Gunathilaka and Dickwella blast Zimbabwe attack as Sri Lanka take 2-1 lead

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Openers Niroshan Dickwella and Dhanushka Gunathilaka struck centuries in a record 229-run partnership as Sri Lanka mounted the massive 311- victory target by 8 wickets in 47.2 overs in in the third ODI at Suriyawewa yesterday. It was the perfect scripting upfront that Sri Lanka required as Dickwella 102  of 114 balls inclusive of 14 boundaries and Gunathilaka 116 from 111 containing 15 boundaries and a six proved be the cementing answer to Sri Lanka’s long search for a durable young cast to slot in for the job for the  future.  Dhanushka Gunathilaka. Indeed, the due answered the clarion call for the new brigade to step in and take charge displaying tremendous temperament and determination in that commitment to passing… Read More →

මංගල ශතක දෙකකින් වාර්තාගත ජයක්

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සූරියවැව පැවැති ශ්‍රී ලංකා – සිම්බාබ්වේ තෙවන එක්දින තරගයෙන් ශ්‍රී ලංකාව කඩුලු අටක පහසු ජයග්‍රහණයක් අත්කර ගත්තේ ආරම්භක පිතිකරුවන් දෙදෙනා නිරෝෂන් දික්වැල්ල සහ ධනුෂ්ක ගුණතිලක මුල් විකට්ටුවට ලකුණු 229ක් රැස් කරමින් නව ශ්‍රී ලංකා වාර්තාවන් පිහිටුවමිනි. සිම්බාව්වේ කණ්ඩායම ඕවර 50 දී කඩුලු 8ක ට ලබාගත් ලකුණු 310ට පිළිතුරු ලෙසින් ශ්‍රී ලංකාව කඩුලු දෙකක් දැවී ලකුණු 312ක් ලබා ගත්තේ පන්දු 16ක් ඉතිරිව තිබියදීය.  තරග පහකින් සමන්විත එක්දින තරගාවලියේ ශ්‍රී ලංකාව දැනට තරග 2 – 1කින් ඉදිරියෙන් සිටින අතර ඉතිරි තරග දෙක පැවැත්වෙන්නේද  ජුලි 8 සහ 10 දිනවල සූරියවැව මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ ක්‍රීඩාංගණයේදීමය. නිරෝෂන් සහ ධනුෂ්ක මේ වාර්තාව තැබීමේ දී දික්වැල්ල 64 දී දුන් උඩපන්දුව හැර දැවී යාමට කිසිදු අවස්ථාවක් හෝ ලබානොදීම විශේෂත්වයකි.  මෙදින මේ ක්‍රීඩකයින් දෙදෙනාම ලැබූ ශතකයන් එවුන්ගේ මංගල එක්දින ශතකයකන්වීමද… Read More →

Sri Lanka fined for slow over-rate against Zimbabwe

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Mathews has been fined 20 per cent of his match fee, while his players have received 10 per cent fines. Sri Lanka has been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate against Zimbabwe during the third One-Day International in Hambantota on Thursday. Chris Broad of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees imposed the fine after Angelo Mathews’ side was ruled to be one over short of its target when time allowances were taken into consideration. In accordance with Article 2.5.1 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to minor over-rate offences, players are fined 10 per cent of their match fees for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted… Read More →

SLC announces ODI Team for 3rd, 4th & 5th ODI’s against Zimbabwe

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Colombo, 5 th July 2017; Sri Lanka Cricket today announced its 14 man squad picked to play the 3 rd , 4 th and 5th ODI games of the Zimbabwe tour of Sri Lanka 2017, at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Sooriyawewa, Hambanthota. The selected players, ratified by the Minister of Sport, Hon. Dayasiri Jayasekera, are as follows; 1.) Angelo Mathews – Captain 2.) Upul Tharanga – Vice Captain 3.) Niroshan Dickwella 4.) Dhanushka Gunathilaka 5.) Kusal Mendis 6.) Asela Gunaratna 7.) Wanidu Hasaranga 8.) Chamara Kapugedera 9.) Lakshan Sandakan 10.)Akila Dananjaya 11.)Nuwan Pradeep 12.)Lasith Malinga 13.)Dushmantha Chameera 14.)Lahiru Kumara

Chamari Atapattu’s plethora of batting records

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Sri Lanka ’s Chamari Atapattu’s blistering unbeaten 143-ball 178 comprising 22 fours and 6 sixes against Australia in the ongoing Women’ World Cup in England is a shot in the arm for women’s cricket in the country. More so at a juncture women’s cricket is still in an evolving process of matching the might of the world. Sri Lanka is currently slotted No.8 in the Women’s Team Rankings next to Pakistan and only ahead of Bangladesh at 9th and Ireland 10th. Incidentally, Sri Lanka made its One Day International (ODI) debut in 1997, against the Netherlands, and later in the year participated in the 1997 World Cup in India. The team has since participated in every edition of the World Cup, with a fifth-place finish… Read More →

