Left-arm spinner Rangana Herath claimed a match haul of 12 wickets as Sri Lanka condemned top-ranked England to their fourth consecutive Test defeat on Thursday in the series opener.
Thousands of Sri Lanka cricket fans snapped up sought-after tickets for the ICC World Twenty20 2012 when box offices, MoneyGram outlets and online booking sites opened at 9am Colombo time today.
Galle CC maintain the lead in Group A
The ICC World Twenty20 2012 ticket launch will take place at the Galle Face Green on Saturday 24 March 18.30 (Colombo time) with His Excellency Mahinda Rajapaksa, the President of Sri Lanka, purchasing the very first ticket of the tournament.
India were on Tuesday night knocked out of the Asia Cup cricket tournament after minnows Bangladesh continued their giant-killing act by upsetting Sri Lanka by five wickets in the last league match here.
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Prasanna Jayawardena and Thilina Kandamby as captains of the two respective warm up matches against the visiting England team prior to the Test series which begins in Galle from March 26.
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Sangakkara has jumped five places to fourth position after finishing as the fourth leading run-getter with 420 runs, Dilshan has moved up four places to 10th place after ending as the leading scorer with 513 runs, while Chandimal has broken into the top 20 for the first time and lies in 18th spot after scoring 419 runs, success that saw him rise 18 places.
Colts takes the lead in tier A
Clint McKay took five wickets as Australia’s bowlers suffocated Sri Lanka’s normally free-scoring batsmen to wrap up the one-day international Tri-series with a 16-run victory in the third and deciding final at the Adelaide Oval on Thursday.
Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene been fined 10 per cent of his match fee after pleading guilty to a Level 1 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct during his side’s One-day International against Australia in Adelaide on Tuesday.
Tilakaratne Dilshan and Mahela Jayawardene shared an opening partnership of 179 as Sri Lanka hammered Australia by eight wickets on Tuesday to take the one- day international Tri-series final to a third and deciding match.
Australia beat a gallant Sri Lanka by 15 runs in the first tri-series one-day international final at the Gabba on Sunday.