Fernando Replaces Welagedara In Sri Lanka Test Squad

Experienced fast bowler Dilhara Fernando has been added to Sri Lanka's Test squad as a replacement for injured Chanaka Welagedara. Welagedara has been ruled out of the final two Tests against Pakistan with a shoulder injury and the second match gets underway in Colombo on Saturday (30th June).
28 June 2012

Welagedara Ruled Out Of Final Two Tests

Sri Lankan left-arm fast bowler Chanaka Welagedara has been ruled out of the remaining two Tests against Pakistan with a shoulder injury. Welagedara, who has taken 48 wickets in 15 Tests since making his debut against England in 2007, did not feature in the opening game, which Sri Lanka won by 209 runs in Galle.
26 June 2012

Cricket Video - Record Win For Sri Lanka Over Pakistan In First Test - Cricket World TV

A cricket video for Cricket World TV about the latest cricket news as we discuss Sri Lanka beating Pakistan by 209 runs in the first Test match in Galle. Pakistan were set a record score of 510 to win but were bowled out for 300 despite a valiant effort on the final day and it was Sri Lanka who produced a record. Never before had they beaten Pakistan by so many runs in a Test and they did so having dominated the game throughout.
25 June 2012

Sri Lanka Complete Record Victory Over Pakistan

Pakistan resisted bravely before succumbing to a 209-run defeat to Sri Lanka on the fourth day of the opening Test in Galle as the home side registered their biggest win in Tests between these two sides. Half-centuries from Younus Khan and Asad Shafiq heped Pakistan bat for 114 overs in their second overs before they were bowled out for 300 after Sri Lanka had claimed the extra half-hour to force a result with a day to spare.
25 June 2012

Pakistan Start Poorly After Being Set 510-Run Target

Pakistan have been left with a mountainous task heading into the final two days of the opening Test against Sri Lanka in Galle after they closed day three on 36 for three. Sri Lanka had earlier dismissed them for 100 in their first innings and declared their second innings at 137 for five to set Pakistan a target of 510 to win.
24 June 2012

Cricket Video - Kaneria Banned For Life As Pakistan Struggle On And Off Field - Cricket World TV

A cricket video for Cricket World TV about the latest cricket news as we discuss extraordinary events concerning Pakistan cricket - on and off the pitch including Danish Kaneria being handed a lifetime ban by the ECB. The leg-spinner is unlikely to ever play cricket in England again after being found guilty of two breaches of its anti-corruption code in relation to spot-fixing during a match between Essex and Durham in 2009. Mervyn Westfield, already serving a four-month sentence, has been banned for five years after he deliberately underperformed.
22 June 2012

Misbah-ul-Haq Banned From First Test

Pakistan Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq has been banned from his country’s first Test against Sri Lanka on Friday after being found guilty of "a serious over-rate offence" during the fifth One-Day International. The Pakistan team were found to be three overs short of its target, even when time allowances were taken into account, and, as captain, Misbah-ul-Haq must take the flak.
19 June 2012

Thisara Perera Included In Sri Lanka Test Squad

Sri Lanka have selected all-rounders Thisara Perera, Jeevan Mendis and Nuwan Kulasekara in their 15-man squad for the first Test against Pakistan, which begins in Galle on Friday. Angelo Mathews has also replaced Thilan Samaraweera as vice-captain, while opening batsman Lahiru Thirimanne has missed out, with Tharanga Paranavitana set to replace him at the top of the order.
19 June 2012

Mathews Seals Dramatic ODI Series Win For Sri Lanka

Angelo Mathews scored a brilliant unbeaten half-century to lead Sri Lanka to a 3-1 One-Day International series win over Pakistan with a two-wicket win in the final game in Colombo. Chasing 248 to win, Mathews hit 80 not out in 76 balls to rescue his side from a position of 175 for seven, where a home victory looked unlikely.
18 June 2012

