Herath

  • World T20 Final: Will it turn out to be the battle of spinners? 06-04-2014 12:21 PM

    History repeats itself. After three years and four days since the 2011 ICC World Cup final, the two Asian neighbours - India and Sri Lanka - are again standing at the cusp of history; this time, though, to decide who wears the crown in the other limited-overs format as they...
  • 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...
  • Five things to know about the Sri Lankan team ahead of WT20 final 05-04-2014 05:01 PM

    Mirpur: Will it be third time lucky for Sri Lanka? The Sri Lankans have played in the World Twenty20 final two times, but never walked away with the trophy. Here are five things to know about the Sri Lankan team that will play Sunday's World Twenty20 final against India: Bad...
  • World Twenty20 final, India vs Sri Lanka: Six players to watch out for 05-04-2014 03:32 PM

    In India and Sri Lanka, two of the best-performing teams have reached the final of the 2014 ICC World Twenty20, and this is an unarguable fact given the way the two subcontinent giants have dominated the tournament right from the start. But now it all boils down to who plays...
  • Sri Lanka welcome 'lovely' spin headache ahead of semis 02-04-2014 06:58 PM

    Dhaka: Left-arm spinner Rangana Herath's magical spell against New Zealand have presented Sri Lanka with a "lovely headache" ahead of Thursday's World Twenty20 semi-final against West Indies, coach Paul Farbrace said on Wednesday. Picked ahead of spin colleague Ajantha Mendis who had proved expensive against England, Herath destroyed New Zealand...
  • Spin doctors set up thrilling World T20 climax 02-04-2014 04:22 PM

    Spinners, once considered irrelevant in hit-and-run cricket, will play a pivotal role when the World Twenty20 reaches the business end with the first of two semi-finals in Dhaka on Thursday. Among the top eight wicket-takers in the elite Super-10 round, six are spinners with South Africa's leggie Imran Tahir leading...
  • Herath was outstanding, we played mindless cricket: Brendon McCullum 31-03-2014 11:15 PM

    Chittagong: Rangana Herath's extraordinary spin bowling was termed as unbelievable and outstanding by the captains of Sri Lanka and New Zealand as the left-arm spinner took five wickets at the expense of just three runs to script his team's stunning win, here on Monday. Herath bowled 21 balls and among...
  • WT20: Sri Lanka storm into the semis as Herath's five-for demolishes New Zealand 31-03-2014 10:19 PM

    Chittagong: Left-arm spinner Rangana Herath produced a dream spell of five wickets for just three runs as Sri Lanka recorded a crushing 59-run victory over New Zealand in a dramatic Super 10 match to qualify for the semi-finals of the World Twenty20. Herath turned the virtual knock-out match on its...
  • MS Dhoni not the only casualty as injuries mar Asia Cup 2014 24-02-2014 04:53 PM

    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...
  • 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...
  • Jayawardene, Herath to miss ODI series against Bangladesh 03-02-2014 12:59 PM

    Colombo: Sri Lanka's star batsman Mahela Jayawardene and strike bowler Rangana Herath will not play in the three-match one-day series against Bangladesh starting February 17. Sri Lanka Cricket said in a statement on Monday that the two players have been rested for the ODI series, but are part of the...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Day 4 19-01-2014 10:16 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 3 round-up: Ahmed Shehzad scored a maiden century but Pakistan toiled for runs in their bid for a series-levelling win against Sri Lanka. The 22-year-old right-hander made 147 in only his second Test as Pakistan scored 291 for...
  • 3rd Test: Herath triple strike leaves Pakistan at 291 for 6 18-01-2014 07:51 PM

