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Thursday, July 24, 2014
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Mahela Jayawardene hit a classy unbeaten century to take Sri Lanka to a strong 212 for three wickets at tea on the first day of the second test against South Africa on Thursday. Jayawardene joined Indian Sunil Gavaskar and West Indian Brian Lara with 34 test centuries, reaching the...
Hilal
Thursday, July 24, 2014
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The last time Mahela Jayawardene batted against South Africa in a Test at the SSC, he made 374, the highest score ever made by a right-handed batsman in Test cricket. Today he walked off to applause for an unbeaten 140 as his 34th Test century held together Sri Lanka's innings after...
Daniel Alexander
Thursday, July 24, 2014
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Sri Lanka Cricket will retain the services of their interim head coach and interim assistant coach as the hunt for reputed foreign coaches continues.
Island Cricket
Thursday, July 24, 2014
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Mahela Jayawardene will play the final Test of his illustrious career on his home ground at the Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC), after Sri Lanka Cricket's Executive Committee shifted the venue of the second Test against Pakistan.
Island Cricket
Thursday, July 24, 2014
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A century at his home ground could well sum-up an excellent career for Mahela Jayawardane who will make his last appearance at Sinhalese Sports Club against South Africa. Since making his Test debut against India in 1997, Jayawardane, 37, has reached many milestones, in his 18-year-long..
Daniel Alexander
Thursday, July 24, 2014
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Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews won the toss and decided to bat first in the second and final test against South Africa on Thursday. South Africa fielded an unchanged team but the hosts made three changes to the side that lost the first test at Galle by 153 runs.
Jagath Perera
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Stuart Poynter scored his maiden century for Ireland inspiring a late fightback which ended just 28 runs short against Sri Lanka A. The Durham wicket-keeper batsman scored a quite brilliant 109 from just 88 balls (11 fours, 2 sixes) as Ireland finished on 255 all out chasing Sri Lanka A’s...
AmilaSaman
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Whatever the surface is like, Sri Lanka know South Africa have already brought them down to earth, after their excellent five months between January and July. The hosts comfortably lost an ODI series they were expected to win. Then when they went to Galle, looking for victory, they came...
WZRD
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Marvan Atapattu's tenure as acting head coach has been extended until the end of the Pakistan tour in August, while SLC call for applications for the position in the interim. Atapattu is among the frontrunners to be appointed in the role
UppercuT
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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A four-wicket haul from Parussalla Chinthaka helped ICBT Campus beat Karachi University by 1 run in a last-ball finish in Aston Rowant. Chasing 115, Karachi were 54 for 2 after 11 overs when Chinthaka came on and took two wickets in his first over.
WZRD
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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An upbeat South Africa will look to carry their winning momentum in the second test against Sri Lanka beginning on Thursday, and break a 21-year-old jinx on the island. The Proteas, the current world No 2, have not won a test series in Sri Lanka since 1993 when they first toured the...
Ryan
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Captain Angelo Mathews isn't likely to bowl a lot, come Sri Lanka's second and final Test against South Africa, which will get underway in Galle on Thursday. Mathews' seam played a vital role during an historic series win over England earlier this year, including a telling...
Ryan
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Chances of star player Sachithra Senanayake being available for the three-match ODI series against Pakistan to be played in Sri Lanka are almost zero, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Cricket Committee sources told “Daily Mirror” yesterday.
Daniel Alexander
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Sri Lanka like to begin Test series in Galle because they feel they can win there. In the past they have arrived at the SSC on a 1-0 cushion, and been happy to see a flat deck on which they can suck the life out of the series, and demoralise the opposition attack.
Daniel Alexander
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Things that have been more lively than the SSC Test pitches in recent years: the planet Mars, Kristen Stewart's acting and the third floor of the Langham Hotel in London in the dead of night. The last three Tests there have been draws. But with Sri Lanka requiring a win there to...
Daniel Alexander
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Former Sri Lanka captain Marvan Atapattu may have coached Sri Lanka to their first ever Test series win in England barely a month ago when they won all Tests, ODI and T20 formats, but Sri Lankan Cricket (SLC) officials showed that they are still not happy with him as they decided to...
Daniel Alexander
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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The National Selection Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket has selected the following 15 member squad for the 17th Asian Games, scheduled to be held from 19th September to 04th October 2014 in Incheon,Korea. Lahiru Thirimanna – Captain, Upul Tharanga- VCaptain, Kithuruwan Vithanage...
Daniel Alexander
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Sri Lanka's visually impaired cricket team has had its bid to attend the World Cup for the Blind in South Africa bolstered, thanks to funds raised by Sri Lanka Cricket and the visiting South Africa team. SLC and Standard Chartered had organised three fundraisers for the Sri Lanka...
Daniel Alexander
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has planned to offer a huge send-off to Mahela Jayawardene and have moved the legendary player’s final test to the home ground of his club Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC), SLC Secretary Nishantha Ranatunga said yesterday.
Daniel Alexander