Perera Hat-Trick Bowls Sri Lanka To Victory Over Pakistan

Thisara Perera took a hat-trick as a staggering collapse from Pakistan handed Sri Lanka a comfortable 44-run win in the fourth One-Day International in Colombo. Chasing 244 to win, Pakistan were 166 for two before they lost their remaining eight wickets for 33 runs, crumbling replying to Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara-inspired 243 for eight.
16 June 2012

Cricket Video - Rain Thwarts Sri Lanka And Pakistan - Cricket World TV

A cricket video for Cricket World TV about the latest cricket news as we look back at the third One-Day International between Sri Lanka and Pakistan in Colombo. The game was unfortunately abandoned as a no result due to rain at the R Premadesa Stadium, which came in for the final time with Pakistan struggling on 12 for two.
13 June 2012

Rain Forces No Result In Third Sri Lanka-Pakistan ODI

Persistent rain in Colombo eventually forced the abandonment of the third One-Day International between Sri Lanka and Pakistan at the R Premadesa Stadium. Pakistan were struggling at 12 for two after six overs when rain returned having initially delayed the game and no further cricket was possible.
13 June 2012

Weerakoon Replaces Injured Herath For End Of Series

Sri Lanka have called up uncapped Sajeewa Weerakoon to replace Rangana Herath for the remaining three One-Day Internationals against Pakistan. Herath, who played in the first two matches in the series, taking one wicket, has been ruled out with a knee injury.
12 June 2012

Dilshan And Perera Down Pakistan To Level Series

Tillakaratne Dilshan cracked an unbeaten century and Tissara Perera took six for 44 as Sri Lanka hit back to beat Pakistan by 76 runs in the second One-Day International in Pallekele. Dilshan's 119 not out dominated Sri Lanka's innings of 280 for four and despite Azhar Ali's 97, Pakistan were bowled out for 204 in reply.
9 June 2012

Pakistan Take Victory In Rain-Affected Opening ODI

Pakistan won a rain-affected opening One-Day International against Sri Lanka by six wickets under the Duckworth/Lewis method in Pallekele. Sri Lanka laboured between several rain breaks to post a score of 135 for eight in 42 overs before Pakistan reached the same score in 34.1 overs to take their ninth win in 11 matches between the two sides.
7 June 2012

Pakistan Add Sohail Tanvir To ODI Squad

Pakistan have added left-arm fast bowler Sohail Tanvir to their squad for the five-match One-Day International series in Sri Lanka. Tanvir put in a pair of impressive performances during the two Twenty20 Internationals, taking three for 12 and one for 15 in the tied series.
6 June 2012

Afridi Leads Pakistan To Series-Levelling 23-Run Win

The Twenty20 International series between Sri Lanka and Pakistan was tied 1-1 after Pakistan won a second low-scoring match by 23 runs in Hambantota. The match followed an almost identical pattern to the first one as Pakistan posted 122 for six before bowling Sri Lanka out for 99.
3 June 2012

Sri Lanka Dismiss Pakistan For 95 In First Twenty20

Sri Lanka struck first in their two-match Twenty20 International series against Pakistan by winning the opening game in Hambantota by 37 runs. They needed a late burst of runs from Tissara Perera to haul themselves up to a modest score of 132 for seven but Pakistan crumbled in reply to be bowled out for just 95.
1 June 2012

Pakistan Cricket Board Awards Central Contracts

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has awarded central contracts to 21 players who will be paid more than in previous years. The players will receive a 25 percent increase in their retainer fee and a 10 percent boost to their match fees.
28 May 2012

Sri Lanka Name Squads To Take On Pakistan

Sri Lanka have named their Twenty20 and One-Day International squads to take on Pakistan in June. Fast bowler Isuru Udana and leg-spinner Kaushal Lokuarachchi have been handed recalls for the two Twenty20 matches while a 15-man squad has been named for the five-match ODI series.
24 May 2012


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