Tillakaratne Dilshan

  • Ahmed Shehzad let off with reprimand for 'religious comments' September 12, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan opening batsman Ahmed Shehzad has escaped strong disciplinary action for his controversial religious comments to Tillakaratne Dilshan of Sri Lanka as the Board let him off with just a stern reprimand for violating a clause of his central contract. Sources in the PCB told PTI that before leaving for...
  • CLT20: Southern Express in a fix as Tillakaratne Dilshan not playing September 11, 2014

    Raipur: In a huge blow to Southern Express, representing Sri Lanka in the Champions League T20, their ace batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan has pulled out of the contest due to "personal reasons". "I have been informed today that Dilshan won't be participating in the CLT20 due to personal reasons. So that's all...
  • Pakistan say Ahmed Shehzad could be disciplined September 5, 2014

    The Pakistan Cricket Board says batsman Ahmed Shehzad has breached his central contract for making religious comments to Sri Lanka player Tillakaratne Dilshan and he could face disciplinary action. Chairman Shaharyar Khan says on Friday that Shehzah's contract clearly states "you will not be involved in any political or religious discussion...
  • Pakistan Cricket Board looking into ShehzadDilshan religious chat September 4, 2014

    Islamabad: The Pakistan Cricket Board is investigating religious comments by batsman Ahmed Shehzad to Sri Lanka player Tillakaratne Dilshan after their oneday international last Saturday. While the players were walking back to the dressing room, Shehzad was caught on camera telling Dilshan "if you are a nonMuslim and you turn Muslim,...
  • 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: Dilshan shines as Sri Lanka thrash South Africa to level series July 9, 2014

    Pallekele: Tillakaratne Dilshan starred with both bat and ball as Sri Lanka crushed South Africa by 87 runs in their second onedayer on Wednesday to draw the threematch series level at 11. Dilshan smashed 86 off 90 balls and also took three wickets for 40 runs to set the stage for...
  • India slip to third but Virat Kohli on top in ICC ODI rankings June 5, 2014

    The Indian cricket team dropped a rung to third but Virat Kohli continued to top the batting chart in the latest ICC oneday international rankings announced on Wednesday. India lost their second position to Sri Lanka, while Australia maintained their place at the top of the table. Sri Lanka's 32 series win...
  • As it happened: England vs Sri Lanka, 5th ODI at Birmingham June 4, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) England face a decider in the best of fivematches oneday international series after the tourists held their nerve to claim a sevenrun win at Lord's two days ago. Playing XI: Sri Lanka: Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kushal Perera, Kumar Sangakkara(wk), Mahela Jayawardene, Angelo...
  • 2nd ODI: Sri Lanka thrash England by 157 runs, level series 11 May 25, 2014

    Sri Lanka skittled out England for 99 their sixthlowest total in oneday internationals to cruise to a 157run win in Durham on Sunday and tie the fivematch series at 11. Replying to Sri Lanka's 256 for 8 that was inspired by opener Tillakaratne Dilshan's 88, England were reduced to...
  • As it happened: England vs Sri Lanka, Only T20I May 21, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: England won the toss and elected to field Playing XIs: England: Alex Hales, Michael Carberry, Ian Bell, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan, Jos Buttler, Ravi Bopara, Chris Jordan, Chris Woakes, James Tredwell, Harry Gurney Sri Lanka: Kushal Janith Perera, Tillakaratne Dilshan,...
  • Dilshan returns to ODIs, named in Sri Lanka's squad for England May 13, 2014

    Opening batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan and fast bowler Nuwan Kulasekara, who missed the recent Asia Cup due to injuries, have been named in Sri Lanka's 15man squad for the upcoming five oneday internationals in England. The selectors have picked 13 of the 14 players who featured in the Asia Cup title triumph...
  • Dilshan fined for breaching ICC Code of Conduct April 1, 2014

    Chittagong: Sri Lankan batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan was on Tuesday fined 20 per cent of his match fee for showing dissent against an umpire's decision after being dismissed in his side's final group match against New Zealand in the ICC World Twenty20 Championship. "Tillakaratne Dilshan has been fined 20 per cent of...
  • World T20 warm-up: Chance to check combination as India take on Sri Lanka March 16, 2014

    Mirpur: Their confidence at its lowest ebb after continuous failures, a beleaguered India would look to pick up the pieces and make a fresh start when they take on an upbeat Sri Lanka in their first warm-up game of the ICC World Twenty20 on Monday. While the tournament proper will begin...
  • World Twenty20: Five batsmen to watch out for March 15, 2014

