First four-day match ends in a draw


DAY FOUR The equation was straightforward after New Zealand A declared on the last morning at 229/6, Sri Lanka A needing 342 runs and to weather an attack studded with BLACKCAPS. Video Scorecard The final innings began with a hiss and a roar. A double strike from Colin Munro and Neil Wagner in the half hour before lunch saw Sri Lanka in early peril at 47/3 inside 15 overs, still needing a further 295 at just under five an over. But Sri Lanka steadied, then fought back, with a crunch fourth wicket stand of 176 between Kithuruwan Vithanage (88) and Roshen Silva, who would bring up his well-earned century in the closing chapters of the day. Two quick wickets from… Read More →

Sir Garfield Sobers arrives in Sri Lanka


Sri Lanka Cricket is pleased to announce the arrival of Legendary Cricketer Sir Garfield Sobers in Sri Lanka. He will be in the country to witness the up coming 2nd Test Match against the visiting West Indies. Chairman of Sri Lanka Cricket Sidath Wettimuny, Vice President Kushil Gunasekara, Secretary Prakash Schaffter, CEO Ashley De Silva & Head of Cricket Operations Carlton Bernadus was at hand to welcome Sir Garfield Sobers at the Taj Samudra. The ongoing Sri Lanka and West Indies series was named after Sir Sobers and former Sri Lankan Cricketer Michael Tissera.

Dialog Sri Lanka Cricket Awards 2015 – Awards Winners


DIALOG Cricketer of the Year: Angelo Mathews DIALOG People’s Player of the year: Kumar Sangakkara Mens Test Cricket Awards Best Batsman: Angelo Mathews Best Bowler: Rangana Herath Mens ODI Awards Best Batsman: Angelo Mathews Best Bowler:Ajantha Mendis Best All Rounder: Angelo Mathews Mens T20s Awards Best Batsman: Kusal Janith Perera Best Bowler: Nuwan Kulasekara Mens Test Cricket Awards Best Batsman: Angelo Mathews Best Bowler: Rangana Herath Emerging Cricketer of the year: Kusal Janith Perera Special Awrads T.M. Dilshan Kumar Dharmasena Roshan Mahanama Media Personalities this Year S.R Pathiravithana Vernon Gunasekara Mangala Dharmaprema Best Batter Womens ODI Winner Chamarai Atapattu Best bowler Women’s ODI Winner Inoka Ranaweera Best All rounder Women’s ODI Winner Eshani Lokusooriya Emerging League Tournament 2014/15 Best Batsman… Read More →

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


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


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 →