Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews said that his team had to play out of their skin ton come out of the 0-5 drubbing they received at the hands of India to beat England pretty convincingly by a 5-2 margin in the seven-match one-day international series concluded at the R Premadasa Stadium on Tuesday.
What a romantic ending to a long-standing partnership. England’s last man out James Tredwell was stumped Sangakkara bowled Jayawardene. You couldn’t ask for a better script than that to mark the final one-day appearances at home of two of Sri Lanka’s cricketing legends Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara.
The pre-match press conference ahead of the seven and final one-day international between Sri Lanka and England at the R Premadasa Stadium on Tuesday centred around Mahela Jayawardene who along with Kumar Sangakkara will be playing his final innings in an international match at home.
PALLEKELE: Kumar Sangakkara, the dominion of the Sri Lankan batting line-up bid farewell to his hometown Kandy on a high with an authoritative century that saw Sri Lanka beat England comprehensively by 90 runs and take a winning 4-2 lead in the seven match series in the sixth ODI played at Pallekele Stadium on Saturday.
Sri Lanka off-spinner Sachitra Senanayake’s remodeled action has reduced the flexibility of his bowling arm to as low as two degrees according to unofficial reports.The official release sent by the ICC stated: “Senanayake bowled each of his four variations during the Chennai Test, and will now be allowed deliver his full repertoire in internationals. The stock off break had given...
Army and Navy featured in what must have been the biggest farce of the season in their first round Dialog inter-club League rugby match which the latter won 48-3 at the Race Course ground in Colombo yesterday. Even before the match could begin there were many question marks and the outcome left no doubt that it was a contest that no one wanted.
The Dialog Champions League football match between Kalutara Park and Saunders was called off by the referee after 34 minutes of play when the coach of Kalutara Park invaded the field and refused to leave. The coach defying orders of the fourth referee not to enter the field to challenge the officiating referee was the main cause for the match to be abandoned.
An Under-13 batsman, Mayura Samarawickrama from St. Joseph's College Wattala cracked an unbeaten 102 in just 25 balls with 13 sixes and four fours as his team beat Kelaniya Maha Vidyalaya on first innings in their second round Under-13 match at the Prison ground in Borella.
Air Force missed posting their maiden win of the season as they went down 17-20 to Hambantota Sharks in their first round Dialog inter-club League rugby match at Ratmalana yesterday. Air Force scored three tries one of which was goaled while the Sharks scored one goal, two tries and one penalty.
Police and CH and FC will meet in a first round inter-club League rugby match at the Race Course ground in Colombo today. The match was originally fixed to be played at Police Park. Police are the favourites to win having posted two wins from five games while CH have lost four matches and recorded just one win.
The on-going seven-match one-day series against England was expected to fill in a few slots for Sri Lanka ahead of next year’s cricket World Cup but the way things have gone they are nowhere near to solving that due to some poor performances put up by the players who are vying for spots. The openers slot is one big headache...
Colombo Rowing Club women rowers dominated and won the overall trophy with 38 points at the 73rd ARAE/FEARA International Regatta held at the Beira Lake that concluded yesterday. The men’s category was won by the CME Rowing Club with 36 points and were awarded the Hoogly Cup at the end of three days of rowing.
England’s hapless captain Alastair Cook said that it was time for a good reality check for his team after their fourth defeat in the seven-match one-day series against Sri Lanka. “We have made some good strides on this tour in ODI cricket and the way the lads have gone about it has been fantastic,” said Cook. “Today it was a real tough day for everyone involved.
Defending champion SSC from group A and Colts CC from group B are leading the points table at the end of the fourth week of the Premier Inter-Club Limited Overs Cricket tournament. This tournament is conducted by Sri Lanka Cricket. SSC (Group A) played four matches and won three with one ending in no result. Colts CC (group B) played three matches and won two while the other ended in no result.
Buddhika Amarasinghe of Sri Lanka won the Asian Amateur Chess Championship 2014 convincingly. He scored a total of 7.5 points out of possible 9 games at this nine round Swiss System Tournament to win the Championships outright that concluded at the beautiful Citrus Resort Hotel Waskaduwa on Friday. Baimurzin Aitkazy of Kazakhstan was outstanding and obtained 8.5 points out of 9...
PALLEKELE: With a century on his final appearance in international cricket in his hometown Kandy yesterday, Kumar Sangakkara confirmed that he will be closing his distinguished career from one-day cricket at the end of the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand next year. “This is definitely my last one-day series in Sri Lanka. The only thing left is to...
Harshana Thilakarathne of Maliyadewa College Kurunegala won the Gold medal in the under-11 Open event in the World Schools Chess Championship held in Brazil recently. Young Thilakarathne was unbeaten in his age category and it is a great achievement as there were 75 players from 16 countries.
Chanaka Devinda of Nugegoda SC captured five wickets for 33 runs to restrict Old Marians CC to 261 on the first day of their Division II cricket encounter played at Public ground Kegalle yesterday.
Old Marians CC: 261 (Chamika Devinda 56, Chandika Thirimanne 50, Kavin Galdeniya 26, Subhashitha Ekanayake 26, Arjuna Bandara 25...
Agreements have been inked to import 25,000 metric tons of rice from Bangladesh in an effort to overcome the impending rice shortage due to the droughts experienced earlier this year. The agreements come in the backdrop of reports that rice from Bangladesh could be contaminated with arsenic. The proposed agreement was flouted earlier in October, when the Minister for Agriculture...