ANGELO MATHEWS

  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, 3rd ODI August 30, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Pakistan won the toss and opted to bat. Playing XIs: Pakistan: Ahmed Shehzad, Sharjeel Khan, Mohammad Hafeez, Umar Akmal(w), MisbahulHaq(c), Fawad Alam, Sohaib Maqsood, Shahid Afridi, Wahab Riaz, Saeed Ajmal, Mohammad Irfan. Sri Lanka: Upul Tharanga, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara(w), Mahela Jayawardene, Angelo...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, 2nd ODI August 26, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Sri Lanka opted to bat. PLAYING XIs: Sri Lanka: Tillakaratne Dilshan, Upul Tharanga, Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Mahela Jayawardene, Angelo Mathews (c), Ashan Priyanjan, Thisara Perera, Seekkuge Prasanna, Nuwan Kulasekara, Rangana Herath, Lasith Malinga Pakistan: Sharjeel Khan, Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez, Umar Akmal...
  • Colombo washout shifts second Sri LankaPakistan ODI to Hambantota August 24, 2014

    The second oneday international between Sri Lanka and Pakistan has been advanced by a day to Tuesday and will be held at Hambantota due to heavy rain in Colombo, the Sri Lanka cricket board (SLC) said. Colombo's Premadasa Stadium was to host the daynight match on Wednesday with the third and...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, 1st ODI August 23, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Pakistan decided to bowl. PLAYING XIs: SRI LANKA: Tillakaratne Dilshan, Upul Tharanga, Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Mahela Jayawardene, Ashan Priyanjan, Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews (c), Thisara Perera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Rangana Herath, Lasith Malinga PAKISTAN: Mohammad Hafeez, Ahmed Shehzad, Younis Khan, Umar Akmal (wk),...
  • Pakistan regroup for Sri Lanka onedayers August 22, 2014

    Hambantota: Pakistan and Sri Lanka begin a threematch oneday series on Saturday hoping to gauge each other's firepower and bench strength ahead of the World Cup just six months away. The two former world champions have been drawn in different halves for oneday cricket's showpiece that is to be played in...
  • 2nd Test: Sri Lanka close in on a win against Pakistan August 17, 2014

    Colombo: Rangana Herath put Sri Lanka within sight of victory in the second Test against Pakistan by taking four secondinnings wickets on Sunday. Chasing 271 to win the Test and level the twomatch series, Pakistan were precariously placed on 127 for 7 at stumps on the fourth day with their last...
  • 2nd Test: Junaid Khan, Wahab Riaz put Pakistan in control on Day 1 August 14, 2014

    Colombo: Pacers Junaid Khan and Wahab Riaz shared seven wickets as Pakistan came back strong on the opening day of the second Test on Thursday, holding Sri Lanka to 261/8 at stumps. Khan returned with best figures of 4/69 and Riaz supported him well with 3/66. Riaz dismissed opener Upul Tharanga eight...
  • 2nd Test: Emotional Sri Lanka eye winning farewell for Jayawardene August 13, 2014

    Sri Lanka are determined to send former captain Mahela Jayawardene into retirement with a victory in the second and final Test starting Thursday against a fragile Pakistan and a 20 series sweep. Captain Angelo Mathews said emotions were running high in the home team's dressing room before the match at Jayawardene's...
  • Mahela Jayawardene a rare brand of cricketer, says Angelo Mathews August 13, 2014

    Cricketers like Mahela Jayawardene come around very rarely and younger players in the team have a lot to learn from his fighting attitude, Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews said on the eve of the veteran batsman's last Test match. The second Test against Pakistan starting on Thursday will be an emotional...
  • Angelo Mathews hails Sri Lankan spinners despite draw July 29, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews on Monday lavished praise on his ace spinners for nearly winning his team the second Test against South Africa with a lionhearted effort. The hosts were agonisingly close to victory, having taken eight wickets in the second innings, but South Africa's tailenders hung on to...
  • South Africa draw 2nd Test against Sri Lanka, jump to number one July 28, 2014

    Colombo: A gritty South African tail fought off Sri Lanka's spinners to snatch a nervejangling draw in the second Test and seal a historic 10 series win. The series victory propelled South Africa to the top of world Test ranking ahead of Australia and also ended their 21yearold jinx on the...
  • 2nd Test: Sri Lanka on top against South Africa on curtailed Day 4 July 27, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lanka's Rangana Herath picked up an early wicket to put South Africa under pressure as the visitors finished day four on 38/1, needing another 331 runs to win the second Test. Opening the bowling, the leftarm spinner had opener Alviro Petersen caught by Kithruwan Vithanage without scoring with the...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st Test, Day 4 July 19, 2014

    For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page. Day 3 roundup: Pace bowler Dale Steyn grabbed 5 for 50 to help restrict Sri Lanka to 283 for 9 in reply to South Africa's firstinnings score of 455 for 9 declared on day three of the first Test. It...
  • 1st Test: Dale Steyn gives South Africa control at Galle on Day 3 July 18, 2014

    Galle: Pace bowler Dale Steyn grabbed 5 for 50 to help restrict Sri Lanka to 283 for 9 in reply to South Africa's firstinnings score of 455 for 9 declared on day three Friday of the first Test. It was the 23rd fivewicket haul in 73 Tests for Steyn, who gained...
  • 1st Test: Sri Lanka plan winning farewell for Jayawardene July 15, 2014

