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

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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 →

Sri Lanka takes 1-0 lead in T20I series

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David Warner’s unbeaten 90 went in vain as Sri Lanka beat Australia by five wickets in the first Twenty20 International on Saturday to go 1-0 up in the two-match series. Shot-making was not easy on the drop-in pitch at Sydney’s Olympic Stadium but Warner blasted an unbeaten 62-ball 90 in a brilliant display of controlled aggression to power Australia to 137 for three wickets. Kushal Perera (33) and captain Angelo Mathews (35 not out) shone with the bat for Sri Lanka before Thisara Perera (19 not out) clobbered back-to-back sixes to see the visitors home with seven balls to spare. Melbourne hosts the second and final match on Monday. Australia were reeling at 53-3 in nine overs after opting to… Read More →

Hughes century helps Australia to level series

Australian captain George Bailey and Sri Lankan captain Mahela Jayawardene share the Commonwealth Bank trophy

Phil Hughes returned to form with a century before Xavier Doherty and Moises Henriques took three wickets each to lead Australia to a series-levelling 32-run win over Sri Lanka in the final one-day cricket international on Wednesday. Hughes struck 138 not out at Bellerive Oval but Sri Lanka were on course to overhaul Australia’s 247-5 until Doherty exploited spin-friendly conditions to dismiss three of the tourists’ top four batsmen. Pressure from Doherty reduced Sri Lanka from 50-0 at the 10-over mark to 85-4 from 25 and the tourists never fully recovered, stumbling to 215 all out and a 2-2 draw in the five-match series. Australia still have batting concerns despite Hughes’s second ton of the series, with David Hussey’s 34… Read More →

Sydney ODI abandoned due to rain, wet outfield

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Rain and a wet outfield brought a premature end to the fourth one-day international between Australia and Sri Lanka on Sunday but not before the hosts’ batting frailties had been exposed again. Bowled out for 74 runs inside 27 overs in Friday’s match at Brisbane, Australia wobbled again before reaching 222-9 at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Mitchell Starc hit a career-best 52 not out off 37 balls from number nine as Australia had to rally from 130-6 and Sri Lanka were 14 for no wicket from 3.2 overs before rain forced the umpires to take the players off. The match was abandoned two hours later because of a wet outfield, leaving the home side unable to win the five-match series…. Read More →

Kulasekara sparks Sri Lanka ODI victory

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Sri Lanka laboured to a four-wicket victory after right-arm pacer Nuwan Kulasekara destroyed Australia with a fine display of swing bowling in the third one-day international in Brisbane on Friday. Australia’s top and middle order batsmen capitulated before Kulasekara’s inswing while Lasith Malinga (3-22) polished off the tail to bowl out the hosts for 74 in 26.4 overs. The win, though not as convincing as it should have been, puts Sri Lanka 2-1 up in the five-match series. Sydney hosts the fourth one-dayer on Sunday. For Australia, only Mitchell Starc (22 not out) and Xavier Doherty (15) managed double digits, adding 34 runs for the last wicket to take the home side past their lowest ODI total ever. On a… Read More →