    The fifth edition of cricket's World Twenty20 will start in Bangladesh on Sunday. Following is a factbox on five batsmen to watch out for in the tournament: Chris Gayle, West Indies The tall Jamaican is dreaded for his big-hitting ability. No boundary is big enough for the left-handed opener and even his...
  • Sri Lanka may miss Tillakaratne Dilshan in World T20 March 14, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lanka may have to face the World T20 tournament without the services of Tillakaratne Dilshan as the veteran opening batsman is still recovering from his finger injury which he suffered during the one-day series in Bangladesh. Chairman of selectors, Sanath Jayasuriya said Dilshan's finger injury had not fully healed. "He...
  • Sri Lanka national players get pay hike in new contracts February 28, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket, which had a bitter dispute with its players over payments last year, has announced a seven per cent hike for them across all categories in its latest list of contracts issued here. The National Selection Committee on Thursday announced the names of 17 contracted players for the...
  • 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...
  • Tillakaratne Dilshan in doubt for Asia Cup due to injury February 21, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lanka's veteran batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan is in doubt for the upcoming Asia Cup after picking up a finger injury which has ruled him out of the rest of the ongoing series against Bangladesh. "He would return home today," Sri Lanka Cricket announced. He may miss the Asia Cup tournament also...
  • 1st T20, Ban vs SL: as it happened February 12, 2014

    For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page. To prepare for the bigger battle at the ICC World Twenty20 will be on Sri Lanka and Bangladesh's mind when the two subcontinent teams face each other in the first T20 international at Chittagong on Wednesday. The twomatch series will...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, 5th ODI December 28, 2013

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Return to form batsman Mohammad Hafeez said Pakistan's firstever win in South Africa raised the confidence of the team which helped them beat Sri Lanka in the ongoing fivematch series. Pakistan registered a thumping eightwicket win in the fourth match in...
  • 5th ODI: Sri Lanka eye redemption in final onedayer December 26, 2013

    Abu Dhabi: Return to form batsman Mohammad Hafeez said Pakistan's firstever win in South Africa raised the confidence of the team which helped them beat Sri Lanka in the ongoing fivematch series. Pakistan registered a thumping eightwicket win in the fourth match in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday to take an unbeatable...
  • Shehzad fined 50 per cent of fee for pushing Dilshan December 23, 2013

    Dubai: Pakistani opener Ahmed Shehzad has been fined 50 per cent of his match fee for pushing Sri Lankan opener Tillakaratne Dilshan during the third oneday game, the sport's governing body said on Monday. Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by 113 runs on Sunday to go 21 up in the fivematch series,...
  • 2nd ODI: Mathews leads SL to a twowicket win over Pakistan, level series 11 December 21, 2013

    Dubai: Captain Angelo Mathews hit a vital knock of 47 runs off 44 balls to lead Sri Lanka to a thrilling twowicket victory over Pakistan on Friday in their second oneday international, leveling the fivematch series at 11. Mathews, who earlier sprained his groin while bowling, got useful contributions from Kumar...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI December 21, 2013

    For ballbyball 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 oneday international against Pakistan, vowed skipper Angelo Mathews. Pakistan clinched a hardfought 11run win in the first daynight international in Sharjah on Wednesday after Sri...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, 1st ODI in Sharjah December 19, 2013

    For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page. Pakistan captain MisbahulHaq have won the toss and opted to bat against Sri Lanka in the first oneday international in Sharjah. Pakistan and Sri Lanka, the two subcontinent powerhouse, face each other in the first of the fiveODI series in...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, 1st Twenty20 in Dubai December 12, 2013

    For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page Pakistan captain Mohammad Hafeez has won the toss and elected to field against Sri Lanka in the first Twenty20 in Dubai. Sri Lanka and Pakistan will use their twomatch series in Dubai starting on Wednesday to size each other up ahead...
  • 2nd T20: Sri Lanka beat New Zealand to win series 10 November 21, 2013

    Pallekele: Tillakaratne Dilshan hit an unbeaten 59 and Kusal Perera smashed a 37ball 57 to propel Sri Lanka to an easy eightwicket win over New Zealand in the second Twenty20 and a 10 win in the twomatch series on Thursday. Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal won the toss and asked the...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs New Zealand, 1st T20 November 20, 2013

    Sri Lanka and New Zealand start their twomatch T20 series at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium on Tuesday. The preceding threematch ODI series was severely affected by rain and the two teams would want to play a complete cricket match in the shortest version of the game. Sri Lanka once...
  • 2nd ODI: Rain fear looms again as New Zealand face Sri Lanka November 12, 2013

    After rain played spoilsport and forced the first oneday international to be called off, Sri Lanka and New Zealand will face off in the second ODI at Hambantota on Tuesday with Hambantota forecast suggesting rain spells on Tuesday as well. Rain allowed just 54.2 overs in the first game of...