Angelo Mathews

  • Sri Lanka vs South Africa Live Score: 2nd ODI at Pallekele 09-07-2014 01:58 PM

    (For ball-by-ball 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), Jean-Paul Duminy, David Miller, Ryan McLaren, Vernon Philander, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel, Imran Tahir...
  • Victorious Sri Lanka captain Mathews turns on Vaughan 25-06-2014 10:15 AM

    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...
  • Sri Lanka clinch maiden Test series win in England 25-06-2014 12:16 AM

    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 last-wicket stand with Moeen Ali...
  • 2nd Test: England look to seal Sri Lanka deal 19-06-2014 02:27 PM

    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 new-look side were denied victory in the first test at Lord's on Monday after Sri Lanka No 11 Nuwan Pradeep got...
  • 1st Test: Kumar Sangakkara's ton leads Sri Lanka to 415-7 on Day 3 14-06-2014 11:43 PM

    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 follow-on mark after England declared...
  • Angelo Mathews wary of England's hostility ahead of Test series 11-06-2014 11:23 PM

    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 two-match test series with England begins at Lord's on Thursday. The visitors won the one-day international series 3-2, but their...
  • England's Gary Ballance to bat at three against Sri Lanka 11-06-2014 10:38 PM

    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 Zimbabwe-born left-hander would come in at first wicket down when speaking to reporters at Lord's on Wednesday. When Ballance...
  • 'Mankading' raises debate on spirit of cricket once again 04-06-2014 10:59 PM

    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 so-called gentleman's game. When Sri Lanka's Sachithra Senanayake removed the bails as batsman Jos Buttler was backing up at the non-striker's end...
  • As it happened: England vs Sri Lanka, 4th ODI 31-05-2014 02:37 PM

    For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page. Toss: England won the toss and have opted to bowl. England lead the series 2-1 in the five-match ODI series. While Sri Lanka registered one of their worst defeats in the third ODI at Old Trafford when they were...
  • As it happened: England vs Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI 28-05-2014 06:32 PM

    For ball-by-ball updates scroll down to the bottom of the page. Toss: Alastair Cook won the toss and England have elected to bowl. The match looked doubtful with persistent rain but weather cleared at the right time for the play to start. Both teams have won each in the first...
  • Sri Lanka happy to rely on senior service 28-05-2014 12:13 PM

    London: Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews is banking on his side's core of vastly experienced players to continue the tourists' recovery in their one-day international series with England. Having lost a rain-affected opener at The Oval, Sri Lanka hit back in stunning style at Chester-le-Street to dismiss England for 99,...
  • As it happened: England vs Sri Lanka, 1st ODI at The Oval 22-05-2014 05:02 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Sri Lanka opt to field against England at The Oval Pre-match: Sri Lanka coach Marvan Atapattu believes his side can derive huge confidence from their Twenty20 win over England. Previous Sri Lankan sides have found early season conditions...
  • England want to 'get going' in the first ODI against Sri Lanka 22-05-2014 01:10 PM

    Sri Lanka coach Marvan Atapattu believes his side can derive huge confidence from their Twenty20 win over England ahead of the one-day international series that begins on Thursday. Previous Sri Lankan sides have found early season conditions in England not to their liking but the reigning World Twenty20 champions showed...
  • As it happened: England vs Sri Lanka, Only T20I 20-05-2014 10:32 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: England won the toss and elected to field Playing XIs: England: Alex Hales, Michael Carberry, Ian Bell, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan, Jos Buttler, Ravi Bopara, Chris Jordan, Chris Woakes, James Tredwell, Harry Gurney Sri Lanka: Kushal Janith Perera,...
  • Sri Lanka return to winning ways in England 17-05-2014 03:20 PM

    London: Sri Lanka secured their first victory on English soil this season with a crushing 128-run win over Kent in a one-day match at Canterbury on Friday. The tourists made 301 for 7 in their full 50 overs after losing the toss, Angelo Mathews top-scoring with 51 in an innings...
  • Angelo Mathews buoyed by Ireland opener 07-05-2014 08:55 AM

    Dublin: Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews expects his side to improve quickly once they get used to conditions in the British Isles. Speaking after what proved to be a comfortable 79-run victory over Ireland in Dublin on Tuesday, in the first of two one-day internationals before they arrive in England...
  • 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...