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Bangladesh thrash Sri Lanka for biggest one day win

Dhaka: Tamim Iqbal smashed 84 as Bangladesh hit 320 and then inflicted further misery on Sri Lanka to claim their biggest win in one-day cricket on Friday. Sri Lanka, under new coach Chandika Hathurusingha, were skittled out for 157 and the performance will set new alarm bells ringing after they lost to Zimbabwe in their…

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Under-19 World Cup: Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by three wickets

WHANGAREI: Pakistan defeated Sri Lanka by three wickets in the ICC Under-19 World Cup fixture at Whangarei on Friday. LIVE UPDATE PAKISTAN INNINGS OVER: 43.3 | PAK19:  190/7 (win by three wickets) Match 18. It’s all over! Pakistan Under 19s won by 3 wickets https://t.co/pgZeLRlqr4 #U19CWC #SLvPAK #FutureStars — ICC Live Scores (@ICCLive) January 19, 2018…

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Under19 World Cup: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka

WHANGAREI: Pakistan are to face Sri Lanka in the ICC Under-19 World Cup fixture at Whangarei on Friday. The green shirts started their campaign on a losing note as they suffered a five-wicket loss at the hands of Afghanistan. The team bounced back in the tournament and thrashed Ireland by nine wickets. Sri Lanka beat Ireland…

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Sri Lanka sweat over Mathews fitness ahead of Bangladesh ODI

Dhaka: Skipper Angelo Mathews is doubtful for Sri Lanka’s second one-day international in the tri-nation tournament in Bangladesh after the allrounder sustained a suspected injury on Thursday. Mathews, who was in action during Sri Lanka’s opening loss to Zimbabwe on Wednesday, was under observation ahead of the crucial game against the hosts on Friday. “I…

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Chatara grabs four as Zimbabwe edge Sri Lanka

Dhaka: Fast bowler Tendai Chatara claimed four wickets to help Zimbabwe edge Sri Lanka by 12 runs in the second one-day international of the tri-nation tournament in Dhaka on Wednesday. Chasing 291 for victory, Sri Lanka were bowled out for 278 in 48.1 overs despite a fighting 37-ball 64 by Thisara Perera. Opener Kusal Perera…

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Pakistan, Sri Lanka understand what it takes to defeat terrorism: COAS

RAWALPINDI: Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said that Pakistan and Sri Lanka are probably the only two countries which understand what it takes to defeat the menace of terrorism. The army chief made these remarks during his visit to Sri Lanka. The COAS reached Sri Lanka on a two days…

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Sri Lankan ODI skipper Thisara Perera sacked

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka on Thursday ousted Thisara Perera as one-day captain and said it would announce a replacement next week. Perera took on the job in late November, succeeding Upul Tharanga, who was sacked after a series of losses. Sri Lanka Cricket said it would name a successor after consulting new coach Chandika Hathurusingha, who…

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Third T20: India eye clean sweep over Sri Lanka

MUMBAI: Sri Lanka will take on hosts India in the third and final Twenty20 International at Mumbai on Saturday, Samaa reported. India lead the T20 series 2-0 and will be looking to clean sweep the visitors today. India won the first game of the series by 93 runs at Cuttack and extended their lead to…

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India beat Sri Lanka to clinch T20 series

Indore: Skipper Rohit Sharma’s record-equalling century guided India to a 88-run win in the second Twenty20 international against Sri Lanka on Friday, clinching the series 2-0 in Indore. The visitors were dismissed for 172 in pursuit of their 261-run target. Kusal Perera top-scored with 77 runs while Indian leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal claimed four wickets. But…

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Rohit Sharma equals record for fastest T20 century

Rohit Sharma has been in phenomenal form, ever since making a comeback to the team from injury during the Champions Trophy. In his first series as India captain, however, he has reached a different level as a batsman, scoring runs in commanding fashion against a hapless Sri Lanka side. In the second T20I against the…

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India post 260-5 in second T20 against Sri Lanka

