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South Africa’s lower order batsmen clung on grimly to force a draw in the second Test against Sri Lanka and ensure a 1-0 win in the two-match series at the SSC ground on Monday.The win saw South Africa regain top position in the Test rankings displacing Australia.It was South Africa’s first series win under new captain Hashim Amla and only thei

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South Africa lost the wicket of opener Alviro Petersen for a duck as they chased 369 runs for victory in the second test against Sri Lanka at the SSC grounds on Sunday.

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Spinners Dilruwan Perera and Rangana Herath took nine wickets between them, despite a fighting century from Hashim Amla, to bowl Sri Lanka to a strong position to square the two-Test series against South Africa in the second Test played at the SSC grounds on Saturday.By the end of the third day, Sri Lanka had scored 11 without loss in their...

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Sri Lankan weightlifter Sudesh Peiris won a silver medal at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland yesterday but claimed it was “a great achievement” in the face of many constraints after winning bronze at the 2010 Games.“I think weightlifting is more competitive today. I was focused on winning gold this time but there is now a bigger challenge for this event.

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Off-spinner Dilruwan Perera spoke of the spot bowling he did with the assistance of his coaches that helped him record career best figures of five for 69 against South Africa on the third day of the second Test against South Africa at the SSC grounds on Saturday.“I worked hard a lot to become a Test player. I played a Test...

Full Article Sunday, 27 July 2014 00:00

Avoiding long-haul truckers, slow-moving caravans and tractors is not many people’s idea of the ideal warm-up for a Commonwealth Games time trial.
But that is exactly what the four members of Sri Lanka’s cycling team were confronted with on Wednesday when they decided to go on a training ride down one of Scotland’s busiest motorways.

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Sri Lanka suffered heavy defeats against Australia and England in the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, England yesterday raising questions on the logic of fielding a team at an event where the players don’t have a dog’s chance.

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Sri Lanka A beat Ireland in their one-day match in Belfast on Friday after Ashan Priyanjan made a century (111) in 70 balls with 15 fours and three sixes.
Sri Lanka A 329 for 8 in 50 overs (Dhanushka Gunatilleke 55, Mahela Udawatta 60, Ashan Priyanjan 111, Bhanuka Rajapakse 29, Chathuranga de Silva 60, CA Young 4 for 44)Ireland 222 in 41.3 overs (SR Thompson 51, Seekkuge Prasanna 5 for 50, Dushmantha Chameera 3 for 34)

Full Article Sunday, 27 July 2014 00:00

Unknown to many she became the first Sri Lankan to win two gold medals at a single fling in international karate but her country, or more appropriately Society, is yet to wake up to the reality of a humble lass battling the odds and burning the midnight oil to succeed in what nobody else had done before.
Navodhi Thathsarani...

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Rajeendra Kalugampitiya has climbed to the top of both the Blitz and Rapid Rating lists among active Sri Lankan chess players according to the latest international ratings lists published by the world governing body of chess, FIDE. After his performance at the last Asian Teams Championship Iran in May, Kalugampitiya’s blitz rating stood at 2162 a 10 points lead to his closest rival 2014...

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Sri Lanka Cricket’s hierarchy is clearly of the view that a high profile foreign coach should take them to the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand next February-March.In that aspect two names that have been thrown up for the post of either consultant coach or head coach are that of Tim Nielsen and Chris Adams.

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It was a match touted to be a crowd spectacle that turned into a farce as the Colombo Blues beat the Kandy Reds 27-24 in their rugby match at the Race Course ground in Colombo yesterday.What was more foolhardy was that the encounter was to be taken as a platform from which Sri Lanka’s youth team was to be picked and how some players lived up to occasion was a matter of deep regret.

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There are 29 controlling clubs out of which only seven play Division III cricket, the lowest level. They play only about six one-day matches a year.But some clubs playing in the Premier, Emerging or Sara tournaments who are not Controlling or Affiliated members, do not get any money, whereas Division III playing clubs Controlling and Affiliated members enjoy this incentive.

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Navy and NCC won their matches in the first round of the Under-23 Premier inter club cricket tournament yesterday at Maitland Place and Welisara yesterday.
Dhananjaya de Silva of Ragama CC hit 227 in 228 deliveries, with four sixes and 31 boundaries in another match of the same tournament.

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The annual Law-Medical cricket encounter between lawyers and doctors will be played today at the P Sara Oval.Doctors: Rajiv Nirmalasingham (captain), Lahiru Senanayake  (vice captain), T. Gauripahan, Thilina Samarasinghe, Kasun Wijegunawardana, Diluk Senadheera, Yasiru Godakanda, Waruna Balasooriya, Charuka Kanakkahewa, Thilina Damsiri, Rusiru Jayathilaka, Chameera Akurugoda, Chamikara Palkumbura, G. Sridharan, T. Parthepan Sathyajith Ihalagama and Jalitha Liyanage.

Full Article Sunday, 27 July 2014 00:00

Much of the sheen was taken off from South Africa’s 153-run win over Sri Lanka in the first Test played at Galle following the ball tampering incident that involved fast bowler Vernon Philander who admitted to the offence and was docked 75 percent of his match fee by the ICC.The incident took place on the third afternoon where umpires viewing television...

Full Article Sunday, 27 July 2014 00:00

The Madras –Colombo Regatta was inaugurated in the year 1898 by the Madras Boat Club –which was founded in 1867, and the Colombo Rowing Club which has been in operation since 1864. Both clubs decided to pit their best oarsmen against each other, and since then the two clubs have formed a strong rapport.  It is noteworthy that this year’s Madras–Colombo Regatta marks...

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The champion Western Province (South) team celebrates on the podium after beating Central Province in the final of the Under-17 inter-provincial tournament this week. The winning team comprised Ravindu Tillekaratne (captain), Kaveen Bandara, Avishka Fernando, Thilan Nimesh, Rashmika Opatha, Kusal Lakthilina, Lakshina Rodrigo, Himasha Liyanage, Shenal de Silva, Himesh Ramanayake, Mohammed Akram, Chathura Obeysekere, Sachitha Jayathilake, Manelka de Silva and Kanishka Perera. They were coached by Lucky Rogers and Umal Irandika with Wasantha Haputhanthri as manager.

Full Article Sunday, 27 July 2014 00:00

The women’s teams of Navy, Air Force and Palink won their matches in the first round of the Women’s Division One inter club limited overs cricket tournament on Friday. Left arm medium pacer Udeshika Prabodini of the Navy took eight wickets for 10 runs.Hasini Perera of Palink scored 124 against Southern Ladies.

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Crusaders Sports Club defeated Somerset Sports Club by six wickets in their Division 111 match played at Kalutara.Batting first Somerset were shot out for 77 runs in 20.5 overs with former St. Peter’s College leg spinner Jeremy Fernando capturing three wickets for 14 runs.

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