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Hendricks’ ton on debut inspires South Africa to ODI series win

Batsman Reeza Hendricks smashed a century on his one-day international debut to set up South Africa’s series-clinching 78-run victory over Sri Lanka in the third match in Pallekele on Sunday

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August 5, 2018

 

Sri Lanka’s Tharanga banned for two games over slow over-rate

PALLEKELE: Sri Lanka limited-overs captain Upul Tharanga was Friday handed a two-match ban for a slow over-rate offence during his side’s second straight loss to India in the ongoing one-day series. Middle-order batsman Chamara Kapugedara will lead the hosts in the absence of Tharanga, according to a Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) release. Test captain Dinesh…

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August 25, 2017

 

India tighten noose on Sri Lanka in 3rd Test

PALLEKELE: Fast bowler Mohammed Shami took two wickets as India marched towards an innings victory and a series whitewash over Sri Lanka on day three of the third Test on Monday. The hosts were 82-4 at lunch while following-on, still trailing India by 270 runs. Skipper Dinesh Chandimal on 26 and Angelo Mathews on 17…

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August 14, 2017

 

Spinners put India on backfoot after Dhawan ton

PALLEKELE: Shikhar Dhawan smashed a scintillating century for India, but Sri Lanka’s spinners struck five times to leave the tourists on edge after the first day of the third Test on Saturday. Malinda Pushpakumara took three wickets and Lakshan Sandakan two, leaving India on 329-6 at the close, with Wriddhiman Saha on 13 and Hardik…

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August 12, 2017

 

Rahul, Dhawan hit brisk fifties to punish Sri Lanka

PALLEKELE: India openers KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan punished Sri Lanka’s bowling attack with brisk half centuries on Saturday, laying the foundation for a big first innings total in the third and final test. After winning the toss and opting to bat, India captain Virat Kohli could not have asked for a better start as…

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August 12, 2017

 

Turbulent Sri Lanka flirt with India whitewash

PALLEKELE: Sri Lanka are flirting with an embarrassing series whitewash in the third Test against India from Saturday as they struggle with problems on and off the pitch which have thrown the team into turbulence. A series of poor results, the early departure of their coach and accusations against players and the country’s cricket chief…

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August 10, 2017

 

Sri Lanka corner Australia in tricky chase

PALLEKELE: Australia lost three early wickets to Sri Lanka’s spinners before skipper Steve Smith steadied the ship as the visitors struggled to chase down a formidable target of 268 in a nail-biting first Test. Australia were precariously placed at 83 for three, with Smith unbeaten on 26, when bad light forced the umpires to call…

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July 29, 2016

 

Mendis ton revives Lanka hopes against Aussies

PALLEKELE: Batting hero Kusal Mendis backed Sri Lanka’s spinners to pile on the pressure against Australia after his brilliant maiden century gave the hosts an unlikely shot at victory in the first Test in Pallekele Thursday. An unbeaten 169 from Mendis helped Sri Lanka reach 282 for six at close of play on day three…

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July 28, 2016

 

Sri Lanka reach 282-6 in rain-hit Aussie Test

PALLEKELE: Rain and bad light brought an early end to the third day of the first Test between Sri Lanka and Australia at Pallekele Thursday after an unbeaten century from Kusal Mendis brought the hosts back into contention. Sri Lanka were 282 for six at close, leading by 196 runs in their second innings. Mendis,…

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July 28, 2016

 

Aussies build up lead over Sri Lankans

PALLEKELE: Australia removed Sri Lankan opener Kusal Perera cheaply after building up an 86-run first innings lead over their hosts as they took firm command Wednesday of a low-scoring Test in Pallekele. Perera fell to the last ball of the day, with the umpires once again forced to call a premature halt to proceedings following…

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July 27, 2016

 

Sri Lanka 272-8 in third Pakistan Test

PALLEKELE: Sri Lanka, sent in to bat, were 272-8 in their first innings at stumps on the opening day of the third and final Test against Pakistan in Pallekele on Friday. Opener Dimuth Karunaratne top-scored with 130 as leg-spinner Yasir Shah claimed four wickets, while Azhar Ali and Rahat Ali took two each. The series…

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July 3, 2015

 

Green Pallekele pitch boosts chances of result

PALLEKELE: Pakistan and Sri Lanka begin the third and final Test in Pallekele on Sunday seeking an exciting finale on what appears to be a result-oriented wicket.Both sides were relieved that the greenish pitch looked different from the lifeless track prepared for the rain-hit second Test at the Sinhalese Sports Club in Colombo, which ended…

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July 7, 2012

 
 
 
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