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Dhananjaya to replace injured Kusal Perera

Media Release 22nd January, 2018 Angelo Mathews Sri Lanka team’s White-Ball Captain Angelo Mathews who suffered a right hamstring tightness has returned to Sri Lanka and will not take part in the remainder of the ongoing ODI tri-series. His participation in the rest of the Bangladesh tour will depend on medical advice. Kusal Janith Perera In the meantime, Batsman Kusal Janith Perera is suffering from a side strain, which has occurred, while he was batting in the 2nd match Sri Lanka played against Zimbabwe in the ongoing ODI Tri-Series. He is being asked to rest by the doctors and will miss the remainder of the ongoing ODI series. Dhananjaya De Silva Batsman Dhananjaya De Silva will be sent as a… Read More →

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Sri Lanka bounce back to beat Zimbabwe by 5 wickets on fine all-round display

Sri Lanka produced a splendid all-round performance to snuff out Zimbabwe by 5 wickets scoring 202 for 5 in 44.5 overs chasing 199 to bounce back in the Tri Nation Series. The comeback effort was spearheaded by a superb double by all-rounder Thisara Perera who claimed 4 for 33 and struck an unbeaten 39 at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur, Dhaka on Sunday. He was named Man-of-the-match. In a remarkable comeback from two previous defeats in the tournament, the Lankans reversed fortunes since the initial defeat to the Zimbabweans who were bowled out for 198 in 44 overs. Skipper Dinesh Chandimal remained unbeaten on 38 associating in an unbroken sixth wicket partnership of 57 runs with Perera who… Read More →

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Australia keep faith with Cameron Bancroft for South Africa tour

Jon Holland and Jhye Richardson called into squadFirst of five Tests starts on 1 March in DurbanCameron Bancroft has retained his spot in Australia’s Test squad, with Jon Holland and Jhye Richardson the big winners heading into March’s tour of South Af…

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ශ්‍රී ලංකාව කඩුලු පහකින් සිම්බාබ්වේ පරාජය කරයි

   බංග්ලාදේශයේ පැවැත්වෙන තුන්කොන් ක්‍රිකට් තරගාවලියේ ඉරිදා (21) පැවැති ශ්‍රී ලංකා-සිම්බාබ්වේ තරගයෙන් ශ්‍රී ලංකාව ඕවර 5.1 (පන්දු 31)ක් ඉතිරිව තිබියදී කඩුලු පහක ජයග්‍රහණයක් අත්කර ගත්තේ ය.  මුලින් පන්දුවට පහර දුන් සිම්බාබ්වේ කණ්ඩායම ඕවර 44ක දී සියලු ක්‍රීඩකයන් දැවී ලබාගත් ලකුණු 198ට පිළිතුරු ලෙස ශ්‍රී ලංකාව ඕවර 44.5ක දී කඩුලු පහකට ලකුණු 202ක් රැස් කරගනිමින් මේ ජයග්‍රහණය ලැබීය.  සිම්බාබ්වේ ඉනිමේදී ලකුණු 33ක ට කඩුලු හතරක් දවා, පසුව ශ්‍රී ලංකා ඉනිමේදී පන්දු 26ක දී දර්ශනීය හයේ පහර තුනක්, හතරේ පහරක් සමඟ නොදැවී ලකුණු 39ක් රැස් කළ තුන්ඉරියව් ක්‍රීඩක, තිසර පෙරේරා, තරගයේ වීරයා ලෙස නම් කැරිණි.  ඔහු මෙදින තරගය නිම කළේ දැවැන්ත හයේ පහරකිනි.  තිසර පෙරේරා දැනට මේ තරගාවලියේ කඩුලු නවයක් දවා, පන්දු යවන්නන් අතර ප්‍රථම ස්ථානයේ පසු වේ.  ලකුණු 199ක පහසු ජයග්‍රහණ ඉලක්කයක් කරා යාමට පිටියට… Read More →

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Steve Smith denies ball-tampering after Australia captain is seen wiping lip

• Video has led to speculation that he rubbed lip balm on ball• ‘It’s the way I get spit from the side of my mouth and on the ball’Steve Smith has quashed talk of ball‑tampering after footage emerged of the Australia captain wiping his lip before shini…

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Jos Buttler century inspires England to series-clinching ODI win over Australia

• England 302-6; Australia 286-5• Full scorecard as England win by 16 runsA series win wrapped up at the earliest opportunity. For once in Australia, it was England’s to celebrate. In a match during which the tourists clawed back the initiative, Englan…

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Australia v England, third ODI – live!

