Angelo Mathews

  • WT20: Sri Lanka take on New Zealand for a semi-final spot 30-03-2014 03:39 PM

    Chittagong: A semi-final spot at stake, Sri Lanka and New Zealand take on each other in a virtual knock-out match of the ICC World Twenty20 here on Monday. Sri Lanka and New Zealand are on four points each from three games and the winner of Monday's's Super 10 match at...
  • World T20: Sri Lanka hammer Netherlands by nine wickets 24-03-2014 09:09 PM

    Chittagong: Sri Lanka recorded the fastest ever victory in a Twenty20 International as they thrashed a hapless Netherlands by nine wickets in just five overs in a Group 1 Super 10 match of the ICC World T20 here on Monday. Put into bat, minnows Netherlands could survive just 10.3 overs...
  • Sri Lanka shoot out Netherlands for record lowest T20I total 24-03-2014 09:06 PM

    Chittagong: Sri Lanka shot out a hapless Netherlands for just 39, the lowest ever T20 International innings total, in a Super 10 match of the World Twenty20 with Angelo Mathews and Ajantha Mendis wrecking havoc with three-wicket burst each on Monday. Put into bat, the Netherlands could survive for just...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs Netherlands, World T20 24-03-2014 06:41 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Sri Lanka have opted to field won against the Netherlands. Probables: Netherlands: 1 Michael Swart, 2 Stephan Myburgh, 3 Wesley Barresi (wk), 4 Peter Borren (capt), 5 Tom Cooper, 6 Ben Cooper, 7 Mudassar Bukhari, 8 Logan van...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs Sri Lanka, World Twenty20 Game 14 22-03-2014 01:54 PM

    For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page Toss and team news: Sri Lanka have won the toss and opted to bat. South Africa's regular T20 skipper Faf du Plessis misses out due to injury while Dale Steyn is fit to play. South Africa are in Group...
  • Thirimanne will be perfect fit for Sanga's shoes: Mathews 09-03-2014 10:31 AM

    Mirpur: Heaping praise on Lahiru Thirimanne for his match-winning hundred against Pakistan in the Asia Cup final, Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews said the youngster is shaping up to be the perfect replacement for veteran Kumar Sangakkara once he calls it a day. "You push him up the order or...
  • SL skipper Mathews happy to win a major title after long while 08-03-2014 10:58 PM

    Mirpur: Sri Lanka have not won a major title for a long while and captain Angelo Mathews said that his side were happy to have broken the "barrier of finals" by defeating Pakistan in the summit clash to lift the Asia Cup here. Sri Lanka were runners-up in the 2007...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, Asia Cup Final 08-03-2014 12:30 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq won the toss and opted to bat first against Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup final. Team News: Pakistan have made two changes with Sharjeel Khan and Junaid Khan coming in, while Ajantha Mendis has...
  • I'm sure Mahela Jayawardene will deliver in the final: Angelo Mathews 07-03-2014 10:47 PM

    Mirpur: Sri Lanka skipper Angelo Mathews today threw his weight behind an out-of-form Mahela Jayawardene and expressed confidence that the veteran batsman would deliver the goods in the Asia Cup summit showdown against Pakistan on Saturday. "I am confident he will come out tomorrow and take the Pakistani attack apart....
  • I felt the pressure while chasing, admits Angelo Mathews 06-03-2014 11:02 PM

    Mirpur: Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews on Thursday admitted that he felt the pressure after losing quite a few wickets while chasing a modest 205-run target in an inconsequential match of the Asia Cup against Bangladesh. Chasing Bangladesh's 204 for nine, Sri Lanka were in a spot of bother at...
  • Asia Cup: Mathews guides Sri Lanka to three-wicket win over Bangladesh 06-03-2014 09:43 PM

    Mirpur: Skipper Angelo Mathews held his nerve under pressure and led from the front with an unbeaten half-century as Sri Lanka registered a three-wicket win over Bangladesh in the concluding league fixture of the Asia Cup on Thursday. Sri Lanka chased down the 205-run target with an over to spare,...
  • Batting was tough on a slow track: Sangakkara 03-03-2014 10:38 PM

    Mirpur: He is the leading run-getter in the tournament so far with his tally reading an impressive 246 in three matches but seasoned Sri Lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara says just being in good form is no guarantee for continued success and one must keep working hard. Sangakkara yet again emerged...
  • Asia Cup: Sri Lanka cruise to final after thrashing Afghanistan 03-03-2014 08:59 PM

