Thisara Perera

  • 3rd ODI: Sri Lanka rout Pakistan to win series August 30, 2014

    Dambulla: Allrounder Thisara Perera led Sri Lanka to a sevenwicket victory on the Duckworth/Lewis Method against Pakistan in the seriesdeciding third and final oneday international on Saturday. Perera grabbed 4 for 34 and tore through Pakistan's batting lineup with lively short pitched deliveries to restrict the visitors to 102 in 32.1...
  • 2nd ODI: Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 77 runs, level series 11 August 27, 2014

    Hambantota: A brilliant allround performance by Thisara Perera guided Sri Lanka to a 77run victory over Pakistan in their second oneday international on Tuesday to level the threematch series. Perera's whirlwind 65 off 36 balls took Sri Lanka's total to 3109 after captain Angelo Mathews missed out on his maiden ODI...
  • 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...
  • 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 careerbest 80 not out to help Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by 13 runs in the first oneday international at ShereBangla 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 20 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...
  • BCCI has cleared Thisara Perera's name of matchfixing: SLC September 25, 2013

    Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket on Wednesday said that the BCCI has cleared its allrounder Thisara Perera of alleged matchfixing in this year's IPL. "Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that the alleged matchfixing 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 fourwicket 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 lefthanded took the attacking approach,...
  • IPL spotfixing: Four Sunrisers Hyderabad players part of the mess? September 24, 2013

    New Delhi: The Indian Premier League (IPL) spotfixing 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 matchfixing 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 Mumbaibased bookie fixed an IPL match for...
  • 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...
  • 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 fivematch 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 oneday cricket when he conceded 35 runs against Sri Lanka on Friday. Lefthander Thisara Perera hit five sixes and a boundary in the 33rd over sent down by Peterson in the third oneday international in Pallekele. With the second...
  • Hyderabad must beat KKR for playoff confirmation May 19, 2013

    Hyderabad: The race for the fourth spot still hangs in the balance, and Sunrisers Hyderabad face the last obstacle in their path. After handing Rajasthan Royals one of their more comprehensive defeats this season, Hyderabad have taken out quite a few positives. Defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders are already out...
  • As it happened: Kings XI Punjab v Sunrisers Hyderabad, Game 59, IPL 6 May 11, 2013

    Live updates from game 59 of IPL 6 between Kings XI Punjab and Sunrisers Hyderabad played at the PCA Stadium in Mohali. Kings XI Punjab innings: End of over 20 KXIP 120 for 9: Very sloppy end to the innings. Harmeet Singh is run out by Ishant Sharma off the first...
  • Another humiliating defeat puts Delhi out of playoffs race May 4, 2013

    Hyderabad: Delhi Daredevils needed to continue their winning momentum against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Saturday, but another humiliating defeat, their eighth in eleven matches, put paid to their hopes of reaching the playoffs of this season of the IPL. The Hyderabad bowlers were accurate as they bowled out Delhi for just 80...
  • Bowlers and Perera take Hyderabad to first place April 19, 2013

    Hyderabad: A dramatic collapse of 4 for 1 proved irreparable for Kings XI Punjab, who lost to Sunrisers Hyderabad by five wickets on Friday. For the second game in a row Amit Mishra had a say in a lateinnings hattrick, though it was not recorded next to his name ...
  • IPL 6: Hyderabad snatch dramatic win against Pune April 17, 2013

    A dramatic 19th over saw Mishra grab four wickets to bowl Sunrisers Hyderabad to a thrilling 11run win over Pune Warriors on Wednesday. ...
  • IPL 6: Bangalore seek to arrest Hyderabad's winning run April 8, 2013

    Bangalore: Royal Challenger Bangalore have a tough task on their hands when they play the inform Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in IPL 6 on Tuesday. Playing at home on Sunday, Hyderabad got the better of Bangalore in a Super Over thriller thanks to Cameron White's heroics with the...
  • IPL 6: Bangalore, Hyderabad look to keep up the momentum April 7, 2013

    After a dream start to their IPL 6 campaign this season where they beat Pune Warriors India in the opening encounter, Sunrisers Hyderabad will take on Virat Kohli's Royal Challengers Bangalore in the seventh match on Sunday at the Chinnaswamy stadiun in Bangalore. RCB's campaign too started on a bright...
  • IPL 6: New dawn for Sunrisers after spirited win over Pune Warriors April 5, 2013

    Hyderabad: A newlook Sunrisers Hyderabad made an inspired start to their IPL 6 campaign by defending a total of 126 with venom, beating a timid Pune Warriors by 22 runs to make it three wins in a row at their home ground of Uppal. The previous two came at the...
  • 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...
  • IPL 6: Millionaire Maxwell emerges the richest from auction February 4, 2013

    Chennai: The Australian allrounder Glenn Maxwell emerged the biggest buy at the 2013 IPL auction in Chennai, fetching a whopping bid of $1 million from Mumbai Indians, but the biggest surprises were the lowkey pair of Chris Morris and Sachitra Senanayake bagging $625,000 each and rookie fast bowler Kane Richardson...