ICC MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dubai, 22 November 2009 Former Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardena has achieved the number-one ranking in the Reliance Mobile ICC Player Rankings for Test batsmen for the first time in his career after an epic double-century in the drawn first Test against India at Ahmedabad earlier this week. The 32-year-old from Colombo scored a masterly 275 – his sixth double-century in 108 Tests – to leapfrog team-mate Kumar Sangakkara and India opener Gautam Gambhir. Jayawardena, who during his mammoth knock became only the ninth batsman to complete 9,000 Test runs, is just 17 points short of becoming only the 25th batsman overall to reach the 900-point mark which, in ranking terms, is the benchmark… Read More →
Sri Lanka Development squad out played New Zealand under 19 XI at the Willows, cricket grounds to beat the hosts by 4 wickets at Loburn on Saturday the 21st. The Sri Lankan Development Squad captained by Ashan Priyanjana proved too good for the young Kiwis, who were bundled out for 148. Sajith Pathirana and Thisara Perera excelled in claiming 7 of their opponents wickets, while the Lankan Development squad batsman, led by Lahiru Tirimanna reached the target with 15 over’s to spare. Score summery New Zealand under 19 148 All out Sajith Pathirana 5 for 25 Thisara Perera 2 for 30 Sri Lanka Development squad 150 for 6 wickets in 35 over’s. Lahiru Tirimana 51 Nisham Mazahir 38 Ashan Priyanjana… Read More →
Dhammika Prasad is ruled out of the 2nd Test match against India scheduled for 24th November at Kanpur. Prasad has injured his left hamstring whilst fielding on day 4. MRI scans later revealed a mild Grade 1 strain. Tillekeratne Dilshan also suffered a nose injury whilst being involved in a post match warm up game upon conclusion of the 1st Test match. However, he was treated by an ENT specialist and has recovered. Dilshan will be fit for the Kanpur Test. (VD)
Sri Lanka grab only the Night Watchman
India came out on day five knowing very well, that a slip between the cup and the lip, Will be dooms day, in saving the first test from their perspective.
Former Yorkshire batsman also looks ahead to England’s tour of South Africa
Former Australia bowler Jason Gillespie talks about his cricketing heroes
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Grandson says: “He would have been very honoured… we are delighted to receive the cap on his behalf”
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The first session on day four went yet again to Sri Lanka. Mahela Jayawardena, And Prasanna Jayawardena rubbed salt on wounds of the Indian bowlers by extending their lead by a formidable score of 282 runs at lunch with the score card Reading a shocking 708 for 5 wickets.
The National Premier Tier “A” Limited over Tournament 2009 finals will be played at the SSC on Sunday the 22nd of November 2009 from 10 a.m.
Sri Lanka’s prolific Test batsman Mahela Jayawardena becomes the first Sri Lankan to reache a great mile stone today at Ahmedabad, when he got to a hall mark figure of 9000 Test runs in his illustrious career.
Graeme Smith has opportunity to put pressure on MS Dhoni and Michael Hussey in the Reliance Mobile ICC Player Rankings for ODI batsmen while Dale Steyn and Johan Botha will look to secure their top 20 status in the bowler rankings
The First session of play at the Sadhar Patel Stadium, on day 1 and 2, helped the Sri Lankan bowlers to capture 8 Indian wickets. Taking the above statistics into equation, there is no doubt that this was one of the topics that would have been discussed at length, by the Sri Lankan think tank, knowing very well that they were trailing by 151 runs and in pursuit of India’s big total of 426. Sri Lanka won day 2 of the battle with an overnight score of 275 for 3 wickets.
Thilan Thushara, will return back to Sri Lanka due to a shoulder injury……..
Day 1 at the sardar patel stadium was a typical Dravid show. Rahul is called the “ Wall”. He proved this far beyond doubt when he ended the day unbeaten on 177 to help India pile up their highest first innings Score on day one amassing of 385 six Wickets with four wickets still in hand.
Sri Lanka cricket will host an international match after a lapse of 17 years at the Moratuwa Stadium on the 5th of December this year. The under 19 Tri nation one day series between Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Bangladesh is scheduled to get underway on 29th November with the first encounter scheduled to be Played at the newly constructed stadium at pallekela in Kandy.
Fixtures were announced for the tri series in Bangladesh where Sri Lanka is to take part. The tour will be commencing on the 1st of January while India will be the 3rd team in the competition.