Zimbabwe complete famous win Hosts rock Harare with three-wicket win as injured skipper Michael Clarke announces he’s heading home Zimbabwe cricket, on its knees for so long, jumped up and celebrated one of its greatest days when they knocked the world’s top-ranked one-day team from its perch with a three-wicket win amid remarkable scenes in Harare. With a team of spirited but essentially ...

Spinners do the trick for Sri Lanka – series level at 1-all HAMBANTOTA: Spinners came to Sri Lanka’s rescue as they curbed the Pakistan run rate and bowled their team to a comprehensive series leveling 77-run win in the second one-day international played at the Mahinda Rajapaksa Stadium here under lights on Tuesday. Pakistan won the first ODI played at the same venue on Saturday by four wickets. After Sri Lanka had posted ...

Shout the word "Sri Lanka" at a World Stage. For many it is the 30 year war and the various political ploys that surround it, that comes to the mind. For the ones who have the luxury of chillaxing in the roof terrace with the sky breaking a tinge of crimson mixed with golden hue in the background, it is ...

Swann gives England mates no chance in ICC 2015 Graeme Swann believes England “do not have a cat in hell’s chance” of winning next year’s World Cup unless they add more firepower to their top-order batting. Swann, speaking to BBC Radio’s Test Match Special as rain washed out the first one-day international against world champions India in Bristol without a ball bowled on Monday, insisted England were “so ...

A must win game for Lanka to keep series alive By Sa’adi Thawfeeq HAMBANTOTA: Having lost a close contest to Pakistan two days ago Sri Lanka will be keen to improve on their performance and keep their chances in the three-match series alive by winning the second one-day international on Tuesday which will be played under lights. The first match was a day affair which Pakistan won by four wickets with ...

Mahela's retirement stumps SLC (for a while) ‘Mahela has retired from Test Cricket,’ the President announced. He might have expected a few seconds of silence as warranted by the gravity of the matter. That’s not because Mahela’s exit might precipitate a downturn in Sri Lanka’s cricketing fortunes; it is a loss but hardly guarantees a string of defeats. He might have expected silence on account of how ...

Maqsood outshines Mathews in sensational run chase Sri Lanka skipper Angelo Mathews and Shoaib Maqsood both hit identical career best scores of 89 but it was the Pakistani who finished on the winning side as he guided his team to a six-wicket win with a ball to spare in the opening match of the three-match one-day international played at the Mahinda Rajapaksa Stadium on Saturday.Mathews’ knock of ...

Lanka commence preparation for WC By Sa’adi Thawfeeq Sri Lanka’s preparation for the 2015 World Cup commences with the three-match one-day international series against Pakistan starting at Hambantota on Saturday. Sri Lanka has 15 one-day internationals leading upto the World Cup and skipper Angelo Mathews said that he won’t reluctant to make changes to the team to pick the best side for the mega ...

The miracle of cricket No Arjuna, Aravinda, Sanath, Murali or Vaas. No problem. It has been an incredible run. The word can be used considering how quickly Sri Lanka became a force to reckon with after achieving test status. The word ‘incredible’ is apt for many other reasons. Just check the records chalked up by Sri Lanka and Sri Lankans over the past few ...

Sachithra Senanayake returns from Perth Sri Lannka Cricket announced the arrival of the Sri Lankan Off Spinner Sachithra Senanayake from Perth, Australia. Sachithra was working on remodeling of his bowling action at the University of Western Australia with the aid of the University consultant coach on corrective suspect bowling actions Darryl Foster. Darryl, together with the University Bio Mechanist conducted 10 days of remedial ...

A look back at Mahela Jayawardena’s Ranking history Jayawardena retires in 15th position Mahela Jayawardena has signed off on his illustrious Test career in 15th position. The right-hander represented Sri Lanka in 149 Tests. At 11,814 runs, he sits in seventh place on the all-time list of most run-getters. In his final Test, the 37-year-old fell both times to Pakistan’s Saeed Ajmal after scoring four and 54. ...

Jayawardene focuses on winning World Cup for his country By Sa’adi Thawfeeq  Former captain Mahela Jayawardene left the Test scene with the promise that he would devote all his energies in the next six months towards helping Sri Lanka win another World Cup. Sri Lanka last won a fifty-over World Cup in 1996 and twice entered the finals in 2007 and 2011. Jayawardene signed off on a high ...

Mahela gets fairtytale sendoff as Lanka wins Test and series By Sa’adi Thawfeeq Former captain Mahela Jayawardene was given a fairytale sendoff in his last Test match as Sri Lanka eased to a 105-run victory that completed a 2-0 series sweep over Pakistan at the SSC grounds on Monday. The victory enabled batting stalwart Jayawardene to end his 149-Test career with a victory on an emotional day for the ...

Lanka make five changes in ODI team Sri Lanka made five changes in naming a 15-member squad for the first two one-day internationals against Pakistan starting at Hambantota on Saturday. Batsmen Upul Tharanga and Dinesh Chandimal, spinners Seekkuge Prasanna and Suraj Randiv and fast bowler Dhammika Prasad have been recalled after missing out on the three-match ODI series against South Africa which Sri Lanka lost 2-1 last ...

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