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David Richardson pleased with ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 preparations

David Richardson pleased with ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 preparations

ICC Chief Executive David Richardson has expressed his satisfaction with preparations for next year’s ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 after receiving detailed updates in Wellington and Melbourne this week. The briefings and presentations took place in the two host cities from 25 to 27 August, and followed venue inspections in which the ICC and the […]

Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 77 runs in second ODI

Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 77 runs in second ODI

Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 77 runs in the second one-day international at Hambantota on Tuesday to level the three-match series at 1-1. Scores: Sri Lanka 310-9 in 50 overs (Angelo Mathews 93, Mahela Jayawardene 67, Thisara Perera 65; Wahab Riaz 4-65, Mohammad Hafeez 3-39) v Pakistan 233 all out in 43.5 overs (Hafeez 62, […]

Younis Khan to miss last two ODIs

Younis Khan to miss last two ODIs

Pakistan batsman Younis Khan will leave the ongoing tour of Sri Lanka because of bereavement in his family. Pakistan lead the three-ODI series 1-0 after their four-wicket win in Hambantota on August 23. Younis was making his comeback to the ODI format in this series after a break of more than a year, in his […]

Pakistan beat Sri Lanka in rain hit ODI thriller

Pakistan beat Sri Lanka in rain hit ODI thriller

Pakistan defeated Sri Lanka by four wickets in the first one-day international in Hambantota today (Saturday) to take the lead in the three-match series. Pakistan, chasing a Duckworth-Lewis target of 275 from 45 overs in the rain-interrupted match, scraped home off the penultimate ball. The second match will be held at the same venue on Tuesday. […]

Senanayake returns after remedial work on action

Senanayake returns after remedial work on action

Sri Lanka Cricket hopes to have offspinner Sachithra Senanayake cleared by the ICC over the next few months, after biomechanics experts were confident his action had been sufficiently remedied. Senanayake has returned to Sri Lanka after ten days of remedial work with human movement expert Darryl Foster at the University of Western Australia, after which he underwent […]

Sri Lanka ponder life after golden generation

Sri Lanka ponder life after golden generation

Sri Lanka are banking on young talent to see them through a transitional phase in Test cricket despite the departure of one batting great, another approaching retirement and an ageing spinner in the ranks. Former captain Mahela Jayawardene, who ended his 17-year Test career on Monday following the 2-0 series win over Pakistan, said there […]

Saeed Ajmal reprimanded for breaching ICC Code of Conduct

Saeed Ajmal reprimanded for breaching ICC Code of Conduct

Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal has been reprimanded and warned for a Level 1 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel during the fourth day’s play in the second cricket Test against Sri Lanka at the Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC) on Sunday. Saeed was found to have breached Article 2.1.4 […]

Sri Lanka beat Pakistan in Mahela Jayawardena’s farewell Test match

Sri Lanka beat Pakistan in Mahela Jayawardena’s farewell Test match

Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 105 runs in the second and final Test at the SSC grounds today in what was Mahela Jayawardena’s farewell Test match. President Mahinda Rajapaksa was among the hundreds of supporters who turned up to watch the match as Jayawardena retired from Test cricket. Sri Lanka scored 320 runs in the […]

Mahela Jayawardene out for 54 runs in his last Test match

Mahela Jayawardene out for 54 runs in his last Test match

Mahela Jayawardena was out for 54 runs in his last Test match before retiring from Test cricket at the end of the ongoing second Test against Pakistan at the SSC grounds. Mahela who ends with 11814 Test runs, scored his 50th Test 50 during the match and ends with a Test average just below 50. Jayawardena […]

Mahela, Herath give Lanka control over Pakistan

Mahela, Herath give Lanka control over Pakistan

Mahela Jayawardene remained unbeaten on 49 in his farewell innings after spinner Rangana Herath’s career best figures of nine for 127 gave Sri Lanka control of the second Test against Pakistan yesterday. Jayawardene, playing his last Test, added 98 for the unbroken third wicket with his long-standing partner Kumar Sangakkara (54 not out) as Sri […]

Madugalle first ICC match referee to reach 150-Test

Madugalle first ICC match referee to reach 150-Test

Former Sri Lanka captain Ranjan Madugalle has become the first member of the Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees to reach the 150-Test mark. He achieved this landmark when he took the field to officiate in the fifth and final game between India and England at the Oval, London, on Friday. Speaking at the milestone, […]

