Must win encounter for Sri Lanka

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The post-Tillarakarathne Dilshan era starts off for Sri Lanka with a must-win encounter as they take on Australia in the fourth ODI tomorrow at Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium. Unlike the Test series where Sri Lanka registered a whitewash, the ODIs have been well fought with both teams landing punches in turns. The home team is trailing 2-1 after Australians gained ...

சச்சித் பதிரன அணியில், மார்ஷ் தொடரிலிருந்து விலகல்

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இலங்கை – அவுஸ்ரேலிய அணிகளுக்கு இடையிலான 5 போட்டிகளை கொண்ட ஒருநாள் தொடர் தற்போது நடைபெற்று வருகிறது. ஏற்கனவே கொழும்பில் நடந்த இரண்டு போட்டிகளிலும் இரண்டு அணிகளும் தலா ஒரு வெற்றியை பெற்ற நிலையில் கடந்த  ஞாயிற்றுக் கிழமை ரங்கிரி தம்புள்ள மைதானத்தில் இடம்பெற்ற 3ஆவது ஒருநாள் போட்டியில் அவுஸ்ரேலிய அணி கடும் போராட்டத்தின் மத்தியில் வெற்றிக் கோட்டை கடந்து இருந்தது. இந்த 2 அணிகளுக்கும் இடையிலான 4ஆவது ஒருநாள் போட்டி நாளை 3ஆவது போட்டி நடைபெற்ற ரங்கிரி தம்புள்ள மைதானத்தில் பிற்பகல் 2.30 ...

An Insight on Little Kalu’s Career

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When we toured Australia, we had a lot of issues, Murali’s issue was making headlines, and then from nowhere Sanath and I became the hot topic with our belligerent batting. The transformation was dramatic. In size, we both were small. We were playing against mighty West Indies and Australia and taking on Craig McDermott and Curtly Ambrose. Tony Greig ...

Is the grave digging the Federation’s fault? Asks Rodrigo

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“E. B. Channa digging his own grave is his own doing, but he is trying to pull us into the grave by giving the impression that it was the federation’s fault” – Mr. Ranjith Rodrigo, Chairman Media and Finance, Football Federation of Sri Lanka (FFSL). With the DCL super 8’s around the corner, the recent press conference held to announce ...

Sachith Pathirana included in Sri Lanka ODI squad

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Left-arm spinning all-rounder Sachith Pathirana has been added to the Sri Lanka ODI squad in place of retired batsman, Tillakarathne Dilshan for the remainder of the Australian series. 27-year old Pathirana made his debut for Sri Lanka in ODIs against Pakistan last year and went on to play 3 matches, taking 3 wickets for 200 runs in the series. Pathirana ...

Finger break ends Sri Lanka tour for Australia’s Marsh

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Shaun Marsh will miss the remainder of Australia’s tour of Sri Lanka after the top-order batsman broke a finger while fielding during Sunday’s third one-day international, the country’s cricket board has said. Australia have not called up a replacement for March in the two remaining one-dayers but fellow left-handed batsman Usman Khawaja, already a part of the ODI squad, will ...

All Island School Games set to begin

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The All Island School Games press conference was held last evening to announce when the various tournaments of the Games would take place. These games first began in 1984 under the supervision of the Education Minister at the time, Ranil Wickremesinghe and will take place this year for the 32nd time. This year’s edition will showcase 27 sports, held in ...

Home Advantage, more than meets the eye

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I have done some research to ascertain how home advantage impacts Test cricket  results and have only been able to get relevant statistics on the Australia vs England Ashes Series over the years. Since the Ashes Series commenced in 1882,  of the 34 series played in Australia, 18  wins have  been recorded  by  Australia and  14 by  England,  while ...

Djokovic beats scare, Nadal eases at revamped US Open

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Defending champion Novak Djokovic overcame an arm injury scare and long-time rival Rafael Nadal shone in 33-degree heat as the US Open showcased its $650 million upgrade on Monday. World number one Djokovic, also the 2011 winner in New York and chasing his third major of the year, defeated Jerzy Janowicz of Poland 6-3, 5-7, 6-2, 6-1. Nadal, the 2010 ...

All Blacks sublime as Wallaby woes continue

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So the Rugby Championship rumbled on to week 2, with the Wallabies having to pick up the pieces, and make the trip over to Wellington. New Zealand already hand one hand on the Bledisloe Cup after sweeping the floor with their trans-Tasman rivals in Sydney, the week earlier. To regain the trophy, Australia had to win this game, as ...

පිත්තේ වැඩ පෙන්වූ දිනයක්

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සිංගර් කුසලාන අන්තර් පාසල් වයස අවුරුදු 15න් පහල පළමු කාණ්ඩයේ ක්‍රිකට් තරගාවලියේ අර්ධ අවසන් පූර්ව වටයේ තවත් තරගයක් ඊයේ (29) ආරම්භ විය. කොළඹ නාලන්ද සහ කළුතර සිරි කුරුස විදුහල අතර පැවැත්වෙන මේ තරගයේ පළමු දිනය පිතිකරුවන්ට වැඩි වාසි ගෙනදුන් දිනයක් විය. පසුගිය ලිපි: ශා. තෝමස් කණ්ඩායමත් අවසන් පූර්ව වටයට හොරණ ශ්‍රීපාලි විද්‍යාල ක්‍රීඩාංගනයේ පැවැත්වෙන මේ තරගයේ කාසියේ වාසිය දිනා ගත්තේ ...

