Angelo Mathews

  • Colombo wash-out shifts second Sri Lanka-Pakistan ODI to Hambantota August 24, 2014

    The second one-day 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 day-night match on Wednesday with the third and...
  • Pakistan regroup for Sri Lanka one-dayers August 22, 2014

    Hambantota: Pakistan and Sri Lanka begin a three-match one-day 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 one-day 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 second-innings wickets on Sunday. Chasing 271 to win the Test and level the two-match 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 2-0 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 lion-hearted 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 nerve-jangling draw in the second Test and seal a historic 1-0 series win. The series victory propelled South Africa to the top of world Test ranking ahead of Australia and also ended their 21-year-old 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 left-arm spinner had opener Alviro Petersen caught by Kithruwan Vithanage without scoring with the...
  • 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 first-innings score of 455 for 9 declared on day three Friday of the first Test. It was the 23rd five-wicket 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...
  • Sri Lanka vs South Africa Live Score: 2nd ODI at Pallekele July 9, 2014

    (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 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 last-wicket stand with Moeen Ali (108...
  • 2nd Test: England look to seal Sri Lanka deal June 20, 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 new-look 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 415-7 on Day 3 June 15, 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 follow-on mark after England declared at...
  • Angelo Mathews wary of England's hostility ahead of Test series June 12, 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 two-match test series with England begins at Lord's on Thursday. The visitors won the one-day international series 3-2, 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 Zimbabwe-born left-hander 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 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 during...
  • As it happened: England vs Sri Lanka, 4th ODI May 31, 2014

    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 all out...
  • As it happened: England vs Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI May 28, 2014

    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 two one-dayers...
  • Sri Lanka happy to rely on senior service May 28, 2014

    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 May 23, 2014

    (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 in England not...
  • England want to 'get going' in the first ODI against Sri Lanka May 22, 2014

    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 few...
  • As it happened: England vs Sri Lanka, Only T20I May 21, 2014

    (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, Tillakaratne Dilshan,...
  • Sri Lanka return to winning ways in England May 17, 2014

    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 where...
  • Angelo Mathews buoyed by Ireland opener May 7, 2014

    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 March 30, 2014

    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 Zahur...
  • World T20: Sri Lanka hammer Netherlands by nine wickets March 24, 2014

    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 as...