Dhawan steers India to series win

Mahela Jayawardena registered his 17th ODI century

Match Report In Sunday’s (November 9) third One-Day International against Sri Lanka, India emerged the victor by six wickets at a near-packed Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Uppal, Hyderabad. Aside from a battling effort from Mahela Jayawardena (118), India cantered to a win, wrapping up the five-match series with two to go. For India to falter after restricting Sri Lanka to 242 in 48.2 overs, it would have needed an extraordinary effort from the visiting side. There was a steeply rising delivery from Thisara Perera that Ajinkya Rahane (31 in 47 balls) fended to Jayawardena at first slip. And there was big miscommunication between Shikhar Dhawan and Ambati Rayudu that led to both ending up at the bowler’s end,… Read More →

Thirimanne and Chandimal called up for India series

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Media Release At a Selection Meeting held the following players have been selected for the 4th and 5th ODI s for the Sri Lanka tour of India. They will be replacing the players named at the bottom. 1.Lahiru Thirimanne 2.Dinesh Chandimal 3.Ajantha Mendis 4.Shaminda Eranga The above players will replace the following players. 1Kumar Sangakkara 2.Suraj Randiv 3.Upul Tharanga 4.Dhammika Prasad This has been approved by the Hon.Minister of Sports.

Rayudu’s unbeaten 121 take India to a comprehensive win

Rayudu slams unbeaten 121 to take India to a comprehensive win

Match Report Ambati Rayudu’s unbeaten maiden ODI century fashioned India’s six-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in the second ODI at the Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad. Finishing off in style the batsman hit the winning boundary to attain the 275-run target with 33 balls to spare and lead the hosts to a 2-0 lead in the five-match ODI series. Promoted to No.3, Rayudu rose to the challenge and scored 121 off 118 balls after coming to the crease at 18/1. He was involved in a 122-run stand with Shikhar Dhawan (79) to set-up the innings and then built a 116-run partnership with Virat Kohli to ensure the team a comfortable win. Angelo Mathews’ unbeaten 92 after coming in to bat… Read More →

Angelo Mathews named captain of ICC Test Team of the Year

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ICC Media Release The ICC today announced its Test and ODI Teams of the Year, as chosen by a specially appointed selection panel chaired by the ICC’s Cricket Committee chairman and former India captain Anil Kumble. The announcement was made by Mr Kumble at a media conference at the ICC Headquarters in Dubai, where ICC Chief Executive David Richardson also announced the short-lists for the LG ICC Awards 2014. This year’s winners will be announced via a media release on 14 November, while a special TV show, which will recap the last year in world cricket and also include interviews with many nominees and winners, will be broadcast on 15 November. ICC Test Team of the Year 2014 (in batting order): David… Read More →

Sri Lanka ‘A’ Squad for 3rd ODI against Windies A

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Media Release At a Selection Committee meeting held the following selections were made by the National Selectors with regard to the Sri Lanka ‘A’ Squad for the 3rd ODI Vs West Indies ‘A’ Team to be played at  SSC on the 5th of November 2014.   Lahiru Thirimanne (Captain) Dhanushka Gunathilaka Dimuth Karunaratne Dinesh Chandimal Kithuruwan Vithanage Thilina Kandamby Dilhara Fernando Bhanuka Rajapaksha P.L.R Sandakan Ramith Rambukwella Farveez Maharoof Sachith Pathirana Nisala Tharaka Dushmantha Chameera Ajantha Mendis This has been approved by the Hon. Minister of Sports.  

India register 169-run win over Sri Lanka in 1st ODI

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Match Report After Ajinkya Rahane and Shikhar Dhawan propelled India to 363/5, the hosts bowled Sri Lanka out for 194 to kick-off the ODI series with a 169-run win. Having outplayed the visitors in Cuttack, the home team now lead the five-match series 1-0. A magnificent 231-run opening stand by Rahane and Dhawan batted Sri Lanka out of the first game. Complementing each other, the pair scored a century each to put India in a commanding position after being asked to bat. While Rahane exquisitely compiled 111, Dhawan clobbered the bowlers en route to 113 to help the team to a mammoth total. The Indian openers got off to a quiet start with Dhammika Prasad and debutant Lahiru Gamage bowling… Read More →

Opportunity for both India and Sri Lanka to claim number-one ODI ranking

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ICC Media Release India and Sri Lanka go head to head in a five-ODI series in Cuttack on Sunday eyeing the number-one position on the Reliance ICC ODI Team Rankings. India currently sits in third position behind South Africa and Australia, and leads fourth-ranked Sri Lanka by two ratings points. However, if the home side wins the series by 4-1 or better, then it will jump to the top of the leaderboard. A 4-1 series win will put India at par with South Africa on 115 ratings points, but when the ratings are calculated beyond the decimal point, then it will be ranked number-one. A 5-0 sweep will mean India will take a two-point lead over South Africa. In contrast, the task for… Read More →

