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Mathews’ Heroics In Vain, As Australia Gain Narrow Win

  Sri Lanka vs Australia – Perth Australia squeezed past Sri Lanka with a narrow five-run win despite Angelo Mathews’ heroics in their 50-over encounter in the CB series in Perth on Friday. After being bowled out for a disappointing 231, Australia fought back through their bowlers and looked assured of victory when they reduced [...]

Jayasundera awarded Trinity’s coveted Ryde Gold Medal

By Hafiz Marikar The highest award at Trinity College the Ryde Gold Medal which is presented to the best all-round student of the school, was awarded to Cricketer Akila Jayasundara at the Schools prize giving on Friday. Jayasundera was also presented the best sportsman of  the year award by chief Guest  M.I. Imam High Court [...]

Gayle Lights Up Opening Game

Bangladesh Premier League When Brendon McCullum hit that brutal 158* four years ago, he gave the Indian Premier League some cricketing cred, to match the marketing hype, on its opening day. With the Bangladesh Premier League positioned as a mini-IPL, Chris Gayle’s 101* in its first game, naturally demanded comparison. But more than just some [...]

Mahela and Jadeja – overnight millionaires in the IPL

Sri Lanka captain, Mahela Jayawardena and discarded Indian cricketer Ravindra Jadeja were the key attractions at the Indian Premier League auction on Saturday Jayawardena was sold to Delhi Daredevils for a whopping US $1.4 million. Having started the bidding at a base price of US $300,000, the Sri Lankan skipper saw a tight battle for [...]

Cricket Changes: For Better Or Worse?

SO the winds of change swept through Sri Lanka cricket last week, and coming as it did amidst the national team’s dreadful free fall, few could’ve been surprised by the shake up. After four straight series losses in Test and ODIs and resultant demotions in the ICC rankings, you’d naturally expect administrators to react. And [...]

Sri Lanka And The Lost Art Of Winning

By Dinouk Colombage Why cannot Sri Lanka win a match? It seems a fairly simple question and almost one that really does not warrant an answer. Supporters have claimed that the team is in a transitional phase, critics have said that politics and infighting is the cause behind their slump and neutrals have piped up [...]

Rejuvenated Lankans power to stunning win

  Fourth ODI – Bloemfontein By Dion Michael All rounder Thisara Perera led a rejuvenated team effort from Sri Lanka to power them to a stunning five wicket win over South Africa in the fourth One-day international at Bloemfontein on Friday. South Africa had already won the five-match series with three straight wins in the [...]

Prince Of Wales crush St Peters; Trinity, Ananda, Bens take first inning honours

School Cricket Review Prince of Wales registered an upset outright win of St Peters whilst Ananda, Trinity and St Benedicts had to settle for first innings wins over Royal, St Joseph’s and Thurstan respectively. St Thomas’ and Wesley figured in an exciting draw after both sides had ended their first innings on the identical score. [...]

Nothing Is Going Right For Sri Lanka!

Roshan Abeysinghe When you are out of form as a batsman the tendency is for everything to go against you. Generally you can get out to the most unbelievable dismissal. It could be an outstanding catch off a brilliant stroke or a freak dismissal by being run out at the bowlers end or being stumped [...]

Ice-Cool Duminy guides South Africa to second win

Sri Lanka vs South Africa – 2nd ODI – East London By Dion Michael Jean-Paul Duminy struck an unbeaten 66 to guide South Africa to a five wicket win over Sri Lanka in their second one-day international at East London on Saturday to give the Proteas a 2-0 lead in the five-match series. Duminy’s innings [...]

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