Indore, India: Rohit Sharma equalled the record for fastest Twenty20 century on Friday as India reached 260 for five in the second T20 against Sri Lanka in Indore. The Indian skipper reached 100 off 35 deliveries, matching South African David Miller’s century against Bangladesh in October. Sharma scored 118 off 43 balls, smashing 12 fours…

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Sri Lanka win toss, bowl against India in second T20

Indore, India: Sri Lanka captain Thisara Perera won the toss and chose to bowl in their must-win second Twenty20 international against India in Indore on Friday. The visitors, who trail 1-0 in the three-match series after losing the opener by 93 runs, made two changes to their starting lineup. Top-order batsman Sadeera Samarawickrama and all-rounder Chaturanga…

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India thrash Sri Lanka in T20 opener

SRI LANKA 87/all out in 16 overs India won by 93 runs END OF OVER: 16 | 2 Runs 2 Wkts | SL: 87/10 (94 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 5.43, RRR: 23.50) ANPR Fernando0 (0b) Pandya to Fernando, OUT Pandya to Chameera, OUT, END OF OVER:15 | 9 Runs | SL: 85/8 (96…

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India beat Sri Lanka in 3rd ODI, win series

Visakhapatnam: Shikhar Dhawan made an unbeaten 100 as India beat Sri Lanka by eight wickets in the third one-day international to clinch the series 2-1 in Visakhapatnam on Sunday. Chasing 216 for victory, the hosts depended on a 135-run second-wicket partnership between Shreyas Iyer, who made 65, and Dhawan to achieve their target in 32.1…

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Sharma’s third double ton leads India to series-levelling win

Mohali, India: Skipper Rohit Sharma on Wednesday became the first batsman to hit three double centuries in one-day internationals as he powered India to a 141-run win over Sri Lanka in the second match on Wednesday. Sharma’s unbeaten 208 steered the hosts to an imposing 392-4 and then restricted Sri Lanka to 251-8 to level…

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Rohit Sharma becomes first batsman to score three double centuries in ODIs

Skipper Rohit Sharma on Wednesday became the first batsman to hit three double centuries in one-day internationals as he powered India to 392-4 in their second match against Sri Lanka. The opener led the Indian charge, smashing 12 sixes and 13 fours in an unbeaten 208 after the hosts, who trail the three-match series 1-0,…

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Rohit Sharma’s third double century takes India to 392-4 against Sri Lanka

MOHALI: Skipper Rohit Sharma on Wednesday became the first batsman to hit three double centuries in one-day internationals as he powered India to 392-4 in their second match against Sri Lanka. The opener led the Indian charge, smashing 12 sixes and 13 fours in an unbeaten 208 after the hosts, who trail the three-match series…

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Sri Lanka hands over Hambantota port to China for 99 years

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka formally handed over commercial activities in its main southern port to a Chinese company and received $292 million out of a $1.12 billion deal. The deal, signed in July, will see China Merchants Port Holdings, handling the Chinese-built Hambantota port on a 99-year lease. The port is near the main shipping route…

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Sri Lanka rout Indian batting in 1st ODI

DHARAMSALA: India were all out for just 112 runs in the first one-day international against Sri Lanka at Dharamsala on Sunday, Samaa reported. The Indian team, without Virat Kohli in today’s match, fell like a pack of cards in the game as eight of their 11 batsmen failed to score in double figures. Only former…

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Sri Lanka win toss, bowl against India in 1st ODI

DHARAMSALA: Sri Lanka skipper Thisara Perera won the toss and chose to bowl first in the opening one-day international against India in Dharamsala on Sunday. The visitors, who lost the three-Test series 1-0 last week, are looking for a winning start in the first of the three ODI games. “It looks like a good batting…

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International Cricket Council to examine India pollution Test

NEW DELHI: Medical experts are to examine whether India was right to hold a Test match against Sri Lanka during hazardous smog in New Delhi, the game’s world governing body said Friday. The controversy will also be discussed at an International Cricket Council (ICC) meeting in February. “The ICC has noted the conditions in which…

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