Upul Tharanga

  • 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...
  • 1st Test: Sri Lanka end Day 2 trailing South Africa by 425 runs July 17, 2014

    Galle: Jean-Paul Duminy came up with a timely century Thursday that helped South Africa declare their first innings at a formidable 455 for 9 on the second day of the first Test against Sri Lanka. The left-hander was unbeaten on 100 when South Africa captain Hashim Amla declared midway into the...
  • Upul Tharanga recalled to Sri Lanka Test squad July 12, 2014

    Opening batsman Upul Tharanga is in line for his first Test appearance in seven years after being named in the Sri Lanka squad for the two-match series against South Africa, starting at Galle on July 16. Left-hander Tharanga's last Test was against England in 2007 but he has been out of...
  • 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...
  • Tri-series, WI vs SL: Play called off; will resume on Monday July 8, 2013

    Port of Spain: Rain played spoilsport as the crucial ODI match between Sri Lanka and West Indies in the tri-nation series was pushed to the reserve day on Monday, at the Queen's park oval on Sunday. Riding on fast bowler Kemar Roach's two quick wickets, West Indies had reduced Sri Lanka...
  • Tharanga feeling more confident after massive hundred July 3, 2013

    Kingston, Jamaica: After playing probably the innings of his career, Sri Lanka's opening batsman Upul Tharanga believes that the 174-run knock against India on Tuesday will give him plenty of confidence going forward. Playing his first series after a gap of six months, Tharanga looked tentative at the start of...
  • Tri-series: India suffer humiliating 161-run defeat against Sri Lanka July 3, 2013

    Kingston, Jamaica: Sri Lanka thrashed India by 161 runs in their Celkon Mobile Cup one-day international on Tuesday, as Upul Tharanga smashed an unbeaten 174 off 159 balls and shared a huge opening stand with Mahela Jayawardene. Tharanga blasted 19 fours and three sixes and scored at better than a run-a-ball...
  • India, Sri Lanka switch to T20 mode August 7, 2012

    India bossed Sri Lanka in the just concluded five-match ODI series and are again favorites for a one-off Twenty20 international in Pallekele on Tuesday. At the start of the season Sri Lanka were a chance to challenging India in the series, having recently beaten Pakistan at home, but after losing...
  • Tharanga to lead Sri Lanka in one-day tour match January 31, 2012

    Melbourne: Opening batsman Upul Tharanga will lead Sri Lanka in a one-day tour match against a Victorian 2nd XI on Wednesday ahead of their limited-overs tri-series against Australia and India. Regular captain Mahela Jayawardene, Tillakaratne Dilshan and star paceman Lasith Malinga are all rested for the match. Sri Lanka will also play...
  • SL beat South Africa in thrilling finish January 23, 2012

    Johannesburg: Sri Lanka tailender Sachithra Senanayake smashed a six on the second-last ball for his team to chase down South Africa's total of 312-4 and win by two wickets in the fifth and final one-day international. Playing in just his second ODI and facing his second delivery on Sunday, Senanayake struck...
  • SA clinch ODI series after rain-affected win January 18, 2012

    Bloemfontein: South Africa sneaked a four-run win over Sri Lanka on the Duckworth/Lewis method in a rain-affected third one-day international on Tuesday to clinch the five-match series 3-0. South Africa were 179-5 after 34 overs chasing Sri Lanka's 266-9 when rain came down at Chevrolet Park. Umpires called the game off about...