Extension of the National Selections Committee

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Sri Lanka Cricket is pleased to announce the ratification of the Honourable Minister of Sport Hon. Dayasiri Jayasekera MP to the extension of term of the National Selection Committee (Men’s) comprised of: Mr. Sanath Jayasuriya – Chairman Mr. Romesh Kaluwitharana – Member Mr. Ranjith Madurusingha – Member Mr. Eric Upashantha – Member Mr. Asanka Gurusinha – Member for a further period of 6 months, ending 31st December 2017.

Hat-trick dream start by Wanidu Hasaranga caps Lanka triumph

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Dream starts, by all accounts, is soul quenching passion to the rookie debuting on cricket’s big stage, and when it comes in the form of a magical hat-trick indeed, the moment is momentous given its significance! And when this fairytale entry to international cricket happens to be in his teens as it was for 19-year old Wanidu Hasaranga on a day Sri Lanka swiftly sped to a comprehensive 7-wicket triumph over Zimbabwe in the second ODI, it is the ultimate sweet ecstasy scripting. Hasaranga cleaned up Malcolm Waller, Donald Tiripano and Tendai Chatara in the 34th over to become the third player in ODI history – after Bangladesh’s Taijul Islam and South Africa’s Kagiso Rabada – to take a hat-trick… Read More →

ගාල්ලේ තරග දෙක 1 – 1 බැගින් සම වේ

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ශ්‍රී ලංකාව හා සිම්බාව්වේ අතර ගාල්ල ජාත්‍යන්තර ක්‍රීඩාංගණයේ පැවැති එක්දින තරග දෙක දැනට දෙපිලම තරගය බැගින් ජයගෙන ඇති හෙයින්  කණ්ඩායම් දෙකම ජයග්‍රහණ 1 – 1බැගින් පසු වේ.  ජුනි මස 30 පැවැති ප්‍රථම එක්දින තරගය සිම්බාව්වේ පිල කඩුලු හයකින් ජයගත් අතර, ජුලි 2 වැනිදා  පැවැති දෙවන එක්දින තරගයෙන් ශ්‍රී ලංකාව ජයගත්තේ කඩුලු හතකිනි. ඉරිදා (2) පැවැති දෙවන එක්දින තරගයේ දී ශ්‍රී ලංකා කණ්ඩායමේ ලාබාල තරුණ ක්‍රීඩකයන් දෙදෙනා වනිඳු හසරංග සහ ලක්ෂාන් සඳකැන්ගේ විශිෂ්ට පන්දු යැවීම හමුවේ සිම්බාව්වේ පිල ඕවර 33.4 ක දී දැවී ගියේ ලකුණු 155කටය.  19 හැවිරිදි වනිඳු හසරංග පිට පිටම කඩුලු තුනක් ද (හැට්රික්) ලක්ෂාන් සඳකැන් කඩුලු හතරක් ද දවාලමින් ශ්‍රී ලංකාවට මේ ගෞරවය අත් කර දුන්හ.  සිය මංගල එක්දින තරගයේ දී හැට්රික් එකක් ලබාගත් ලොව තෙවන පන්දු යවන්නා… Read More →

Viral influenza in Sri Lanka side

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Galle, 1st July 2017, Sri Lanka Cricket confirmed today (1) that Slinga, Lasith Malinga who is just short of his 300th ODI scalp, has been diagnosed with a viral influenza. Medical reports have ruled him out of the next game and recommended a rest period of 48 hours. SLC also confirmed that Chinaman, Lakshan Sandakan had sat out the first ODI against Zimbabwe due to an attack of the same bug. Sri Lanka play their second ODI against visitors Zimbabwe tomorrow (2) at the picturesque Galle International Cricket Stadium.

Nic Pothas expresses confidence as SL Head Coach: More new blood – Enter all-rounder Wanindu Hasaranga

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Yesterday’s press confab fronted by Zimbabwe’s arrival that held much importance to Sri Lanka with Nic Pothas replacing the departed Graham Ford as Head Coach at the head table at the Move N Pick Hotel, did find the Sri Lankan camp in strong binding of oneness. This was best exemplified by Sri Lanka Cricket’s President, Thilanga Sumathipala who aired the fullest confidence in Pothas to handle the high profile job up to the India tour to Sri Lanka. And, there was the British born Pothas, elevated from Fielding Coach, reassuring in no uncertain terms that nothing was amiss at all within, and that he was already fully focused on the job; that his immediate task was approaching player by player… Read More →