UltraTech Cement Super 4′s T 20 Tournament 2013

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Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that UltraTech Cement Lanka (Pvt) Ltd. has come forward to be the Title Sponsor for the Super 4′s T 20 Cricket Tournament 2013. CSN will be producing the LIVE television coverage for this tournament, and Tensports will telecast it LIVE globally. SLC is grateful to the tournament title sponsor UltraTech Cement (Pvt) Ltd. and our broadcast partners CSN and Taj Television for their support extended towards this tournament. The T20 tournament has been organized to be played from the 10th of August to the 17th of August 2013 at R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium. The winners of this tournament will go on to play in the Champions League 2013 to be held… Read More →

Sri Lanka Cricket Twenty20 Tournament 2013

Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that a T20 tournament has been organized to be played from the 10th of August to the 17th of August 2013. The winners of this tournament will go on to play in the Champions League 2013 to be held in India. Team 1 – Basnahira Greens Team 2 – Uthura Yellows Team 3 – Kandurata Maroons Team 4 – Ruhuna Reds   Fixture 10th Aug – Team 1 v Team 2 at RPICS Team 3 v Team 4 at RPICS 12th Aug – Team 1 v Team 3 at RPICS Team 2 v Team 4 at RPICS 14th Aug – Team 1 v Team 4 at RPICS Team 2 v Team 3 at RPICS… Read More →

Dilshan blitz bags Sri Lanka consolation win

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Tillakaratne Dilshan scored a swashbuckling 74 off 51 balls as Sri Lanka beat South Africa by six wickets in the last of the three Twenty20s, on Tuesday (Aug 6). The result not only helped avoid a 3-0 whitewash, it also ensured Sri Lanka retained its No. 1 status in Twenty20. Already down 0-2 in the series, Sri Lanka was spirited in its chase of South Africa’s 163 for 3 and eventually won with 11 balls to spare. While South Africa won the series 2-1, after losing the One-Day International series 1-4, Tuesday’s win was doubly important for Sri Lanka as a 3-0 whitewash would have pushed it down to No. 3 in the T20 rankings behind Pakistan and South Africa…. Read More →

Schedule of Sri Lanka Tour To Pakistan 2013-14

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Sri Lanka shall be playing a full cricket series against Pakistan in its return bilateral tour 2013-14, which the Pakistan Cricket Board is hosting in the United Arab Emirates – with Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah being the venues. The tour itinerary has been approved after consultation between the Pakistan Cricket Board and its Sri Lankan counterpart. The tour commences on December 7, 2013 with the arrival of the Sri Lankan squad at Dubai, and shall continue through to January 21, 2014. The rubber consists of Two Twenty20, Five ODIs and Three Test matches. Following is the complete itinerary: DATE VENUE SCHEDULE 7 December 2013 Dubai Sri Lanka team arrive 8 December 2013 TBC Pakistan v Afghanistan T20I 11 December… Read More →

South Africa seals series with 22-run win

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South Africa sealed a 22-run win over Sri Lanka in the second Twenty20 International in Hambantota on Sunday (August 4), with an all-round show, taking an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. JP Duminy hit 30 off 23 balls and David Miller provided the fireworks with an aggressive 21-ball 36 as South Africa reached 145 for 6 after electing to take first strike in the day-night match under windy conditions. Lonwabo Tsotsobe and Morne Morkel then claimed two wickets each as Sri Lanka, the world’s top-ranked T20 side, was restricted to 123 for 7 by an impressive South African fielding display. Kumar Sangakkara played a lone hand for Sri Lanka with an attractive 39 off 35 balls, but he… Read More →

Duminy powers South Africa to 12-run win

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South Africa put its campaign in Sri Lanka back on track when it won the first of the three Twenty20 Internationals by 12 runs in Colombo on Friday (August 2) evening, having lost the One-Day International series 4-1 earlier. The hero for the South Africans was JP Duminy, who top scored with 51 in 52 balls out of a modest total of 115 for 6 after Faf du Plessis had won the toss, and then took three Sri Lankan wickets as Sri Lanka was restricted to 103 for 9, despite a strong counter-attack from Kumar Sangakkara. Sachithra Senanayake was brilliant for Sri Lanka early on as his figures read 3-0-8-3, the scalps being those of Henry Davids, Quinton de Kock… Read More →

Sri Lanka and Pakistan share trophy: ICC WWT20 Qualifiers

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The heavy overnight rain fell which made the pitches at Merrion and YMCA unplayable in the morning and final matches were abandoned. The Pakistan v Sri Lanka match was abandoned and therefore the trophy was shared, Sri Lanka finish above Pakistan in the rankings due to net run rate as both teams had won an equal amount of matches throughout the tournament. The Player of the Tournament was named as Pakistan’s Bismah Maroof, she performed excellently throughout the tournament and thoroughly deserved the award. Scores in brief: At YMCA Pakistan 112 for 5, 20 overs (Abidi 45, Maroof 35*; Gunaratne 2-7) Sri Lanka- Did not bat Match abandoned Trophy shared Final Placings 1.      Sri Lanka 2.      Pakistan 3.      Ireland 4.      Netherlands 5.      Thailand 6.      Zimbabwe 7.      Canada… Read More →

Sri Lanka Vs. South Africa 1st T20 Match Sold Out

Sri Lanka Cricket is pleased to announce that the 1st T20 match against South Africa is SOLD OUT. SLC request all ticket holders to arrive early as there will be tight security around the stadium. The match will start at 6.30pm with the Toss & the Players will take the field at 7 pm.

