Category: Sports News

Australia women Cricket

Aussie women whitewash Sri Lanka in ODIs

Australia’s women’s cricketers have completed an emphatic 4-0 clean sweep of their one-day series against Sri Lanka with a crushing 137-run win in Colombo.

Dilhara Lokuhettige

Blames Mathews for axing

Dilhara Lokuhettige announced his retirement from Test and ODI cricket at a press conference held at the Moors Sports Club in Braybrooke Place yesterday.

Dinesh Priyantha wins Javelin Bronze medal for Sri Lanka at Paralympics

Dinesh Priyantha wins Javelin bronze at Rio Paralympics

Dinesh Priyantha Herath secured Sri Lanka’s first medal- a bronze in men’s javelin throw F46 final at the Rio Paralympics yesterday.

Upul Tharanga

Sri Lanka recalls Upul Tharanga for final ODI vs. Australia

Sri Lanka has recalled experienced batsman Upul Tharanga for the fifth one-day international against Australia after captain Angelo Mathews was ruled out of the rest of the tour with a calf injury.

Angelo Mathews

Sri Lanka’s Mathews out of remaining limited-overs games vs Australia

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews has been ruled out of the remainder of the one-day series against Australia due to a calf muscle injury, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said on Friday.

Tillakaratne Dilshan

‘Dilscoop’ Dilshan to hang up his boots

Tillakaratne Dilshan, a formidable Sri Lanka opening cricketer, has announced his retirement from ODIs after the third match against Australia on Sunday.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni

No reason why cricket cannot grow in United States of America, says MS Dhoni

India One Day International (ODI) and Twenty20 skipper MS Dhoni has given the thumbs up for the growth of cricket in the United States of America (USA), saying there is no reason why the game cannot be successful there.

Sri Lanka Vs Australia Cricket match

Sri Lanka beats Australia by 82 runs in 2nd ODI

Spin bowler Amila Aponso and seamer Thisara Perera shared seven wickets to help Sri Lanka to a crushing 82-run win over Australia in their second one-day international on Wednesday.

Sri Lanka test cricket

Sri Lanka whitewash Australia after Rangana Herath takes seven wickets

Sri Lanka have won a Test series 3-0 against Australia for the first time after beating the tourists by 163 runs in the third Test in Colombo with the spinner Rangana Herath -taking seven wickets in a 13-wicket match haul.

Sri Lanka ace shooter Mangala Samarakoon

Shooter Samarakoon blames federation for poor show

RIO DE JANAIRO, Tuesday.- Sri Lanka’s ace shooter Mangala Samarakoon said that he feels like giving up the sport and announcing his retirement as the country’s shooting federation officials had failed to provide him a suitable shooting kit, even though the Sports Minister had released funds well in advance.

Rangana Herath hat-trick

Rangana Herath takes hat-trick against Australia

Rangana Herath became only the second Sri Lankan cricketer to claim a test hat-trick on the second morning of the second test against Australia this morning.

Kusal Mendis

Magnificent Mendis revives Sri Lanka with maiden ton

Sri Lankan Kusal Mendis struck a majestic maiden test century on day three of the first test against Australia to leave the bowler-dominated contest evenly poised at Pallekele on Thursday.

Muttiah Muralitharan

Muralidaran to be inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame

The International Cricket Council today announced that Muttiah Muralidaran, Karen Rolton, Arthur Morris and George Lohmann will be inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame later this year.

Muttiah Muralitharan with Stephen O'Keefe

Inspired by Murali, Australia take on Sri Lanka in Test series

Australia will be looking to local legend and one-time bogeyman Muttiah Muralitharan to inspire them to success on his home patch as the world’s number one Test team begin a three-match series in Sri Lanka this week.

Muttiah Muralidharan

Bowling a worry for Sri Lanka: Murali

Muttiah Muralidharan is not sure whether Sri Lanka have enough firepower to topple the Australians in the upcoming series.

Liam Plunkett hits a six at last ball

Plunkett hits last-ball six as England tie with Sri Lanka

England’s Liam Plunkett smashed the last ball of the match for six to earn his team a dramatic tie with Sri Lanka in the first one-day international in Nottingham on Tuesday.