DILSHAN

  • Tillakaratne Dilshan signs for Derbyshire March 17, 2015

    London: Sri Lanka batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan will spend two spells with Derbyshire this season, the English County Championship Division Two side announced on Tuesday. The experienced 38-year-old will be available for up to four Twenty20 Blast fixtures and two County Championship games when he replaces New Zealand's Martin Guptill as Derbyshire's...
  • ICC World Cup: 35 centuries in pool stage, better than any edition March 16, 2015

    Adelaide: The opening round of the World Cup witnessed 35 centuries compared to just six in the entire 1975 tournament, seemingly proving once and for all that one-day cricket is a batsman's game. Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara heads the list of century makers, smashing four consecutive hundreds to become the first...
  • Mahela Jayawardene enjoying his last World Cup March 16, 2015

    So dominant has Sri Lanka's batting been in this World Cup that Mahela Jayawardene has batted just twice in the last four games. Having started with a duck against New Zealand in the tournament opener on February 14, Jayawardene made an even 100 against Afghanistan, a crucial knock given Sri...
  • World Cup 2015: Tillakaratne Dilshan to remain Sri Lanka's guiding light March 16, 2015

    The pressure will be on former captain Tillakaratne Dilshan to continue to play a pivotal role for Sri Lanka when he loses his prolific batting partner after the World Cup. Kumar Sangakkara, the second highest run-getter in one-day internationals behind Sachin Tendulkar, will retire from the 50-over format after the tournament...
  • World Cup: Sangakkara and Dilshan have been fantastic, says Jayasuriya March 15, 2015

    Alongside little Romesh Kaluwitharana, Sanath Jayasuriya redefined the manner in which the first 15 overs were approached in One-Day International cricket. During the 1992 World Cup, Mark Greatbatch had shown the way by hitting fearlessly over the top when the field restrictions were in place at the start of the...
  • World Cup 2015: Sri Lanka skipper hails 'brilliant' Dilshan, Sangakkara February 26, 2015

    Melbourne: Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews hailed century makers Tillakaratne Dilshan and Kumar Sangakkara as "brilliant" after they lifted the 1996 champions to a 92-run win over Bangladesh on Thursday. Dilshan smashed an unbeaten 161 off 146 balls - the ninth highest score in World Cup history -- while Sangakkara marked...
  • World Cup: Dilshan, Sangakkara guide Sri Lanka to huge win over Bangladesh February 26, 2015

    Something about Bangladesh triggers Sri Lanka into action. So far in the 2015 World Cup, Sri Lanka have failed to completely dominate an innings. At the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Thursday (February 26), they dominated a whole match. Perhaps that wasn't surprising, given their 32-4 record against Bangladesh heading into this...
  • For some, World Cup 2015 may end up as a swan song January 27, 2015

    Since the first edition in 1975 to the last in 2011, the cricket World Cup has always served as the biggest platform for each participating teams and their players to showcase their talent. From Clive Lloyd lifting the Cup in 1975 to Mahendra Singh Dhoni's trophy-clinching six at the Wankhede...
  • 2nd ODI: Sri Lanka ride on Dilshan ton to level series in New Zealand January 15, 2015

    Hamilton: Tillakaratne Dilshan made a flawless 116 to lead Sri Lanka to a comfortable six-wicket win over New Zealand on Thursday, leveling the seven-match one-day series at 1-1. Chasing New Zealand's 248, Sri Lanka reached the target with 14 balls to spare thanks chiefly to Dilshan's 17th one-day century. Earlier, New Zealand...
  • 1st ODI: New Zealand, Sri Lanka start World Cup countdown January 10, 2015

    New Zealand and Sri Lanka begin fine-tuning their World Cup preparations in Christchurch on Sunday with the first of seven one-day internationals. The first game will also serve as a dress rehearsal for the World Cup opener to be played between the same two teams on the same ground on February...
  • 7th ODI: Sri Lanka wipe out England, win ODI series 5-2 December 16, 2014

    Sri Lanka thrashed England by 87 runs in the seventh and final one-day international to win the series 5-2 on Tuesday as Tillakaratne Dilshan starred with bat and ball, smashing his 18th hundred and snaring three wickets. Electing to bat first, Sri Lanka posted 302-6 thanks to Dilshan's 101 off 124...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs England, 6th ODI December 13, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Sri Lanka opted to bat against England in Pallekele. Playing XIs: England: Alastair Cook (capt), Moeen Ali, James Taylor, Joe Root, Ravi Bopara, Eoin Morgan, Jos Buttler (wk), Chris Woakes, Chris Jordan, James Tredwell, Steven Finn Sri Lanka: Tillakaratne Dilshan, Mahela Jayawardene,...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs England, 5th ODI December 11, 2014

    For ball by ball commentary scroll down to bottom of the page England will return on Thursday to chase down a 240-run victory target and stay alive in the seven-match contest against Sri Lanka after rain forced play to be suspended. In-form Kumar Sangakkara hit a cultured 91 but England paceman Chris...
  • 5th ODI: Rain abandons England innings against Sri Lanka December 10, 2014

    England will return on Thursday to chase down a 240-run victory target and stay alive in the seven-match contest against Sri Lanka after rain forced play to be suspended in the fifth one-day international in Pallekele on Wednesday. In-form Kumar Sangakkara hit a cultured 91 but England paceman Chris Woakes (6-47)...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs England, 5th ODI December 10, 2014

