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Sri Lanka selectors resign after series defeat by India

Chief selector Jayasuriya appeared in 110 Tests, 445 ODIs and 31 Twenty20 internationals between 1991 and 2011 Sri Lanka’s selection panel will step down en masse after their current home series against India, following a turbulent year on and off the field. After being whitewashed 3-0 in the Tests, Sri Lanka trail 3-0 in the five-match one-day international series, and Sunday’s match in Pallekele was delayed after angry home supporters threw bottles onto the outfield. “We have decided to resign, we informed the [sports] minister our reasons for resignation,” chief…

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Sri Lanka v India: Virat Kohli’s ton helps seal victory

Virat Kohli hit his 17th Test century in India’s second innings First Test, Galle, day four India 600 & 240-3 dec: Kohli 103*, Mukund 81 Sri Lanka 291 & 245: Karunaratne 97, Ashwin 3-65 India won by 304 runs Scorecard Virat Kohli’s century laid the foundations for India’s crushing 304-run victory over Sri Lanka on the fourth day of the first Test in Galle. India, who had a first-innings lead of 309 after centuries from Shikhar Dhawan (190) and Cheteshwar Pujara (153), dominated throughout and Kohli’s unbeaten 103 helped set…

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Women’s World Cup: England win over India can be ‘springboard’ for women’s cricket

Highlights: Shrubsole inspires England to World Cup glory England’s World Cup triumph can be a “springboard” for women’s cricket around the world, according to captain Heather Knight. The hosts beat India by nine runs at Lord’s in front of a sell-out 26,500 crowd, the biggest in Women’s World Cup history. More than 50 million people worldwide watched the group stages. “What a tournament it has been – the support, the cricket and everything about it,” said Knight. Anya Shrubsole took 6-46 – the best figures in a World Cup final…

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Women’s World Cup final: England want ‘perfect game’ against India

Anya Shrubsole hit the winning runs in England’s semi-final win over South Africa ICC Women’s World Cup final: England v India Venue: Lord’s Date: Sunday, 23 July Time: 10:30 BST Coverage: In-play video highlights, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra and text commentary on the BBC Sport website, mobile and app. Seamer Anya Shrubsole says England are aiming to produce the “perfect game” when they face India in the Women’s World Cup final at Lord’s on Sunday. England have won six straight matches since losing the opening game to India….

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Ravi Shastri: Former all-rounder named India coach until 2019

Ravi Shastri (left) was India’s team director before Anil Kumble’s appointment as coach Former all-rounder Ravi Shastri has been appointed India coach until the 2019 World Cup in England. The 55-year-old will replace Anil Kumble, who resigned following India’s Champions Trophy campaign in which they lost to in the final to Pakistan. Kumble said he stepped down after one year because his “partnership” with captain Virat Kohli was “untenable”. India’s cricket board, the BCCI, said Shastri brings “a wealth of experience, both as player and as coach”. Shastri was India’s…

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ICC Women’s World Cup: India edge out Sri Lanka by 16 runs in tense encounter

A crucial 78 from Deepti Sharma helps India hold off Sri Lanka in a tense encounter in Derby. Set 233 to win, Sri Lanka fell 16 runs short despite Dilani Manodora’s 61. WATCH MORE: Big-hitting Taylor inspires England to victory Available to UK users only. Source link

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Women’s World Cup highlights: India beat rivals Pakistan by 95 runs

Ekta Bisht took five wickets as India beat arch-rivals Pakistan by 95 runs in a low-scoring encounter in Derby to record a third successive victory at the Women’s World Cup. READ MORE: India, Australia and South Africa win on ‘Super Sunday’ Available to UK users only. Source link

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