Tillakaratne Dilshan

  • 3rd ODI: Sri Lanka rout Pakistan to win series 2 days ago

    Dambulla: Allrounder Thisara Perera led Sri Lanka to a seven-wicket victory on the Duckworth/Lewis Method against Pakistan in the series-deciding third and final one-day international on Saturday. Perera grabbed 4 for 34 and tore through Pakistan's batting lineup with lively short pitched deliveries to restrict the visitors to 102 in 32.1...
  • 2nd ODI: Dilshan shines as Sri Lanka thrash South Africa to level series July 9, 2014

    Pallekele: Tillakaratne Dilshan starred with both bat and ball as Sri Lanka crushed South Africa by 87 runs in their second one-dayer on Wednesday to draw the three-match series level at 1-1. Dilshan smashed 86 off 90 balls and also took three wickets for 40 runs to set the stage for...
  • India slip to third but Virat Kohli on top in ICC ODI rankings June 5, 2014

    The Indian cricket team dropped a rung to third but Virat Kohli continued to top the batting chart in the latest ICC one-day international rankings announced on Wednesday. India lost their second position to Sri Lanka, while Australia maintained their place at the top of the table. Sri Lanka's 3-2 series win...
  • 2nd ODI: Sri Lanka thrash England by 157 runs, level series 1-1 May 25, 2014

    Sri Lanka skittled out England for 99 - their sixth-lowest total in one-day internationals - to cruise to a 157-run win in Durham on Sunday and tie the five-match series at 1-1. Replying to Sri Lanka's 256 for 8 that was inspired by opener Tillakaratne Dilshan's 88, England were reduced to...
  • 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,...
  • 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 15-man squad for the upcoming five one-day internationals in England. The selectors have picked 13 of the 14 players who featured in the Asia Cup title triumph...
  • Dilshan fined for breaching ICC Code of Conduct April 1, 2014

    Chittagong: Sri Lankan batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan was on Tuesday fined 20 per cent of his match fee for showing dissent against an umpire's decision after being dismissed in his side's final group match against New Zealand in the ICC World Twenty20 Championship. "Tillakaratne Dilshan has been fined 20 per cent of...
  • World T20 warm-up: Chance to check combination as India take on Sri Lanka March 16, 2014

    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 begin...
  • World Twenty20: Five batsmen to watch out for March 15, 2014

    The fifth edition of cricket's World Twenty20 will start in Bangladesh on Sunday. Following is a factbox on five batsmen to watch out for in the tournament: Chris Gayle, West Indies The tall Jamaican is dreaded for his big-hitting ability. No boundary is big enough for the left-handed opener and even his...
  • Sri Lanka may miss Tillakaratne Dilshan in World T20 March 14, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lanka may have to face the World T20 tournament without the services of Tillakaratne Dilshan as the veteran opening batsman is still recovering from his finger injury which he suffered during the one-day series in Bangladesh. Chairman of selectors, Sanath Jayasuriya said Dilshan's finger injury had not fully healed. "He...
  • Sri Lanka national players get pay hike in new contracts February 28, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket, which had a bitter dispute with its players over payments last year, has announced a seven per cent hike for them across all categories in its latest list of contracts issued here. The National Selection Committee on Thursday announced the names of 17 contracted players for the...
  • MS Dhoni not the only casualty as injuries mar Asia Cup 2014 February 25, 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...
  • Tillakaratne Dilshan in doubt for Asia Cup due to injury February 21, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lanka's veteran batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan is in doubt for the upcoming Asia Cup after picking up a finger injury which has ruled him out of the rest of the ongoing series against Bangladesh. "He would return home today," Sri Lanka Cricket announced. He may miss the Asia Cup tournament also...
  • 1st T20, Ban vs SL: as it happened February 12, 2014

    For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page. 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...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, 5th ODI December 28, 2013

