Sri Lanka

Kohli Century Guides India To Win And Bonus Point

India kept their hopes of reaching the final of the One-Day International tri-series alive with a crushing 102-run win over the West Indies in Trinidad. A dashing century from captain Virat Kohli helped them post 311 for seven and either side of a rain delay, West Indies were bowled out for 171 to hand India a bonus point in victory.
5 July 2013

Steyn Rested For Sri Lanka Tour

South Africa have made one change to their One-Day International squad for the forthcoming series against Sri Lanka. Quinton de Kock, who was a standby player for the Proteas during their disappointing ICC Champions Trophy campaign, is recalled, while Dale Steyn is, according to convenor of selectors Andrew Hudson, rested. Morne Morkel is included among the 16 players named despite missing the bulk of the Champions Trophy with a quad muscle strain.
4 July 2013

Tharanga Stars As Ruthless Sri Lanka Hammer India

Twin centuries from Upul Tharanga and Mahela Jayawardene put Sri Lanka on course for a record-breaking 161-run win over India in their One-Day International tri-series match in Jamaica. Sri Lanka's score of 348 for one was the highest ODI score for a team losing just one wicket, Tharanga making 174 not out and Jayawardene 107.
2 July 2013

Holder Replaces Injured Rampaul In West Indies Squad

Hosts West Indies have named their squad for the second half of the ongoing Tri-Nation series against Indian and Sri Lanka. Ravi Rampaul misses out after picking up an ankle injury during the win over Sri Lanka and is replaced by Barbados all-rounder Jason Holder as the only change in the 13-man squad.
2 July 2013

West Indies Inch Over The Line Against India

West Indies made it two wins out of two in the One-Day International tri-series they are hosting after inching to a one-wicket victory over India in Jamaica. Set 230 to win, they lost three early wickets before half-centuries from Johnson Charles and Darren Bravo revived their innings, only for India to fight back only to be denied by last-wicket pair Kemar Roach and Tino Best.
30 June 2013

Gayle Century Hammers Sri Lanka In Opener

Chris Gayle hammered an 89-ball century to set West Indies on course for a comfortable six-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the opening game of the One-Day International tri-series in Jamaica. Gayle's 109 in 100 balls set the home side on their way to 209 for four in just 37.5 overs after Sri Lanka had been bowled out for 208.
29 June 2013

Tharanga, Mendis Recalled For Sri Lanka

Tillakaratne Dilshan is missing through injury and Thisara Perera has also been left out of Sri Lanka's squad for the One-Day International tri-series in the West Indies which begins later this month. Dilshan suffered calf strain during the ICC Champions Trophy 2013 semi-final against India and has been replaced in the squad by Upul Tharanga while spinner Ajantha Mendis has been recalled.
23 June 2013

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20 June 2013

Sri Lanka Reach Semis By Beating Australia

Sri Lanka produced an efficient performance to beat Australia by 20 runs and book themselves an ICC Champions Trophy 2013 semi-final against India. Set 254 to win, Australia needed to get the runs within 29.1 overs to stay in the tournament and they gave game chase but lost too many wickets along the way and were eventually dismissed for 233.
17 June 2013

India Unchanged For West Indies ODI Tri-Series

India have named an unchanged 15-man squad to travel to the Caribbean to play Sri Lanka and West Indies in a One-Day International tri-series which begins on 28th June. The selectors have understandably kept faith with the same squad of players that beat Pakistan, South Africa and West Indies to reach the sem-finals of the ICC Champions Trophy 2013.
17 June 2013

Sangakkara And Kulasekara Star In Sri Lanka Win

Kumar Sangakkara hit an unbeaten century, while Nuwan Kulasekara provided some late sparkle, as Sri Lanka kept their hopes alive in the ICC Champions Trophy with a seven-wicket victory over the hosts under The Oval floodlights. Ravi Bopara had earlier hauled England up to 293 for seven at the end of an innings which had followed a similar path to the one against Australia.
13 June 2013

Preview - England-Sri Lanka - A Win Is Vital

England will be eyeing up a semi-final place in their second ICC Champions Trophy 2013 group game against Sri Lanka tomorrow. But for Sri Lanka it will be a battle for survival after losing their first game.
12 June 2013

West Indies Hold Off Battling Sri Lanka At Edgbaston

West Indies held off a spirited late fightback by Sri Lanka to register a 17-run win in both sides' final warm-up match ahead of the ICC Champions Trophy 2013. Half-centuries from Darren Bravo (71), Johnson Charles (58) and Ramnaresh Sarwan (55) helped the 2004 champions reach 297 for eight before Sri Lanka were bowled out for 280 in 47 overs.
4 June 2013

Mathews Targets Semi-Finals For Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews has set his side the target of reaching the semi-finals of the ICC Champions Trophy, which gets underway in England and Wales on 6th June. Sri Lanka are in a group with hosts England, reigning champions Australia and New Zealand, who have been in England since earlier this month and are always competitive.
30 May 2013

Lokuhettige Replaces Injured Welagedara For Sri Lanka

Dilhara Lokuhettige has been called up to replace fellow fast bowler Chanaka Welagedara in Sri Lanka's 15-man squad for the ICC Champions Trophy 2013. Welagedara suffered an injury to his right foot and ankle and underwent scans, the results of which have forced him out of the reckoning for the tournament, which is held in England and Wales between 6th and 23rd June.
27 May 2013

Sri Lanka Hand Contracts To Women Cricketers

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) have confirmed that they have given central contracts to 19 of their women cricketers, another boost following their strong showing in the World Cup earlier this year. They beat reigning champions England and hosts India on their way to a record fifth place finish and the 19 players have been split into three categories of contract.
10 May 2013

Sri Lanka-South Africa Series Dates Confirmed

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) have confirmed the itinerary for South Africa's limited overs tour which will comprise five One-Day Internationals and three Twenty20 Internationals. The five ODIs will be played between 20th and 31st July in Colombo and Kandy before the three Twenty20 Internationals are held on 2nd, 4th and 6th August.
10 May 2013

Sri Lanka Recall Welagedara For Champions Trophy

Sri Lanka have banked largely on experience in naming their 15-man squad for the ICC Champions Trophy 2013 by recalling Chanaka Welagedara. There were four uncapped players in their provisional squad but none have made it through to the final squad, which will be led by Angelo Mathews.
3 May 2013

Four Uncapped Players In Sri Lanka Provisional Squad

Sri Lanka have named their 30-man provisional squad for the ICC Champions Trophy 2013 which takes place in England and Wales in June. Shehan Jayasuriya, Ishan Jayaratne, Angelo Perera and Milinda Siriwardene are the four uncapped players in the squad while a number of experienced players have earned recalls.
8 April 2013

Sri Lanka See Off Bangladesh To Preserve T20 Ranking

Sri Lanka protected their number one ranking in Twenty20 International cricket with a convincing 17-run win over Bangladesh in their one-off match in Pallekele. Kushal Perera slammed 64 at the top of the order to help Sri Lanka post 198 for five and although Bangladesh fought hard, they fell short, closing on 181 for seven.
31 March 2013

 
 
 

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