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Day of destiny for Lankan cricket

ICC World T20 Final – Preview By Dion Michael The day of destiny for Sri Lankan cricket has arrived. Ever since that balmy St Patrick’s day in Lahore in 1996 when we reached the pinnacle as World One-day Champions, Sri Lankans have dreamt of a reprise and lived through five other finals and each time [...]

Smith, Amla leave Proteas in firm control of test

Australia vs South Africa Third Test – Perth After paceman Dale Steyn had destroyed Australia’s batting ,Graeme Smith and HashimAmla ensured the Proteas consolidated and then took firm control of the third and deciding Test against Australia in Perth. Smith (84) and Amla (99 not out) put on 178 for the second wicket as the [...]

Tino’s Career-Best Dashes Bangladesh’s Hopes Of Historic Win

West Indies vs Bangladesh First Test – Mirpur West Indies fast bowler Tino Best snared a career-best five for 24 as Bangladesh fell 78 runs short of a historic victory on the final day of the opening Test in Mirpur. Chasing 245 for a first ever Test win over an established nation, Bangladesh were skittled [...]

Rain ruins Trinity’s bid for outright win over Petes

School Cricket Review Trinity College put up a fine all round performance to take major honours in their rain hit inter school under 19 cricket tournament match against St. Peter’s College which ended in a draw at the Asgiriya Stadium in Kandy on Saturday. The Trinitians after piling up a good first innings total of [...]

Pakistanis feast on Lankan invitation

Sri Lankavs Pakistan Second Test at SSC  By Dion Michael Sri Lankans have an almost legendary reputation for their hospitality but Mahela Jayawardena took that to a new high on Saturday with his gesture to invite the visitors to bat first on a beautiful batting track at the SSC grounds on the opening day of [...]

Sublime Sangakkara, late wickets put Lanka firmly in control

Sri LankavsPakistan– First Test atGalle  By Dion Michael   A sublime innings from Kumar Sangakkara and a flurry of Pakistani wickets leftSri Lankafirmly in the driving seat at the end of an absorbing second day in the first test inGalle. Sangakkara was left stranded on 199 – one run short of his 9th double century [...]

Mathews bowling at IPL with permission from team management

By Hilal Suhaib Angelo Mathews, who has been unable to bowl for Sri Lanka of late due to a calf injury, was cleared to bowl at the Indian Premier League (IPL) by physio Steve Mount and the team management ahead of the tournament. Mathews has faced criticism in the local media over his decision to [...]

Protect Test cricket, Cook says after Sri Lanka series

By Ryan Francis England batsman Alastair Cook wants cricket authorities to protect Test cricket after it was revealed that Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) had chosen not to play a three-Test series against England in order to allow their players to take part in the Indian Premier League (IPL). The lucrative IPL tournament, which is India’s [...]

Lack Of A Third Test A Travesty Of Justice

By Richard Browne The only thing missing from an absorbing Test series between Sri Lanka and England is a deciding third Test. It is nothing short of a travesty that after nine days of Test cricket at its rawest, the teams and huge following of travelling fans are left with unfinished business. The series was [...]

Double Honour For Sangakkara

Lanka batsman Kumar Sangakkara has become the first man to be named simultaneously as Wisden’s leading cricketer in the world and one of its five cricketers of the year. The elegant left-hander compiled 2,267 international runs in the three formats last year – no other player broke 2,000 – with five centuries and 13 fifties, [...]

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