NUWAN KULASEKARA

  • 1st Test: England lead Sri Lanka by 389 runs on Day 4 June 15, 2014

    London: Gary Ballance hit an unbeaten 104 on Sunday for his first Test century as England fought back to finish the fourth day on 267 for 8 and lead Sri Lanka by 389 runs in the first Test at Lord's. With one day left, the Sri Lankans will have to pass...
  • 1st Test: Root's century puts England on top on day one June 13, 2014

    London: 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...
  • 2nd ODI: Sri Lanka thrash England by 157 runs, level series 11 May 25, 2014

    Sri Lanka skittled out England for 99 their sixthlowest total in oneday internationals to cruise to a 157run win in Durham on Sunday and tie the fivematch series at 11. Replying to Sri Lanka's 256 for 8 that was inspired by opener Tillakaratne Dilshan's 88, England were reduced to...
  • Dilshan returns to ODIs, named in Sri Lanka's squad for England May 13, 2014

    Opening batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan and fast bowler Nuwan Kulasekara, who missed the recent Asia Cup due to injuries, have been named in Sri Lanka's 15man squad for the upcoming five oneday internationals in England. The selectors have picked 13 of the 14 players who featured in the Asia Cup title triumph...
  • World T20 warm-up: Malinga's four-for hands SL five-run win over India March 17, 2014

    Mirpur: Indian team's batting woes continued in the familiar sub-continental conditions as they lost their opening warm-up tie of the ICC World T20 against Sri Lanka by five runs on Monday. Batting first, Sri Lanka scored 153 for six and then bowled out India for 148 in exactly 20 overs. Needing 12...
  • MS Dhoni not the only casualty as injuries mar Asia Cup 2014 February 24, 2014

    Injuries to star players, including India's World Cup-winning captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, have taken the sheen off the Asia Cup which opens in Bangladesh on Tuesday. New entrants Afghanistan appear the only injury-free side as the other four teams struggle to field their best players for the 11-match tournament, billed as...
  • 1st T20: Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh in lastball thriller February 12, 2014

    Chittagong: With Bangladesh needing three runs off the last ball to win, Thisara Perera caught and bowled Anamul Haque for Sri Lanka to win the thrilling first Twenty20 by two runs on Wednesday. Victory didn't look possible for the Bangladeshis until the last balls. They needed 29 off the last two...
  • Sri Lanka suffer setback with Kulasekara injury January 4, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Sri Lanka suffered a big blow when experienced fast bolwer Nuwan Kulasekara was ruled out of the series due to a hamstring injury, skipper Angelo Mathews said on Saturday. The 31yearold paceman was not played in the first Test against Pakistan which ended in a draw on the fifth...
  • Mahela Jayawardene back for Pakistan Test series December 23, 2013

    Colombo: Former captain Mahela Jayawardene has returned to Sri Lanka's squad for the threeTest series against Pakistan starting in the United Arab Emirates later this month, the cricket board said on Monday. Jayawardene, who opted out of the ongoing limitedovers series for personal reasons, was named in the 16man squad led...
  • 2nd ODI: Mathews leads SL to a twowicket win over Pakistan, level series 11 December 21, 2013

    Dubai: Captain Angelo Mathews hit a vital knock of 47 runs off 44 balls to lead Sri Lanka to a thrilling twowicket victory over Pakistan on Friday in their second oneday international, leveling the fivematch series at 11. Mathews, who earlier sprained his groin while bowling, got useful contributions from Kumar...
  • 2nd ODI: Nathan McCullum fires New Zealand to victory over Sri Lanka November 13, 2013

    Hambantota: Nathan McCullum smashed 22 runs off the final four balls to lift New Zealand to a thrilling fourwicket win over Sri Lanka in the rainhit second oneday international in Hambantota on Tuesday. The Black Caps, set a revised DuckworthLewis target of 198 in 23 overs, replied with 203 for 6...
  • As it happened: Otago vs Kandurata September 18, 2013

    CLICK HERE for the Live updates from Otago Volts vs Kandurata Maroons, 3rd Qualifier match of CLT20 at Mohali. Otago won their first match against Faisalabad Wolves, while Kandurata lost to Sunrisers Hyderabad. Playing XIs: Kandurata: Upul Tharanga, Shehan Jayasuriya, Kumar Sangakkara(w), Lahiru Thirimanne(c), Chamara Silva, Thilina Kandamby, Kaushal Lokuarachchi, Dilhara...
  • Champions Trophy, India vs Sri Lanka: Five key battles to look out for June 20, 2013

    The ICC Champions Trophy has pitted two familiar foes against each other in India and Sri Lanka in the second semifinal. Deja vu, you could say, as the giants from the subcontinent will meet for the first time in an ODI tournament since the monumental 2011 World Cup final. So...
  • Sri Lanka beat Australia by 20 runs to set up India semis June 18, 2013

