj Gen. Udaya Perera & Brig. Thirinawu Karasu of SL Army made this a reality for the sportsman of the North & East. Sri Lanka Cricket Executive Committee unanimously approved the expenditure of Rs. 3 million on the Turf wicket & Rs. 5 million for the ground construction. SL Army played a major role by giving the manpower needed for this magnanimous venture. A T20 cricket match will be played to mark the opening… Read More →
South Africa Women sealed their T20 series against Sri Lanka Women 2-1 with a nine-wicket win in Colombo. Dane van Niekerk registered an unbeaten 70 runs as South African Ladies chased down their target of 133 with 1 ball to spare. Chasing a target of 133, South Africa openers Van Niekerk and Trisha Chetty put on 94 runs partnership for the first wicket in 15.3 overs and Lizelle Lee blitzed an unbeaten 22 off 12 balls. Sri Lanka after opted to bat first had posted 132 for 6, Prasadani Weerakkody top-scoring with 48 off 45. Shabnim Ismail and Marcia Letsoalo picked up two wickets each for South Africa. South Africa Women 136 for 1 (van Niekerk 70*, Chetty 39) beat Sri Lanka Women 132… Read More →
The visiting South African women’s cricket team registered a comfortable seven wicket win in the second T20I played at the Colts grounds yesterday. An allround performance by Dane van Niekerk helped the tourist to level the three match T20 series against Sri Lanka Women. Brief Score: Sri Lanka Women 76 in 14 overs (Yasoda Mendis 21, Chamari Atapattu 16: Dane van Niekerk 4 for 17, Chloe Tryon 2 for 15) South Africa Women 77 for 3 in 17.3 overs (Dane van Niekerk 22, Lizelle Lee 18: Maduri Samuddika 2 for 18) South Africa women’s will meet host Sri Lanka in the deciding T20 scheduled to be played today at the MCA ground. Full Scorecard
In the rain affected match Sri Lankan Women scored 101/7 in 13 overs and restricted South African Women for 94/6 in 13 overs. Brief Score: Sri Lanka Women 101/7 in 13 overs (Siriwardena 28, Atapattu 20: Kapp 2/16) and beat South Africa Women 94/6 (Lee 41: Kaushalya 2/11,Ranaweera 2/22) by 7 runs. Full Scorecard
Media Release At a Selection Committee meeting held the National Selectors named the following players for the 1st three ODIs of the Sri Lanka’s tour of India 2014 (28th October 2014 - 18th November 2014) Angelo Mathews (Capt) Kusal Janith Perera T.M Dilshan Upul Tharanga Kumar Sangakkara Mahela Jayawardena Ashan Priyanjan Niroshan Dickwella Thisara Perera Nuwan Kulasekara Dhammika Prasad Lahiru Gamage Chathuranga De Silva Seekuge Prasanna Suraj Randeev This has been approved by the Hon.Minister of Sports.