A change of captain and personnel did nothing to halt Pakistan’s march on the current tour as it beat Sri Lanka, the reigning World Twenty20 champions, by 29 runs in the first Twenty20 International at the R Premadasa Stadium on Thursday (July 30). The key protagonists in the win were Umar Akmal, who smashed 46 off 24 balls, and Sohail Tanvir, who grabbed three wickets, as Sri Lanka was restricted to 146 for 7 after Pakistan had made 175 for 5 after Shahid Afridi chose to bat first. Pakistan got the early momentum courtesy Ahmed Shehzad, who contributed 46 off 38 balls. He helped steady the innings and put together a 42-run stand with Mohammad Hafeez (17) after Mukhtar Ajmed… Read More →
Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that Tickets for the 1st T20I to be played tomorrow 30th July 2015 is SOLD OUT. Security checks will be strictly enforced and Fans are requested to arrive early to the stadium to facilitate the smooth entry into the grounds.
Kusal Perera’s century and his 164-run stand with Tillakaratne Dilshan, his opening partner who joined the 10,000-run club with a half-century, led Sri Lanka to a comprehensive 165-run victory over Pakistan in the fifth and final One-Day International in Hambantota on Sunday (July 26). Kusal’s 116 came off 109 balls, comprising nine fours and six sixes, and helped Sri Lanka put up 368 for 4 in 50 overs after opting to bat. Then, with Sachithra Senanayake returning 3 for 39, Sri Lanka bowled Pakistan out for 203 in 37.2 overs to seal victory. The result meant the series ended 3-2 in Pakistan’s favour. Pakistan’s chase began well with Azhar Ali and Ahmed Shehzad putting on 51 for the opening wicket…. Read More →
Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that Tickets for all international matches are ONLY sold at the following locations: SLC Ticket counter, Maitland Place Colombo 7, Match Venues (Within the respective Cricket Stadium) and Selected Dialog Service centres. Online Tickets could be purchased through our official web site. *Please kindly note Sri Lanka v Pakistan T20I series “online tickets” are sold out, Tickets are available at SLC Ticket counter. The Fans are cautioned not to purchase tickets from any other source or website as it may be counterfeits. Tickets purchased outside SLC outlets can risk being rejected at the entrance!
The All-India Senior Selection Committee met earlier today, to pick the Indian team for the three-match Test series against Sri Lanka. The team is as follows: Virat Kohli (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Murali Vijay, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Harbhajan Singh, R Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Amit Mishra, Varun Aaron. (Courtesy: BCCI)
Media Release At a meeting of the Selection Committee held on 21st July 2015 at 3.00 p.m., at Sri Lanka Cricket, the following squad was selected for the T/20 Series against Pakistan; 1 Lasith Malinga (Captain) 2 T M Dilshan 3 Kusal Janith Perera 4 Kithuruwan Vithanage 5 Dhananjaya de Silva 6 Angelo Mathews 7 Dasun Shanaka 8 Chamara Kapugedara 9 Shehan Jayasuriya 10 Thisara Perera 11 Jeffrey Vandersay 12 Nuwan Kulasekera 13 Binura Fernando 14 Chaturanga de Silva 15 Milinda Siriwardene Hon. Minister of Tourism and Sports has approved the above.
Pakistan defeated Sri Lanka by seven wickets in the fourth One-Day International between the two teams in Colomboon Wednesday (July 22) to take a decisive 3-1 lead in the five-match series. Ahmed Shehzad hit 95 off 90 balls and Mohammad Hafeez contributed an 88-ball 70 to take Pakistan over the line in just 40.5 overs after its bowlers had restricted Sri Lanka to 256 for 9. The result kept alive Pakistan’s hopes of qualifying for the eight-team ICC Champions Trophy 2017, to be played in England. Sri Lanka is assured of taking part in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, but was lacklustre in the crucial encounter at the R Premadasa Stadium. Shehzad and Azhar Ali, the captain, put Pakistan on… Read More →
Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that Security measures will be tightened for tomorrows match. Spectators are advised to refrain from carrying Hooters, Liquor, Glass Bottles, Sharp Objects & Lighters/Match Boxes into the stadium. Any unruly behavior by any spectator will be severely dealt with and may even be subject to eviction from the grounds.
Sarfraz Ahmed hit 77 and Yasir Shah snapped up four wickets as Pakistan cantered to a 135-run victory against Sri Lanka in the third One-Day International in Colombo on Sunday (July 19). Mohammad Hafeez, who has been suspended from bowling in international cricket for one year due to a suspect action, came good with the bat, smacking 54, to steer Pakistan to an impressive 316 for 4 after opting to bat. Sri Lanka succumbed to Yasir’s legspin as it was bowled out for 181 in 41.1 overs on a turning pitch at the R Premadasa Stadium. The match was halted for 30 minutes in the second session with Sri Lanka on 158 for 7 when a projectile was hurled onto… Read More →
Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that former Pakistani batsman and the present International Cricket Council (ICC) President Zaheer Abbas will arrive in Sri Lanka today. Chairman of SLC Sidath Wettimuny invited the newly elected ICC President to visit Sri Lanka when they met at the ICC annual conference in Barbados in June 2015. This will be his 1st official visit to a full member nation since he took over as the president of ICC. Mr. Abbas will be the Guest of Honour at the 3rd ODI of the on going Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka on Sunday 19th July 2015.