    Sharjah: Opening batsman Ahmed Shehzad cashed in on a very flat pitch to hit a maiden Test century but Sri Lanka hit back through Rangana Herath's triple strike to restrict Pakistan to 291 for 6 in the decisive third Test on Saturday. Shehzad made 147 off 275 balls with 12...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Day 3 18-01-2014 11:06 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 round-up: Dilruwan Perera and captain Angelo Mathews just missed centuries before Sri Lanka declared their first innings at a strong 428 for 9 against Pakistan on the second day of the decisive third Test on Friday. Pakistan...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test 12-01-2014 10:55 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 4 round-up: Sarfraz Ahmed frustrated Sri Lanka's bid to win the second Test inside four days by hitting his maiden Test half-century and steering Pakistan to 330 for 7 on Saturday, a lead of 107. The wicketkeeper made...
  • 2nd Test: Resilient Sarfraz Ahmed takes Pakistan to 330/7, lead by 107 11-01-2014 06:52 PM

    Dubai: Sarfraz Ahmed frustrated Sri Lanka's bid to win the second Test inside four days by hitting his maiden Test half-century and steering Pakistan to 330 for 7 on Saturday, a lead of 107. The wicketkeeper made an unbeaten 70 off 123 balls with seven fours after he was flown...
  • 2nd Test: Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq revive Pakistan on Day 3 10-01-2014 08:21 PM

    Dubai: Younis Khan and captain Misbah-ul-Haq hit fighting half-centuries to lead Pakistan to 132 for 3 in the second innings and narrow Sri Lanka's lead to 91 on the third day of the second Test on Friday. Younis was on 62 off 142 balls with four boundaries while Misbah was...
  • Ready for Pakistan challenge, says Rangana Herath 29-12-2013 05:47 PM

    Abu Dhabi: Ace Sri Lankan spinner Rangana Herath is hoping lack of Tests will not affect his bowling in the first of three Tests against Pakistan starting in Abu Dhabi from Tuesday. Sri Lanka have not played the five-day format since beating Bangladesh at home in March this year, but...
  • Rangana Herath to miss Sri Lanka ODIs against Pakistan 13-12-2013 09:43 PM

    Colombo: Sri Lanka's left-arm spinner Rangana Herath has ruled himself out of the five-match One Day International series against Pakistan, scheduled to commence on December 18 at Sharjah. The decision came after the demise of his mother earlier this week. Herath, however, will join the team for the three-Test series,...
  • 3rd ODI: Sri Lanka win by D/L to level series 16-11-2013 09:08 PM

    Sri Lanka leveled the three-match ODI series against New Zealand by winning the third and final one-day international at Dambulla by 36 runs on Saturday according to the Duckworth/Lewis Method. Sri Lanka set New Zealand a target of 216 in 33 overs in the rain-affected game and the game was...
  • 2nd ODI: Nathan McCullum fires New Zealand to victory over Sri Lanka 13-11-2013 01:13 AM

    Hambantota: Nathan McCullum smashed 22 runs off the final four balls to lift New Zealand to a thrilling four-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the rain-hit second one-day international in Hambantota on Tuesday. The Black Caps, set a revised Duckworth-Lewis target of 198 in 23 overs, replied with 203 for...
  • As it happened: Otago vs Kandurata 18-09-2013 02:57 PM

    CLICK HERE for the Live updates from Otago Volts vs Kandurata Maroons, 3rd Qualifier match of CLT20 at Mohali. Otago won their first match against Faisalabad Wolves, while Kandurata lost to Sunrisers Hyderabad. Playing XIs: Kandurata: Upul Tharanga, Shehan Jayasuriya, Kumar Sangakkara(w), Lahiru Thirimanne(c), Chamara Silva, Thilina Kandamby, Kaushal Lokuarachchi,...
  • Herath, Sangakkara bag top honours at SLC awards 11-09-2013 03:35 PM

    Left-arm spinner Rangana Herath and veteran Sri Lanka batsman Kumar Sangakkara bagged the top honours at the 2013 Sri Lanka Cricket (SCL) awards, after being named 'Cricketer of the Year' and 'Best Test Batsman of the Year' respectively. Herath took 46 wickets at an average of 22.13 during the year,...
  • Champions Trophy, India vs Sri Lanka: Five key battles to look out for 20-06-2013 10:10 AM

    The ICC Champions Trophy has pitted two familiar foes against each other in India and Sri Lanka in the second semi-final. Deja vu, you could say, as the giants from the subcontinent will meet for the first time in an ODI tournament since the monumental 2011 World Cup final. So...