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Saturday, July 19, 2014
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January. Sharjah. Days 4 and 5. Sri Lanka are 1-0 up in the series and have a 87-run first-innings lead. In his first major assignment as Test captain, Angelo Mathews orders his troops to pull the steel shutters down. They score at a crawl towards the end of the fourth day, hitting only...
Daniel Alexander
Saturday, July 19, 2014
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Former Sri Lanka coaches have often spoken of the team's thrill for a fight, particularly from poor positions. As the man currently in that job, Marvan Atapattu delivered a fighting talk of his own, after the fourth day in Galle. Sri Lanka remain 260 runs adrift on a wearing surface..
Daniel Alexander
Saturday, July 19, 2014
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Kumar Sangakkara remained unbeaten after a sparkling half-century as Sri Lanka responded well to the challenge of scoring 370 runs in four sessions in order to win the first test against South Africa on Saturday.
WZRD
Saturday, July 19, 2014
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The unpredictable nature of sport is the reason why many of us are drawn to it. Almost anything can happen once without arousing suspicion. But when something unusual happens more than once, we speak of it with wonder. Twice is like once, just double. This is the third time in the last...
Daniel Alexander
Saturday, July 19, 2014
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It is reported that there is a conflict between Thisara Perera and the cricket institute. Though Thisara Perera has requested to allow him to participate in Caribbean League 20-20 series, he has not been permitted for that.
AmilaSaman
Saturday, July 19, 2014
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The cabinet on Tuesday endorsed the ministry-level decision of handing a one-year contract extension to national cricket team coach Pubudu Dassanayake. After the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) decided not to retain Dassanayake on the pretext of budget crunch on June 30, a ministry-...
Jagath Perera
Saturday, July 19, 2014
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South Africa declared their second innings on 206 for six wickets at tea on the fourth day on Saturday, setting Sri Lanka a target of 370 to win the first test. Scores: South Africa 455-9 declared and 206-6 declared (AB de Villiers 51, D Perera 4-79) v Sri Lanka 292...
Short-Leg
Saturday, July 19, 2014
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An unbeaten 89-ball 58 from Kumar Sangakkara kept Sri Lanka on track for an impressive win as it reached 110 for 1 at stumps on day four against South Africa on Saturday (July 19). Sangakkara, who scored his 49th half-century, shared an unbeaten 96-run stand for the second wicket with...
Daniel Alexander
Saturday, July 19, 2014
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Australian quick Ryan Harris has labelled ball tampering akin to match fixing in the wake of Vernon Philander being sanctioned for scratching the surface of the ball in Sri Lanka. The South African seam bowler, ranked the No.3 Test bowler in the world by the International Cricket Council..
Viraj Kohlitha
Friday, July 18, 2014
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Vernon Philander has become the second South African in the last nine months to be charged and fined for ball-tampering after an incident during the ongoing Galle Test. Philander was fined 75% of his match fee for breaching clause 42.1 of the ICC's match playing conditions as footage...
SLCricket1
Friday, July 18, 2014
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eevan Mendis flew out to the West Indies to take part in the ongoing Caribbean Premier League. The discarded all-rounder hopes the brief spell would help him find the missing spark in his cricketing life. "It's a good opportunity to go and play in the Caribbean League. It might...
RG-Kandy
Friday, July 18, 2014
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The testing was thus terminated as Senanayake was not bowling as he did in the match situation. This was clearly an attempt by him to keep his elbow flex below the ICC limit. This was an attempt to deceive the ICC testing process and proves for the first time, the repeated claims of...
RG-Kandy
Friday, July 18, 2014
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In the second innings of the Headingley Test between England and Sri Lanka, Angelo Mathews added 149 for the eighth wicket with Rangana Herath, which eventually turned out to be a match-winning partnership as the margin of victory was 100 runs.
Hilal
Friday, July 18, 2014
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Sri Lanka A have opened their campaign in England with a five-wicket win over the Unicorns in a 50-over warm-up, as slow-bowling allrounder Sachith Pathirana made significant contributions in both disciplines. Unicorns batted first at Gosford but despite a steady opening stand of 61...
Daniel Alexander
Friday, July 18, 2014
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Andrew Poynter will skipper Ireland for the first time in the series against Sri Lanka A which gets under way in Belfast next week. The Clontarf batsman has been in prolific form this past 12 months, and successfully captained the Ireland A squad in the 10 wicket win at Malahide against...
Daniel Alexander
Friday, July 18, 2014
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South Africa’s Vernon Philander has been fined 75 per cent of his match fee after breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during the third day’s play in the first cricket Test against Sri Lanka in Galle.
Viraj Kohlitha
Friday, July 18, 2014
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In a game where no batsman managed to register a half-century, Surrey relied on useful contributions from two likely suspects - Tillakaratne Dilshan (36) and Robin Peterson (23) - and one from a man better known for his exploits with the ball in hand, Jade Dernbach weighing in with 24 not...
Daniel Alexander
Friday, July 18, 2014
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South Africa's Vernon Philander has been fined 75 per cent of his match fee after breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during the third day's play in the first cricket Test against Sri Lanka in Galle.
Island Cricket
Friday, July 18, 2014
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In spite of Sri Lanka's photogenic sunrises and sunsets, inviting island lifestyle and the hospitality that oozes out of every corner, there is something which can make this place seem like a drag: having to play professional sport here. "This is a tough place to play cricket,...
Hilal