Sri Lanka

Nasir Cameo Gives Bangladesh Historic Win

Bangladesh took a share of the spoils in the One-Day International series in Sri Lanka after having the better of a rain-affected affair in Pallekele. Rain stopped play with the tourists on 78 for one in the 14th over of their pursuit of Sri Lanka's 302, and they were set 183 in 27 overs when the players walked out a couple of hours later. Nasir Hossain proved to be the batting star, ending on 33 off 27 balls, as they reached their target with an over to spare.
28 March 2013

Sri Lanka Retain Same Squad For Final ODI

Sri Lanka have named an unchanged squad for the third and final One-Day International against Bangladesh after the second game in Hambantota was rained off. They won the opening match by eight wickets and the two teams will meet in the final match in Colombo tomorrow (27th March).
27 March 2013

Monsoon Rains Wash Out Second ODI

The arrival of the monsoon rains in Sri Lanka meant that the second One-Day International between the hosts and Bangladesh was washed out with just five overs possible in Hambantota. With the forecast for Thursday's final game looking equally wet, Sri Lanka's victory in the series opener looks like being decisive.
25 March 2013

Dilshan Sees Sri Lanka To Easy Win

Sri Lanka waltzed to victory in the opening One-Day International against Bangladesh in Hambantota. An unbeaten century from Tillakaratne Dilshan, coupled with contributions from Kushal Perera and Kumar Sangakkara, helped them chase down their revised target of 238 with 32 balls to spare and eight wickets in hand. Tamim Iqbal had given the tourists hope with his first international hundred in almost three years and the first by a Bangladeshi against Sri Lanka in ODIs.
23 March 2013

Sri Lanka Clinch Series In Colombo

Rangana Herath ended with match figures of 12 for 157 as Sri Lanka wrapped up victory in the second Test against Bangladesh with a day to spare in Colombo. Herath struck in the first over of the day and the home side never looked back in spite of some brief resistance from the Bangladeshi lower-order.
19 March 2013

Three Uncapped Players In Sri Lanka ODI Squad

Sri Lanka have called up uncapped batsmen Kithururan Vithanage and all-rounders Angelo Perera and Sachith Pathirana for the first two games in the One-Day International series against Bangladesh. Vithanage played in both Tests but is yet to play an ODI and the squad shows a number of other changes from the team that took on Australia.
18 March 2013

Mortaza Misses Out On ODI Squad, Ashraful Recalled

Bangladesh have named a 15-man squad for their three-match series of One-Day Internationals against Sri Lanka later this month. Fast bowler and former captain Mashrafe Mortaza misses out on selection due to injury while Shafiul Islam and Elias Sunny have been dropped from the team that played against the West Indies in their last ODI.
13 March 2013

Sohag Gazi Fined And Reprimanded For Dissent

Bangladesh off-spinner Sohag Gazi has been fined 20 percent of his match fee and reprimanded after showing dissent during the opening Test against Sri Lanka in Galle. After being dismissed in his side's first innings, Sohag pointed to his arm to indicate that the ball had struck him rather than his bat before he was given out caught.
13 March 2013

More Records Go Before Galle Run-Fest Is Drawn

More history was made on the final day of the first Test between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in Galle before the match was, inevitably, drawn. Centuries for Tillakaratne Dilshan (126) and Kumar Sangakkara (105) equalled the record of eight centuries in one Test as Sri Lanka declared on 335 for four and Bangladesh closed on 70 for one in their second innings.
12 March 2013

West Indies Win Final Game In Dramatic Fashion

West Indies Women beat Sri Lanka Women by seven runs in the fifth and final Twenty20 International in Colombo, taking the series 4-1. In another tight game, West Indies posted 122 for five as Deandra Dottin top scored with 44 before their bowlers held their nerve at the death to dismiss Sri Lanka for 115.
8 March 2013

Sri Lanka Women Avoid Series Whitewash

Sri Lanka Women recorded a consolation win in the fourth Twenty20 International against the West Indies. With the series already won by the visitors, Sri Lanka's bowlers combined to dismiss their opponents for just 101 and then knocked off the runs, not without a few alarms, to win by four wickets.
7 March 2013

Ashraful Leads Aggressive Bangladesh Batting Effort

Bangladesh warmed up for the first Test against Sri Lanka with an encouraging batting performance on the final day of their drawn tour game with a Sri Lanka Emerging Players XI. Replying to 410, they were bowled out for 479 after Mohammad Ashraful made 102 and four other players scored half-centuries.
5 March 2013

Outstanding West Indies Seal Series In Sri Lanka

Stafanie Taylor hit 75 in 46 balls and Shanel Daley then returned five for 15 as West Indies Women thumped Sri Lanka by 34 runs in the third Twenty20 International in Colombo. Taylor's innings helped the tourists reach an imposing 145 for six and Daley's career-best effort saw Sri Lanka dismissed for 111 in the final over, handing West Indies an unassailable 3-0 series lead.
5 March 2013

Sri Lanka Pick Test Squad After Contract Dispute Resolved

The stand-off between Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) and its centrally-contracted players has come to an end - for the timebeing, in any case - as all 23 players have now signed their contracts. This has allowed Sri Lanka to name a full-strength 16-man squad for the opening Test against Bangladesh, on the same day that rain ruined day two of Bangladesh's tour game against a Sri Lanka Emerging Players XI.
4 March 2013

Comfortable Win Puts West Indies Into 2-0 Series Lead

West Indies Women moved into a 2-0 series lead over Sri Lanka Women by winning the second Twenty20 International in Colombo by six wickets. Like the first match, runs came at a premium and after Sri Lanka had limped to 73 for eight, West Indies confidently reached 74 for four inside 16 overs to put themselves one win away from clinching the series.
3 March 2013

Bangladesh Bowlers Struggle Ahead Of First Test

Bangladesh began their preparations ahead of Friday's first Test and encountered problems of their own against a Sri Lanka Development XI, some of whom may well make their Test debuts in five days time. 22 year-old left-hander Kithuruwan Vithanage hit a career-best 157 not out for the Sri Lankans and added 159 with all-rounder Ashan Priyanjan for the fifth-wicket after the tourists had had the better of the first session.
3 March 2013

Aguilleira Guides West Indies Home In Low-Scoring Thriller

West Indian captain Merissa Aguilleira held her nerve to hit the winning runs from the final ball of the first Twenty20 International against Sri Lanka Women in Colombo. In a low-scoring match, Sri Lanka posted 87 for eight but it needed Aguilleira's calm unbeaten 34 - including a boundary from the final ball - to guide the tourists to a two-wicket victory.
1 March 2013

Sangakkara Included In Team For Bangladesh Tour Match

Sri Lanka have included experienced batsman and former captain Kumar Sangakkara in an Emerging Players squad to play the touring Bangladesh side in a three-day game. Sangakkara is continuing his recovery from the hand injury that ended his tour of Australia prematurely in December.
28 February 2013

Three Changes As Sri Lanka Name Twenty20 Squad

Sri Lanka have named a 14-member squad for the five-match Twenty20 International series against West Indies Women that gets underway tomorrow (1st Match). There are three changes from the squad that lost the One-Day International series 2-1.
28 February 2013

Ashraful Replaces Injured Shahriar Nafees In Test Squad

Former captain and middle-order batsman Mohammad Ashraful has been called up to replace Shahriar Nafees in Bangladesh's Test squad to tour Sri Lanka. Left-handed opener Shahriar has suffered a hand injury and stitches won't be removed for seven days, allowing Ashraful another recall.
27 February 2013

 
 
 

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