Bhanuka Rajapaksa, playing only his second T20I, came up with a dazzling batting display which was followed by another strong performance with the ball from Sri Lanka as they secured their maiden bilateral T20I series win over Pakistan.
Sri Lanka stunned Pakistan by 64 runs in the first Twenty20 international in Lahore on Saturday, taking a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. Sri Lanka scored 165-5 in their 20 overs with Danushka Gunathilaka scoring 57 off 38 balls including six and eight boundaries, for which he was awarded Man of the Match.
Sri Lanka cricket board announced the women’s squad to represent their country in the upcoming Women’s Emerging teams Asia Cup. The tournament which will be held in October 2019 will see participation from Asian cricket playing nations, mostly represented by their ‘A’ sides.
Singapore laid down a marker ahead of next month's T20 World Cup Qualifier, claiming their first-ever win over an ICC Full Member when they clung on to bag a four-run win over Zimbabwe in front of a home crowd at the Indian Association Ground on Sunday.
ormer all-rounder of Richmond College Kamindu Mendis scored a career-best 169 yesterday in Hambantota to allow Sri Lanka A to take the first unofficial match against Bangladesh A.
Limited-overs batting stalwart Rohit Sharma will have another chance to resurrect his stop-start test career, but this time as an opener, when India kick off their three-match home series against South Africa at Visakhapatnam on Wednesday.
The return of limited-overs international cricket to Pakistan after a 10-year absence following a terrorist attack targeting a foreign team has coincided with a renewed plea from the country's cricket chief to recommence full, in-bound tours.
Australia women produced a dominant display in the field as Sri Lanka Women were overwhelmed in the second T20I at North Sydney Oval. The captain, Chamari Atapattu, could not match her heroics of the previous night as Sri Lanka managed just 8 for 85 which Australia knocked off with more than 10 overs to spare.
Babar Azam struck an imperious first century on home soil to lead Pakistan to an imposing total, before Usman Shinwari and company had Sri Lanka five down inside 11 overs, to essentially seal a comfortable victory.
Karachi's first ODI hasn't even got as far as the toss in over 10 years. Heavy rain had already continued to be a challenge in the days leading up to this game, with doubts arising as to whether the outfield would dry in time.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has appointed its match officials for Pakistan’s home series against Sri Lanka starting from Oct 27 in Karachi with the first of the three One-day Internationals before the teams clash for three T20s in Lahore.
Sri Lankan team left for Pakistan today expressing trust in hosts ' safety commitments, Despite reports that the team might be targeted by militants. Ten senior players citing safety issues have opted out of the trip,
Najibullah Zadran struck a blistering half-century as Afghanistan beat Zimbabwe by 28 runs in Saturday's first game of the Twenty20 International tri-nation tournament in Dhaka.
With the participation of DFCC bank, Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation, Hilton Hotel, and host Lake House, the inaugural quadrangular sports festival arranged by the Lake House Sports Club under the patronage of its chairman Krishantha Cooray have become a resounding success.
According to sources, the International Cricket Council will review safety provisions in Pakistan prior to the Sri Lankan series. The ICC will evaluate the safety plans, according to the sources of the Urdu daily, before appointing neutral umpires and matching referees.
Sri Lankan skipper Lasith Malinga wreaked havoc with one yorker after another on New Zealand batsmen to assist his squad in a low-scoring affair come out on top.
In a devastating blitz against New Zealand in Kandy, Sri Lankan captain Lasith Malinga has sensationally taken four wickets in four balls to become the first bowler to claim five international hat-tricks.
On Sunday, Sri Lankan pacer Lasith Malinga became the T20I cricket's highest wicket-taker, exceeding all-rounder Shahid Afridi from Pakistan.
Sports News from Sri Lanka: A bruising 79-run fourth-wicket standing off 37 balls between Ross Taylor and Colin de Grandhomme energized
Nipun Dhananjaya will lead the fifteen-member Sri Lanka under 19 team for the Asia Cup to be played in Sri Lanka from September 5 to 14 Eight teams will participate in the tournament The team has been approved by the Minister of Telecommunications, Foreign Employment and Sports Harin Fernando.
