Galle

  • Steyn thanks Donald, rates Galle heroics among his best 4 days ago

    Galle: South African fast bowler Dale Steyn rated his match-winning performance in the Galle Test against Sri Lanka among his best and said watching videos of former fast bowling great Allan Donald inspired him ahead of the series-opener. The 31-year-old right-arm fast bowler took a match haul of nine wickets on...
  • Victory vindicates Hashim Amla's declaration gamble 4 days ago

    Galle: Hashim Amla was probably more relieved than elated after his declaration gamble paid off and the bearded South African began his captaincy tenure with a thumping 153-run win against Sri Lanka on Sunday. South Africa's first permanent non-white skipper made a gamble on the fourth day of the series-opener when...
  • Dale Steyn thanks Allan Donald, rates Galle heroics among his best 5 days ago

    South African fast bowler Dale Steyn rated his match-winning performance in the Galle Test against Sri Lanka among his best and said watching videos of former fast bowling great Allan Donald inspired him ahead of the series-opener. The 31-year-old right-arm fast bowler took a match haul of nine wickets on a...
  • Vernon Philander fined by ICC for ball tampering 6 days ago

    Dubai: South Africa's Vernon Philander has been fined 75 per cent of his match fee after breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during the third day's play in the first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle. Philander was charged with an article 2.2.9 offence of the ICC Code of Conduct which...
  • 1st Test: Dale Steyn gives South Africa control at Galle on Day 3 1 week ago

    Galle: Pace bowler Dale Steyn grabbed 5 for 50 to help restrict Sri Lanka to 283 for 9 in reply to South Africa's first-innings score of 455 for 9 declared on day three Friday of the first Test. It was the 23rd five-wicket haul in 73 Tests for Steyn, who gained...
  • 1st Test: Sri Lanka end Day 2 trailing South Africa by 425 runs July 17, 2014

    Galle: Jean-Paul Duminy came up with a timely century Thursday that helped South Africa declare their first innings at a formidable 455 for 9 on the second day of the first Test against Sri Lanka. The left-hander was unbeaten on 100 when South Africa captain Hashim Amla declared midway into the...
  • 1st Test: Late wickets hurt South Africa on Day 1, bring Sri Lanka back July 16, 2014

    Galle: Opener Dean Elgar notched a superb 103 on Wednesday as South Africa reached 268 for 5 on the opening day of the first Test against Sri Lanka. Elgar dominated both pace and spin bowling to smash 11 fours and three sixes during his 187-ball knock and was supported well by...
  • Pakistan to play two Tests, 3 ODIs in Sri Lanka May 16, 2014

    Pakistan will play Tests in Galle and Colombo on their tour of Sri Lanka in August, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said Friday. The teams will also play three one-day internationals during the short tour, originally not included in Future Tours Programme but was agreed on the sidelines of the International...
  • British journalist's book claims Musharraf knew where Osama was hiding March 31, 2014

    Washington: Former Pakistani military dictator Pervez Musharraf possibly knew about slain al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and his place of hiding, an eminent British journalist who reported for years from Afghanistan and Pakistan for the New York Times has claimed. In her latest book, "The Wrong Enemy: America in Afghanistan 2001-2004",...
  • 1st Test: Bangladesh 135-2 on Day 2, trail SL by 435 runs March 9, 2013

    Galle: Former captain Mohammad Ashraful led Bangladesh's fightback on his return to international cricket by hitting an unbeaten half-century on Saturday after Sri Lanka declared on 570 for 4 on the second day of the first Test. Ashraful, his country's most capped player with 58 Tests and playing his first...
  • 1st Test: Confident Bangladesh eye first Sri Lankan win March 7, 2013

    Colombo: Bangladesh skipper Mushfiqur Rahim is confident that his team can take advantage of a depleted Sri Lankan squad and secure a maiden Test win over their opponents in the two-match series starting in Galle on Friday. "Sri Lanka is a good team but it's not impossible to win against them....
  • Priyanka Gandhi undergoes minor surgery March 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Priyanka Gandhi on Monday underwent a minor surgery of gall bladder in a private hospital here. Forty-year-old Priyanka underwent the surgery at Gangaram Hospital and is stable. It was conducted by a team of doctors led by Dr Praveen Bhatia of the Department of Minimal Access Surgery. "During routine...
  • SL v NZ, 1st Test: Herath sets up 10-wicket win November 19, 2012

