Sri Lanka A tour of New Zealand, 2nd unofficial Test – Match Report

Kithuruwan Vithanage

New Zealand ‘A’ sweeps the tour DAY THREE Video Scorecard A barnstorming 7-78 from legspinner Todd Astle in Lincoln’s late afternoon sunshine helped propel New Zealand A to a nine-wicket win with a day to spare in their last match with Sri Lanka A, for an impressive unbeaten run in the series. The haul took Astle to 11 for 133 for the match, his two caught and bowleds on what turned out to be the last day including the prize wicket of Kithurawan Vithanage on 84. The expansive Vithanage (above) had looked stylish in a confident knock, but his undoing signalled a quick end as the rest of the order fell away after his dismissal, the Sri Lankans despatched for… Read More →

First four-day match ends in a draw


DAY FOUR The equation was straightforward after New Zealand A declared on the last morning at 229/6, Sri Lanka A needing 342 runs and to weather an attack studded with BLACKCAPS. Video Scorecard The final innings began with a hiss and a roar. A double strike from Colin Munro and Neil Wagner in the half hour before lunch saw Sri Lanka in early peril at 47/3 inside 15 overs, still needing a further 295 at just under five an over. But Sri Lanka steadied, then fought back, with a crunch fourth wicket stand of 176 between Kithuruwan Vithanage (88) and Roshen Silva, who would bring up his well-earned century in the closing chapters of the day. Two quick wickets from… Read More →

New Zealand A sweeps the series

Sri Lanka A in New Zealand

A little bit of Lincoln damp couldn’t stop New Zealand A getting off to their customary flier as they set off in search of a clean sweep in the one-day series with Sri Lanka A. Scorecard Their final 50-over fling was reduced to 45 overs by rain ahead of play, but captain Henry Nicholls’s plan to bat first paid quick dividends. Nisala Tharaka’s opening over was ripped for 19, helped by three George Worker boundaries and a no ball that likewise took off for four as the aggressive opener set off to dominate the early proceedings. CREDITS: Photosport Worker racing ahead, Michael Pollard then found the first six of the innings off Rajitha and New Zealand A’s 50 was on… Read More →

New Zealand A seal one-day series with convincing win


New Zealand A have clinched victory in the one-day series against Sri Lanka A as they eased to a third successive win over the tourists at the Bert Sutcliffe Oval in Lincoln. New Zealand A now lead the four-match series 3-0 after winning by 117 runs, with the final game taking place at the same venue on Tuesday. Scorecard NZ A 302-9 (Will Young 85, Adam Milne 45, George Worker 40; PLS Gamage 3-49) beat Sri Lanka A 185 in 40.5 overs (DPDN Dickwella 50, DSNFG Jayasuriya 27, CP Kapugedera 27; Ish Sodhi 3-39)by 117 runs.

Twist in the tail in high-scoring thriller


Almost 600 runs scored in a one-dayer belied a gusty spring day at Hagley Oval as New Zealand A made it 2-0 in their four-match List A series against Sri Lanka A. The nailbiter was a marked step up for the visitors after their comprehensive opening loss at the same venue two days earlier. Right on target for most of their chase to hunt down New Zealand A’s solid 305/4, they had been poised for retribution — at the very least, a last-over thriller — until Kithuruwan Vithanage was left kicking himself after his wicket, in the 44th over, triggered a messy and costly late collapse. Scorecard It was a bitter turn of events for the 24-year-old number three, who… Read More →

New Zealand A crush Sri Lanka in first-up win


A comprehensive performance with both bat and ball from New Zealand A has seen them beat Sri Lanka A by eight wickets in their opening One Dayer at Hagley Oval in Christchurch. Competing with strong winds, the spin duo of Mitchell Santner (4-38) and Ish Sodhi (3-28) bowled excellently to restrict Sri Lanka to 214 in the first innings. George Worker then anchored the chase with a superb unbeaten knock of 83 to secure the result after 39.3 overs. Scorecard The visitors were asked to bat first by NZ A and laid strong early foundations through half centuries from Danushka Gunathilaka (57) and Kithuruwan Vithanage (58). The pair combined to take their side to 134-1 in the 28th over and… Read More →

