Dominant Pakistan clinches ODI series in Sri Lanka

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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 →

Banned items at Cricket Matches

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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, Yasir help Pakistan grab 2-1 lead

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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 →

Visit of ICC President to Sri Lanka

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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.

Kusal, Chandimal help Sri Lanka draw level

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Kusal Perera’s quick-fire fifty and an unbeaten 48 from Dinesh Chandimal took Sri Lanka to a series-levelling two-wicket victory over Pakistan in the second One-Day International in Pallekele on Wednesday (July 15). Chasing Pakistan’s 287 for 8, Sri Lanka was 159 for 5 before recovering to cross the line with 11 balls to spare and levelling the three-match series 1-1. Kusal Perera got Sri Lanka off to a great start at the top of the order. His 50 came off 17 balls, just one less than AB de Villier’s record for the fastest half-century, and matching his countryman Sanath Jayasuriya’s feat. His first-wicket stand with Tillakaratne Dilshan was worth 92 off just 8.2 overs. Mohammad Irfan finally got the breakthrough… Read More →

Pakistan primed to build on success

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Pakistan’s ongoing tour of Sri Lanka has already been a memorable one. Misbah-ul-Haq’s men pulled off a stunning chase of 377 in the final Test last week to secure a 2-1 result, a first Test series win in the island nation since 2006. Building on that success, Pakistan also cruised to victory in the first game of the five-match One-Day International series in Dambulla on July 11. With Sri Lanka entering the post Mahela Jayawardene-Kumar Sangakkara era, the batting is still finding its feet, and several of the top order men got starts, but didn’t go on to make a big score. In the first ODI, Dinesh Chandimal’s enterprising half-century took Sri Lanka to a competitive 255 for 8, but… Read More →

Air Force SC clinch Womens Division II – 40 overs Tournament

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Date : 13 th July 2015 Played at :MCA Grounds Teams: Air Force SC “A” VS Navy SC “A” Toss won by : AF SC Batting First : AF SC scored 169 runs for 9 wicket over 40 Anushka Sanjeewani – 53 runs Shakila Kumari – 37 runs Bowling – Navy SC Priyani Adikari – 3 for 29 runs Mihirani Chaturika – 3 for 21 runs Second innings- Navy SC all out for 165 runs in 39.3 Batting – Priyani Adikari – 71 runs Dumila Dedunu – 24 runs Bowling- AF SC Shakila Kumari – 3 for 23 runs Harshani Maduwanthi – 2 for 27 runs Sudeepa Athukorala 2 for 22 runs Air Force SC “A” won by 4 runs

Multi-faceted Hafeez stars in Pakistan victory

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Mohammad Hafeez turned in a fine all-round performance to power Pakistan to a six-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the first One-Day International of a five-match series in Dambulla on Saturday (July 11). Hafeez first took 4 for 41 to restrict Sri Lanka, after Pakistan had opted to field on winning the toss, and then came out all guns blazing to smash 103 off just 95 balls to give his side a 1-0 lead in the five-match series. Hafeez’s efforts meant Sri Lanka was kept to a reasonable 255 for 8 in its 50 overs. The chase, riding once again on Hafeez’s shoulders, was completed in 45.2 overs. Pakistan entered this series ranked ninth in the ICC tables, and needs… Read More →

India’s tour of Sri Lanka schedule announced

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Media Release Indian Cricket Team to tour Sri Lanka for a three-Test series  The BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) and Sri Lanka Cricket would like to confirm the schedule of India’s tour to Sri Lanka in August-September 2015. The tour will start with a three-day warm-up game against Sri Lanka Chairman’s XI, followed by three Test matches. The Test matches will be played at Galle, Tamil Union Oval, and SSC Colombo. The match-schedule is as follows   Indian Tour – August /September 2015 Match Schedule Month   Date Team / Venues August Mon 3 Arrival in Colombo   Thur to Sat 6 to 8 Three day match – R.Premadasa Intl Cri Stadium Wen to Sun 12 to… Read More →

Squad for South Africa Emerging Tour of Sri Lanka 2015

Media Release At a meeting of the Selection Committee held on the 6th July 2015, the following squad of 14 was selected for the 1st four day match of the above series. Romesh Buddhika – Captain Sadeera Samarawickrama Hashan Dumindu Kusal Mendis Bhanuka Rajapakse Lahiru Madusanka Lakshan Sandaken Jeffrey Vandersay Minod Bhanuka Nisala Tharake Kasun Madhushanka Denuwan Rajakaruna Kasun Rajitha Sahan Nanayakkara Angelo Jayasinghe The Hon. Navin Dissanayake Minister of Tourism & Sports has approved the above. DATE SA Emerging Squad tour to Sri Lanka 2015 Venue 27-Jul Mon Arrival Colombo Travel to Kandy 28-Jul Tue Rest and Practice PKICS South Africa 9.30-12.30 Sri Lanka       2.30-5.30 29-Jul Wed Rest and Practice         PKICS Sri Lanka 9.30-12.30 South Africa 2.30-5.30 30-Jul… Read More →