Sri Lanka Loses Dhanushka Gunathilake Too: Two Prominent Players Withdraw Even Before The Start Of Asia Cup

Sri Lanka’s opener Dhanushka Gunathilake, who was in cracking form in the domestic T20 league, has withdrawn from Asia Cip due to a lower back injury . Gunathilake who flew to Dubai with the Sri Lankan team has returned to the country. Shehan Jayasuriya has been included in the squad as Gunathilake’s replacement. Gunathilake was just returning to the national team after a 06 match ban due to disciplinary reasons. He is considered one of the most promising young batsmen in Sri Lanka. This comes after Sri Lanka lost middle order batsman Dinesh Chandimal due to an injury to his fingure Read more...

One-off T20I: Sri Lanka beat South Africa by three wickets

Sri Lanka defeated South Africa by three wickets in the one-off T20I in Colombo on Tuesday. Lakshan Sandakan led an inspired spin attack (three for 19) to help skittle out South Africa for its lowest-ever T20I total of 98. Dinesh Chandimal, returning to the side, guided the team home with an unbeaten 36 (33b, 3×4, 1×6). Dananjaya de Silva contributed 31 (26b, 4×4, 2×6). Electing to bat in the only T20 match of the tour, the visitors were bowled out in 16.4 overs — two runs less Read more...

Sri Lanka snatches final ODI from South Africa

An all-round dominant performance from Sri Lanka took them to a second consolation win in the series against a South African side whose depth proved shallower than comfortable. Angelo Mathews’ run-a-ball 97 propelled Sri Lanka to a shave short of 300 on a slow surface before Akila Dananjaya’s best figures of 6 for 29 had South Africa’s line-up in a spin, again. They were dismissed inside 25 overs for their lowest total in, and against, Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka’s innings had its foundation rooted Read more...

Sri Lanka register 3-run win in rain-affected thriller

Sri Lanka scored their first victory of the ODI series as they won the fourth ODI against South Africa by three runs (DLS) runs in a rain-affected thriller in Pallekele on Wednesday. South Africa were chasing a revised target of 191 from 21 overs. They needed eight runs from the final over with two wickets in hand but fell short of a fourth straight victory. Sri Lanka had earlier posted 306 in a rain-interrupted 39-over innings. South Africa were going great in their chase with stand-in captain Quinton Read more...

South Africa wins 3rd ODI; bags series 3-0

Reeza Hendricks struck the fastest ODI debut century as South Africa completed a 78-run victory against Sri Lanka in Kandy to seal the series. Hendricks, who replaced Aiden Markram for the visitors in the third match of the five-game series, came to the crease in the sixth over and reached his hundred off 88 balls as he hit Lahiru Kumara for consecutive boundaries. However, the 28-year-old – having shared half-century stands with Hashim Amla (59) and JP Duminy – was bowled next ball for Read more...

Sri Lanka has packed Test schedule Three Continents in four months

The Sri Lankan Test cricketers will be away from the country for almost three months between December and late February, with three back-to-back Test tours scheduled for the Southern Hemisphere summer. These away tours will also come close on the heels of England’s full tour of the island in October and November, which will end on 27 November, so long as the SSC Test runs its full duration. As a result, Sri Lanka will play nine Tests in the space of four months, in three different continents. Although Read more...

Sylhet to debut as Bangladesh’s eighth cricket Test venue

The Sylhet International Cricket Stadium will host its first ever Test match from November 3-7 as the BCB Saturday announced the itinerary of Zimbabwe’s tour of Bangladesh. The second and final Test will be held at Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka from November 11-15. Prior to the two-Test series, the visiting side will take part in a three-day warm-up game against local opposition from October 29-31 in Chittagong. The series also comprises three ODIs, which will be played Read more...

Sri Lanka-India U-19 Test Sri Lanka follow on Sooriyabandara scores century

Sri Lanka under-19’s were trailing by 250 runs with 7 wickets in hand against the Indian Under 19’s on day three of the second youth Test at MRICS in Hambantota yesterday. Sri Lanka who continued chasing the massive Indian score of 613 replied with 316 runs in 114 overs at the close of their 1st inning. Pasindu Sooriyabandara scored 115 runs in 236 balls with 17 boundaries. Sonal Dinusha scored 51 runs in 144 balls with 8 boundaries. Sandun Mendis scored 49 runs in 106 balls with 8 boundaries. Read more...

France Seal Second World Cup Triumph With 4-2 Win Over Brave Croatia

When the decisive blows arrived it was the entire France squad in the victory scrum by the corner flag. Hugo Lloris, the goalkeeper, had run the entire length of the pitch. All the substitutes were disappearing under one another. There were even a few members of the backroom staff contemplating joining in, and who could blame them? France were on their way to their second World Cup and a party was already under way behind the goal where the tricolours were fluttering. Not even Croatia, with all their Read more...

Chandimal, Hathurusingha out of South Africa Tests

Captain Dinesh Chandimal and two top Sri Lankan cricket officials have agreed to sit out the Test series against South Africa pending sanctions, the International Cricket Council said Thursday. Chandimal, coach Chandika Hathurusingha and manager Asanka Gurusinha had pleaded guilty to violating the spirit of the game last month during Sri Lanka’s second Test against the West Indies. The ICC said a judicial commission hearing ended overnight, hours before the first Test against the visiting South Read more...