Over-by-over updates from third ODI, 3.20am (GMT) startRoot helps dominant England 2-0 up over AustraliaAnd you can mail Jonathan or tweet @JPHowcroft 5.51am GMT 32nd over: England 155-4 (Morgan 34, Buttler 27) Pat Cummins returns for his second spell …

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බංග්ලාදේශය දැවැන්ත ජයග්‍රහණයක් වාර්තා කරයි

ශ්‍රී ලංකාව හා බංග්ලාදේශය අතර ඩකා හි පැවැති තුන්කොන් ක්‍රිකට් තරගාවලියේ තවත් තරගයකදී බංග්ලාදේශය ලකුණු 163කින් ශ්‍රී ලංකාව පරදා පහසු ජයක් ලැබීය.  මෙය බංග්ලාදේශය ලැබූ දැවැන්තම ක්‍රිකට් ජයග්‍රහණයයි. කාසියේ වාසිය දිනා මුලින් පන්දුවට පහර දුන් බංග්ලාදේශය සිය ඕවර 50 අවසානයේ කඩුලු 7ක ට ලකුණු 320ක් ලැබූ අතර, පිළිතුරු ලෙස ශ්‍රී ලංකාව ඕවර 32.2 ක දී සියලු පිතිකරුවන් දැවී ලබාගත්තේ ලකුණු 157ක් පමණකි. පන්දු 63ක දී ලකුණු 67ක් රැස්කර, පසුව ලකුණු 47ක ට ශ්‍රී ලංකා පිතිකරුවන් තිදෙනෙකු දවාලූ ෂකීබ් අල් හසන් තරගයේ වීරයා ලෙස නම් කැරිණි.  බංග්ලාදේශය පන්දුවට පහරදීමට පැමිණි අවස්ථාවේ ආරම්භක පිතිකරුවන් දෙදෙනා ටමිම් ඉක්බාල් එනමුල් හක් දැවීයාමට අවස්ථා හතරක් පමණ ම ලබාදුන්නද, ශ්‍රී ලංකා පන්දු රකින්නන්ට එම අවස්ථාවලින් ප්‍රයෝජන ගත හැකි නොවීය.  පසුව, පිතිකරුවන් දෙදෙනා මුල් විකට්ටුවට එක්කළ ලකුණු… Read More →

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Ireland Under 19s Defeat Afghanistan in World Cup Thriller

Defending 225/8 Ireland bowled Afghanistan out for 221 with 4 balls remaining to win by 4 runs in the third group match of the ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup in New Zealand.

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Sri Lanka lose to Bangladesh by 163 runs

Sri Lanka lost to Bangladesh by 163 runs being dismissed for 157 in 32.2 overs in reply to host’s 320 for 7 wickets in the team’s second match of the Tri Nation Series, which was played in Dhaka. The tall order requiring the calm of measured batting approach by the Sri Lankans did not materialise against some tight bowling and fielding by the Bangladeshi’s who profited by some indiscreet strokes by the Lankan top order. Handicapped by the injury side-lining of regular captain, Angelo Mathews, Sri Lanka’s most experienced campaigner, Lankan was up against the Bangladeshi top order batters as they posted big partnerships from 71 for the first wicket between Tamim Iqbal (84) and Anamul Haque (36), 99 for… Read More →

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Ireland Wolves to Play Bangladesh A in 8 match Series

Ireland Wolves will play Bangladesh A in an eight match series in August, when they will play five 50-over games, followed by three T20 contests.