Sri Lanka beat South Africa by 128 runs in fifth ODI

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Sri Lanka overwhelmed South Africa by 128 runs in the fifth and final one-day international in Colombo to complete a 4-1 series defeat. Electing to bat first after winning the toss, Sri Lanka scored a challenging 307-4 in 50 overs. Dilshan hit 13 boundaries in his 110-ball innings and shared 163 runs for the second wicket with No. 3 batsman Lahiru Thirimanne (68). Sangakkara faced just 45 deliveries and hit 12 boundaries. South Africa started the run chase with promise but was dismissed for 179 in the 44th over. Captain AB de Villiers top scored with 51. Seamer Suranga Lakmal and spinner Ajantha Mendis took three wickets each. Scores: Sri Lanka 307-4 in 50 overs (T Dilshan 99, L Thirimanne… Read More →

Sri Lanka Team for the T20 Series against South Africa 2013

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Media Release The Selection Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket at its meeting held, selected the following 15 member squad to represent the National Team for the forthcoming T20 matches against South Africa. The Hon.  Minister of Sports has been approved the following squad. Dinesh Chandimal (Captain) Lasith Malinga (Vice Captain) K J Perera T M Dilshan Kumar Sangakkara Mahela Jayawardana Angelo Mathews Lahiru Thirimana Angelo Perera Jeevan Mendis Thisara Perera Nuwan Kulasekara Suranga Lakmal Sachithra Senanayaka Ajantha Mendis

ACC Emerging Teams Cup 2013 – Fixtures

Venues : Kallang and Singapore Cricket Club, Singapore Dates : 17th – 25th August 2013 50-overs a side GROUP A GROUP B India U-23 Sri Lanka U-23 Pakistan U-23 Bangladesh U-23 Afghanistan UAE Nepal Singapore Sat, 17 Aug Singapore v Bangladesh U-23 at Kallang Afghanistan v Nepal at SCC Sun, 18 Aug India U-23 v Pakistan U-23 at Kallang Bangladesh U-23 v Sri Lanka U-23 at SCC Mon, 19 Aug Singapore v UAE at Kallang Afghanistan v Pakistan U-23 at SCC Tue, 20 Aug Sri Lanka U-23 v UAE at Kallang India U-23 v Nepal at SCC Wed, 21 Aug Singapore v Sri Lanka U-23 at Kallang Nepal v Pakistan U-23 Thu, 22 Aug Afghanistan v India U-23 at Kallang… Read More →

National Squad for the 5th ODI against South Africa

The Selection Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket at its meeting held on 29th July 2013 selected the following 15 member squad to represent the National Team for the 5th ODI match against South Africa to be played on the 31st July 2013, The Hon.  Minister of Sports has been approved the following squad. Angelo Mathews(c) Dinesh Chandimal(vc) TM Dilshan Kusal Janith Perera Lahiru Thirimanne Kumar Sangakkara Angelo Perera Thisara Perera Suranga Lakmal Shaminda Eranga Vimukthi Perera Sachithra Senanayake Ajantha Mendis Dimuth Karunaratne Chathuranga de Silva Nuwan Kulasekara was not considered for selection since he is still recovering from an injury, Mahela Jayawardena, Lasith Malinga & Rangana Herath have been rested.    

Sri Lanka and Pakistan qualify for ICC Women’s World Twenty20 2014

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Sri Lanka joined Pakistan in the Trophy final and qualified for the ICC World Twenty20 2014 with a victory over the Netherlands at YMCA by 33 runs (D/L Method). The start of the match was delayed to due rain and reduced to 19 overs. Sri Lanka once again showed why it is in such great form this tournament, Jayangani (19) and Mendis (26) started off really well, Jayangani scoring 4 fours before she was run out by Braat, after confusion in the middle. Mendis tried to cut away a very straight delivery and was bowled by Bruning, with Sri Lanka on 79 runs for 2 wickets. Rasangika was the star batter for Sri Lanka scoring 47 runs off 50 balls… Read More →

All-round Dilshan stars as Sri Lanka wins series

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Tillakaratne Dilshan and Kumar Sangakkara pulverised South Africa’s bowling as Sri Lanka took a decisive 3-1 lead in its five-match One-Day International series with an eight-wicket victory in Pallekele on Sunday (July 28). Dilshan was unbeaten on 115 and Sangakkara made 91 during a record second-wicket partnership of 184 runs to take the hosts past South Africa’s 238. Dilshan’s 17th ODI century was studded with 16 boundaries. Sangakkara kept pace with his partner with eight fours and two sixes. The pair put on Sri Lanka’s highest ODI stand for any wicket against South Africa. Sangakkara missed his second hundred in the series when he holed out in the deep off Morne Morkel when just ten more were needed for victory…. Read More →

Sri Lanka impress again as it tops Group B: ICC WWT20 Qualifiers

Sri Lanka once again showed its superiority with an 8 wicket victory over hosts Ireland. Ireland batting first in the T20I, lost early wickets and were languishing on 3 runs for 5 wickets as Shillington (1), Isobel Joyce (1) who received her 100 cap and sister Cecelia Joyce (0) all fell. Kim Garth who scored 12 runs attempted to make the total look respectful. The Sri Lankan bowlers once again looked strong as Sripali Weerakkody and captain Shashikala Siriwardene both took two wickets a piece; as well three run outs by Sri Lanka. Elena Tice (14) down the order hit 2 fours and Ireland finished on 62 runs for 9 wickets in its 20 overs. Sri Lanka’s reply was steady… Read More →