Veteran bowler Lasith Malinga, who recently retired from ODI cricket, will guide Sri Lanka against New Zealand in the three-game T20I series, starting in Pallekele on 1 September.
The historic winning streak of the Black Caps is over, That feat is no longer possible after Dimuth Karunaratne played a major role in preserving his perfect record as Test Captain as Sri Lanka raised their third consecutive victory since taking over, brushing New Zealand with a six-win win on the fifth day and picking up the complete 60 points in their first World Test Championship game.
Before the possible inclusion of cricket in the 2028 Olympics, scheduled to take place in Los Angeles, the women’s game got
Sports News from Sri Lanka: MCC World Cricket Committee Chairman Mike Gatting said that cricket could be part of the 2028
Stumps New Zealand 203 for 5 (Taylor 70*, Santner 8*, Akila 5-57) vs Sri Lanka Ross Taylor's counter-punching innings kept New Zealand alive at the end of an odd day for the visitors, most of whom seemed in control, except for the periods immediately preceding the breaks.
New Zealand bowlers were made to work hard for their wickets in their 3-day warm-up match against a Sri Lanka
Tonight (03 August 2019) the New Zealand National Team will arrive in Sri Lanka to participate in a cricket series. New Zealand is going to play 02 Test Matches and 03 T20 Games during the trip. Below is the updated tour timetable.
Former Sri Lankan pacer Nuwan Kulasekara retired with instant impact from global cricket. Renowned for his capacity to swing the new ball both ways, the 37-year-old leaves behind Chaminda Vaas and Lasith Malinga as Sri Lanka's third-highest ODI wicket-taker with 199 scalps in 184 games.
On Monday the World Test Championship (WTC) was formally initiated by the International Cricket Council.
Sri Lanka bowlers have achieved top performance to keep Bangladesh at 238-8 and the batsmen have taken control of 44.4 over the runs to post a seven winner victory at the second ODI played yesterday at R Premadasa Stadium.
On the first day in a one-off, Lord's test on Wednesday Ireland was discharged for 207 in response to England's sorrowful 85, the first-in-line lead of 122 runs.
Lasith Malinga announced yesterday, July 22, 19, that he had notified Sri Lanka Cricket of his decision about his retirement from ODI. He said he had notified the Sri Lankan cricket a few days earlier that after the first game against Bangladesh he had chosen to retire from ODI's. He expanded his appreciation to all his fans as both win and defeat had become a force for him.
Honorable Harin Fernando, Minister of Telecommunications, Foreign Employment and Sports, gave his approval to the upcoming cricket series vs. Bangladesh to
England beat New Zealand for the first time to win the men's World Cup after being tied twice to one of the most amazing cricket games ever played. In an emotional and electrical atmosphere at Lord's, both sides scored 241 in their 50 overs and as they batted for an additional over piece, they were level 15.
On Monday (July 8), the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) stated that safety clearance was granted to visit Sri Lanka for a three-match One-Day International (ODI) series.BCB has raised some issues about traveling to the island country following the April terrorist attacks. However, BCB decided to send their own safety team for inspection after Sri Lanka Cricket promised to provide them with the greatest level of safety.
Sunday-Sri Lanka finished its cricket world cup in 2019 with a losing note beaten quite comprehensively by one of India's tournament favorites in the final game of the league played in Headingley on Saturday. It was his fourth defeat out of seven games finished in Sri Lanka, with skipper Dimuth Karunaratne claiming that his team's performance was sensible, given that none of them had an opportunity to win a single match or even beat Afghanistan during the World Cup.
Australia will play England in a' blockbuster' semi-final of the World Cup after Saturday's ten-run spectacular defeat at Old Trafford against South Africa With his third centuries of World Cup, David Warner marked his first match against South Africa since a 12-month ban on ball-tampering, but it wasn't enough to avoid Australia's second group loss.
While India won their match against Bangladesh at the ICC World Cup 2019 on Tuesday (July 2) to reach the semi-finals, a special fan stole the show at the Edgbaston ground in Birmingham. The Virat Kohli-led Indian team defeated Bangladesh by 28 runs to reach the last-four stage. While the ‘men in blue’ have received massive support in England and Wales throughout the 10-team tournament, a supporter in the stands caught everyone’s attention.