    For ball by ball commentary scroll down to bottom of the page TOSS: England opted to field against Sri Lanka. Playing XIs: Sri Lanka: Kushal Janith Perera, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Mahela Jayawardene, Angelo Mathews (capt), Lahiru Thirimanne, Thisara Perera, Jeevan Mendis, Sachithra Senanayake, Dhammika Prasad, Ajantha Mendis England: Alastair Cook (capt), Moeen...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs England, 3rd ODI December 3, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Sri Lanka opted to bat against England in Hambantota Playing XIs: Sri Lanka: Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kushal Janith Perera, Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Lahiru Thirimanne, Angelo Mathews (capt), Thilina Kandamby, Thisara Perera, Jeevan Mendis, Dhammika Prasad, Rangana Herath, Ajantha Mendis England: Alastair Cook (capt),...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs England, 2nd ODI November 29, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: England opted to bat against Sri Lanka. Playing XIs: Sri Lanka: Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kushal Janith Perera, Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Mahela Jayawardene, Angelo Mathews (capt), Lahiru Thirimanne, Jeevan Mendis, Thisara Perera, Rangana Herath, Dhammika Prasad, Ajantha Mendis England: Alastair Cook (capt), Moeen Ali,...
  • ICC sanctions Dilshan, Perera for disciplinary breaches November 27, 2014

    Sri Lanka cricketers Tillakaratne Dilshan and Thisara Perera have been fined and reprimanded for disciplinary breaches during the first one-day international against England, the International Cricket Council said on Thursday. While former captain Dilshan will lose 25 per cent of his match fee for excessive appealing, allrounder Perera was docked 20...
  • 1st ODI: Sri Lanka win despite Moeen Ali, Ravi Bopara heroics November 26, 2014

    Sri Lanka overcame a brilliant century by Moeen Ali and a late cameo from Ravi Bopara to defeat England by 25 runs in the first one-day international in Colombo on Wednesday. Opener Ali smashed 119 off 87 balls with 11 boundaries and five sixes as the tourists made a spirited chase...
  • We need to attack a bit more in initial overs, says Dilshan November 5, 2014

    Sri Lanka's Tillakaratne Dilshan on Wednesday urged his team to change its approach and said that the batsmen must look to attack more in the first 10 overs when they clash against India in the second match of the five-game ODI series, in Ahmedabad on Thursday. Sri Lanka lost their opening...
  • CLT20: Tridents register consolation win against Knights October 1, 2014

    Bangalore: Registering their first points of the competition in the final league game, Barbados Tridents managed an edgy six-wicket consolation win against Northern Knights in a rain-reduced Champions League Twenty20 on Tuesday. Chasing a Duckworth-Lewis revised target of 138 in a 19-over-a-side Group B game, the West Indian outfit got its...
  • CLT20: Tridents eye elusive win as they clash with Hurricanes September 28, 2014

    Mohali: Hobart Hurricanes will start as favourites when they take on the winless Barbados Tridents in a Group B encounter of the Champions League Twenty20 here on Sunday. With two wins from three games, the Aussies come into this match after a huge win over Northern Knights whom they had bundled...
  • CLT20: Miller, Patel script Punjab's 4wicket win over Tridents September 20, 2014

    Mohali: David Miller smashed a 34ball 46* under pressure and Parvinder Awana scalped three wickets as Kings XI Punjab notched up a fourwicket victory over Barbados Tridents in the Champions League Twenty20 on Saturday. Put into bat, Barbados posted a challenging 174 for six, riding on twin halfcenturies by Dilshan Munaweera...
  • Ahmed Shehzad let off with reprimand for 'religious comments' September 12, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan opening batsman Ahmed Shehzad has escaped strong disciplinary action for his controversial religious comments to Tillakaratne Dilshan of Sri Lanka as the Board let him off with just a stern reprimand for violating a clause of his central contract. Sources in the PCB told PTI that before leaving for...
  • CLT20: Southern Express in a fix as Tillakaratne Dilshan not playing September 11, 2014

    Raipur: In a huge blow to Southern Express, representing Sri Lanka in the Champions League T20, their ace batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan has pulled out of the contest due to "personal reasons". "I have been informed today that Dilshan won't be participating in the CLT20 due to personal reasons. So that's all...
  • Pakistan say Ahmed Shehzad could be disciplined September 5, 2014

    The Pakistan Cricket Board says batsman Ahmed Shehzad has breached his central contract for making religious comments to Sri Lanka player Tillakaratne Dilshan and he could face disciplinary action. Chairman Shaharyar Khan says on Friday that Shehzah's contract clearly states "you will not be involved in any political or religious discussion...
  • Pakistan Cricket Board looking into ShehzadDilshan religious chat September 3, 2014

    Islamabad: The Pakistan Cricket Board is investigating religious comments by batsman Ahmed Shehzad to Sri Lanka player Tillakaratne Dilshan after their oneday international last Saturday. While the players were walking back to the dressing room, Shehzad was caught on camera telling Dilshan "if you are a nonMuslim and you turn Muslim,...
  • 3rd ODI: Sri Lanka rout Pakistan to win series August 30, 2014

    Dambulla: Allrounder Thisara Perera led Sri Lanka to a sevenwicket victory on the Duckworth/Lewis Method against Pakistan in the seriesdeciding third and final oneday 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...