Sri Lanka

Mathews Named As Sri Lanka Test Captain

Angelo Mathews has been named as Sri Lanka's new Test and One-Day International captain with Dinesh Chandimal taking over as Twenty20 International skipper. Mathews had already been leading the one-day side but following Mahela Jayawardene's decision to step down as Test captain, he becomes their fourth captain in the last three years after Kumar Sangakakra, Tillakaratne Dilshan and Jayawardene.
14 February 2013

Sri Lanka Collapse Hands South Africa Victory

Sri Lanka Women lost seven wickets for seven runs, collapsing from 110 for three to be all out for 117 to hand South Africa a 110-run win in their Women's World Cup Super Six game in Cuttack. They were making steady progress having been set 228 to win before losing their way completely, Dane van Niekerk taking four for 18 to ensure the two sides will meet again in Friday's fifth place play-off.
13 February 2013

Australia Crush Sri Lanka To Reach World Cup Final

Australia Women's seemingly inexorable march towards a sixth Women's World Cup title advanced one step further as they comfortably beat Sri Lanka by nine wickets in their penultimate Super Six game. They made it five tournament wins out of five by dismissing the competition's surprise package for 131 and then racing to their target in just 22.2 overs.
10 February 2013

Sri Lanka Make More History By Knocking India Out

Sri Lanka Women proved that their stunning victory over England was no fluke, completely outplaying India Women to qualify for the Super Sixes of the Women's World Cup with a 138-run win in Mumbai. The result knocked India out of the tournament after they failed to even get close to the score of 251 that would have seen them through at the West Indies' expense.
5 February 2013

Sri Lanka Stun England, Wins For Australia, New Zealand

World Cup upsets don't come much bigger than this. Tournament outsiders Sri Lanka should have been no match for reigning champions England but won a thriller in Mumbai by one wicket, wicket-keeper Dilani Manodara hitting the last ball for six. There were also wins for Australia over Pakistan and New Zealand over South Africa.
1 February 2013

Women's World Cup Preview - Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka go into this tournament as the lowest ranked side and rank outsiders. In their last three tournaments, they have finished sixth, seventh and eighth, following an unexpected loss to Pakistan in the Super Six stage in 2009. They subsequently beat Pakistan in the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 in 2009, and repeated the trick one year later although failed to progress – mirroring their World Cup performances.
30 January 2013

Weerakkody Guides Sri Lanka To Victory

Sripali Weerakkody scored an unbeaten half-century to guide Sri Lanka Women to a fine two-wicket win over South Africa Women in their final warm-up match ahead of the Women's World Cup. Set 165 after South Africa were dismissed for 164, Sri Lanka were struggling at 66 for six before Weerakkody's innings handed Sri Lanka a rare victory.
29 January 2013

Sri Lanka Hold Their Nerve In MCG Thriller

The second Twenty20 International at the MCG had everything. A fine innings by one of the most stylish batsmen in world cricket, Mahela Jayawardene, poor death bowling, rain, a revised target, and eventually a close finish. Ultimately, it was Sri Lanka who held their nerve and defended four off the last ball to take a clean sweep of the two-match series.
28 January 2013

Sri Lanka Collapse To Defeat In World Cup Warm-Up

Sri Lanka Women suffered a dramatic collapse before being well beaten by a Mumbai Combined XI side in their first wramwarm-up match ahead of the 2013 World Cup. They failed to recover from a position of 42 for six, eventually being dismissed for 189 and going down by four wickets.
28 January 2013

Sri Lanka Celebrate Twenty20 Win On Australia Day

Sri Lanka put a dampener on Australia Day celebrations in Sydney with a five-wicket win over Australia in the first Twenty20 International at the ANZ Stadium. They completed a fourth straight win over Australia when Thisara Perera smashed Ben Laughlin for two sixes in the penultimate over.
26 January 2013

