Pakistan breezes into semi-finals

The Champions Trophy might have been damp and lifeless on the English shores this year, but it was on a Welsh detour that it finally roared to life. In the game which had the most riding on it all tournament, Pakistan and Sri Lanka provided a spectacle befitting the magnitude of the occasion, and Pakistan sneaked across the line with a thrilling three-wicket win. But that’s only half the story. The rest centered around how madly the momentum of this game swung as two obviously flawed teams battled tooth and nail. Qualification to the semis was the prize riding on this game that was a quarter-final Read more...

Upul Tharanga suspended for two matches after four-hour innings

Sri Lanka’s stand-in captain Upul Tharanga has been suspended for his team’s next two matches in the Champions Trophy because of a “serious” over-rate offence in their first group B match against South Africa at The Oval. Sri Lanka took more than four hours to bowl 50 overs, and match referee David Boon ruled they were short of the target by four overs, even after making time allowances. Tharanga had been filling in as captain for Angelo Mathews, who did not make it through a fitness test Read more...

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Hosts win by 8 wickets

England (308/2) beat Bangladesh (305/6) by eight wickets Starts can hardly be more misleading. England won the toss and after eight balls of the Champions Trophy, Chris Woakes – the ever-reliable Woakes – had bowled a maiden over, Mark Wood was looking too sharp for Bangladesh’s batsmen, and England’s opening game looked to be a stroll. England eventually won comfortably enough, with eight wickets and 16 balls to spare, but at immense cost. They lost Woakes, arguably their most indispensable Read more...

Champions Trophy: NZ beat SL by 6 wickets

New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by six wickets in their second and the final ICC Champions Trophy 2017 warm-up game at Edgbaston. Kane Williamson’s men will open their campaign against Australia on June 4 while Angelo Mathews’ men will take on South Africa on June 3 at the Oval. Get full cricket score of Sri Lanka vs New Zealand here.  Read more...

Misbah, Younis get dramatic farewell

Pakistan clinched their first ever series win in the Caribbean when they beat West Indies in a thrilling finish to the third test in Dominica on Sunday, giving Younis Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq a perfect retirement present. A valiant, unbeaten century by Roston Chase almost staved off defeat for West Indies, who were all out for 202 in their second innings with only one over remaining at Windsor Park in Roseau. Chase and the West Indies tail made the Pakistan bowlers sweat after the visitors took the Read more...

Manohar to remain ICC chairman until June 2018

The uncertainty over whether ICC will have a new Chairman in June has been brought to an end by the man who started it in the first place. Shashank Manohar has decided to complete his elected term as ICC Chairman, which is due to end in June 2018, the ICC confirmed. The decision represents a second change of heart in his tenure. In March, Manohar had opted to step down for ‘personal’ reasons, but was persuaded quickly by a host of ICC Directors – both Full Members and Associates – Read more...

‘Battle of Golds’ on 24th and 25th March

The 11th ‘Battle of the Gold’s big match between Mahanama College and D.S.Senanayake College will be played on 24 and 25 March at P. Sara Oval. This was revealed at the press conference held at the same venue on Monday. The one-day encounter will be played on 9 April at R. Premadasa International Stadium. DSS will host the limited over’s encounter this year and to celebrate their 50th anniversary the game will be played under lights for the first time. The DSS-Mahanama big match Read more...

SL fall short despite Tharanga century

A Sri Lankan line-up that was dismissed for under 190 in the first three ODIs and had not topped 300 in any format on the current tour of South Africa made a fist of chasing a record total at Newlands, but eventually fell 40 runs short. South Africa’s batsmen filled the boots by posting the highest total at the ground, overtaking the 354 for 3 they put on against Kenya in 2001. It proved enough to extend their winning streak at home to 13 matches and put them one win away from the No.1 ODI rankings. Quinton Read more...

2020 Olympics medals to be made from mobile phones

Olympic and Paralympic medals for the Tokyo 2020 Games will be made from recycled mobile phones. The Japanese public will be asked to donate old phones and small appliances to gather two tonnes of gold, silver and bronze for the 5,000 medals. The project hopes to promote sustainability and reduce costs. “A project that allows the people of Japan to take part in creating the medals is really good,” said Tokyo 2020 sports director Koji Murofushi. “There’s a limit on the resources Read more...

Chandimal to lead in final T-20, Tharanga to captain in ODIs?

Dinesh Chandmal is likely to lead Sri Lanka in the third and final T-20 match against South Africa, according to sources at Sri Lanka Cricket. The team will be led by Upul Tharanga in the five-match ODI series, sources say. Meanwhile, Lahiru Madhusanka and Sandun Weerakkody are due to join the team in South Africa.  Read more...

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