Rangana Herath

  • World T20 Final: Will it turn out to be the battle of spinners? April 6, 2014

    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 April 5, 2014

    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 tournament...
  • Five things to know about the Sri Lankan team ahead of WT20 final April 5, 2014

    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 history:...
  • Sri Lanka welcome 'lovely' spin headache ahead of semis April 2, 2014

    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 in...
  • Spin doctors set up thrilling World T20 climax April 2, 2014

    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 March 31, 2014

    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 them...
  • WT20: Sri Lanka storm into the semis as Herath's five-for demolishes New Zealand April 1, 2014

    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 head...
  • MS Dhoni not the only casualty as injuries mar Asia Cup 2014 February 25, 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...
  • Ban vs SL, 2nd Test Day 1: as it happened February 4, 2014

    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 clinical...
  • Jayawardene, Herath to miss ODI series against Bangladesh February 3, 2014

    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 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...
  • 3rd Test: Herath triple strike leaves Pakistan at 291 for 6 January 18, 2014

    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 fours...
  • 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...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test January 12, 2014

    (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 an unbeaten...
  • 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 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 in...
  • 2nd Test: Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq revive Pakistan on Day 3 January 10, 2014

    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 on...
  • Ready for Pakistan challenge, says Rangana Herath December 29, 2013

    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 Herath...
  • Rangana Herath to miss Sri Lanka ODIs against Pakistan December 13, 2013

    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, which...
  • 3rd ODI: Sri Lanka win by D/L to level series November 16, 2013

    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 then...
  • 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 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 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...
  • Herath, Sangakkara bag top honours at SLC awards September 11, 2013

    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, while...
  • 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 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...
  • Rangana Herath hailed after Sri Lanka series win March 19, 2013

    Colombo: New Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews showered praise on Rangana Herath on Tuesday after the slow left armer's nagging accuracy did for Bangladesh in the second Test and brought up his 200th Test wicket. Sri Lanka coasted to a seven-wicket series-clinching victory on the fourth day of the final...
  • Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by 7 wickets in 2nd Test March 19, 2013

    Colombo: Rangana Herath returned career-best match figures of 12-157 to propel Sri Lanka to a seven-wicket win against Bangladesh on the fourth day of the second Test and 1-0 series victory. Chasing 160 to win on Tuesday, Sri Lanka reached the target losing three wickets in the final session, led...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh, 2nd Test, Day 4 March 19, 2013

    Live updates from day four of the 2nd Test between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh played at R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo. Sri Lanka 2nd innings End of over 41.4: Sri Lanka 160 for 3: That is all over for Bangladesh. Sri Lanka get to their target of 160 and takes the lead...