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  • Nuwan Kulasekera reprimanded for aggressive celebration January 29, 2015

    Wellington: Sri Lankan fast bowler Nuwan Kulasekera was reprimanded for aggressive celebration of Luke Ronchi's dismissal during his team's seventh ODI against New Zealand on Thursday. "Kulasekera admitted to a breach of Article 2.1.8 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel," said the ICC in a...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Day 2 January 3, 2015

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day one roundup: Nuwan Pradeep took four for 63 as Sri Lanka dismissed New Zealand for 221 on the opening day of the second Test on Saturday. Sri Lanka claimed New Zealand's last eight wickets for 81 runs after winning the...
  • 2nd Test: Sri Lanka reeling on bowlers' day in Wellington January 3, 2015

    Wellington: Recalled fast bowler Nuwan Pradeep took 4 for 63 as Sri Lanka dismissed New Zealand for 221 on the opening day of the second Test on Saturday as they seek to reassert themself in the two-match series. Sri Lanka claimed New Zealand's last eight wickets for 81 runs after winning...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Day 1 in Wellington January 3, 2015

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) TOSS: Sri Lanka opted to field against New Zealand. Playing XIs: New Zealand: Tom Latham, Hamish Rutherford, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Brendon McCullum (capt), James Neesham, BJ Watling (wk), Mark Craig, Tim Southee, Doug Bracewell, Trent Boult Sri Lanka: Kaushal Silva, Dimuth Karunaratne,...
  • Sri Lanka recall Nuwan Kulasekera for New Zealand ODIs December 30, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lanka on Tuesday recalled medium-pacer Nuwan Kulasekera for the one-day internationals against New Zealand next month. The 32-year-old was dropped from the side for the home ODI series against England in November. Lasith Malinga, who skipped both the Indian tour late October-November and the England series due to injury, is...
  • As it happened: India vs Sri Lanka, 4th ODI November 13, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) As the India-Sri Lanka battle shifts to Eden Gardens, the hosts, having pocketed the series with a hat-trick of wins, would look to continue their dominance and climb up the ladder in the ICC rankings while giving the bench-warmers an...
  • Series won, India look to test the bench in 4th ODI against Sri Lanka November 13, 2014

    As the India-Sri Lanka battle shifts to Eden Gardens, the hosts, having pocketed the series with a hat-trick of wins, would look to continue their dominance and climb up the ladder in the ICC rankings while giving the bench-warmers an opportunity to showcase their skills. At the present moment India...
  • Sri Lanka drop Mendis, retain Dickwella for Pakistan series August 1, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lanka have dropped spinner Ajantha Mendis and retained wicketkeeper batsman Niroshan Dickwella for the twoTest series against Pakistan starting next week. Sri Lanka Cricket on Thursday announced a 15member squad which also include seam bowler Nuwan Pradeep, who was part of the squad for the concluded series against South...
  • Sri Lanka survive dramatic session to save Lord's Test June 17, 2014

    Number 11 Nuwan Pradeep survived five dramatic balls from Stuart Broad to help Sri Lanka avoid defeat after James Anderson ripped through the visitors to almost force an England win in the first Test at Lord's on Monday. Pradeep survived the final five balls, including successfully reviewing an lbw decision on...
  • 1st Test: England lead Sri Lanka by 389 runs on Day 4 June 15, 2014

    London: Gary Ballance hit an unbeaten 104 on Sunday for his first Test century as England fought back to finish the fourth day on 267 for 8 and lead Sri Lanka by 389 runs in the first Test at Lord's. With one day left, the Sri Lankans will have to pass...
  • 1st Test: Root's century puts England on top on day one June 13, 2014

    London: Joe Root's second hundred in as many Lord's Tests was the cornerstone of England's recovery on the first day of their series opener with Sri Lanka on Thursday. Root's 102 not out helped take England to 344 for 5 at stumps on the first day of the first Test after...
  • 2nd ODI: Sri Lanka thrash England by 157 runs, level series 11 May 25, 2014

    Sri Lanka skittled out England for 99 their sixthlowest total in oneday internationals to cruise to a 157run win in Durham on Sunday and tie the fivematch series at 11. Replying to Sri Lanka's 256 for 8 that was inspired by opener Tillakaratne Dilshan's 88, England were reduced to...
  • Dilshan returns to ODIs, named in Sri Lanka's squad for England May 13, 2014

