HAMBANTOTA

  • Colombo washout shifts second Sri LankaPakistan ODI to Hambantota August 24, 2014

    The second oneday international between Sri Lanka and Pakistan has been advanced by a day to Tuesday and will be held at Hambantota due to heavy rain in Colombo, the Sri Lanka cricket board (SLC) said. Colombo's Premadasa Stadium was to host the daynight match on Wednesday with the third and...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, 1st ODI August 23, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Pakistan decided to bowl. PLAYING XIs: SRI LANKA: Tillakaratne Dilshan, Upul Tharanga, Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Mahela Jayawardene, Ashan Priyanjan, Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews (c), Thisara Perera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Rangana Herath, Lasith Malinga PAKISTAN: Mohammad Hafeez, Ahmed Shehzad, Younis Khan, Umar Akmal (wk),...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs South Africa, 3rd ODI July 12, 2014

    For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page. Toss and team news: South have won the toss and opted to bat. Both teams have one change as Sri Lanka replace Nuwan Kulasekara with Rangana Herath, while South Africa bring in Wayne Parnell in place of Vernon Philander. In the...
  • 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...
  • 2nd ODI: Rain fear looms again as New Zealand face Sri Lanka November 11, 2013

    After rain played spoilsport and forced the first oneday 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...
  • 3rd T20: South Africa eye a clean sweep against Sri Lanka August 5, 2013

    Hambantota: Upbeat with an unassailable 20 lead in the Twenty20 series, a rejuvenated South Africa will hope to sign off the tour with a clean sweep when they take on Sri Lanka in the third and the final game here on Tuesday. South Africa, who suffered a humiliating 41 defeat...
  • 2nd T20: Sri Lanka out to level series, South Africa to win August 4, 2013

    Hambantota: Sri Lanka are expected to play hard on Sunday in their endeavour to win the second Twenty20 international against South Africa and bring the threematch series on level terms at 11, but the hosts might continue with their policy of testing the bench strength in preparation for the World...
  • Persistent rain washes out 2nd SLBangladesh ODI March 25, 2013

    Hambantota: The second oneday international between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh here was abandoned on Monday following persistent rain, which did not allow any play after just five overs had been bowled in the Sri Lankan innings. Sri Lanka were 33 for no loss when rain stopped play and four hours later...
  • World T20: SL steps up security after clashes September 23, 2012

    Colombo: World Twenty20 hosts Sri Lanka are to beef up security after angry fans clashed with baton wielding police in Hambantota where the home side lost a match to South Africa, officials said on Sunday. Local residents in the southern port town stormed the ground after they were told that...
  • In pics: the World T20 venues September 13, 2012

    Rains are very much a fixture at the Premadasa. Since it's monsoon time in the island nation, there are fears over the completion of matches here. (Getty Images)The Premadasa hosted its first match in 1992 - a Test against Australia. The Colombo venue will host the maximum number of matches i.e. 15, including the final on Oct. 7. (Getty Images)The original capacity at Hambantota was 34,000, which has reportedly been increased to 64,000 for the T20 extravaganza. (Getty Images)
  • We have never taken SL lightly: Gambhir July 27, 2012

    Colombo: Opener Gautam Gambhir on Friday said that it would not be fair to suggest that India had taken Sri Lanka "lightly" in the second ODI, which the visitors lost comprehensively by nine wickets in Hambantota. After registering a 21run win in the series opener, India slumped to a humiliating defeat...
  • Dhoni points finger at Hambantota pitch July 25, 2012

    Hambantota: Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni blamed the unpredictable pitch for his team's abysmal batting performance in the lost second ODI against Sri Lanka, rejecting suggestions that rash shots led to the stunning collapse. India were last night bowled out for 138 in 33.3 overs their fourthlowest ODI total in...
  • Jayawardene lauds improved Perera July 25, 2012

