Sri Lanka ends series with comprehensive victory

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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 →

Sale of Tickets for Cricket Matches

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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!

Team India for tour of Sri Lanka announced

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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)

Sri Lanka Squad for T20 Series against Pakistan

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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.

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 →