Easy win for Sri Lanka ‘A’ over New Zealand training squad

A 146-run opening partnership saw Sri Lanka cruise to a seven wicket victory over the New Zealand Winter Training cricket squad at Lincoln on Friday. New Zealand Winter Training Squad : 270/9 in 50 overs (Mitchell Santner 110, Neil Wagner 45 n.o, Nisal Gamage 4/59, Lahiru Madushanka 2/42, Dhananjaya de Silva 2/22) Sri Lanka ‘A’ : 271/3 in 45.3 overs (Dhanushka Gunatilleke 106, Dhananjaya de Silva 86, Kithruwan Vithanage 54) NZC Winter Training Squad innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR HD Rutherford* c †Dickwella b Gamage 9 27 17 1 0 52.94 GH Worker c Madushanka b Gamage 0 14 6 0 0 0.00 MG Bracewell b Gamage 0 1 1 0 0 0.00 WA Young c… Read More →

Sri Lanka A Team tour of New Zealand 2015 – Team Departure


The Sri Lanka ‘A’ team led by Ashan Priyanjan left to New Zealand today to take part in 4 Limited over matches and 2 unofficial test matches to be played in the New Zealand in October, tour will go on till the 27th October 2015. Squad for the Test Series – Ashan Priyanjan (Captain), Dananjaya De Silva, Niroshan Dickwella, Kithuruwan Vithanage, Kasun Rajitha, Udara Jayasundara, Minodh Bhanuka, Roshen Silva, Asela Gunaratne, Angelo Jayasinghe, Vishwa Fernando, Nisala Tharaka, Lahiru Gamage, Jeffery Vandersay, Amila Aponso. Squad for the ODI Series – Ashan Priyanjan (Captain), Dananjaya De Silva, Niroshan Dickwella, Kithuruwan Vithanage, Kasun Rajitha, Dhanushka Gunathilake, Shehan Jayasuriya, Dasun Shanaka, Chamara Kapugedara, Lahiru Madushanka, Chathuranga De Silva, Jeffery Vandersay, Lahiru Gamage, Binura Fernando, Nisala Tharaka.

Sri Lanka A to New Zealand 2015 – Fixture


October 2015 Thurs 01 – Fri 02 Warm Up Match Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Lincoln Monday 05 – 1st One Day Match v New Zealand A Hagley Oval, Christchurch Wednesday 07 – 2nd One Day Match v New Zealand A Hagley Oval, Christchurch Saturday 10 – 3rd One Day Match v New Zealand A Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Lincoln Tuesday 13 – 4th One Day Match v New Zealand A Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Lincoln Sat 17 – Tues 20 – 4 day Match v New Zealand A Hagley Oval, Christchurch Sat 24 – Tues 27 – 4 day Match v New Zealand A Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Lincoln

Sri Lanka ‘A’ Team Tour of New Zealand 2015 – Squads

Media Release At a meeting of the Selection Committee held on the 10th of August 2015, the following squad was selected for the above Tour. Squad for the Test Series Dananjaya De Silva Udara Jayasundara Minodh Bhanuka Niroshan Dickwella Roshen Silva Asela Gunaratne Angelo Jayasinghe Ashan Priyanjana (Captain) Vishwa Fernando Kasun Rajitha Nisala Tharaka Lahiru Gamage Jeffery Vandersay Amila Aponso Kithuruwan Vithanage   Squad for the ODI Series Dananjaya De Silva Dhanushka Gunathilake Shehan Jayasuriya Ashan Priyanjana (Captain) Kithuruwan Vithanage Niroshan Dickwella Dasun Shanaka Chamara Kapugedara Lahiru Madushanka Chathuranga De Silva Jeffery Vandersay Lahiru Gamage Kasun Rajitha Binura Fernando Nisala Tharaka Hon. Navin Dissanayake Minister of Tourism & Sports has approved the above.

