Silva, Mathews and Chandimal delay the inevitable Kaushal Silva, Angelo Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal struck fighting half-centuries for Sri Lanka as England were made to wait to wrap up victory in the second Test at Durham on Sunday. Having been dismissed in the morning for 101 in their first innings to trail by 397 runs, Sri Lanka performed much better second time around to reach 309 ...

In a match fitting of a tournament final, Sunrisers Hyderabad defeated Royal Challengers by eight runs to be crowned champions of VIVO IPL 2016. After setting the home side a target of 209, Sunrisers Hyderabad believed in themselves – this despite Chris Gayle helping RCB to a sensational start. And when the opportunity presented itself, SRH took control and slammed ...

Real Madrid handed Atletico Madrid another cruel Champions League final defeat when Cristiano Ronaldo’s spot kick saw them beat their neighbours on penalties to win Europe’s top club trophy for a record 11th time on Saturday. The match ended 1-1 after extra time as Atletico, giving their usual never-say-die performance, conceded an early goal, missed a penalty, clung on by ...

England 27-13 Wales England scored five tries to beat Wales at Twickenham, ahead of next month’s southern hemisphere tours. Rob Evans crossed early for Wales but fine tries from England backs Luther Burrell and Anthony Watson cut the visitors’ lead to 13-10 at half-time. Ben Youngs gave England the lead with a sniping try before Jack Clifford showed good pace to go ...

A doleful performance besets Sri Lanka Grievous fielding, followed by a deplorable display of batting left Sri Lanka in dire straits in their second Test against England at Chester-le-Street in Durham. In response to England’s 498/9, the visitors were wobbling on 91/8 at the close of day 2. Resuming from their overnight score of 310/6, Moeen Ali and Chris Woakes spearheaded the operation, adding 79 runs ...

Sri Lanka Struggle to Deliver Under Pressure It was yet another embarrassing display of cricket from the Sri Lankans as their innings crumbled with wickets falling at regular intervals at Chester Le Street on the 2nd day of the 2nd Test against England. Batting first, the home team posted a mammoth 498 for the loss of 9 wickets, credit to an impressive batting performance from Moeen ...

The second round of Singer schools rugby league kicked off today after a long break. Defending champions Royal College after trailing 19 – 00 made a monumental comeback to keep their title hopes alive. FT : Royal 33(T5 C4) – St. Peter’s 24(T4 C2) St. Peter’s College had a fairytale start in the first quarter of the game were they ...

S.Thomas’ College recorded a fine 41 points (4 Goals, 2 Tries, 1 Penalty) to 11( 1 Try , 2 Penalties) victory over St . Anthony’s College, Katugasthota in their Singer A division League fixture played at Mt.lavinia. The post S.Thomas’ overcome St.Anthony’s 41 – 11 appeared first on ThePapare.com.

Maris Stella dropped two points from a commanding position as Mohamed Shabeer inspired St.Peter’s to come back from 2 goals down to level the game 2-2 to salvage a point at the opening match of the Kotmale Chox U19 Schools Football Championship 2016. The post Peterites’ second half surge evens honours against Maris Stella appeared first on ThePapare.com.

FA Cup replays will be dropped for the quarter-finals next season after plans for the competition were approved on Thursday. Under the new rules eight clubs will battle it out over one weekend with each tie to be played to a finish on the day with extra-time and penalties to decide a winner. The initiative is being seen as part ...

The Downfall of Test Cricket I’m happy I’m on the way out and not on the way in. I fear for the future of cricket. Cricket has given me my life I don’t want to see it destroyed. But that is what is happening. Test cricket is cricket. Twenty20 is entertainment. Fine, we all need entertainment in our lives. But the problem is Twenty20 is taking ...

England skipper Alastair Cook won the all-important toss and elected to bat first against Sri Lanka in the 2nd Test which started today at Chester-Le-Street in Durham. Experienced fast-bowler Suranga Lakmal came into the side in place of injured Dushmantha Chameera while Dasun Shanaka who had a dream debut with the ball but failed with the bat was left-out in ...

Gritty Sri Lanka keep England at bay Alex Hales and Joe Root missed out on warranted centuries but helped England post 310/6 against Sri Lanka at stumps on day one of the second Test at Riverside grounds in Durham on Friday. Both right-handed batsmen fell in the 80s as some excellent catching kept Sri Lanka alive on a dry surface which provided enough assistance off the seam ...

Alex Hales and Joe Root made excellent half-centuries for England as they took control of the second Test against Sri Lanka, which commenced earlier today at the Riverside grounds in Durham.  Visit the #ENGvSL HUB  In the post-lunch session, the hosts’ lost only one wicket as they amassed 118 runs in 30 overs. Hales made his second half-century in the ...

SL Wheelchair Tennis Team registers historic wins The Sri Lankan Wheelchair Tennis trio Upali Rajakaruna, Gamini Dissanayaka and Suresh Ranaweera, currently in Japan for the ITF BNP Paribas World Team Cup 2016, registered historic wins against Switzerland and Poland. The BNP Paribas World Team Cup 2016 got underway on the 23rd of May 2016 with an active participation of 24 nations and will conclude on the 28th. ...

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