    London: Sri Lanka will play India in the Champion Trophy semifinals after ousting defending champion Australia by 20 runs and overtaking New Zealand in the group standings on Monday. Sri Lanka posted 2538 on a turning pitch at The Oval due to Mahela Jayawardene's 84 from 81 deliveries and Lahiru Thirimanne's...
  • Sangakkara hits ton as Sri Lanka beat England to stay in semis hunt June 14, 2013

    London: Kumar Sangakkara smashed an unbeaten 134 off 135 balls as Sri Lanka stunned England by seven wickets in a highscoring thriller on Thursday to stay afloat in the Champions Trophy. The Islanders, chasing England's seemingly impregnable 293 for 7, launched a spirited chase in the daynight game at the...
  • IPL franchises may want key matches out of Chennai March 30, 2013

    New Delhi: Franchises with a strong Sri Lankan presence are slowly building up pressure on the Governing Council of the Indian Premier League (IPL) to shift their playoff and knockout matches out of Chennai. Four franchises IANS spoke to were confident that the issue would be sorted out by the time...
  • 2nd Test: Bangladesh out for 240, Sri Lanka 18-1 after Day 1 March 16, 2013

    Colombo: Left-arm spinner Rangana Herath made use of a more bowler-friendly wicket to take 5-68 as Sri Lanka dismissed Bangladesh for 240 runs on the opening day of the second and final Test on Saturday. After the batting paradise in the drawn first Test match that produced 1613 runs and...
  • Sri Lanka aim to win T20 series January 27, 2013

    Melbourne: After a strong performance in the first T20 at the Sydney's Olympic Stadium, Sri Lanka would be eying to take the twomatch series 20 and hope to end the Australian tour on a high on Monday at the MCG. The number one T20 side, Sri Lanka, had put up...
  • Rain forces abandonment of 4th AusSL ODI January 20, 2013

    Sydney: Rain forced the abandonment of the fourth oneday cricket international between Australia and Sri Lanka at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Sunday, gifting Sri Lanka an unbeatable 21 lead in the series with a match to play. Sri Lanka were 14 without loss in the fourth over of their innings,...
  • Aus v SL, 4th ODI: Time running out for struggling Australia January 19, 2013

    Sydney: Sri Lanka are one win away from wrapping up the series against Australia, but much of the talk in home circles is how an Australian 'B team' is in disarray following two sloppy defeats. Michael Clarke's return for the previous match saw Australia bowled out for 74, with...
  • Sri Lanka make do without Malinga threat December 13, 2012

    Hobart: Sri Lanka are resigned to life without paceman Lasith Malinga in Test matches and do not expect him to make a dramatic return in the series against Australia, captain Mahela Jayawardene said on Thursday. Malinga, who retired from Test cricket earlier this year, gave a reminder of what a devastating...
  • SL v NZ, 1st Test: Herath sets up 10wicket win November 19, 2012

    Galle: A dramatic collapse of nine wickets for 83 runs, five of which went to leftarm spinner Rangana Herath, set the tone for a crushing Sri Lankan win over New Zealand before tea on day three. From an overnight 34 for 1, New Zealand slumped to 118 all out with...
  • Sangakkara and Kulasekara boost Sri Lanka hopes September 10, 2012

    Colombo: Sri Lanka batsman Kumar Sangakkara and fast bowler Nuwan Kulasekara are winning their battle to be fit for this month's Twenty20 World Cup on home soil. The 34yearold Sangakkara is recovering from a broken finger while Kulasekara, 30, has been troubled by a groin strain. "Kumar is fine," captain Mahela...
  • Pradeep replaces Kulasekara for India ODIs July 23, 2012

    Hambantota: Sri Lanka have named Nuwan Pradeep as the replacement for their injured pace bowler Nuwan Kulasekara for the remaining four oneday internationals against India. Pradeep, a 25yearold rightarm bowler, would join the squad soon after his arrival from Zimbabwe on Monday, chairman of selectors Ashantha de Mel said. "He has been...
  • 2nd ODI: India aim to capitalise on SL concerns July 23, 2012

    Perhaps not unexpectedly, India brushed off a twomonth break to hand Sri Lanka a convincing defeat in the first ODI. Following that 21run loss and injury to their second most successful bowler following Saturdays match, the hosts have to major concerns going into the second match in Hambantota on Tuesday....
  • Kulasekara ruled out of the series July 22, 2012

    Hambantota: Nuwan Kulasekara has been ruled out of the rest of the fivematch OneDay International series against India after he picked up a groin injury during the first ODI on Saturday. Mahela Jayawardene, Sri Lanka's captain said after the match, "Nuwan picked up a groin injury today, and has been ruled...