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. Pasindu and Sonal put on 128 runs stand for the 5th wicket. Earlier, opener Kamil Mishara scored 44 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...

Umtiti header sends France into third World Cup final

ST PETERSBURG, July 10 (Reuters) – Samuel Umtiti’s 51st-minute header sent France into the World Cup final with a ruthless 1-0 win over Belgium in an absorbing first semi-final on Tuesday. Didier Deschamps’ side will face England or Croatia in Moscow on Sunday as the French look to lift the trophy for the second time following their triumph on home soil in 1998. In an enthralling, albeit highly tactical rather than incident-packed match, it was once again a set-piece that proved decisive Read more...

Cristiano Ronaldo’s World Cup ends as Uruguay beats Portugal

The two greatest players of this generation have been sent packing from Russia in the same day. Just hours after Lionel Messi and Argentina were eliminated from the World Cup by France, Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal fell to a 2-1 defeat against two-time champions Uruguay in the last 16. Two goals from Edinson Cavani, the second a stunning strike into the far corner, either side of Pepe’s equalizer consigned the reigning European champions to defeat and set up a quarterfinal tie with France on Read more...

Defending Champions Germany Out Of FIFA 2018: Shocking Defeat To South Korea

Defending world champions Germany crashed out of the World Cup after a shock 2-0 loss to South Korea on Wednesday, courtesy of two stoppage-time goals. South Korea’s Kim Young-gwon scored in added time following a video review and Son Heung-min added another goal just before the final whistle. The four-time winners, who had not been eliminated in a World Cup first round since 1938, were a shadow of their once dominant selves, managing only two goals in their three group games. – Times Read more...

Sri Lanka beat West Indies by 4 wickets to level series

Sri Lanka beat West Indies by four wickets Tuesday on the fourth day of the third and final test at Kensington Oval to draw the three-match series 1-1. Sri Lanka sealed a historic four-wicket win in Barbados in the third and final Test to level the series against Windies on Tuesday (June 26). The visitors chased down 144, after plenty of drama with Dilruwan Perera and Kusal Perera guiding the team over the line in the first session on the fourth day. Imran Khan-led Pakistan failed in 1988. Wasim Read more...

Sri Lanka face battle to stay alive in Test

A three-wicket burst at the start of the day’s final session put the West Indies in the ascendancy before heavy rain washed out the remainder of play with Sri Lanka at 99 for five in reply to the home side’s first innings total of 204 after two days of the day/night third and final Test. Shannon Gabriel, the wrecker of the Sri Lankans in the drawn second Test when he claimed a 13-wicket match haul, made up for a wayward and wicketless first spell with two successes while captain Jason Read more...

Chandimal found guilty, suspended for one Test

Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal has been suspended from his side’s third and final Test against the Windies after he was found guilty of changing the condition of the ball during the second day’s play of the second Test, which concluded at Gros Islet on Monday. During a hearing held at the end of the St Lucia Test, in which video evidence was used in the presence of the Sri Lanka team management as well as the match officials, Chandimal admitted putting something in his mouth but wasn’t Read more...

Mahela Flatly Turns Down Offer To Join Cricket Administration Saying He No Longer Has Faith In System

Former Sri Lankan skipper Mahela Jayawardena flatly turned down the Sports Minister’s request to join Sri Lanka’s cricket administration. In a hard-hitting tweet, the former captain said he no longer had faith in the country’s cricket administration. “With all due respect to the selectors & the sports minister i have spent 1 year in the cricket committee & 6 months in a special advisory committee & no recomendations were implimented. I dont have any trust in the Read more...