    Hambantota: Thisara Perera's threewicket haul on Tuesday included wickets of the top scorers from the first ODI Virat Kohli and Virender Sehwag between India and Sri Lanka. That was reason enough for the hosts' skipper Mahela Jayawardene to hail the improvement and confidence his bowling allrounder has shown. The...
  • Sri Lanka vs India, 2nd ODI: as is happened July 24, 2012

    Sri Lanka innings: 20th over: Sri Lanka 139 for 1 So thats it. Sri Lanka win the second ODI by nine wickets to level the series 11 going into the third match in Colombo on Saturday. That is a crushing defeat. India were abject, bowled out for 138 in 33.3 overs...
  • Jayawardene worried about Kohli form July 23, 2012

    Hambantota: Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene said on Monday that his team must find a way to deal with India batsman Virat Kohli, who scored a fourth century in five matches to help his team win the first oneday international. Kohli's 106 runs on Saturday helped India to a strong total...
  • 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....
  • Has Sehwag turned over a new leaf? July 22, 2012

    India's first ODI against Sri Lanka at Hambantota brought a string of good tidings for team India. They started off the new season with a 21run victory over the hosts and Virat Kohli cracked a century showing that his scitillating performance last season wasn't a fluke. But perhaps the biggest positive...
  • Test ton against Aus boosted my confidence: Kohli July 22, 2012

    Hambantota: Virat Kohli scored yet another hundred in international cricket on Saturday and the young Indian batsman said the Test century he scored against formidable Australia in their own backyard in the last season, gave him the confidence to do well in all formats. Kohli on Saturday scored his 12th ODI...
  • Is Virat Kohli the best ODI batsman today? July 21, 2012

    To say Virat Kohli is one of the best oneday batsmen today is an understatement; he may well be the best. The player whom Ray Jennings, coach of Royal Challengers Bangalore, once termed "a very talented kid [who] sometimes thinks he is better than the game, is very much at...
  • SL vs India, 1st ODI: As it happened July 21, 2012

    Sri Lanka innings 50th over: Sri Lanka 293 for 9 India win the first ODI by 21 runs to take a 10 series lead. The ninth wicket goes down in the penultimate over as Thisara Perera heaves Irfan Pathan to longon for a 28ball 44. Needing an improbable 38 from six...
  • Rahul left out of India squad for first ODI July 21, 2012

    Dopetainted Rahul Sharma will not be considered for Indias playing XI for the first ODI against Sri Lanka at Hambantota on Saturday after the legspinners blood sample taken during the Indian Premier League in May was declared positive late on Friday night. Rahul, who made his ODI debut for India...
  • India look for early momentum against Sri Lanka July 20, 2012

    In the first ODI against Sri Lanka in Hambantota on Saturday, India would like to start on a winning note. ...
  • Need to adapt quickly to SL conditions: Dhoni July 20, 2012

    Hambantota (Sri Lanka): India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Friday said adapting quickly to the conditions would be key to his team's success in the first cricket onedayer against Sri Lanka here on Saturday. A rejuvenated India start their new season with the first ODI of the fivematch series at the...
  • Dhoni focussed on Sri Lanka ODIs July 19, 2012

    India captain MS Dhoni says his team is confident of a good show in the fiveODI series against Sri Lanka, starting Saturday at Hambantota. ...
  • Sri Lanka, Pakistan gear up for first T20 May 31, 2012

    Dubai: Hosts Sri Lanka will swing into ICC World Twenty20 mood as they take on Pakistan in a twomatch international series with both teams looking to move up the ICC T20 Championship table. Sri Lanka, who will host ICC World Twenty20, need to win the series 20 if they are...
  • SL announce squads for Pak T20s, ODIs May 24, 2012

    Colombo: Sri Lanka on Thursday announced separate Twenty20 and oneday squads for the home series against Pakistan starting next month. Pakistan and Sri Lanka will play two Twenty20 games in southern Hambantota on June 1 and 3, followed by five oneday internationals in Pallekele and Colombo from June 7 to 18. The...