Kohli century leads India to victory

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Match Report Virat Kohli’s unbeaten 139 (126) led India to a three-wicket win in a nail-biting finish in the last game of the five-match ODI series in Ranchi. A maiden ODI century by Angelo Mathews was the saving grace for the visitors after being reduced to 85/4 in the 19th over. Assisted by Lahiru Thirimanne, the Sri Lankan captain revived the innings and powered the side to 286/8 with an unbeaten 139 after electing to bat. The SL captain returned to remove the hosts’ openers in the first five overs but his opposite number fought to seize victory in a high-pressure chase. While Mathews’ 139 went in vain, Kohli’s knock helped India claim the series 5-0. Chasing the respectable total,… Read More →

Rohit’s 264 studs massive Indian win

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Match Report Rohit Sharma made history on Thursday by smashing an incredible 264 for India against Sri Lanka to break the record for the highest individual score in one-day international history. Off the first ball of the 32nd over, Rohit turned Shaminda Eranga towards midwicket to complete the single that brought him a fifth ODI hundred, made his peace with the almighty by pointing repeatedly skywards, and then sunk to his knees to acknowledge the Eden Gardens roars and his teammates’ applause. At that point, he was less than halfway done. When he became the first man to hit two double tons in ODIs, the celebrations were more muted. When he hit two successive sixes to go past Virender Sehwag’s mark of the highest… Read More →

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 →

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 team departure: Sri Lanka tour of India 2014

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Sri Lanka National team left the island for India last evening for a tour which will get underway on Thursday (30) with a practice game against India A in Mumbai Oct 30. The team is to play five one-day matches and Cuttack will host the opening match of the series on November 2. The matches, all of which are day-night, will be played on November 2, 6, 9, 13 and 16. Photo Credit: Nathan Shanmuganathan

Sri Lanka tour of India 2014 – Itinerary

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The Itinerary for the Micromax Cup India vs Sri Lanka 5 match ODI Series 2014 is as follows: 30th Oct 14 – Sri Lanka vs India ‘A’ practice match ( day game) at CCI, Mumbai 2nd Nov ‘14 – 1st ODI at CUTTACK (D/N) 6th Nov ‘14 – 2nd ODI at AHMEDABAD (D/N) 9th Nov ‘14 – 3rd ODI at HYDERABAD (D/N) 13th Nov ‘14 – 4th ODI at KOLKATA (D/N) 16th Nov ‘14 – 5th ODI at RANCHI (D/N)

Sri Lanka squad for the first three ODIs – SL tour of India 2014

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Media Release At a Selection Committee meeting held the National Selectors named the following players for the 1st three ODIs of the Sri Lanka’s tour of India 2014 (28th October 2014 – 18th November 2014) Angelo Mathews (Capt) Kusal Janith Perera T.M Dilshan Upul Tharanga Kumar Sangakkara Mahela Jayawardena Ashan Priyanjan Niroshan Dickwella Thisara Perera Nuwan Kulasekara Dhammika Prasad Lahiru Gamage Chathuranga De Silva Seekuge Prasanna Suraj Randeev This has been approved by the Hon.Minister of Sports.

Virat Kohli to lead India against touring Sri Lanka

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Virat Kohli will lead India while MS Dhoni has been rested from the first three ODIs of the five-match series against Sri Lanka to be played next month. The BCCI on Tuesday announced the venues and a 15-man squad for the series that starts from November 2. India squad for first three ODIs: Virat Kohli (capt), Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Amit Mishra, M Vijay, Varun Aaron, Axar Patel. India A squad: Manoj Tiwary (capt), Unmukt Chand, Manan Vohra, Karun Nair, Rohit Sharma, Kedar Jadhav, Sanju Samson (wk), Parveez Rasool, Karn Sharma, Stuart Binny, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jasprit Bumrah, Manish Pandey, Kuldeep Yadav. The venues for the 5 ODIs will… Read More →

Sri Lanka tour of India 2014: Emphasize on procedure undertaken

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Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to emphasize the procedure undertaken prior to confirming the upcoming tour to India by the Sri Lankan National team which comprises of 5 ODI’s. SLC prior to making the decision to confirm the tour with the BCCI, through it’s Secretary Mr. Nishantha Ranatunga had discussions with the National selection committee headed by Hon. Sanath Jayasuriya, the Coaching Staff and the Management of the National Team  and after receiving the concurrence of all concerned took this important decision. The President of SLC Mr. Jayantha Dharmadasa and the Office Bearers of SLC were at all times briefed on the developments and gave their blessings and consent to the Secretary Mr. Nishantha Ranatunga to confirm the tour… Read More →

Sri Lanka to play five-match ODI series in India

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Joint media release from BCCI and SLC India to host Sri Lanka for a five-match ODI series in November 2014 Following the decision of the WICB to cancel its ongoing tour of India, the BCCI commenced discussions with Sri Lanka Cricket for a limited-overs series in India in November 2014. Sri Lanka Cricket has confirmed a five-match ODI series between India and Sri Lanka, to be played from 1 November 2014. The series promises to be an exciting one, with Sri Lanka placed 4th in the world rankings in ODIs. India is ranked 3rd, with only 2 points separating the teams. The BCCI wishes to thank SLC for its swift response and for extending its support to ensure that the international cricket season is… Read More →