Pallekele

  • South Africa look to carry winning momentum July 27, 2013

    Pallekele: South Africa kept their series hopes alive by beating Sri Lanka by 56 runs in the third oneday international in Pallekele on Friday. In fact, the victory ended South Africa's 11match losing streak in oneday cricket on Sri Lankan soil. Even though the visitors remain under pressure at 21 down and...
  • Sri Lanka vs South Africa, 3rd ODI: As it happened July 26, 2013

    For live updates from Pallekele CLICK HERE End of over No. 43.2, Sri Lanka 167 all out, chasing 224 to win: Thisara Perera's whirlwind innings of 65 off 49 balls was ended by Farhaan Behardien and the medium pacer accounted for another wicket before Duminy cleaned up Mendis to hand South...
  • T20I: Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by 17 runs April 1, 2013

    Pallekele: Kusal Perera smashed a brisk 64 to set up Sri Lanka's 17run victory over Bangladesh in a oneoff Twenty20 international in Pallekele on Sunday. The opener hit four sixes and five fours in his 44ball knock as Sri Lanka posted a challenging 198 for 5 before restricting Bangladesh to...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, T20I March 31, 2013

    Bangladesh innings: End of over 20, Bangladesh 181 for 7: Sri Lanka win by 17 runs. Sri Lanka put up a great show after Kusal Perera's cameo as hosts defeated Bangladesh by 17 runs. Putting into bat, Sri Lanka set a stiff target of 199 runs. Bangladesh, who gave a solid...
  • SL vs NZ, 3rd ODI: Dilshan's century powers Lanka to victory November 7, 2012

    Pallekele: Sri Lanka registered a comfortable win over New Zealand by 7 wickets (D/L) in the 3rd ODI at Pallekele chasing down 197 runs (D/L) with 11 balls to spare guided by opener Tilakaratne Dilshan's scintillating century knock 102* off 95 balls. Angelo Mathews played second fiddle scoring 54 runs...
  • 3rd ODI: SLNZ once again pray for rain to keep away November 5, 2012

    Rain remains the issue as Sri Lanka take on New Zealand in the third ODI at Kandy's Pallekele International Stadium Tuesday. After washouts in the oneoff T20 and first ODI, Sri Lanka and New Zealand cricket authorities Friday agreed to shift the venue for the second and third oneday internationals from...
  • 2nd ODI: SL, NZ pray for a game after washouts November 3, 2012

    Sri Lanka and New Zealand are hoping for some cricket as they prepare themselves for the second ODI at Kandys Pallekele International Stadium on Sunday. After washouts in the oneoff T20 and first ODI, Sri Lanka and New Zealand cricket authorities Friday agreed to shift the venue for the second and...
  • Rains force Sri LankaNew Zealand venue shift November 2, 2012

    Colombo: Incessant rain has forced Sri Lanka Cricket to shift the second and third oneday internationals of ongoing series against New Zealand to the central town of Kandy. "The games would now be played at Pallekele on the same dates," SLC spokesman Rajith Fernando said. The second and third onedayers in...
  • SLNZ ODI series opener washed out November 1, 2012

    Pallekele: The opening oneday international between Sri Lanka and New Zealand was called off Thursday without a ball being bowled due to rain in Pallekele. Colombo will host the next two onedayers of the fivematch series on November 4 and 6 and Hambantota the last two on November 10 and 12. The...
  • T20: SL vs NZ match abandoned due to rain October 30, 2012

    Pallekele, Sri Lanka: The Twenty20 international between Sri Lanka and New Zealand was abandoned because of rain at Pallekele International Stadium on Tuesday. Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews won the toss and sent New Zealand in to bat, and the visitors scored 747 after the match was restricted to 14 overs....
  • Sri Lanka, New Zealand ready for oneoff T20 battle October 29, 2012

    Angelo Mathews will lead Sri Lanka for the first time when they take on New Zealand in the only T20 at Pallekele on Tuesday. The Sri Lankans will look to put their World T20 final defeat to West Indies behind with a win under their new captain. 25yearold Mathews has...
  • Windies beat New Zealand in Super Over October 1, 2012

    Pallekele: West Indies knocked New Zealand out of the World Twenty20 in a dramatic Super Over Monday after their group one match finished in a tie. Both teams were locked at 139 after 40 overs at Pallekele stadium, sending the match to the tense Super Over decider. New Zealand scored a...
  • World T20: West Indies beat England by 15 runs September 28, 2012

    Pallekele: A brilliant allround performance by Chris Gayle led West Indies to a stunning 15run win over defending champions England in the Super Eights of the World Twenty20 on Thursday. Gayle smashed 58 off 35 balls and featured in a century stand with Johnson Charles, who made 84 off 56 deliveries...
  • Good batting helped my bowling: Irfan August 4, 2012

    Pallekele: Irfan Pathan, who was India's star with his fine allround performance, said his good batting towards the end of Indian innings gave him the confidence to bowl well as he picked up five Sri Lanka wickets in his side's win, here Saturday. Pathan scored an unbeaten 29 and shared a...
  • 3rd Test: SL settle for draw; win series 10 July 12, 2012

    Pallekele: Sri Lanka won its first Test series in three years after the final Test against Pakistan ended in a draw on Thursday, giving the hosts a 10 victory across the three matches. Sri Lanka won the first Test by 209 runs at Galle, while the second Test at Colombo...
  • SLPak third Test poised for exciting finish July 11, 2012

    Pallekele: Pakistan's Azhar Ali smashed a second century in successive matches Wednesday to leave the final Test against Sri Lanka poised for an intriguing finish. Azhar made 136 as Pakistan wriggled out of a corner to post 299 for 8 in their second innings by stumps on the fourth day...
  • 1st ODI preview: Sri Lanka look for revenge June 6, 2012

    After a brief Twenty20 contest, which was shared 11, Sri Lanka and Pakistan start a fivematch ODI series in the outstation of Pallekele with the visitors laying claim to an edge following their 41 series win in the UAE last year. Following three straight wins in Dubai, Sharjah and Abu...