Perera

  • 2nd Test: Perera gives Sri Lanka big lead despite Amla ton July 26, 2014

    South Africa captain Hashim Amla remained unbeaten after his 22nd Test hundred but off-spinner Dilruwan Perera's career best figures gave Sri Lanka a big first innings lead at the end of the third day of the second Test on Saturday. South Africa were dismissed for 282 in reply to Sri Lanka's...
  • T20I: Thisara Perera, Lasith Malinga star in close win over England May 21, 2014

    London: Sri Lanka weathered a belligerent knock of 66 from Alex Hales to beat England by nine runs on Tuesday in their first Twenty20 international since winning the world title last month. Allrounder Thisara Perera smashed 49 off 20 balls to lift the Sri Lankans to 183 for 7 after being...
  • World T20: Sri Lanka celebrate biggest win in 18 years April 7, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lanka fans at home burst firecrackers and danced on the streets as the national team won the T20 WC title beating India by six wickets in Dhaka on Sunday. Instant celebrations broke out at cricket grounds and public parks in the capital Colombo as well as in suburban towns...
  • Hope Mahela Jayawardene strikes form in Asia Cup final: Thisara Perera March 6, 2014

    Mirpur: Experienced Mahela Jayawardene's prolonged lean patch is not a concern at all and Sri Lanka hope that the right-hander will live up to his reputation in the summit clash of the Asia Cup against Pakistan on Saturday, all-rounder Thisara Perera said on Thursday. "He (Jayawardene) normally bats very well it's...
  • Asia Cup: Sri Lanka cruise to final after thrashing Afghanistan March 3, 2014

    Mirpur: In-form Sri Lanka sailed into the summit clash of the Asia Cup with a resounding 129-run victory over minnows Afghanistan, here on Monday. Opting to bat, Sri Lanka rode on Kumar Sangakkara's patient 76 and skipper Angelo Mathews' breezy 41-ball 45 to post a competitive 253 for 6 at the...
  • Sangakkara's century guides Sri Lanka to victory February 28, 2014

    In pursuit of India's 265, Sri Lanka held their nerves as Kumar Sangakkara (103) guided his team to a two-wicket win. ...
  • Rashid, Mithun joint leaders after rain suspends SAIL Open February 28, 2014

    New Delhi: India's Rashid Khan and Mithun Perera of Sri Lanka were joint leaders but were left stranded on the seventh and eighth hole respectively after torrential rain suspended the third day's play in the SAIL-SBI golf tournament here on Friday. Overnight leader, Rashid dropped a bogey at the fifth hole,...
  • 3rd ODI: Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh to clean sweep three-match series February 22, 2014

    Mirpur: Opener Kusal Perera hit his maiden century as Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by six wickets to sweep the one-day series 3-0 on Saturday. Sri Lanka scored 246 for 4 in reply to Bangladesh's 240 for 8 with captain Angelo Mathews smashing a six over mid-wicket off Naeem Islam to complete...
  • 1st ODI: Sri Lanka fight back to beat Bangladesh by 13 runs February 18, 2014

    Dhaka: Captain Angelo Mathews led from the front, claiming 3 for 21, while Thisara Perera hit a career-best 80 not out to help Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by 13 runs in the first one-day international at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Monday. Bangladesh were bowled out for 167 in response to Sri...
  • Sri Lanka sweep T20 series in Bangladesh February 14, 2014

    Chittagong: Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh for a second straight thrilling win on the last ball to sweep their Twenty20 series 2-0 at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium on Friday. Thisara Perera was in the middle at the end of both victories which retained for Sri Lanka the No. 1 ranking in T20s. Perera...
  • As it happened: Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Day 5 February 8, 2014

    For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page. Kumar Sangakkara became only the second player to hit a triple century and a century in the same match as Sri Lanka remained on track to win the second Test against Bangladesh. After Sri Lanka declared their second innings on...
  • Ban vs SL, 2nd Test Day 4: as it happened February 7, 2014

    For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page. Day 3 round-up: Imrul Kayes and Shamsur Rahman hit their maiden centuries to lift Bangladesh to 409 for 8 at stumps on the third day of the second Test against Sri Lanka on Thursday. Shakib Al Hasan contributed 50 while...
  • 1st Test: Sri Lanka hammer Bangladesh by an innings and 248 runs in four days January 30, 2014

    Mirpur: Dilruwan Perera claimed his maiden five-wicket haul in his just second Test to help Sri Lanka to a comprehensive innings and 248-runs victory over Bangladesh before tea on the fourth day of the first Test Thursday. Perera finished with figures of 5 for 109 and Suranga Lakmal had 3 for...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Day 4 January 19, 2014

    (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 6...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Day 3 January 18, 2014

    (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 were 19...
  • Pakistan on back foot after SL declare at 428 for nine January 17, 2014

