Dinesh Chandimal

  • Lasith Malinga attributes his success in World T20 to IPL 08-04-2014 10:13 PM

    Colombo: Pacer Lasith Malinga, who led Sri Lanka to the World T20 title, has attributed his success in the just-concluded event in Bangladesh to IPL. "My experience of playing in the IPL for 6 years helped," Malinga told reporters on arrival here. The team was given a hero's welcome at...
  • 'Accidental' skipper Malinga relishes World T20 success 07-04-2014 09:31 AM

    Mirpur: Lasith Malinga found himself thrust into the Sri Lankan captaincy midway through the World Twenty20 and emerged with the trophy in his arms on Sunday after three heady weeks in Bangladesh. Having twice gone down in the final, Sri Lanka entered the tournament under the leadership of 24-year-old Dinesh...
  • Malinga to lead Sri Lanka after Chandimal opts out 03-04-2014 02:55 PM

    Mirpur: Pace bowler Lasith Malinga will lead Sri Lanka in the World Twenty20 semi-final against the West Indies on Thursday after captain Dinesh Chandimal opted out of the game. Sri Lanka Cricket announced Chandimal's decision on Twitter on Thursday. Chandimal has been in indifferent form and had missed Sri Lanka's...
  • Du Plessis, Chandimal suspended for second over-rate offences 28-03-2014 07:50 PM

    Chittagong: South Africa and Sri Lanka captains Faf du Plessis and Dinesh Chandimal have been suspended for one match each, while their players have been fined, after both sides maintained slow over-rates during the ICC World T20 Group 1 match here. This was both captains' second minor over-rate offences within...
  • England face uphill task against Sri Lanka in World Twenty20 26-03-2014 04:45 PM

    Chittagong: Their campaign opener against New Zealand spoilt by rain, 2010 champions England face a difficult task of taming table-toppers Sri Lanka to keep their semi-final hopes alive in the ICC World Twenty20 here on Thursday. England were left ruing the weather after their effort of posting 172/6 went in...
  • As it happened: World T20 warm-up, India vs Sri Lanka 17-03-2014 06:35 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: India opt to field against Sri Lanka. Their confidence at its lowest ebb after continuous failures, a beleaguered India would look to pick up the pieces and make a fresh start when they take on an upbeat Sri...
  • World T20 warm-up: Chance to check combination as India take on Sri Lanka 16-03-2014 04:50 PM

    Mirpur: Their confidence at its lowest ebb after continuous failures, a beleaguered India would look to pick up the pieces and make a fresh start when they take on an upbeat Sri Lanka in their first warm-up game of the ICC World Twenty20 on Monday. While the tournament proper will...
  • 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...
  • We've firepower to unsettle Indian batting line-up: Chandimal 27-02-2014 02:52 PM

    Mirpur: Sri Lanka vice-captain Dinesh Chandimal on Friday said that his team was not too much worried about Virat Kohli's fine form as his side's bowling attack can unsettle the Indian batting line-up in their crucial Asia Cup league match here on Friday. The Lankans began their Asia Cup campaign...
  • 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,...
  • 1st T20, Bangladesh vs SL: Hosts face uphill task against No. 1 SL 11-02-2014 06:38 PM

    To prepare for the bigger battle at the ICC World Twenty20 will be on Sri Lanka and Bangladesh's mind when the two subcontinent teams face each other in the first T20 international at Chittagong on Wednesday. The two-match series will also be a battle between the top-ranked T20 team Sri...
  • 2nd Test: Sangakkara scores hundred to lift SL on Day 4 07-02-2014 06:57 PM

    Chittagong: Kumar Sangakkara became only the second player to hit a triple century and a century in the same match as Sri Lanka remained on track to win the second Test against Bangladesh on Friday with a day remaining. After Sri Lanka declared their second innings on 305 for 4,...
  • Ban vs SL, 2nd Test Day 1: as it happened 04-02-2014 08:41 AM

    For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Sri Lanka routed Bangladesh by an innings in the first Test at Mirpur and they will look for the same sort of result in the second and final Test in Chittagong. Whether it's batting or bowling, Sri Lanka were...
  • As it happened: Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Day 3 29-01-2014 08:48 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 round-up: Opener Kaushal Silva hit a maiden Test century to lead a dominant batting display by Sri Lanka on the second day. Silva scored 139 as the tourists reached 375-5 by stumps. Sri Lanka will resume on...
  • As it happened: Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka 1st Test Day 2 28-01-2014 09:08 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Day 1 round-up: Kaushal Sliva hit 30 and Dimuth Karunarate scored 28 to help Sri Lanka reach 60 for 0...
  • As it happened: Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Day 1 27-01-2014 09:03 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Sri Lanka will look to bounce back after an embarrassing setback last week as Angelo Mathews' tourists begin a two-Test series against an equally inconsistent Bangladesh from Monday. The Islanders were left red-faced when Pakistan chased down 302 in...
  • Dinesh Chandimal doesn't expect to lose 1st Test 03-01-2014 11:55 PM