Pakistan reach 244 for 6 on day 2 of second Test

Pakistan reach 244 for 6 on day 2 of second Test

Pakistan were 244 for six wickets in their first innings at the close on the second day of the second test against Sri Lanka on Friday. Scores: Sri Lanka 320 (Upul Tharanga 92; Junaid Khan 5-87, Wahab Riaz 3-88) v Pakistan 244-6 (Sarfraz Ahmed 66 not out, Ahmed Shehzad 58, R Herath 5-98). (Courtesy Reuters)

Mahela scores 4 as Sri Lanka crumble on Day one

Mahela scores 4 as Sri Lanka crumble on Day one

Sri Lanka were 261-8 at stumps on the opening day of the second and final Test against Pakistan at the Sinhalese Sports Club in Colombo on Thursday. Skipper Angelo Mathews was dismissed off what became the last ball of the day for 39, leaving Dhammika Prasad unbeaten on four. Upul Tharanga top-scored with 92. Mahela Jayawardene, […]

Watching Mahela was like seeing myself says Indian legend

Watching Mahela was like seeing myself says Indian legend

“I never missed an opportunity to see him bat, whether on the ground or on television. On many occasions, it was like seeing myself with the willow,” said one great touch artist about another. India’s immortal Gundappa Viswanath acknowledged the timeless qualities in Mahela Jayawardene’s batsmanship to The Hindu on Tuesday. Viswanath said, “The way he cut […]

Sangakkara back as #1 Test batsman in ICC rankings

Sangakkara back as #1 Test batsman in ICC rankings

Kumar Sangakkara has regained the number-one Test batting spot in the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen following his 10th double century in the Galle Test which Sri Lanka won by seven wickets to lead Pakistan by 1-0 in a two-Test series. Sangakkara, who won the ICC Cricketer of the Year and ICC Test […]

Ajmal reported with a suspected illegal bowling action

Ajmal reported with a suspected illegal bowling action

Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal has been reported with a suspected illegal bowling action during his side’s seven-wicket loss in the first Test match against Sri Lanka at Galle International Stadium on Sunday. The match officials’ report, which was handed over to Pakistan team manager Moin Khan on Sunday, cited concerns over a number of deliveries […]

Herath the hero as Sri Lanka nails thriller against Pakistan

Herath the hero as Sri Lanka nails thriller against Pakistan

Sri Lanka pulled off a thrilling seven-wicket win against Pakistan on Sunday (August 10), the final day of the first Test at the Galle International Stadium, amidst threats of rain and bad light. Rangana Herath, the left-arm spinner, starred with a six-wicket haul for Sri Lanka. Herath’s 6 for 48 helped Sri Lanka bundle Pakistan […]

Sangakkara’s 10th double ton puts Sri Lanka ahead

Sangakkara’s 10th double ton puts Sri Lanka ahead

Kumar Sangakkara struck a sparkling 221 to move to the second spot in the all-time list of test double centurions as Sri Lanka grabbed lead before declaring their first innings on day four of the first test against Pakistan on Saturday. Sangakkara’s 10th double century put him just two behind Australian great Don Bradman’s 12 […]

Sangakkara ton leads Sri Lanka’s strong reply against Pakistan

Sangakkara ton leads Sri Lanka’s strong reply against Pakistan

Kumar Sangakkara struck his 37th test hundred as he and his retiring team mate Mahela Jayawardene powered Sri Lanka to 252 for two wickets before rain washed out the final session on day three of the first test against Pakistan on Friday. In reply to Pakistan`s first innings total of 451, Sri Lanka were cruising […]

Pakistan stakes claim on third place, Sri Lanka seeks to climb Test rankings

Pakistan stakes claim on third place, Sri Lanka seeks to climb Test rankings

The two-Test series between Sri Lanka and Pakistan gets underway in Galle on 6 August, with the host aiming to improve its ranking in the Reliance ICC Test Team Rankings Table, and Pakistan looking to retain its third position. Pakistan is currently ranked third with 103 ratings points, while Sri Lanka is eight ratings points […]

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