அசலங்க மற்றும் வீரக்கொடி சதத்துடன் பிரகாசிப்பு

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தென்னாபிரிக்காவின் சுற்றுப்பயணம் நிறைவில் தொடர்ந்து சிம்பாப்வேவிற்கு  சுற்றுப் பயணம் மேற்கொண்டுள்ள இலங்கை அபிவிருத்தி அணியினர் முதலாவது டெஸ்ட் போட்டியை சிம்பாபே அபிவிருத்தி அணியுடன் 28ஆம் திகதி  ஹராரே மைதானத்தில் ஆரம்பித்தனர். நாணய சுழற்சியில் வெற்றி பெற்ற இலங்கை அபிவிருத்தி அணியின் தலைவர் ரமேஷ் புத்திக சிம்பாபே அபிவிருத்தி அணியினரை முதலில் துடுப்பெடுத்தாடப் பணித்தார். ஆரம்பத் துடுப்பாட்ட வீரர்களாக களமிறங்கிய அணித்தலைவர் பிரியன் சாரீ, சார்லஸ் குஞ்செ ஆகியோர் இணைப்பாட்டமாக 131 ஓட்டங்களைப் பகிர்ந்து அணிக்கு வல

தென் ஆபிரிக்கா ஆதிக்கம்

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தென் ஆபிரிக்கா – நியூசிலாந்து கிரிக்கட் அணிகளுக்கு இடையிலான 2-வது மற்றும் கடைசி டெஸ்ட் செஞ்சூரியனில் நடைபெற்று வருகிறது. இந்தப் போட்டியின் நாணய சுழற்சியில் வெற்றி பெற்ற நியூசிலாந்து அணி முதலில் பந்து வீசத் தீர்மானம் செய்தது. இதன்படி முதலில் ஆடிய செய்த தென் ஆபிரிக்கா அணி டு பிளிசிஸ் (112), ஸ்டீபன் குக் (56), குயிண்டான் டி காக் (82), அம்லா (58), டுமினி (88) ஆகியோரின் சிறப்பான ஆட்டத்தால் முதல் இனிங்ஸில் 8 விக்கட்டுகள் இழப்பிற்கு 481 ஓட்டங்களைக் குவித்து ஆட்டத்தை ...

ඩිල්ශාන් මතුකරන නායකත්ව ප්‍රශ්නය

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ඩිල්ශාන් මතුකරන නායකත්ව ප්‍රශ්නය ඩිල්ශාන් ක්‍රිකට් පිටියෙන් සමුගත්තා. සමුගෙන මාධ්‍ය සාකච්ඡාවක් පවත්වා තිබෙනවා. එකෙදි කියපු සියල්ල ගැන මා දන්නේ නැහැ. මා පදනම් වෙන්නේ ලැබෙන තොරතුරු මත පමණයි. ඔහු කියා තිබුණා මැතිවුස්ගේ කොන්දෙ අමාරුවක් ගැන, මහේල හා සංගක්කාර ගැන. මේ අය ගැන මගේ එතරම් ප්‍රසාදයක් කොහොමටත් නැහැ. ඔවුන් දක්‍ෂ ක්‍රීඩකයන් වෙන්න පුළුවන්. ඒහෙත් ඔවුන්ට අර්ජුනගේ නායකත්ව ගුණ නැහැ. අර්ජුන පසුව ...

Danushka Ranjan to lead Sri Lanka for Asia Sevens

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Former Peterite and Havelock Sports Club player Dhanushka Ranjan is set to captain the Tuskers as they prepare for the 2016 edition of the Asia Sevens series that will kick off in Hong Kong this weekend. The Asia Sevens Series is a three leg sevens tournament held annually to judge the best of Asia in the shorter format of the ...

U17 Cricket – St. Sebastian’s through to the final

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St. Sebastian’s College, Moratuwa entered the finals of the ‘Singer Trophy’ under 17 all-island tournament 2016 when they defeated the defending champions, Ananda College by 17 runs in the first semi-final worked out today at Moors grounds. After opting to bat first, the lads from Moratuwa posted a healthy 254 on the board with three batsmen, Gihan Senanayake, Nuwanidu Fernando ...

Weerakkody and Asalanka tons rescue Sri Lanka Development XI

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Wicket-keeper batsman Sandun Weerakkody and left-handed batsman Charith Asalanka smashed excellent centuries for Sri Lanka Development XI against Zimbabwe Development XI on day two in their four-day match today at Harare. After being in a precarious position at 40 for 4, both left-handers combined to add 236 runs for the 5th wicket to put the visitors in a strong position ...

සාන්ත සෙබස්තියන් අවසන් තරඟයට

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මේ දිනවල පැවැත්වෙන වයස අවුරුදු 17න් පහළ පළමු පෙළ ක්‍රිකට් තරගාවලියේ දෙවන අවසන් පූර්ව තරඟය අද (29) කොළඹ මුවර්ස් පිටියේදී කොළඹ ආනන්ද විද්‍යාලය හා මොරටුව සාන්ත සෙබස්තියන් විද්‍යාලය අතර පැවැත්විණි. මෙම තරඟයෙන් සාන්ත සෙබස්තියන් විද්‍යාලය ලකුණු 17ක ජයග්‍රහණයක් ලබාගැනීමට සමත් විය. පසුගිය ලිපි: ශා. තෝමස් කණ්ඩායමත් අවසන් පූර්ව වටයට කාසියේ වාසිය දිනාගත් සෙබස්තියන් විද්‍යාලය පළමුව පන්දුවට පහරදීමට තීරණය කල අතර ...