    Sharjah: Dilruwan Perera and captain Angelo Mathews just missed centuries before Sri Lanka declared their first innings at a strong 428-9 against Pakistan on the second day of the decisive third Test on Friday. Pakistan were 19 without loss at stumps and were in a tight corner to level the series...
  • Perera to replace Thirimanne in Sri Lanka squad January 6, 2014

    Dubai: Sri Lanka called up opener Kusal Perera on Monday after experienced batsman Lahiru Thirimanne was ruled out of the remainder of the three-Test series against Pakistan. Thirimanne, 24, suffered an ankle injury in the first of five one-day internationals which Sri Lanka lost to Pakistan 3-2. He was kept...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI December 21, 2013

    For ball-by-ball 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 one-day international against Pakistan, vowed skipper Angelo Mathews. Pakistan clinched a hard-fought 11-run win in the first day-night international in Sharjah on Wednesday after Sri...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, 1st ODI in Sharjah December 19, 2013

    For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page. Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq have won the toss and opted to bat against Sri Lanka in the first one-day international in Sharjah. Pakistan and Sri Lanka, the two sub-continent powerhouse, face each other in the first of the five-ODI series in...
  • Sri Lanka beat Pakistan to preserve No.1 T20 ranking December 14, 2013

    Dubai: Sri Lanka retained their status as the world's top Twenty20 team by beating Pakistan by 24 runs in a thrilling finish to the second game in Dubai on Friday. The win also levelled the two-match series at 1-1 after Pakistan won the first match by three wickets on Wednesday. Kusal...
  • BCCI has cleared Thisara Perera's name of match-fixing: SLC September 25, 2013

    Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket on Wednesday said that the BCCI has cleared its allrounder Thisara Perera of alleged match-fixing in this year's IPL. "Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that the alleged match-fixing charges referred to Thisara Perera in a certain Indian Newspaper, has been totally refuted by the Anti Corruption...
  • CLT20: Perera stars in Hyderabad's win over Trinidad and Tobago September 25, 2013

    Mohali: Thisara Perera played a rollicking knock as Sunrisers Hyderabad started their Champions League T20 group stage campaign with a four-wicket victory over Trinidad & Tobago on Tuesday. Sunrisers were struggling at 70 for 3 in 10.1 overs when Perera came to the crease but the left-handed took the attacking approach,...
  • IPL spot-fixing: Four Sunrisers Hyderabad players part of the mess? September 24, 2013

    New Delhi: The Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing saga refuses to die down, with names of four players from the franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad now also surfacing as part of the scandal. According to a report published in The Indian Express on Tuesday, arrested Mumbai bookie Chandresh Patel admitted during interrogation...
  • SLC dismisses fixing allegations against Thisara Perera September 23, 2013

    Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket on Monday denied reports that allrounder Thisara Perera indulged in match-fixing during this year's Indian Premier League, saying that it has full faith in its players. SLC rebuttal comes in the wake of a media report which stated that a Mumbai-based bookie fixed an IPL match for...
  • Sri Lanka call up two newcomers for final ODI against South Africa July 30, 2013

    Colombo: Sri Lanka have named two uncapped players in their 15-man squad to face South Africa in the fifth and final one-day international in Colombo on Wednesday. All-rounder Chathuranga de Silva and left-arm seam bowler Vimukthi Perera, both 23, are among changes made to the team who have already taken a...
  • 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 one-day international in Pallekele on Friday. In fact, the victory ended South Africa's 11-match losing streak in one-day cricket on Sri Lankan soil. Even though the visitors remain under pressure at 2-1 down and...
  • South Africa win 3rd ODI to stay alive in Sri Lanka series July 26, 2013

    Pallekele, Sri Lanka : David Miller and Lonwabo Tsotsobe played key roles as South Africa stunned hosts Sri Lanka by 56 runs in the third ODI in Pallekele on Friday to stay afloat in the five-match series. Miller plundered a robust 85 not out off 72 balls to steer South...
  • South Africa's Robin Peterson concedes 35 runs in an over July 26, 2013

    Pallekele: South African spinner Robin Peterson bowled the second most expensive over in one-day cricket when he conceded 35 runs against Sri Lanka on Friday. Left-hander Thisara Perera hit five sixes and a boundary in the 33rd over sent down by Peterson in the third one-day international in Pallekele. With the second...
  • Kohli, Karthik tons help India beat SL by five wickets in warm-up June 1, 2013

    Birmingham: Virat Kohli and Dinesh Karthik smashed a century each as India warmed-up their Champions Trophy campaign with a five-wicket thumping win over Sri Lanka in their first practice game on Saturday. Kohli (144) teamed up with Dinesh Karthik (106 not out) to rescue India from a wobbly start with a...