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 →
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 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 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 →
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
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 →
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 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 →
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 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 →
David Miller and Lonwabo Tsotsobe played key roles as South Africa stunned Sri Lanka by 56 runs in the third One-Day International in Pallekele on Friday (July 26) to stay afloat in the five-match series. Miller plundered a robust 85 not out off 72 balls to steer the team to 223 for 7 after Ajantha Mendis had reduced South Africa to 154 for 7 in the 42nd over. Tsotsobe then ripped through the Sri Lankan top order with three wickets in the space of six runs before finishing with 4 for 22, as Sri Lanka was bundled out for 167 in the day-night game. The victory ended South Africa’s 11-match losing streak in one-day cricket on Sri Lankan soil and… Read More →
Sri Lanka U-19 v India U-19, 1st Youth Test, Dambulla India Under-19s 503 for 7 dec (Zol 173, Samson 89, Karunaratne 4-94) drew with Sri Lanka Under-19s 256 (Kulasekara 76, Yadav 4-95) and 264 for 9 (Samarawickrama 88, Sumanasiri 62) India Under-19s 1st innings R B 4s 6s SR SP Khajuria c Samarawickrama b Lakshan 52 61 10 0 85.24 AA Herwadkar c †K Mendis b R Mendis 71 125 9 0 56.80 VH Zol* c †K Mendis b Karunaratne 173 270 21 2 64.07 SV Samson c †K Mendis b Karunaratne 89 162 14 0 54.93 SS Iyer c Dumindu b Fernando 65 74 10 0 87.83 Mohammad Saif c Vimarshana b Karunaratne 17 43 2 0 39.53 AK… Read More →
Sri Lanka continued to look mightily impressive as they overwhelmed opponents Japan with an outstanding performance, winning by 10 wickets in its match at Merrion. Japan batted first scoring 21 in 18.1 overs, the only batter to make any significant contribution was Ayako Nakayama scoring 12 runs. The Sri Lanka bowling attack were in fine form bowling as a unit and sharing the wickets around. Eshani Kaushalya (5 for 2), Sripali Weerakkody (2 for 2) and Chandima Gunaratne (2 for 2) all put in professional performances. Sri Lanka managed to score the winning runs in 1.4 overs, Yasoda Mendis (18) scoring 4 fours and Jayangani (4) confirming victory for the Sri Lankan team and a semi-final spot. Captain, Shashikala Siriwardene… Read More →
ICC Media Release Sri Lanka has retained its position as the number-one ranked Twenty20 International (T20I) side after the annual update of the Reliance ICC T20I Rankings Table was announced on Thursday. The annual update was released just two days before Pakistan takes on defending ICC World Twenty20 champion West Indies in a two-match series, starting on 27 July in Kingstown, St Vincent. At the June ICC Board meeting during the Annual Conference week in London, the ICC Board agreed to change the T20I rankings period from three years to four years. The ICC Board also decided that the annual update to the Test, ODI and T20I rankings should now take place on 1 May each year, rather than 1 August, to better align… Read More →
Sri Lanka Women won convincingly in its opening match in ICC Women’s World T20 Qualifiers against Canada, restricting it to 44 runs in 17.5 overs. In a thoroughly professional performance the pick of the Sri Lankan bowlers were Gunaratne 3 wickets for 6 runs and Dolawette and Weerakkody taking 2 wickets a piece. Canada’s top scorer was Sivanantham (13 runs). Sri Lanka achieved the target in 6.1 overs, Mendis (17) and Kaushalya (17) scoring 4 fours and winning by 9 wickets. Winning captain Shashikala Siriwardene said, ‘The bowlers did really well today restricting them to a total of 44 runs. We saw the match Japan played we are not underestimating any teams we will do our best.’ Canadian captain Mikaela… Read More →