Lahiru Thirimanne

  • Sri Lanka in the wickets in final warmup June 7, 2014

    Sri Lanka's bowlers were in the wickets on Friday ahead of next week's first Test against England at Lord's. The tourists reduced Northamptonshire to 146 for five at stumps on the second day of four in reply to Sri Lanka's 558 for eight declared a deficit of 412 and with...
  • Lahiru Thirimanne hits careerbest in Sri Lanka runfest June 7, 2014

    Lahiru Thirimanne's careerbest 156 helped Sri Lanka pile on the runs against Northamptonshire on Friday. Sri Lanka, at lunch on the second day of four at Northampton, were 485 for five in their final match before next week's first Test against England at Lord's. Sri Lanka were 358 for three overnight. But...
  • Tonup Silva and Thirimanne star for Sri Lanka June 6, 2014

    Kaushal Silva and Lahiru Thirimanne both scored hundreds as Sri Lanka compiled 358 for three on the opening day of their tour match against Northamptonshire. At stumps on Thursday's first day of four at Northampton, opener Silva was 152 not out in what was Sri Lanka's final match before next...
  • Thirimanne issues 'Mankad' warning to England June 6, 2014

    Sri Lanka's Lahiru Thirimanne insisted on Thursday the tourists would have no qualms about running out an England batsman backing up too far during their upcoming Test series, despite the furore over Jos Buttler's dismissal at Edgbaston. Sachithra Senanayake ran out England's Buttler as the nonstriker, who only days earlier had...
  • Sri Lanka beat England by six wickets to win ODI series June 4, 2014

    Birmingham: Sri Lanka swept to a sixwicket victory over England at Edgbaston on Tuesday, sealing a 32 victory in their oneday international series. Lahiru Thirimanne scored an unbeaten 60 and Mahela Jayawardene added 53 as the tourists reached 222 for 4 in reply to England's 219 all out in the decider...
  • Sri Lanka return to winning ways in England May 17, 2014

    London: Sri Lanka secured their first victory on English soil this season with a crushing 128run win over Kent in a oneday match at Canterbury on Friday. The tourists made 301 for 7 in their full 50 overs after losing the toss, Angelo Mathews topscoring with 51 in an innings where...
  • Sri Lanka: The wounded tigers of World Twenty20 March 11, 2014

    Upbeat after a scintillating victory in the recently concluded Asia Cup, Sri Lanka will look to put behind their past two defeats in the ICC World Twenty20 finals and target back-to-back titles in Bangladesh. The islanders earned a morale booster ahead of the 2014 World Twenty20 by becoming the Asian champions...
  • Thirimanne will be perfect fit for Sanga's shoes: Mathews March 9, 2014

    Mirpur: Heaping praise on Lahiru Thirimanne for his match-winning hundred against Pakistan in the Asia Cup final, Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews said the youngster is shaping up to be the perfect replacement for veteran Kumar Sangakkara once he calls it a day. "You push him up the order or down,...
  • Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by five wickets to win the Asia Cup 2014 March 8, 2014

    Mirpur: Sri Lanka on Saturday regained the Asia Cup trophy with a comfortable five-wicket victory over defending champions Pakistan, riding on Lasith Malinga's five-wicket haul and opener Lahiru Thirimanne's fluent century. Sri Lanka were clinical as they restricted Pakistan to a modest 260 for five and then overhauled the target with...
  • Asia Cup: Malinga takes five wickets as Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 12 runs February 25, 2014

    Fatullah: Speedster Lasith Malinga's brilliant five-wicket haul under pressure and opener Lahiru Thirimanne's second ODI century helped Sri Lanka script a thrilling 12-run win over Pakistan in a nail-biting opening match of the Asia Cup cricket tournament on Tuesday. Malinga produced a sensational spell of death bowling, picking up key wickets...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, Match 1, Asia Cup February 25, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TEAM NEWS: Chaturanga de Silva makes his ODI debut for SL, who will be without Dilshan and Kulaseakara in the tournament opener against the defending champions. Pakistan playing the same side that faced Sri Lanka in the last ODI of...
  • Pakistan, Sri Lanka aim for win in Asia Cup opener February 25, 2014

    Pakistan and Sri Lanka will cross swords once again when they take on each other in the opening encounter of Asia Cup 2014 on Tuesday. The two teams had recently played a five- match ODI series in UAE, which Pakistan won. As far as the Sri Lankan camp is concerned,...
  • Sri Lanka recall Mahela Jayawardene for World Twenty20 February 17, 2014

    Colombo: Batsmen Mahela Jayawardene and Lahiru Thirimanne were included on Monday in Sri Lanka's 15man squad for next month's World Twenty20 in Bangladesh. Both players are missing the current oneday international series against Bangladesh due to injuries. Jayawardene is recovering from a back injury and Thirimanne from an ankle problem. Uncapped allrounder Chaturanga...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI December 21, 2013

    For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page. Despite a narrow defeat, Sri Lanka will remain positive and high on confidence for Friday's second oneday international against Pakistan, vowed skipper Angelo Mathews. Pakistan clinched a hardfought 11run win in the first daynight international in Sharjah on Wednesday after Sri...
  • As it happened: Otago vs Kandurata September 18, 2013

    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, Dilhara...
  • Shikhar Dhawan says he has lot to learn about captaincy September 17, 2013

    Mohali: His batting was flawless as he led Sunrisers Hyderabad to a convincing eight-wicket win over Kandurata Maroons on Tuesday but Shikhar Dhawan says it will take him time to learn captaincy skills. Dhawan, who scored a 71 in Hyderabad's chase of 169, led the IPL side for the first time....
  • Sri Lanka beat Australia by 20 runs to set up India semis June 18, 2013

    London: Sri Lanka will play India in the Champion Trophy semifinals after ousting defending champion Australia by 20 runs and overtaking New Zealand in the group standings on Monday. Sri Lanka posted 2538 on a turning pitch at The Oval due to Mahela Jayawardene's 84 from 81 deliveries and Lahiru Thirimanne's...
  • 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...
  • Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 1st Test, Day 2: as it happened March 10, 2013

    Live updates from day two of the third Test between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh at Galle international stadium. Bangladesh 1st innings: End of over 43: Bangladesh 135 for 2 at stumps: That is it for Day 2. After a solid batting performance from Sri Lanka, Bangladesh have replied well with Mohammad...
  • Have told Thirimanne to hold himself: Mahela February 23, 2012

    Hobart: Sri Lanka skipper Mahela Jayawardene has told his batsman Lahiru Thirimanne to avoid stepping out too much while backing up for runs in Friday's match against Australia after escaping a controversial run-out chance due to India's generosity. Thirimanne was 'Mankaded' by offspinner Ravichandran Ashwin after stepping out too far while...
  • Thirimanne gets a life, Chandimal a boundary February 21, 2012

    During the 38th over of Sri Lanka's innings, three Indian fielders contrived to add four runs to the total. Dinesh Chandimal, batting on 31, pushed a delivery from R Ashwin towards the midwicket region and from the non-striker's end Lahiru Thirimanne sprinted out of the blocks. Chandimal too took a...
  • SL beat South Africa in thrilling finish January 23, 2012

    Johannesburg: Sri Lanka tailender Sachithra Senanayake smashed a six on the second-last ball for his team to chase down South Africa's total of 312-4 and win by two wickets in the fifth and final one-day international. Playing in just his second ODI and facing his second delivery on Sunday, Senanayake struck...