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Return to form batsman Mohammad Hafeez said Pakistan's first-ever win in South Africa raised the confidence of the team which helped them beat Sri Lanka in the ongoing five-match series. Pakistan registered a thumping eight-wicket win in the fourth match in...
  • 5th ODI: Sri Lanka eye redemption in final one-dayer December 26, 2013

    Abu Dhabi: Return to form batsman Mohammad Hafeez said Pakistan's first-ever win in South Africa raised the confidence of the team which helped them beat Sri Lanka in the ongoing five-match series. Pakistan registered a thumping eight-wicket win in the fourth match in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday to take an unbeatable...
  • Shehzad fined 50 per cent of fee for pushing Dilshan December 23, 2013

    Dubai: Pakistani opener Ahmed Shehzad has been fined 50 per cent of his match fee for pushing Sri Lankan opener Tillakaratne Dilshan during the third one-day game, the sport's governing body said on Monday. Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by 113 runs on Sunday to go 2-1 up in the five-match series,...
  • 2nd ODI: Mathews leads SL to a two-wicket win over Pakistan, level series 1-1 December 21, 2013

    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 Kumar...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI December 21, 2013

    For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page. Despite a narrow defeat, Sri Lanka will remain positive and high on confidence for Friday's second one-day international against Pakistan, vowed skipper Angelo Mathews. Pakistan clinched a hard-fought 11-run win in the first day-night international in Sharjah on Wednesday after Sri...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, 1st ODI in Sharjah December 19, 2013

    For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page. Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq have won the toss and opted to bat against Sri Lanka in the first one-day international in Sharjah. Pakistan and Sri Lanka, the two sub-continent powerhouse, face each other in the first of the five-ODI series in...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, 1st Twenty20 in Dubai December 12, 2013

    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 up ahead...
  • 2nd T20: Sri Lanka beat New Zealand to win series 1-0 November 21, 2013

    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 the...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs New Zealand, 1st T20 November 20, 2013

    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...
  • 2nd ODI: Rain fear looms again as New Zealand face Sri Lanka November 12, 2013

    After rain played spoilsport and forced the first one-day international to be called off, Sri Lanka and New Zealand will face off in the second ODI at Hambantota on Tuesday with Hambantota forecast suggesting rain spells on Tuesday as well. Rain allowed just 54.2 overs in the first game of...
  • Sri Lanka vs New Zealand first ODI abandoned due to rain November 10, 2013

    Hambantota: The opening one-day international between Sri Lanka and New Zealand was abandoned due to rain on Sunday after Tillakaratne Dilshan guided the hosts to a comfortable 288 for nine in 50 overs. New Zealand reached 13 for one in the fifth over when rain stopped play at Mahinda Rajapaksa Stadium....
  • Tillakaratne Dilshan retires from Test cricket October 10, 2013

    Colombo: Sri Lanka's former captain and opening batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan announced his retirement from Test cricket with immediate effect on Thursday, saying he wants to clear the way for a youngster to take over. Dilshan who will turn 37 next week told reporters that he had planned to retire after a...
  • Tillakaratne Dilshan to retire from Test cricket October 9, 2013

    Colombo: Sri Lanka opening batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan is retiring from Test cricket to make way for the next generation but will still be available for the shorter forms of the game. Sri Lanka Cricket said in a media release on Wednesday Dilshan would hold a news conference on Thursday to officially...
  • Guyana brush aside T&T to reach CPL final August 23, 2013

    Port of Spain, Trinidad: Guyana Amazon Warriors became the first team to reach the inaugural Caribbean Premier League final after making easy work of a target of 104 at the Queen's Park Oval on Thursday. Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel were always on the back foot after being bowled out...
  • CPL: Dilshan replaces Guptill in Amazon Warriors August 21, 2013

    St. John's (Antigua): Former Sri Lanka captain Tillakaratne Dilshan has become the latest Sri Lanka player to link up with the inaugural Caribbean Premier T20 League (CPL) which climaxes in Trinidad this weekend. Dilshan, who has played for the Delhi Daredevils and the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League,...