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We will be aiming victory against Sri Lanka: Waqar

We will be aiming victory against Sri Lanka: Waqar

Pakistan cricket teams head coach, Waqar Younis has said that the team will be aiming to play Sri Lanka with a mind-set of victory. “It is a very important series, a step forward to prepare for the World Cup and we will be having victory in our mind when we take on Sri Lanka later […]

South Africa win first test v Sri Lanka by 153 runs

South Africa win first test v Sri Lanka by 153 runs

South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 153 runs on the fifth and final day of the first test to take a one-nil lead in the two-match series on Sunday. Scores: South Africa 455-9 declared and 206-6 declared v Sri Lanka 292 and 216 (K Sangakkara 76, D Steyn 4-45, M Morkel 4-29). (Courtesy Reuters)

Vernon Philander fined for ICC Code of Conduct breach

Vernon Philander fined for ICC Code of Conduct breach

South Africa’s Vernon Philander has been fined 75 per cent of his match fee after breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during the third day’s play in the first cricket Test against Sri Lanka in Galle. Philander was charged with an article 2.2.9 offence of the ICC Code of Conduct which relates to “changing the […]

Jos Buttler ‘Mankading’ by Sachithra Senanayake fine by MCC

Jos Buttler ‘Mankading’ by Sachithra Senanayake fine by MCC

Some of cricket’s greatest names insisted England’s Jos Buttler had only himself to blame for his ‘Mankad’ dismissal against Sri Lanka. The issue of players being run out backing up was in the spotlight when Buttler was dismissed in such a fashion by bowler Sachithra Senanayake during Sri Lanka’s 3-2 series-clinching victory in the fifth […]

Akhtar snubs PCB for sending too many support staff on Lanka tour

Akhtar snubs PCB for sending too many support staff on Lanka tour

Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has lashed out at the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for deciding to send 10 officials with the national team for their upcoming tour of Sri Lanka. “I don’t know what they are trying to do but this board is full of ignorant people and it is useless trying to […]

Mahela leaves as ‘one of the greatest to play for Sri Lanka’ says Murali

Mahela leaves as ‘one of the greatest to play for Sri Lanka’ says Murali

Sri Lanka’s legendary off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan showered accolades on the 37-year-old Mahela Jayawardene, after the star top-order batsman decided to call time on his Test career. Regarded as one of the greatest batsmen of the modern era, Jayawardene has 11,493 Test runs at an average of 50.18 to his name. After a glorious 17-year-long Test […]

Mahela to retire from Test cricket but will continue with ODI

Mahela to retire from Test cricket but will continue with ODI

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) announced that Mahela Jayawardene has tendered his resignation from Test cricket. Addressing a letter to the Chief Executive Officer of SLC Ashley De Silva, Mahela Jayawardene has stated that he would like to retire from Test cricket after the forthcoming Test series against South Africa and Pakistan. Jayawardene has stated that […]

Germany beats Argentina 1-0 in extra time to win World Cup

Germany beats Argentina 1-0 in extra time to win World Cup

Germany beat Argentina 1-0 in the final of the 2014 FIFA World Cup on Sunday at the Maracana thanks to an extra-time goal from Mario Gotze. After 113 goalless minutes in the World Cup final, Gotze a second-half substitute for Miroslav Klose controlled Andre Schurrle’s left-wing cross beautifully on his chest before volleying past Sergio […]

Tharanga recalled to Sri Lanka test squad against South Africa

Tharanga recalled to Sri Lanka test squad against South Africa

Opening batsman Upul Tharanga is in line for his first test appearance in seven years after being named in the Sri Lanka squad for the two-match series against South Africa, starting at Galle on July 16. Left-hander Tharanga’s last test was against England in 2007 but he has been out of favour in the five-day […]

Sachithra Senanayake banned for illegal bowling action

Sachithra Senanayake banned for illegal bowling action

Sri Lankan spinner Sachithra Senanayake has been banned from international cricket for an illegal bowling action, the Sri Lanka Cricket Board said today. Sri Lanka Cricket said it had received the ICC Bowling Action Legality Assessment Report pertaining to Sachithra Senanayake. It was conducted by the Cardiff Metropolitan University – Cardiff School of Sport in England. […]

