The Sunday Leader

Sri Lanka – Fatigued Or Inconsistent?

By Dinouk Colombage Sri Lanka’s fortunes have suffered a drastic fall in the space of two matches as they were completely outplayed in their first two games of the Asia Cup. Having come off a satisfactory tour of Australia, Sri Lanka was looking firm favourites to clinch the Asia Cup. Two resounding losses at the [...]

England Ease To Comprehensive Win In Tour Opener

By Dion Michael England eased to a comprehensive innings and 15 run win over a Sri Lankan Board XI in their opening game of their Sri Lankan tour on Saturday. After the tourists had declared on their overnight 303 for 8 – a first innings lead of 134 – the local side was bundled out [...]

Bangladesh Spoil Tendulkar Party

The long wait finally ended when Sachin Tendulkar – after a whole year of trying – finally reached the landmark of 100 centuries in tests and one-dayers and billions of cricket fans around the world heaved a collective sigh of relief. The achievement came in India’s game against Bangladesh in the Asia Cup tournament on [...]

Campus Cricket Coming To Sri Lanka

By Richard Browne Sri Lanka is gearing up to host the finals of Asia’s first intercontinental University Twenty/20 cricket tournament. The winners of the university domestic competitions in Pakistan, India and Sri Lanka, will meet at Colts Cricket Club, Colombo from the 19th to the 23rd April, for a knockout tournament with the winners having [...]

Man Of The Century!

Cricket fans around the world and more than a billion Indians all heaved a sigh of relief on Friday when one of the most anticipated events in sporting history was finally achieved. India batsman Sachin Tendulkar’s long ‘Godot-like’ wait for his 100th international century came to an end on Friday as he achieved the much [...]

Sachin Tendulkar – Factfile

1973: Born April 24, Mumbai. 1988: Scores 100 not out in his first first-class match for Bombay against Gujarat in the Ranji Trophy, becoming the youngest cricketer to score a century on his first-class debut, aged 15 years and 232 days. 1989: Makes Test debut for India against Pakistan in Karachi at the age of [...]

The ‘Nineties’ Brigade

By Pelham Juriansz The ‘nervous’ nineties – that is what it is called. Well, what do you think I am referring to? It is of course, those batsmen who get out for a score between 90 and 99 especially, in their respective ‘Big Matches’. This year, at the 133rd ‘Battle of the Blues’ between Royal [...]

Jayawardena, Chandimal Power Sri Lanka To The Top Of The Table

  CB series – Game 9- Australia vs Sri Lanka – Hobart Contrasting 80s from Mahela Jayawardena and Dinesh Chandimal, coupled with some aggressive strokeplay at the death by Thisara Perera enabled Sri Lanka to record their third straight win which took them to the top of the Commonwealth Bank Series table. Chasing 281 for [...]

Salgado Century Gives Thurstan Narrow First Innings Win

Thurstan – Isipathana 49th Encounter Skipper Sajeewa Salgado struck 114 to anchor Thurstan’s innings and give his side a narrow first innings win over arch rivals Isipathana in their Big Match which concluded in yet another draw at the SSC grounds yesterday. With both sides not interested in playing positively, the game was destined to [...]

Petes, Joes Warm Up For Big Match In Contrasting Styles

School Cricket Review St Peter’s and St Joseph’s warmed up for their Big Match next week in contrasting styles in the final games which concluded yesterday. St Peter’s registered a comfortable nine-wicket win but their opponents were Joseph Vaz College Wennappuwa – one of the weaker sides this season. The Peterites would not be too [...]

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