Sri Lanka vs Pakistan

  • 2nd ODI: Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 77 runs, level series 1-1 21 hours 14 minutes ago

    Hambantota: A brilliant all-round performance by Thisara Perera guided Sri Lanka to a 77-run victory over Pakistan in their second one-day international on Tuesday to level the three-match series. Perera's whirlwind 65 off 36 balls took Sri Lanka's total to 310-9 after captain Angelo Mathews missed out on his maiden ODI...
  • Younis Khan to return from Sri Lanka after family tragedy 2 days ago

    Karachi: Veteran batsman Younis Khan will play no further part in Pakistan's one-day series in Sri Lanka following the death of his 10-year-old nephew, an official said on Monday. "Younis will return home on Monday as his nephew Saad Khan died while having a liver transplant in India," a Pakistan Cricket...
  • Colombo wash-out shifts second Sri Lanka-Pakistan ODI to Hambantota 3 days ago

    The second one-day international between Sri Lanka and Pakistan has been advanced by a day to Tuesday and will be held at Hambantota due to heavy rain in Colombo, the Sri Lanka cricket board (SLC) said. Colombo's Premadasa Stadium was to host the day-night match on Wednesday with the third and...
  • 1st ODI: Maqsood, Fawad guide Pakistan home in tricky chase 4 days ago

    Hambantota: Sohaib Maqsood and Fawad Alam shared a record-breaking partnership as they powered Pakistan to a four-wicket victory against Sri Lanka with one ball to spare in the first one-day international on Saturday. Maqsood made an unbeaten 89 off 73 balls and Alam scored 62 off 61 as Pakistan raced to...
  • Pakistan regroup for Sri Lanka one-dayers 5 days ago

    Hambantota: Pakistan and Sri Lanka begin a three-match one-day series on Saturday hoping to gauge each other's firepower and bench strength ahead of the World Cup just six months away. The two former world champions have been drawn in different halves for one-day cricket's showpiece that is to be played in...
  • Saeed Ajmal to miss first two ODIs against Sri Lanka 5 days ago

    Karachi: Pakistan's leading off-spinner Saeed Ajmal is set to miss the first two one-day internationals against Sri Lanka as he has to fly to Brisbane to undergo tests on his bowling action. Saeed, 36, will head to Brisbane from Colombo on August 23 with his test scheduled the next day. The...
  • Sri Lanka ponder life after golden generation 1 week ago

    Colombo: Sri Lanka are banking on young talent to see them through a transitional phase in Test cricket despite the departure of one batting great, another approaching retirement and an ageing spinner in the ranks. Former captain Mahela Jayawardene, who ended his 17-year Test career on Monday following the 2-0...
  • Sri Lanka shuffle pack for ODI series against Pakistan August 19, 2014

    Sri Lanka have made several changes after naming a 15-man squad for the first two one-day internationals against Pakistan. Batsmen Upul Tharanga and Dinesh Chandimal, spin duo Seekkuge Prasanna and Suraj Randiv, and fast bowler Dhammika Prasad have been recalled after missing last month's three-match series against South Africa that Sri...
  • Mohammad Irfan to join Pakistan squad for ODI series against Sri Lanka August 19, 2014

    Lahore: Fit-again paceman Mohammad Irfan will join the Pakistan squad for their one-day matches against Sri Lanka to reinforce the attack after their 2-0 Test series defeat, a board official said on Tuesday. The 32-year-old, who holds the record of being the tallest-ever cricketer at seven feet one inch (2.16 metres),...
  • Would be hard to play without Mahela: Sangakkara August 18, 2014

    Colombo: Former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara has said it would be difficult to fill the shoes of Mahela Jayawardene, who ended his 17-year-long Test career here on Sunday. Sangakkara shared several big partnerships, including the world record 624-run stand against South Africa in 2006, with Jayawardene, "We can't expect someone...
  • Javed Miandad blames weak setup for team's defeat August 18, 2014

    Islamabad: Javed Miandad has blamed a weak domestic cricketing base for Pakistan's poor performance in the 2-0 Test series defeat in Sri Lanka. "Our batsmen are weak against quality bowling. We could compete against weaker teams like Zimbabwe, but not against teams like Sri Lanka, South Africa or England," the former...
  • Thank you all for your support, says emotional Jayawardene August 18, 2014

    Colombo: An emotional Mahela Jayawardene ended his glittering, 17-year Test career on a high Monday as Sri Lanka won the second and final Test against Pakistan by 105 runs to sweep the series 2-0. The 37-year-old was hoisted onto his team-mates' shoulders for a lap of honour after the tourists, who...
  • Mahela Jayawardene impact will be felt for years August 18, 2014

    Mahela Jayawardene closed the curtain on an illustrious Test career on Monday, leaving a huge gap in the Sri Lanka batting order as well as the dressing room, which the island country will find difficult to bridge. The 37-year-old right-hander, one of cricket's most elegant batsmen, signed off from the longest...
  • 2nd Test: Perfect farewell for Mahela as SL sweep series against Pakistan August 18, 2014

    Colombo: Rangana Herath claimed 14 wickets for the match to help ensure former Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene retires from Test cricket with a 2-0 series sweep of Pakistan in the first session of final day Monday. Sri Lanka won the second Test by 105 runs after Pakistan was out for...
  • 2nd Test: Sri Lanka close in on a win against Pakistan August 17, 2014

    Colombo: Rangana Herath put Sri Lanka within sight of victory in the second Test against Pakistan by taking four second-innings wickets on Sunday. Chasing 271 to win the Test and level the two-match series, Pakistan were precariously placed on 127 for 7 at stumps on the fourth day with their last...
  • Shahid Afridi says his feud with Waqar Younis a thing of the past August 17, 2014

