Ajantha Mendis

  • MS Dhoni wary of Sri Lankan spinners in World Twenty20 final 05-04-2014 08:34 PM

    Mirpur: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has pointed to Sri Lankan spinners as the ones to watch out for when the two teams clash in the final of the World Twenty20 at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Sunday. Spinners Rangana Herath and Sachithra Senanayake have done exceptionally well in the...
  • 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...
  • 'Giantkillers' Afghanistan await Sri Lanka test in Asia Cup 02-03-2014 04:53 PM

    Mirpur: After steamrolling Bangladesh for their first major win over a Test-playing nation, giantkillers Afghanistan would look to continue their flirtation with cricketing history when they take on leaders Sri Lanka in their Asia Cup cricket match on Monday. Buoyed by their spirited effort of taming Bangladesh by 32 runs...
  • Asia Cup: Sangakkara ton snatches win from sloppy India 28-02-2014 09:14 PM

    India had a decent-looking 264 for 9 on the board; but four dropped catches, one missed stumping and a sublime Kumar Sangakkara century put Virat Kohli's hopes of winning to bed and allowed Sri Lanka a hard-fought two-wicket win in the Asia Cup encounter on Friday at Fatullah. Sangakkara stayed...
  • Ban vs SL, 2nd Test Day 4: as it happened 07-02-2014 09:09 AM

    For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page. Day 3 round-up: Imrul Kayes and Shamsur Rahman hit their maiden centuries to lift Bangladesh to 409 for 8 at stumps on the third day of the second Test against Sri Lanka on Thursday. Shakib Al Hasan contributed 50...
  • 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...
  • Sri Lanka recall Ajantha Mendis for Bangladesh Tests 23-01-2014 05:53 PM

    Colombo: Sri Lanka's selectors on Thursday recalled unorthodox spinner Ajantha Mendis for two Test matches in Bangladesh starting next week after keeping him out of the recent series against Pakistan. Mendis, 28, who bowls both off-spin and leg-breaks with an unusual finger-flicking action, last played a Test during his team's...
  • Sri Lanka Cricket wants Big Bash stars for national duty 20-01-2014 03:05 PM

    Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has asked two of its three national squad members playing in the ongoing Australian Big Bash to return home immediately. Chairman of selectors, Sanath Jayasuriya said he had asked the SLC to summon back Lasith Malinga and Ajantha Mendis in view of the packed schedule...
  • 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...
  • Sri Lanka vs South Africa, 2nd T20: As it happened 04-08-2013 06:24 PM

    Click here for ball-by-ball commentary of this match. Toss and team news: South Africa won the toss and elected to bat. Sri Lanka have made two changes - Mahela Jayawardene, Nuwan Kulasekara replace Jeevan Mendis and Tillakaratne Dilshan while South Africa are unchanged. South Africa won the first Twenty20 match...
  • South Africa win 3rd ODI to stay alive in Sri Lanka series 26-07-2013 10:42 PM

    Pallekele, Sri Lanka : David Miller and Lonwabo Tsotsobe played key roles as South Africa stunned hosts Sri Lanka by 56 runs in the third ODI in Pallekele on Friday to stay afloat in the five-match series. Miller plundered a robust 85 not out off 72 balls to steer South...
  • Ajantha Mendis omitted from Sri Lanka's 15-member squad 02-05-2013 04:14 PM

    Colombo: Sri Lanka Thursday named a 15-member squad for the ICC Champions Trophy to be held in England next month with the selectors continuing to snub spinner Ajantha Mendis. Besides Mendis, batsman Upul Tharanga also failed to find a place in the squad for the June 6-23 tournament. Angelo Mathews,...
  • Jayawardene, Malinga rested for NZ T20 25-10-2012 04:51 PM

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  • Mystery spinners crack Twenty20 code 03-10-2012 05:43 PM

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  • World T20, SL vs NZ: as it happened 27-09-2012 02:36 PM

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