Chris Gayle removed Afghanistan top-scorer Ikram Alikhil with his tame off-breaks as the West Indies secured just their second win of a chastening World Cup campaign on Thursday. The Caribbean side scored 311 for six in their 50 overs in Leeds and although the Afghans put up a brave fight, they ultimately went down by 23 runs.
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Former Angelo Mathews was unable to play the position he was selected for at a pretty normal Cricket World Cup 2019. As a batsman of medium order, he just had one fifty an unbeatable 85, to display several low ratings against Britain.
India opener Rohit Sharma hit his fourth century of the World Cup as Virat Kohli’s side booked their place in the semi-finals with a 28-run win over Bangladesh at Edgbaston. Sharma’s attacking 104 laid the foundation of India’s 314 for nine after Kohli elected to bat first in India’s penultimate match of the league phase. Yet for the second match in a row Sharma - as happened during India’s 31-run defeat by England at Edgbaston - was dropped in single figures before making a hundred.
Despite a splendid 118 from Nicholas Pooran against Sri Lanka at Chester-le-Street, West Indies dropped 23 runs short of a record World Cup run chase. The Windies were 84-4 in the 18th over, set 339 after a maiden century from Sri Lanka's Avishka Fernando. Pooran performed some swashbuckling shots, with Fabian Allen's able support (51).
Birmingham, Monday: India all-rounder Vijay Shankar has been ruled out of the rest of the World Cup with a toe fracture, the Board of Control for Cricket in India announced on Monday. “Vijay Shankar sustained a non-displaced fracture of the left big toe, which will require a minimum of three weeks to heal. The injury rules him out of the ongoing World Cup,” said a BCCI statement.
With a superb show, England reignited their World Cup campaign to defeat India by 31 runs at an Edgbaston electric. The hosts bounced back from consecutive losses to defeat the only unbeaten team remaining in the tournament and with a victory over New Zealand on Wednesday will definitely reach the semi-finals.
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Pakistan held alive their hopes of a semi-final World Cup location as they relocated to England with a six-wicket win over New Zealand.
TAUNTON, Monday – Bangladesh's world-class all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan struck his second century continuing Cricket World Cup and shared an enterprising fourth place stand of 189 off 135 balls with Liton Das to guide his squad to their historic largest run chase and a wonderful victory over West Indies by seven wickets on the County floor here on Monday.
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Due to rain, a record third World Cup match was dropped as Bangladesh's game against Sri Lanka was called off without bowling a ball.
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When their game against West Indies was rained off, South Africa's chances of qualifying for the World Cup semi-finals were crushed.
TAUNTON, England (Reuters) - New Zealand cemented their spot at the top of the cricket World Cup league table with a seven-wicket victory over minnows Afghanistan thanks to an unbeaten half-century by Kane Williamson and fine bowling by their seam attack led by Jimmy Neesham.
BRISTOL, Sunday — Sri Lanka's game-winner against Afghanistan's fast bowler Nuwan Pradeep was ruled out of the crucial World Cup game against Bangladesh starting on County ground here on Tuesday after dislocating his bowling hand's small finger in practice on Sunday.
London, Sunday: Opener Shikhar Dhawan struck a blazing century to launch a 36-run World Cup victory over Australia on Sunday as the reigning champions experienced their first defeat of the tournament this year.
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Pakistan's game against Sri Lanka was the first to be canceled this year's World Cup after constant rain in Bristol without a ball being bowled.
Australia retrieved in a fantastic World Cup meeting at Trent Bridge from a terrible beginning to beat West Indies by 15 runs.
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New Zealand won their second World Cup match victory in a row over a spirited Bangladesh at The Oval with a nervous two-wicket
Rohit Sharma scored an unbeaten 122 to guide India in their opening World Cup game to a simple six-wicket win against South Africa. Chasing 228, opener Rohit, with 15 balls to spare, guided India home.
Afghanistan required a rain-revised target of just 187 out of 41 overs but was beaten by 34 runs after a dismal batting crash by Sri Lanka.