    Abu Dhabi: Dinesh Chandimal is not expecting Sri Lanka to lose the first Test against Pakistan after his century stand with captain Angelo Mathews on Friday provided Sri Lanka with a lead of 241 runs. Chandimal missed out on a century when he was dismissed for 89 but his 138-run...
  • 1st Test: Captain Mathews muscles Sri Lanka to 420 for 5 on Day 4 03-01-2014 07:36 PM

    Abu Dhabi: Angelo Mathews led Sri Lanka's strong fightback with a career-best unbeaten 116 and guided his team to a healthy lead of 241 in the first cricket Test against Pakistan on Friday. Mathews defied Pakistan throughout the fourth day and lifted Sri Lanka to 420 for 5 in their...
  • 5th ODI: Dinesh Chandimal earns consolation win for Sri Lanka 28-12-2013 01:25 AM

    Abu Dhabi: Dinesh Chandimal notched a half century for the first time in 11 months and carried Sri Lanka to a thrilling two-wicket victory over Pakistan in the fifth and final one-day international on Friday. Chandimal, who scored his last ODI fifty against Australia in January, made a composed unbeaten...
  • 2nd ODI: Mathews leads SL to a two-wicket win over Pakistan, level series 1-1 21-12-2013 01:32 AM

    Dubai: Captain Angelo Mathews hit a vital knock of 47 runs off 44 balls to lead Sri Lanka to a thrilling two-wicket victory over Pakistan on Friday in their second one-day international, leveling the five-match series at 1-1. Mathews, who earlier sprained his groin while bowling, got useful contributions from...
  • Sri Lanka promise fightback against Pakistan in 2nd T20 12-12-2013 02:35 PM

    Dubai: Sri Lankan captain Dinesh Chandimal vowed his team would come back hard at Pakistan in the second Twenty20 international in Dubai on Friday to keep their world number one ranking intact. Pakistan edged out Sri Lanka by three wickets in a thrilling last-over finish in the first match on...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, 1st Twenty20 in Dubai 11-12-2013 09:01 PM

    For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page Pakistan captain Mohammad Hafeez has won the toss and elected to field against Sri Lanka in the first Twenty20 in Dubai. Sri Lanka and Pakistan will use their two-match series in Dubai starting on Wednesday to size each other...
  • Pakistan, Sri Lanka begin tune-up for World Twenty20 10-12-2013 03:34 PM

    Dubai: Sri Lanka and Pakistan will use their two-match series in Dubai starting on Wednesday to size each other up ahead of the World Twenty20 in three months' time. Pakistan, fourth in the Twenty20 rankings, are also aiming to topple Sri Lanka from the top of the standings by winning...
  • Sri Lanka fined for maintaining slow over-rate 22-11-2013 07:37 PM

    Dubai: Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal was fined 20 per cent of his match fee while his team-mates were docked 10 per cent of their earnings for maintaining a slow over-rate during the team's Twenty20 International against New Zealand in Pallekele. "Sri Lanka has been fined for maintaining a slow...
  • 2nd T20: Sri Lanka beat New Zealand to win series 1-0 21-11-2013 11:26 PM

    Pallekele: Tillakaratne Dilshan hit an unbeaten 59 and Kusal Perera smashed a 37-ball 57 to propel Sri Lanka to an easy eight-wicket win over New Zealand in the second Twenty20 and a 1-0 win in the two-match series on Thursday. Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal won the toss and asked...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs New Zealand, 2nd T20 21-11-2013 06:42 PM

    Sri Lanka won the toss and opted to bowl first in the second Twenty20 against New Zealand at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium on Thursday. Sri Lanka included Kusal Perera and Ajantha Mendis in place of Lahiru Thirimanne and Sachithra Senanayake. Teams: Sri Lanka: Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kusal Perera, Kumar Sangakkara...
  • 2nd T20: Sri Lanka, New Zealand pray for no more rains 20-11-2013 10:04 PM

    There is just one Twenty20 match left in New Zealand's short tour to Sri Lanka and both team will want it not to be affected by rain. The first T20 at the same venue, Pallekele, was washed out without a ball being bowled on Tuesday and the winner will be...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs New Zealand, 1st T20 19-11-2013 06:31 PM

    Sri Lanka and New Zealand start their two-match T20 series at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium on Tuesday. The preceding three-match ODI series was severely affected by rain and the two teams would want to play a complete cricket match in the shortest version of the game. Sri Lanka once...
  • 1st T20: Sri Lanka, NZ hoping for drier weather at Pallekele 18-11-2013 08:44 PM

    Sri Lanka and New Zealand are hoping for drier weather as they begin their two-match T20 series at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium on Tuesday. The preceding three-match ODI series was severely affected by rain and the two teams would want to play a complete cricket match in the shortest...
  • Sri Lanka's T20 tourney to pick team for Champions League 07-08-2013 06:04 PM

    Colombo: Sri Lankan cricket selectors on Wednesday named four teams comprising the cream of national cricketers to play in a new Twenty20 tournament with an aim of nominating a side to compete in the Champions League T20 to be held in India in September. The new makeshift tournament has been...