    Opening batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan and fast bowler Nuwan Kulasekara, who missed the recent Asia Cup due to injuries, have been named in Sri Lanka's 15man squad for the upcoming five oneday internationals in England. The selectors have picked 13 of the 14 players who featured in the Asia Cup title triumph...
  • World T20 warm-up: Malinga's four-for hands SL five-run win over India March 17, 2014

    Mirpur: Indian team's batting woes continued in the familiar sub-continental conditions as they lost their opening warm-up tie of the ICC World T20 against Sri Lanka by five runs on Monday. Batting first, Sri Lanka scored 153 for six and then bowled out India for 148 in exactly 20 overs. Needing 12...
  • MS Dhoni not the only casualty as injuries mar Asia Cup 2014 February 24, 2014

    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 as...
  • 1st T20: Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh in lastball thriller February 12, 2014

    Chittagong: With Bangladesh needing three runs off the last ball to win, Thisara Perera caught and bowled Anamul Haque for Sri Lanka to win the thrilling first Twenty20 by two runs on Wednesday. Victory didn't look possible for the Bangladeshis until the last balls. They needed 29 off the last two...
  • 2nd Test: Resilient Sarfraz Ahmed takes Pakistan to 330/7, lead by 107 January 11, 2014

    Dubai: Sarfraz Ahmed frustrated Sri Lanka's bid to win the second Test inside four days by hitting his maiden Test halfcentury 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 in...
  • 2nd Test: Pakistan 165 all out; Sri Lanka 57 for 1 at stumps on Day 1 January 8, 2014

    Dubai: Sri Lanka's fast bowlers exploited Pakistan's weakness against seam bowling by dismissing the home side for 165 to take control of the second Test on the first day on Wednesday. Sri Lanka was 57 for 1 in reply, trailing by only 108 runs when umpires called off the day's play...
  • Sri Lanka suffer setback with Kulasekara injury January 4, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Sri Lanka suffered a big blow when experienced fast bolwer Nuwan Kulasekara was ruled out of the series due to a hamstring injury, skipper Angelo Mathews said on Saturday. The 31yearold paceman was not played in the first Test against Pakistan which ended in a draw on the fifth...
  • Mahela Jayawardene back for Pakistan Test series December 23, 2013

    Colombo: Former captain Mahela Jayawardene has returned to Sri Lanka's squad for the threeTest series against Pakistan starting in the United Arab Emirates later this month, the cricket board said on Monday. Jayawardene, who opted out of the ongoing limitedovers series for personal reasons, was named in the 16man squad led...
  • 2nd ODI: Mathews leads SL to a twowicket win over Pakistan, level series 11 December 21, 2013

    Dubai: Captain Angelo Mathews hit a vital knock of 47 runs off 44 balls to lead Sri Lanka to a thrilling twowicket victory over Pakistan on Friday in their second oneday international, leveling the fivematch series at 11. Mathews, who earlier sprained his groin while bowling, got useful contributions from Kumar...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Champions Trophy, India vs Sri Lanka: Five key battles to look out for June 20, 2013

    The ICC Champions Trophy has pitted two familiar foes against each other in India and Sri Lanka in the second semifinal. 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...
  • 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...
  • Sangakkara hits ton as Sri Lanka beat England to stay in semis hunt June 14, 2013

    London: Kumar Sangakkara smashed an unbeaten 134 off 135 balls as Sri Lanka stunned England by seven wickets in a highscoring thriller on Thursday to stay afloat in the Champions Trophy. The Islanders, chasing England's seemingly impregnable 293 for 7, launched a spirited chase in the daynight game at the...
  • IPL franchises may want key matches out of Chennai March 30, 2013

    New Delhi: Franchises with a strong Sri Lankan presence are slowly building up pressure on the Governing Council of the Indian Premier League (IPL) to shift their playoff and knockout matches out of Chennai. Four franchises IANS spoke to were confident that the issue would be sorted out by the time...
  • 2nd Test: Bangladesh out for 240, Sri Lanka 18-1 after Day 1 March 16, 2013

    Colombo: Left-arm spinner Rangana Herath made use of a more bowler-friendly wicket to take 5-68 as Sri Lanka dismissed Bangladesh for 240 runs on the opening day of the second and final Test on Saturday. After the batting paradise in the drawn first Test match that produced 1613 runs and...