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Bangladesh made the perfect start to their World Cup campaign as they inspired a 21-run win over a beleaguered South Africa on Sunday (June 2).
New Zealand beat Sri Lanka today (June 01) in Cardiff, England with 10 wickets in Game 3 of the ICC Cricket World Cup.
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West Indies produced a blistering bowling display in which seven wickets crushed Pakistan and started their World Cup campaign with an emphatic victory at Trent Bridge.
England handled South Africa comfortably and a lively Oval pitch to win the 104-run Cricket World Cup opening match with 10 overs to
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England fast bowler Mark Wood was left with a nervous wait after his World Cup chances were thrown into doubt
Sri Lanka suffered its second defeat yesterday in a warm-up match in the run-up to the ICC World Cup as Australia beat them.
Sri Lanka beat Scotland by 35 runs (D/L method) at the Grange, Edinburgh in the 2nd ODI of the two-match series.
After their first one-day international against Scotland was washed out, Sri Lanka, who have lost their last eight ODIs, would like to get a win under their belt before the start of their ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 campaign.
DUBLIN, Thursday - With the marquee 50-over event just two weeks away, getting quality game time will be on top of both teams’ priority.
The International Cricket Council on Tuesday named G.S. Lakshmi as the first woman on the international panel of match referees, making her eligible to take control of men’s games.
An excellent all-around display by Bangladesh secured their spot in the tri-series final with a game to spare after they clinched a five-wicket victory over West Indies in Dublin on Monday 13th of May.
In a nail-biting Indian Premier League final, Mumbai Indians beat Chennai Super Kings by one run to claim a record fourth title on Sunday in Hyderabad.
Sports Minister Harin Fernando called upon all the cricket fans to rally behind the Sri Lankan team during uncertain times and support them in the upcoming Cricket World Cup to be held in the UK from May 30
Today (April 18) was held at Sri Lanka Cricket Headquarters the press brief to announce the Sri Lankan team representing the ICC World Cup.
Dimuth Karunaratne has been named Sri Lankan ODI team captain and will lead Sri Lanka in the upcoming World Cup.
Royal College Colombo emerged champions of the ‘Singer Trophy’ Under 19 division 11 inter-schools 2-day cricket tournament when they posted a first innings win over St. Anthony’s College Kandy
Sri Lanka’s experienced batsman, Lahiru Thirimanne made a late attempt to catch the selectors’ eyes with a well composed century for Galle which enabled them to knock up an impressive score of 337-7 in 50 overs
Sri Lanka’s hero of their 1996 World Cup win Aravinda de Silva and Coca Cola have a lot in common. It was Coca Cola who sponsored his brainchild Cricket Pathway for a decade and moreover, it was
Official warm-up tickets are now on sale ahead of the 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup. Tickets for the warm-up games can now
Up to now, New Zealand is the only team to announce its 15-man squad for the 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup, but
Sri Lanka fast bowler Lasith Malinga was in devastating form for Galle on the opening day of the Super Four provincial limited-over tournament match against Kandy at Pallekele less than 12 hours after bowling Mumbai Indians to a 37-run win over Chennai Super Kings in the IPL match at Mumbai.
Sri Lanka Cricket has invested Rs. 63 million to conduct the Super Provincial One-Day tournament which will be used as the criterion for selection to the 2019 Cricket World Cup in England.
The launch of the Super Provincial One Day ( 50 Over) Tournament, which took place in Colombo this evening.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) yesterday announced that Manu Sawhney will assume the position of Chief Executive with immediate effect.
Sri Lanka’s one-day fast bowler Lasith Malinga is due to return from his IPL commitments with Mumbai Indians
Sri Lankan fast bowler Lasith Malinga will now be available to the Mumbai Indians throughout April as Sri Lanka Cricket gave permission
St.Thomas’ College Mt. Lavinia created a new record for themselves when they topped the 500-run mark for the first time in
Prince of Wales College beat St. Sebastian’s College by three runs on Duck worth Lewis system in their 34th Limited Over cricket
Sri Lanka has recalled leg-spinner Jeffrey Vandersay, fast bowlers Suranga Lakmal and Asitha Fernando and batsman Sadeera Samarawickrama for the three-match T20 international series against South Africa,