Hughes, Doherty, Henriques Earn Australia Share Of Series

A second ODI century from Phil Hughes earnt Australia a share of the five-match series against Sri Lanka. After Hughes' century had led them to a respectable 247 for five, Xavier Doherty and Moises Henriques each took three wickets as Sri Lanka were bowled out for 215 in reply.
23 January 2013

Reprimand For Warner After Admitting Dissent

David Warner, Australia's opening batsman, has been handed an official reprimand after pleading guilty to dissent during the fourth One-Day International against Sri Lanka in Sydney. After Warner was given out leg before wicket to Thisara Perera for 60 in the 29th over of Australia's innings, Warner delayed his departure from the crease while shaking his head.
21 January 2013

Six Changes To Australia's Twenty20 Squad

Australia will field a much-changed side during the Twenty20 International series against Sri Lanka after naming a squad containing several in-form players who used the KFC Big Bash to further their international credentials. Ben Cutting, Aaron Finch, James Faulkner, Ben Laughlin, Shaun Marsh and Adam Voges have all been called up to the squad for the two matches on 26th and 28th January in Sydney and Melbourne.
21 January 2013

Sri Lanka Query SCG Abandonment

Sri Lankan captain Mahela Jayawardene has said that he will write to the match referee Javagal Srinath for an explanation as to why today's fourth One-Day International at the SCG was abandoned after a relatively short rain delay. The light rain lasted for only around an hour, with Jayawardene arguing that there was then ample time for the ground to dry and play to resume.
20 January 2013

Rain Denies Sri Lanka After Bowlers Restrict Australia

Rain perhaps saved Australia from a series defeat at the SCG, with it arriving with Sri Lanka on 14 for none in their pursuit of Australia's modest 222 for nine. The hosts must now win the final match in Hobart if they are to earn a share of the spoils. The Australia innings had followed a similar pattern to that of their humiliation at Brisbane, with Nuwan Kulasekara again doing the bulk of the damage and Mitchell Starc adding an air of respectability to the total with a sprightly knock from number nine. The only difference on this occasion was scale.
20 January 2013

Clarke Praises Sri Lanka, Criticises Own Batsmen

Australia captain Michael Clarke has paid tribute to Sri Lanka's bowlers after his side was dismissed for 74 in the third One-Day International in Brisbane. Nevertheless, he has offered no defence for his batsmen after no top-order player could even reach double figures as Australia lurched to a four-wicket defeat that puts them 2-1 down in the five-match series.
18 January 2013

Jackson Bird Added To ODI Squad As Cover

Cricket Australia (CA) have confirmed that fast bowler Jackson Bird has joined up with Australia's squad ahead of the fourth One-Day International against Sri Lanka. Ben Cutting had been included as cover for the third game in Brisbane, which Sri Lanka won by four wickets after bowling Australia out for 74, but was subsequently released to play in the Big Bash final.
18 January 2013

Kulasekara Condemns Australia To Record Defeat

Things continue to get worse for Australia, who followed up a limp display in Melbourne and a week fending off criticism, by being dismissed for 74 on their way to a four-wicket defeat to Sri Lanka in the third One-Day International in Brisbane. Sri Lanka had never beaten Australia in an ODI at the Gabba prior to the match and might never win as comprehensively again as they reached their target with 30 overs to go.
18 January 2013

Clarke Defends Australia's Rotation Policy

Australia captain Michael Clarke has launched a staunch defence of the rotation policy that has come in for some criticism during the opening two matches of the One-Day International series against Sri Lanka. Labelled a 'B-team' by some, a team missing a host of key players won convincinginly in Melbourne but was then soundly beaten in Adelaide.
17 January 2013

Wade Accepts 'Constructive' Criticism And Aims Higher

Australia wicket-keeper Matthew Wade has responded positively to criticism of him by Ian Healy, which was widely published in media channels. Ahead of the third One-Day International against Sri Lanka in Brisbane on Friday (18th January), Wade says he has spoken with Healy and spent time working on his game with the former Queensland player, who represented Australia in 119 Tests and 168 ODIs.
16 January 2013


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