De Kock, De Villers star in Proteas series win in Sri Lanka

De Kock, De Villers star in Proteas series win in Sri Lanka

South Africa rode on aggressive hundreds from Quinton de Kock and AB de Villiers to beat Sri Lanka by 82 runs in the third and final one-day international on Saturday. Left-hander De Kock smashed a 127-ball 128 while skipper De Villiers hit a fiery 71-ball 108, making a century off just 66 balls as South […]

Nathan Lyon Relishes Working With Master Muttiah Muralitharan

Nathan Lyon Relishes Working With Master Muttiah Muralitharan

Australian spin bowler Nathan Lyon said on Friday his work with Muttiah Muralitharan has been hugely beneficial and can only make him a better bowler. The world’s leading Test wicket taker has been helping Lyon in Colombo and has agreed to join the Australian coaching team more formally for their series against Pakistan in the […]

Sri Lanka names team for third ODI against South Africa

Sri Lanka names team for third ODI against South Africa

Sri Lanka cricket announced a 16 member squad for the third and final One Day international against South Africa to be played on the 12th of July in Hambantota. 1 Angelo Mathews (Captain) 2 Lahiru Thirimanne (Vice Captain) 3 T M Dilshan 4 Kusal Janith 5 Kumar Sangakkara 6 Mahela Jayawardena 7 Ashan Priyanjan 8 Kithruwan […]

England Rugby Sevens head coach wary of Sri Lanka

England Rugby Sevens head coach wary of Sri Lanka

England Rugby Sevens head coach Simon Amor has admitted that Group D opponents Sri Lanka and Uganda will be unknown quantities for his side at this summer’s Commonwealth Games. England have been drawn in a group alongside the two minnows and Australia, who they are much more familiar with having done battle regularly in the […]

Argentina beats the Netherlands on penalties to enter Final

Argentina beats the Netherlands on penalties to enter Final

Regulation and extra time brought 120 minutes of scoreless exasperation in a World Cup semifinal on Wednesday that was by turns tense, cautious, clumsy, gripping and stubbornly unyielding. There was little space to move, few chances to score. Sometimes the match was as dreary as the misty evening chill. If it possessed any beauty, it […]

Dilshan shines as Sri Lanka thrash South Africa and level the series

Dilshan shines as Sri Lanka thrash South Africa and level the series

Tillakaratne Dilshan starred with both the bat and the ball as Sri Lanka crushed South Africa by 87 runs in their second one-dayer Wednesday to draw the three-match series level at 1-1. Dilshan smashed 86 off 90 balls and also took three wickets for 40 runs to set the stage for a Sri Lankan victory […]

Brazil humiliation to Germany greeted with shock

Brazil humiliation to Germany greeted with shock

Brazil’s World Cup nightmare did not come in the form of a mass street protest, nor a stadium disaster. It came where it was least expected, on the soccer field in Belo Horizonte, as Germany destroyed the host nation, 7-1, to reach the tournament final. Desolation, disappointment and disbelief swept the country as the national […]

Sri Lanka and South Africa agree to use lights

Sri Lanka and South Africa agree to use lights

Sri Lanka Cricket announced that both the Sri Lanka and South Africa Teams and their respective Boards are in agreement to use lights in the event the light deteriorates during the 3rd ODI of the South Africa Tour of Sri Lanka. The third One Day International is to be played on the 12th of July at […]

South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 75 runs

South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 75 runs

South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 75 runs in the first of three One Day International matches played at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo today. Batting first the South Africans scored 304 runs for the loss of 5 wickets with Hashim Amla making 109 and captain A.B. De Villiers making 75 runs. In reply the […]

Amla pleased with 79-ball century

Amla pleased with 79-ball century

South Africa Test captain Hashim Amla is pleased with is 79-ball century that laid the platform for the squad’s 108-run win against a Sri Lanka Cricket Board President’s XI in Moratuwa on Thursday. After the warm-up match, which turned out to be a productive outing for the 15-man squad, Amla said that it was nice […]

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