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ICC U-19 WORLD CUP 2018: Sri Lanka lose to Pakistan U-19 by 3 wickets

Sri Lanka lost to Pakistan U-19 by 3 wickets in an ICC Under-19 World Cup Group D match played at Whangarei, New Zealand. Batting first, Sri Lanka totalled 188 in 48.2 overs to which Pakistan replied with 190 for 7 wickets. Top scorer for the Lankans was Jehan Daniels who made 53, and Ashen Bandara 37.  Daniels struck 4 boundaries and a six in his 70-ball knock while Bandara’s 56-ball innings contained 2 boundaries. Suleman Shafqat was Pakistan’s main wicket taker with 3 for 29. Shaheen Shan Afridi took 2 for 41. The Pakistanis were in a spot of bother losing 3 wickets for 57 runs before Ali Zaryab Asif (59) and  Mohammad Taha 24 rallied their side in a… Read More →

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England’s second ODI victory over Australia ‘wasn’t pretty’, says Joe Root

• Second ODI: Australia 270-9; England 274-6 (Eng win by four wkts) • Joe Root unbeaten on 46 as tourists go 2-0 up in five-match seriesEngland came into this series wanting to win in different ways. So after a dominant performance in the first one-day…

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Air Force trounce Panadura SC by an innings and 97 runs; Rest drawn

MAJOR LEAGUE TOURNEY TIER B: Air Force beat Panadura SC by an innings and 97 runs in the only result oriented match in the Tier B of the Major League Tournament last week. The rest of the matches between Negombo CC-Navy, Kalutara TC-Galle CC and Kurunegela YCC-Police were drawn. Playing host to Air Force, Panadura SC, batting first, caved in for 176 with W.S. Rangika claiming 5 wickets for 52 and M. Priyanath 3 for 44. Air Force posted 309 and skittled out Panadura SC for 36 in the second essay with no batsman reaching double figures. A highlight of the match was W.S. Rangika’s figures of 4 for 0 for a match bag of 9 for 52 while M…. Read More →

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මේජර් ලීග් තරගාවලියේ දක්ෂතා දැක්වූවෝ

ශ්‍රී ලංකා ක්‍රිකට් ආයතනයේ මෙහෙයවීමෙන් පැවැත්වෙන මේජර් ලීග් ‘ඒ’ කොටසේ තරගාවලියේ පසුගිය සතිඅන්තය දක්වා (ජනවාරි 14) සති හයක කාලයක් තුළ පැවැති තරග අතුරින් ටැමිල් යූනියන් කණ්ඩායමේ (ද්‍රවිඩ සමාජයේ) මනෝජ් සරත්චන්ද්‍ර (පිතිකරණය) සහ හලාවත මේරියන්ස් කණ්ඩායමේ මලින්ද පුෂ්පකුමාර (පන්දු යැවීම) ඉදිරියෙන්ම පසුවෙති. මනෝජ් සරත්චන්ද්‍ර මෙතෙක් තරග හයකට සහභාගි වී (ඉනිම 10යි) ලකුණු 553ක් රැස් කර සාමාන්‍ය ලකුණු 92.1ක් ලබා ප්‍රථම ස්ථානයේ පසුවෙයි.  හලාවත මේරියන්ස් කණ්ඩායමේ ඕෂද ප්‍රනාන්දු (545) කෝල්ට්ස් කණ්ඩායමේ සංගීත් කුරේ (522) හලාවත මේරියන්ස් කණ්ඩායමේ සචිත්‍ර සේරසිංහ (445) ටැමිල් යූනියන් කණ්ඩායමේ ජීවන් මෙන්ඩිස් (445) එස්. එස්. සී. කණ්ඩායමේ දිමුත් කරුණාරත්න (434) මුවර්ස් කණ්ඩායමේ චාමර සිල්වා (431) බදුරලිය ක්‍රීඩා සමාජයේ පැතුම් නිශ්ශංක (386) රාගම ක්‍රිකට් කණ්ඩායමේ ළහිරු මිලන්ත (377) හා බ්ලූම්ෆීල්ඩ් කණ්ඩායමේ නිපුන් කරුණානායක (376) පිතිකරුවන් අතරින් දැනට දෙවන ස්ථානයේ සිට… Read More →

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Angelo Mathews out for the next two games

Media Release
19th January, 2018
Sri Lanka team’s White-Ball Captain Angelo Mathews; who suffered a right hamstring tightness, while he was batting during the Sri Lanka – Zimbabwe game, will be out for the next two games. (Today’s match against Banglad…

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