    Mirpur: In-form Sri Lanka sailed into the summit clash of the Asia Cup with a resounding 129-run victory over minnows Afghanistan, here on Monday. Opting to bat, Sri Lanka rode on Kumar Sangakkara's patient 76 and skipper Angelo Mathews' breezy 41-ball 45 to post a competitive 253 for 6 at...
  • As it happened: Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka, Asia Cup 03-03-2014 01:03 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Sri Lanka won the toss and decided to bat. After steamrolling Bangladesh for their first major win over a Test-playing nation, giantkillers Afghanistan would look to continue their flirtation with cricketing history as they take on Sri Lanka....
  • 'Giantkillers' Afghanistan await Sri Lanka test in Asia Cup 02-03-2014 04:53 PM

    Mirpur: After steamrolling Bangladesh for their first major win over a Test-playing nation, giantkillers Afghanistan would look to continue their flirtation with cricketing history when they take on leaders Sri Lanka in their Asia Cup cricket match on Monday. Buoyed by their spirited effort of taming Bangladesh by 32 runs...
  • We have got to play better cricket, says Angelo Mathews 28-02-2014 11:16 PM

    Fatullah: Sri Lanka might have put one step in the final of the Asia Cup with their second win in as many matches, but skipper Angelo Mathews on Friday said they would take one game at a time and look to get better. "We have been winning those close games...
  • Young India face Lankan test in Asia Cup 27-02-2014 06:55 PM

    The two of the hot favourites for the Asia Cup 2014, India and Sri Lanka will lock horns in Fataullah on Friday for what could be one of the most vital games of the tournament. A win for either side would almost ensure a place in the final of the...
  • Lasith Malinga is our 'go to man' under pressure: Angelo Mathews 25-02-2014 10:48 PM

    Fatullah: Sri Lankan captain Angelo Mathews on Tuesday heaped praise on Lasith Malinga, who played a crucial role in his side's 12-run win over Pakistan in the Asia Cup opener, and said the right-arm fast bowler has been his "go to man" under pressure situations. Malinga took a brilliant five-wicket...
  • Pakistan, Sri Lanka aim for win in Asia Cup opener 24-02-2014 04:15 PM

    Pakistan and Sri Lanka will cross swords once again when they take on each other in the opening encounter of Asia Cup 2014 on Tuesday. The two teams had recently played a five- match ODI series in UAE, which Pakistan won. As far as the Sri Lankan camp is concerned,...
  • As it happened: Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI 22-02-2014 11:54 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page TOSS: Sri Lanka decided to field. PLAYING XIs: Bangladesh: 1 Anamul Haque (wk), 2 Shamsur Rahman, 3 Mominul Haque, 4 Mushfiqur Rahim (c), 5 Naeem Islam, 6 Mahmudullah 7 Nasir Hossain, 8 Sohag Gazi, 9 Arafat Sunny, 10 Shafiul...
  • 3rd ODI: Sri Lanka target clean sweep in Bangladesh 21-02-2014 02:49 PM

    Sri Lanka will be without the veteran trio of Mahela Jayawardene, Kumara Sangakkara and Tillakaratne Dilshan as they target a clean sweep in Bangladesh by winning the third and final ODI in Mirpur on Saturday. The first instance since 1999 when not one of Jaywardene, Sangakkara and Dilshan will be...
  • As it happened: Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI 20-02-2014 11:45 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Toss: Sri Lanka have won the toss and will bat first against Bangladesh in the second ODI. Teams: Sri Lanka: Kushal Janith Perera, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara(w), Dinesh Chandimal, Ashan Priyanjan, Angelo Mathews(c), Kithuruwan Vithanage, Thisara Perera, Sachithra Senanayake,...
  • Bangladesh want batsmen to fire in 2nd ODI against Sri Lanka 19-02-2014 07:44 PM

    Bangladesh squandered another golden chance to register a victory against Sri Lanka in the first ODI when they could not close the contest after restricting the visitors to 67 for 8 at one stage, and Thursday's second encounter will provide the hosts another chance to beat their sub-continent rivals in...
  • 1st ODI: Sri Lanka fight back to beat Bangladesh by 13 runs 17-02-2014 10:32 PM

    Dhaka: Captain Angelo Mathews led from the front, claiming 3 for 21, while Thisara Perera hit a career-best 80 not out to help Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by 13 runs in the first one-day international at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Monday. Bangladesh were bowled out for 167 in response to...
  • As it happened: Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka, 1st ODI 17-02-2014 12:00 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Toss: Bangladesh have won the toss and will bowl first against Sri Lanka. Match Conditions: The match has been reduced to a 43-over game after wet outfield delayed start. Hosts Bangladesh are still winless since their sub-continental rivals began...
  • 2nd Test: Bangladesh trail SL by 178 runs on Day 3 06-02-2014 05:45 PM

    Chittagong: Imrul Kayes and Shamsur Rahman hit their maiden centuries to lift Bangladesh to 409 for 8 at stumps on the third day of the second Test against Sri Lanka on Thursday. Shakib Al Hasan contributed 50 while Nasir Hossain made 42. The hosts are trailing by 178 runs after...