Sri Lanka A Emerging Players v South Africa Emerging Players at Pallekele

Match – Sri Lanka Emerging Vs South Africa Emerging Date – 30th July to 02nd August 2015 Venue – Pallekele Stadium Type – 4 Day Test Toss – Sri Lanka Won the Toss and elected to bat first Sri Lanka First Inning # Batsman How out Bowler Runs Balls 4 6 1 Hashan Dumindu LBW Dala 4 16 1 – 2 Kusal Mendis LBW Muller 41 59 7 – 3 Minod Bhanuka LBW Moreki 14 22 1 – 4 Bhanuka Rajapaksha CT. Fortuin Moreki 3 15 – - 5 Romesh Buddhika(C) CT. White Muller 1 2 – - 6 Angelo Jayasinghe Ct. White Moreki 17 33 1 – 7 Denuwan  Rajakaruna(WK) LBW Moreki 5 22 – - 8 Nisala Tharaka… Read More →

3rd unofficial Test: Sri Lanka A v Pakistan A at RDICS, Dambulla


Match drawn Sri Lanka A 1st innings R B 4s 6s SR MDUS Jayasundera lbw b Mir Hamza 6 9 1 0 66.66 DM de Silva lbw b Tabish Khan 13 26 3 0 50.00 MS Warnapura b Shehzad Azam 14 49 1 0 28.57 KDK Vithanage b Shehzad Azam 48 67 8 0 71.64 SMA Priyanjan* b Fawad Alam 7 16 1 0 43.75 MDKJ Perera† c Umar Amin b Tabish Khan 90 101 12 2 89.10 DAS Gunaratne c †Adnan Akmal b Fawad Alam 4 19 0 0 21.05 NT Gamage c †Adnan Akmal b Fawad Alam 76 116 11 2 65.51 PM Pushpakumara b Shehzad Azam 0 11 0 0 0.00 PVD Chameera not out 12 26… Read More →

2nd unofficial Test: Sri Lanka A v Pakistan A at PICS, Kandy


Match drawn Sri Lanka A 1st innings R B 4s 6s SR MDUS Jayasundera lbw b Zia-ul-Haq 42 119 6 1 35.29 DM de Silva c Zafar Gohar b Imad Wasim 96 207 11 0 46.37 MS Warnapura lbw b Zafar Gohar 7 35 1 0 20.00 KDK Vithanage lbw b Mir Hamza 96 154 12 1 62.33 SMA Priyanjan* run out (Usman Salahuddin/†Adnan Akmal) 5 6 0 0 83.33 MDKJ Perera† b Mir Hamza 23 28 5 0 82.14 DAS Gunaratne c Khurram Manzoor b Imad Wasim 31 65 6 0 47.69 PHT Kaushal lbw b Imad Wasim 9 29 2 0 31.03 PLS Gamage c †Adnan Akmal b Zafar Gohar 0 20 0 0 0.00 PVD Chameera not… Read More →

1st unofficial Test: Sri Lanka A v Pakistan A at Colombo


Match drawn Pakistan A 1st innings R B 4s 6s SR Khurram Manzoor lbw b Kaushal 82 128 9 0 64.06 Umar Siddiq c †Perera b Fernando 6 20 1 0 30.00 Umar Amin c Priyanjan b Kaushal 99 202 7 0 49.00 Ali Asad lbw b de Silva 21 56 1 0 37.50 Fawad Alam* c †Perera b Kaushal 72 147 11 0 48.97 Ali Waqas c Gunaratne b de Silva 0 12 0 0 0.00 Adnan Akmal† c Kaushal b Gamage 15 27 2 0 55.55 Shehzad Azam not out 47 123 7 0 38.21 Shahzaib Ahmed lbw b Kaushal 1 21 0 0 4.76 Zia-ul-Haq st †Perera b Kaushal 22 38 5 0 57.89 Mir Hamza b… Read More →