    Sri Lanka are hoping to give former captain Mahela Jayawardene a memorable farewell by winning the last four Tests of his career against South Africa and Pakistan, skipper Angelo Mathews said on Tuesday. "We sent both Sanga (Kumar Sangakkara) and Mahela off (from the Twenty20 format) in a magnificent way in...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs South Africa, 3rd ODI July 12, 2014

    For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page. Toss and team news: South have won the toss and opted to bat. Both teams have one change as Sri Lanka replace Nuwan Kulasekara with Rangana Herath, while South Africa bring in Wayne Parnell in place of Vernon Philander. In the...
  • SL vs SA, 2nd ODI: as it happened July 9, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Sri Lanka opt to bat against South Africa. Playing XIs: South Africa: Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock (wk), Jacques Kallis, AB de Villiers (capt), JeanPaul Duminy, David Miller, Ryan McLaren, Vernon Philander, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel, Imran Tahir Sri Lanka: Kushal Janith...
  • Victorious Sri Lanka captain Mathews turns on Vaughan June 25, 2014

    Leeds: Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews had the ideal response to criticism from former England skipper Michael Vaughan regarding the Islanders' "county" attack after the tourists completed a dramatic Test series win at Headingley. Mathews's men won the second Test by 100 runs after paceman Shaminda Eranga dismissed England No 11...
  • Sri Lanka clinch maiden Test series win in England June 25, 2014

    Leeds: Shaminda Eranga ended Jimmy Anderson's stubborn resistance with the penultimate ball on Tuesday as Sri Lanka won the second Test at Headingley by 100 runs to clinch their first ever Test series win in England. Anderson faced 55 balls without scoring in a desperate lastwicket stand with Moeen Ali (108...
  • As it happened: England vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Day 5 June 24, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page). Day 4 roundup: Sri Lanka took control of the second Test after Dhammika Prasad claimed four wickets on day four to reduce England to 57 for 5, needing an unlikely 293 more runs to win at Headingley. Sri Lanka were earlier...
  • As it happened: England vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Day 2 June 21, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 roundup: Stuart Broad became the first England player to take two career Test hat tricks while Liam Plunkett finished with five wickets as Sri Lanka collapsed to 257 all out on the first day of the second Test...
  • As it happened: England vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Day 1 June 20, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) England will hope to go one wicket better when they face Sri Lanka in the second and final Test of their series. Alastair Cook's newlook side were denied victory in the first test at Lord's on Monday after Sri Lanka No....
  • 2nd Test: England look to seal Sri Lanka deal June 19, 2014

    Leeds(UK): England will hope to go one wicket better when they face Sri Lanka in the second and final Test of their series at Headingley on Friday. Alastair Cook's newlook side were denied victory in the first test at Lord's on Monday after Sri Lanka No 11 Nuwan Pradeep got through...
  • 1st Test: Kumar Sangakkara's ton leads Sri Lanka to 4157 on Day 3 June 14, 2014

    Kumar Sangakkara's first century at Lord's led Sri Lanka to 415 for 7 at stumps and within 160 of England's first innings after three days of the first Test on Saturday. Sangakkara cruised to his 36th Test century, and helped Sri Lanka sail past the followon mark after England declared at...
  • 1st Test, Eng vs SL Day 2: as it happened June 13, 2014

    PreMatch: Joe Root's second hundred in as many Lord's Tests was the cornerstone of England's recovery on the first day of their series opener with Sri Lanka on Thursday. Root's 102 not out helped take England to 344 for 5 at stumps on the first day of the first Test after...
  • 1st Test, Day 1 Eng vs SL: as it happened June 12, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) England will look to put the memory of their 50 Ashes drubbing in Australia behind them and prove there is Test life beyond Kevin Pietersen when they face Sri Lanka in the first of a twomatch series at Lord's on...
  • Angelo Mathews wary of England's hostility ahead of Test series June 11, 2014

    Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews did his best to play down any lingering discontent surrounding the controversial runout of Jos Buttler, but admits to expecting some hostility when his side's twomatch test series with England begins at Lord's on Thursday. The visitors won the oneday international series 32, but their final...
  • England's Gary Ballance to bat at three against Sri Lanka June 11, 2014

    Yorkshire's Gary Ballance is set to bat in England's problem position of number three in the first Test against Sri Lanka at Lord's on Thursday. England captain Alastair Cook said the Zimbabweborn lefthander would come in at first wicket down when speaking to reporters at Lord's on Wednesday. When Ballance made his...
  • 'Mankading' raises debate on spirit of cricket once again June 4, 2014

    Nothing tends to divide fans more than a supposed affront to the 'spirit' of cricket, the standard of conduct that sits alongside its laws to help govern the socalled gentleman's game. When Sri Lanka's Sachithra Senanayake removed the bails as batsman Jos Buttler was backing up at the nonstriker's end during...
  • As it happened: England vs Sri Lanka, 4th ODI May 31, 2014

    For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page. Toss: England won the toss and have opted to bowl. England lead the series 21 in the fivematch ODI series. While Sri Lanka registered one of their worst defeats in the third ODI at Old Trafford when they were all out...