Sri Lanka A won the rain hit game by 6 runs

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Sri Lanka A beat West Indies A by 6 runs under the Duckworth-Lewis method in a rain interrupted first unofficial one-day international at the Rangiri Dambulla International Cricket Stadium. Sri Lanka A now lead the three match series 1-0. Summary Scores: Sri Lanka A: 245/8 (50 Overs). Lahiru Thirimanne 74, Dinesh Chandimal 60, Thilina Kandamby 58*, Kithuruwan Vithanage 29; Ronsford Beaton 10-1-40-2, Carlos Brathwaite 10-1-54-2, Nikita Miller 10-0-57-2, Shannon Gabriel 10-1-47-1. West Indies A: 71/2 (20/20 Overs; Target 78). Kraigg Brathwaite 24*, Nkrumah Bonner 21, Jermaine Blackwood 14, Jonathan Carter 1*; Lakshan Sandakan 1-0-1-1, Dushmantha Chameera 5-0-22-1, Nisala Gamage 6-1-13-0, Jeevan Mendis 4-0-12-0. Sri Lanka A won by 6 runs (D/L method)

Sri Lanka Women’s tour of Pakistan 2015 – Squad for Training

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Media Release At Selection Committee Meeting held the Women’s National Selectors selected the below players for the pool of the Pakistan Tour 2015 to be played in Doha. Chamari Athapattu Prasadini Weerakkody Hasini Perera Lasanthi Madushani Nipuni Hansika Sanduni Abeywickrama Chamari Polgampola Shashikala Siriwardena Eshani Lokusuriya Chathurani Gunewardena Oshadhi Ranasingha Sripalee Weerakkody Ama Kanchana Nilakshi Silva Inoka Ranaweera Dilani Manodara Inoshi Fernando Rebecca Vandort Sugandhika kumari Udeshika Prabodhini Maduri Sammudhika Dinesha Jayasinghe Malsha Shehani

First turf wicket in the North opened today

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Sri Lanka Cricket is proud to announce that the 1st ever Turf Wicket built in the North of Sri Lanka was opened today at 9.30 am. at St. Patrick’s College Jaffna by Chief Guest Hon. Sanath Jayasuriya and The Guests of Honour Secretary of SLC Mr. Nishantha Ranatunga, SF Commander General Udaya Perera, and the Principal of St. Partick’s College. The Blessing of the Turf was done by Jaffna Bishop Rt. Rev. Dr.Thomas Savundaranayagam. This turf wicket was a concept of Hon. Sanath Jayasuriya MP who together with Maj Gen. Udaya Perera & Brig. Thirinawu Karasu of SL Army made this a reality for the sportsmen of the North & East. Sri Lanka Cricket Executive Committee unanimously approved the expenditure of Rs. 3 million on… Read More →

First Turf Wicket in the North and East

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Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket is proud to announce that the 1st ever Turf Wicket built in the North of Sri Lanka will be opened tomorrow at 9.30 am. at St. Patrick’s College Jaffna. This turf wicket was a concept of Hon. Sanath Jayasuriya MP who together with Maj Gen. Udaya Perera & Brig. Thirinawu Karasu of SL Army made this a reality for the sportsman of the North & East. Sri Lanka Cricket Executive Committee unanimously approved the expenditure of Rs. 3 million on the Turf wicket & Rs. 5 million for the ground construction. SL Army played a major role by giving the manpower needed for this magnanimous venture. A T20 cricket match will be played to mark the opening… Read More →

SLC Executive Committee Decisions – October 27th 2014

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Media Release 1st ever Turf Wicket built by SLC in the North of Sri Lanka To mark the opening of the 1st ever Turf Wicket built by Sri Lanka Cricket at St. Patrick College Jaffna, the ExCo approved to play a cricket match consisting of former National Players such as Hon. Sanath Jayasuriya, Hashan Thilakaratne, Promodaya Wickramasinghe, Upul Chandana, etc.. in Jaffna. This will be a great opportunity for the players of the North & East to show their talent and get into the National Team in the future. Asian Games Gold Medal Winning Team to be Felicitated ExCo decided to felicitate the Men’s Cricket Team for winning the Gold Medal at the 17th Asian Games. Goodwill Gesture to the Visually Handicapped Cricket Association ExCo approved to facilitate… Read More →

Sri Lanka A team for the first two ODIs vs Windies A

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Media Release At a Selection Committee meeting held the following selections were made by the National Selectors with regard to the Squad for the 1st Two ODIs Vs West Indies ‘A’ Team Lahiru Thirimanne (Captain) Dhanushka Gunathilaka Dimuth Karunaratne Dinesh Chandimal Kithruwan Vithanage Thilina Kandamby Jeevan Mendis Bhanuka Rajapaksha P.L.R Sandakan Ramith Rambukwella Farveez Maharoof Sachith Pathirana Nisala Tharaka Dushmantha Chameera Vishwa Fernando This has been approved by the Hon.Minister of Sports.  

South Africa Women seal T20I series

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South Africa Women sealed their T20 series against Sri Lanka Women 2-1 with a nine-wicket win in Colombo. Dane van Niekerk  registered an unbeaten 70 runs as South African Ladies chased down their target of 133 with 1 ball to spare. Chasing a target of 133, South Africa openers Van Niekerk and Trisha Chetty put on 94 runs partnership for the first wicket in 15.3 overs and Lizelle Lee blitzed an unbeaten 22 off 12 balls. Sri Lanka after opted to bat first had posted 132 for 6, Prasadani Weerakkody top-scoring with 48 off 45. Shabnim Ismail and Marcia Letsoalo picked up two wickets each for South Africa. South Africa Women 136 for 1 (van Niekerk 70*, Chetty 39) beat Sri Lanka Women 132… Read More →