    Pakistan's flamboyant all-rounder Shahid Afridi left for Sri Lanka for the three-match ODI series by declaring that his feud with the national team's head coach Waqar Younis in 2011 was a thing of the past. "Yes there were problems between me and Waqar mainly due to ego issues but now everything...
  • Sri Lanka lead Pakistan by 165 on Day 3 of 2nd Test August 17, 2014

    Colombo: Kumar Sangakkara scored a half-century and shared an unbroken 98-run third wicket stand with Mahela Jayawardene to give Sri Lanka a strong 165-run lead against Pakistan in the second Test. Sri Lanka reached 177 for 2 in their second innings at stumps on day three Saturday after Rangana Herath earlier...
  • Junaid goes for scan after being hit by Prasad bouncer August 16, 2014

    Pakistan fast bowler Junaid Khan went for a precautionary checkup after being hit on the head while batting by a delivery from Sri Lanka paceman Dhammika Prasad during the third day of the second Test on Saturday. "Junaid was feeling dizzy after he came to the dressing room and we have...
  • 2nd Test: Pakistan dig in despite Herath's five-wicket haul on Day 2 August 15, 2014

    Rangana Herath again put Pakistan in a spin with a five-wicket haul but half-centuries from Sarfraz Ahmed and Ahmed Shehzad guided the tourists to 244 for six at the close of the second day of the second Test on Friday. Pakistan trail Sri Lanka, who lead the two-Test series 1-0, by...
  • 2nd Test: Junaid Khan, Wahab Riaz put Pakistan in control on Day 1 August 14, 2014

    Colombo: Pacers Junaid Khan and Wahab Riaz shared seven wickets as Pakistan came back strong on the opening day of the second Test on Thursday, holding Sri Lanka to 261/8 at stumps. Khan returned with best figures of 4/69 and Riaz supported him well with 3/66. Riaz dismissed opener Upul Tharanga eight...
  • Iqbal Qasim urges Pakistan to boost spin reserves August 14, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's former spin great Iqbal Qasim on Wednesday urged the country's cricket chiefs to groom more young slow bowlers after Saeed Ajmal was reported for suspect action. The umpires and match referee voiced concerns over a number of the 36-year-old off-spinner's deliveries during Pakistan's seven-wicket loss to Sri Lanka at...
  • Captain Misbah backs Ajmal to come clean on suspect action August 13, 2014

    Pakistan are not worried about Saeed Ajmal's reporting for a suspect bowling action and are confident that the ace off-spinner will be cleared, captain Misbah-ul-Haq said. Match officials reported Ajmal to the International Cricket Council (ICC) for a suspect bowling action following the first Test defeat by Sri Lanka in Galle...
  • 2nd Test: Emotional Sri Lanka eye winning farewell for Jayawardene August 13, 2014

    Sri Lanka are determined to send former captain Mahela Jayawardene into retirement with a victory in the second and final Test starting Thursday against a fragile Pakistan and a 2-0 series sweep. Captain Angelo Mathews said emotions were running high in the home team's dressing room before the match at Jayawardene's...
  • Mahela Jayawardene a rare brand of cricketer, says Angelo Mathews August 13, 2014

    Cricketers like Mahela Jayawardene come around very rarely and younger players in the team have a lot to learn from his fighting attitude, Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews said on the eve of the veteran batsman's last Test match. The second Test against Pakistan starting on Thursday will be an emotional...
  • Retirement decision was not easy, says Jayawardene August 12, 2014

    Colombo: Test cricket will bid farewell to one of its most elegant strokemakers when Sri Lanka's Mahela Jayawardene quits the longer format after the second Test against Pakistan, starting in Colombo on Thursday. Few cricketers have exemplified the spirit of the game better than the gentlemanly 37-year-old, even though his pleasant...
  • Pakistan defeat doesn't augur well for Misbah's captaincy: Rashid Latif August 12, 2014

    Karachi: Former Pakistan players on Monday criticised the national team's capitulation in the first Test against Sri Lanka, blaming defensive batting on the final day for the seven-wicket defeat. A trademark second innings collapse on Sunday meant Pakistan were bowled out for a paltry 180 in Galle after the match...
  • Uncapped fast bowler Binura Fernando named in Sri Lanka squad August 11, 2014

    Uncapped fast bowler Binura Fernando and left-hand opener Dimuth Karunaratne were included in Sri Lanka's 15-man squad for the second Test against Pakistan starting on Thursday. The 19-year-old Fernando, who is a left-arm fast-medium bowler, has been called up after performing well for Sri Lanka under 19 sides. Karunaratne, a regular Test...
  • Shoaib Akhtar criticises Pakistan after Test defeat August 11, 2014

    Karachi: Former Pakistan fast bowler, Shoaib Akhtar has said that the players in the present national team need to show more heart and courage if they are to bounce back against Sri Lanka in the ongoing series. Akhtar was critical of the team's performance in the first Test which Pakistan lost...
  • Saeed Ajmal reported for suspected illegal bowling action August 11, 2014

    Dubai: Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal has been reported for a suspected illegal bowling action during his side's seven-wicket loss in the first cricket Test against Sri Lanka at Galle International Stadium on Sunday. The off-spinner must undergo testing within 21 days, an ICC media release said Monday. The match officials' report, which...
  • Former Pakistan cricketers angry at team's performance August 10, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's batting capitulation on the final day of the first Test against Sri Lanka has left many former players angry and red-faced. Batting legend and former captain, Hanif Muhammad had said at close on the fourth day that only a miracle could lead to a result in the Test...