Masterful Mendis steers Sri Lanka ahead

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Kusal Mendis struck a magnificent maiden century on Thursday (July 28), as Sri Lanka fought its way back into contention in the first Test against Australia. By the time bad light brought an early end to the proceedings for a third consecutive day a little after tea, Sri Lanka had opened up a lead of 196 runs in Pallekele. Playing in only his seventh Test, Mendis was batting on a monumental 169, with Sri Lanka 282 for 6 and eyeing a come-from-behind win. Giving Mendis company was Dilruwan Perera on 5. Victory had seemed light years away when Sri Lanka was bowled out for just 117 on the first morning, but a Rangana Herath-led bowling fightback restricted Australia’s first-innings lead… Read More →

Australia strikes early after taking 86-run lead

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Rain brought an early end to play for the second consecutive day in the first Test between Sri Lanka and Australia in Pallekele on Wednesday (July 27). At close, Sri Lanka was 6 for 1 in its second innings, having lost Kusal Perera lbw to Mitchell Starc for 4, which left it trailing by 80 runs after Australia’s first innings ended at 203 in reply to Sri Lanka’s 117. After Perera’s dismissal, a sudden downpour forced the players to take an early tea break. But the deluge soon made it impossible for the match to resume, and the umpires called stumps early again. Earlier, Australia had gone on to build up a lead of 86 runs, which could prove crucial in the low-scoring… Read More →

Khawaja, Smith steady Australia before rain arrives

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Usman Khawaja and Steven Smith extended Australia’s dominance after a fine show by the visiting side’s bowlers, who bowled Sri Lanka out for just 117, before rain had the final say on the opening day of the first Test in Pallekele on Tuesday (July 26). Australia was 66 for 2 at tea, trailing by 51 runs with Khawaja (25 not out) and Smith (28 not out) involved in an unbroken 59-run third-wicket partnership after it had lost David Warner (0) and Joe Burns (3), the openers, early in the piece. However, there was no play possible in the final session and that remained the score at stumps. Play will begin 15 minutes earlier than the scheduled 10am on Wednesday. In the post-lunch session, Nuwan Pradeep… Read More →

Blockbuster Mathews the impetus to Sri Lanka’s resurgence Says, ‘Life’s all about Pressure’

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It is a critical new voyaging phase of Sri Lanka cricket that the sub continent nation, dubbed the Paradise Isle in the Indian Ocean, seeks new vistas. It becomes pertinently the thrust for a new order in rebuilding in the wake of senior player retirements and injuries to some. It is a search for the Holy Grail for an anointment that was truly saw tiny Sri Lanka bask as the paradise of cricket in the biff bang game. Had not Sri Lanka jolted the rest of the cricketing world just 15 years since entering the International Cricket (ICC) fold in1981, when the Indian Ocean nation brought mighty Australia dubbed the super power of world cricket to its knees? Winning the… Read More →

SLC Announces Automation of Ticketing and other related Services

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SLC takes yet another step toward the future. Heads toward complete augmentation of all Stadia. Sri Lanka Cricket is pleased to inform you that subsequent to due diligence and stringent evaluation, it has awarded the tender for the Automation of Ticketing and related Services to BookMyShow.com. Book My Show is India’s ‘biggest online movie, sports and events ticketing brand’ and is the ticketing partner of BCCI, the ICC World T20 (2014, 2016), the IPL, the Indian Super League and F1 India amongst other partners. BTP enjoys 90% of the market share for online ticketing and related services in India, and has managed the ticketing for over 1500 sporting events. Under the contract, Book My Show will manage the automation of,… Read More →

Sri Lanka Test Squad Announced

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SLC Announces its Test Squad ahead of the Murali-Warne Test Trophy. Sri Lanka Cricket is pleased to announce the following Test Squad as approved by the Hon. Minister of Sports for the Murali-Warne Test Series. Squad: 1.) Angelo Mathews (C) 2.) Dinesh Chandimal (VC) 3.) Dimuth Karunarathna 4.) Kaushal Silva 5.) Kusal Janith Perera 6.) Kusal Mendis 7.) Dhananjaya de Silva 8.) Roshane Silva 9.) Nuwan Pradeep Fernando 10.)Vishva Fernando 11.)Asitha Fernando 12.)Rangana Herath 13.)Dilruwan Perera 14.)Lakshan Sandakan 15.)Suranga Lakmal

Sri Lanka Development Squad take on South Africa

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15 member team departs for South Africa for a 7 One-Day, 2 Youth Test Series. Sri Lanka Cricket is pleased announce the following 15 member squad approved by the Hon. Minister of Sports for the Sri Lanka Development Squad tour of South Africa 2016. 1.) Romesh Buddhika (C) 2.) Hashan Duminda 3.) Pabasara Waduge 4.) Sandun Weerakkody 5.) Lahiru Milantha 6.) Sadheera Samarawickrema 7.) Angelo Jayasinghe 8.) Piyamal Perera 9.) Kasun Madushanka 10.)Shehan Madushanka 11.)Anuk Fernando 12.)Akila Dananjaya 13.)Sanjaya Chathuranga 14.)Amila Aponso 15.)Kesan Wijeyrathna TOUR ITINERARY July 2016 Wed 27 – 1st One Day Match vs South Africa Emerging Groenkloof Pretoria Fri 29 – 2nd One Day Match vs USSA Groenkloof Pretoria August 2016 Tue 02 – 3rd One Day… Read More →

Team led by Milinda Siriwardena announced for 3 day Practice game at P. Sara

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Sri Lanka Cricket is pleased to announce the following selection for the 3-day Warm up game against Australia at the P. Sara Stadium on the 18th – 20th of July. Selected Team for Practice 3 Day game against Australia Madawa Warnapura, Osanda Fernando, Manoj Sarathchandra (Wk), Asela Gunarathna, Shehan Jayasuriya, Milinda Siriwardana (C). Dasun Shanaka, Chathuranga Silva, Nisala Tharaka, Vimukthi Perera, Dilhara Fernando. STAND BYS: Lasith Embuldeniya, Chamika Karunarathna

Sri Lanka Youth depart to UK

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Sri Lanka Youth Under 19 leaves for UK on a high after winning the inaugural Gamini Dissanayaka Challenge Trophy. President SLC advises the junior players on the country’s expectations, urges them to not forget their duty to their parents, their schools and the Nation. Sri Lanka’s youth Under 19 team departed for their tour of UK in the early hours of the morning, a few days after the victorious culmination of the inaugural Gamini Dissanayaka Challenge Trophy bilateral tournament between Sri Lana and South Africa. The Team was addressed by the President SLC, Hon. Thilanga Sumathipala, who advised them on the expectations that the nation has in them, urging them to develop a disciplined and professional approach in their game…. Read More →

Gamini Dissanayaka Challenge Trophy final LIVE

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Sri Lanka Vs. South Africa Youth tournament triumphants to carry away the Gamini Dissanayaka Challenge Trophy.LIVE Coverage on Chanel EYE and SLBC. Sri Lanka Cricket is pleased to announce that the Final Youth One Day game between Sri Lanka and South Africa to be played at the SSC tomorrow (13) will be telecast LIVE on Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporations Channel Eye. Furthermore, there will be ball-by-ball coverage of the match on SLBC. The bilateral tournament, which has been named in honour of the late Hon. Gamini Dissanayaka, is played between the two youth teams, carrying forward the vision and legacy of the great leader and proponent of youth focus in the development of cricket.