    Galle: A dramatic collapse of nine wickets for 83 runs, five of which went to left-arm 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...
  • SL vs NZ, 1st Test: Hosts on top after Herath's five November 17, 2012

    Galle: Left-arm spinner Rangana Herath continued his love affair with the Galle International Stadium by picking up another five-wicket haul at the venue on Saturday, thus bowling out New Zealand for 211. Sri Lanka lost debutant Dimuth Karunaratne for 0 as Tim Southee struck an early blow before stumps, but...
  • Sri Lanka annihilate Pakistan in first Test June 25, 2012

    Galle: Nuwan Kulasekara and Suraj Randiv combined to vanquish Pakistan as Sri Lanka triumphed in the first Test by a massive 209 runs on Monday, their biggest win over their Asian rivals. The tourists, set a near impossible victory target of 510, were bowled out for 300 just before stumps...
  • Whatmore slams DRS absence vs SL June 24, 2012

    Galle: Pakistan coach Dav Whatmore on Sunday slammed the absence of the Decision Review System (DRS) in the series against Sri Lanka after his team suffered several umpiring errors in the first Test. The Test has been marred by at least 10 content_cnious decisions over three days by umpires Steve...
  • Chasing 510, Pakistan reeling in Galle Test June 24, 2012

    Galle: Sri Lanka turned the screws on Pakistan in the first Test in Galle after battering the tourists with both bat and ball on the third day on Sunday. Sri Lanka bowled Pakistan out for 100 in the first innings in reply to their own 472, with off-spinner Suraj Randiv...
  • Missing 200 'part of game', says Sangakkara June 23, 2012

    Galle: Sri Lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara left the ground fuming after being stranded on an unbeaten 199 during the first Test against Pakistan in Galle, on Saturday. The left-hander missed out on his ninth double-century in Test cricket partly due to an error in the scoreboard on the ground which showed...
  • Day 1: Sangakkara, Dilshan take SL to 300/2 June 22, 2012

    Galle: Tillakaratne Dilshan and Kumar Sangakkara hammered centuries as Sri Lanka walloped Pakistan on the opening day of the first cricket Test in Galle on Friday. Dilshan made 101, his first Test hundred on home soil in three years, and Sangakkara was unbeaten on 111 as Sri Lanka ended the...
  • Literary fests new tool of diplomacy in S Asia May 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Literature, the soul of cultural exchange, is giving conventional diplomacy a run for its space in South Asia with the mushrooming literary festivals that are provoking, discussing and building new bridges across cultures. Five major literature festivals - the Jaipur Literature Festival, Mountain Echoes in Bhutan, the Kathmandu Literary...
  • Sri Lanka beat England to win first Test March 29, 2012

    Galle: Rangana Herath completed a maiden 10-wicket haul to take Sri Lanka to an emphatic 75-run victory in the first Test against England despite Jonathan Trott's defiant century threatening to steal the game. Chasing 340 to win, England were bowled out for 264 just after tea on the fourth day on...
  • 1st Test: Eng 111/2 at stumps on Day 3 March 28, 2012

    Galle: Rangana Herath claimed two wickets to give Sri Lanka a good start in their victory pursuit as England reached 111 for 2 in chasing a tough 340 to win the first Test on Wednesday. The left-arm spinner who took six wickets in the first innings bagged openers Alastair Cook (14)...
  • Expensive ticketing angers SL fans March 27, 2012

    Galle: Travelling English supporters hugely outnumbered local Sri Lankan fans at the start of the first Test in Galle, making it look like a home match for the tourists. An estimated 8,500 English tourists, many of them members of the famous "Barmy Army" of diehard supporters, packed the Galle International Stadium...
  • Swann leads England fightback in Galle March 27, 2012

    Galle: Offspinner Graeme Swann took 4 for 28 in leading England's fightback to restrict Sri Lanka's second innings to 84 for 5 and a 209-run lead after two days of the first Test on Tuesday. England conceded a 125-run first-innings lead to Sri Lanka. Opener Lahiru Thirimanne and senior batsmen Tillakaratne Dilshan,...
  • Harsh weather worries Eng ahead of Galle Test March 25, 2012

    Galle: Oppressive heat and humidity will present a major problem for England in the first of two cricket Tests against Sri Lanka starting in Galle on Monday. "These are unnatural conditions for English players, we don't get this kind of heat," England batting coach Graham Gooch told reporters. "It's different to...