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Sunday, June 28, 2015
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Fast bowler Dhammika Prasad's 4 for 92 helped Sri Lanka pull ahead in the second Test match, bowling Pakistan out for 329 to leave the home side with a target of 153 to draw level in the three-match series. His bowling also blunted the impact of Azhar Ali's ninth Test century, which had anchored..
Daniel Alexander
Saturday, June 27, 2015
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On the occasion of the second Test between Sri Lanka and Pakistan from the 25th to 29th June 2015, Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club (TUC & AC) has undergone a major transformation of its historic main pavilion and adjacent facilities.
Daniel Alexander
Saturday, June 27, 2015
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With many changes introduced in recent times to the rules of the game of Cricket by the International Cricket Council (ICC) it is evident that all teams playing International Cricket demands the need of their fast bowlers to be able to bowl at 140 kmph and above if they are to take advantage of..
Daniel Alexander
Saturday, June 27, 2015
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Though 37 years of age, Kumar Sangakkara has recently been in the form of his life. In 2014, he played Tests against Pakistan, England, South Africa, Bangladesh and New Zealand to hit 1438 runs at an average of 71.90. In the 12 months, he hit more international runs, across formats..
Daniel Alexander
Saturday, June 27, 2015
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"I thought, 'What are you trying to tell me? That I'm not good enough?', but then speaking to my mind, it actually made some sense," said Sangakkara speaking to a packed media audience at the end of the third day of the second Test against Pakistan at the P Sara Oval...
Daniel Alexander
Saturday, June 27, 2015
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Cheered on by a vocal crowd, Tridents' run chase was fuelled by an opening stand of 73 between Sri Lankan Dilshan Munaweera, who hit 39, and Dwayne Smith, who got 33. Munaweera stroked five fours and two sixes off 28 balls while Smith faced 29 deliveries and struck four fours and a six...
Jagath Perera
Saturday, June 27, 2015
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Sri Lanka batsman Kumar Sangakkara will quit international cricket after the second Test against India this year, the 37-year-old left-hander said on Saturday.
Island Cricket
Saturday, June 27, 2015
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Gritty half-centuries from Ahmed Shehzad and Azhar Ali steered Pakistan to 171 for two against Sri Lanka when bad light ended the third day of the second Test on Saturday.
Island Cricket
Saturday, June 27, 2015
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The 2019 tournament in England will be made up of the hosts, the other top seven teams in the one-day international world rankings and two qualifiers from an event in Bangladesh.
Daniel Alexander
Saturday, June 27, 2015
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From starting his career as a utility player to one who redefined the art of ODI batting somewhat, Jayasuriya's rise mirrored the surge in Sri Lanka's stocks on the big stage. While his role in Sri Lanka's World Cup triumph in 1996 was huge, Jayasuriya proved equally effective in the longest...
Daniel Alexander
Saturday, June 27, 2015
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The ICC has urged Sri Lanka's sports ministry to hold Sri Lanka Cricket elections before the next ICC board meeting in October, suggesting "further action" may be taken against SLC "in the event of further non-compliance".
WZRD
Saturday, June 27, 2015
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In a move to give bowlers a bit of breathing room in 50-overs cricket, the ICC board has decided to do away with catching fielders in the first ten overs, get rid of the batting Powerplay, and allow five fielders outside the 30-yard circle in the last ten overs of an ODI innings.
Daniel Alexander
Saturday, June 27, 2015
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The ICC Annual Conference concluded in Barbados with the ICC, IDI and IBC Board meetings, which were held under the chairmanship of Mr Narayanaswami Srinivasan. Among the discussions held, decisions made and reports received were: The ICC Board noted amendments to the ICC playing conditions...
Daniel Alexander
Saturday, June 27, 2015
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It took Pakistan 15 minutes and 3.1 overs to wrap up Sri Lanka's innings on the third morning of the second Test in Colombo. Sri Lanka's last-wicket pair of Rangana Herath and Dushmantha Chameera added 11 runs to the side's overnight lead of 166 runs, after a brief spell of rain delayed the start...
Daniel Alexander
Friday, June 26, 2015
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Skipper Angelo Mathews and opener Kaushal Silva hit half-centuries to help Sri Lanka take a 166-run first innings lead against Pakistan and push for a series-levelling victory on day two of the second Test on Friday.
Island Cricket