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Sri Lanka set for return to Pakistan for first time since 2009 attack

There was a heavy security presence when a Pakistan Super League match was held in Lahore this year Sri Lanka are set to play in Pakistan for the first time since their team bus was attacked in Lahore in 2009. Subject to security clearance, the teams will play a Twenty20 in Lahore on 29 October. The match will be the last of a tour that begins on 28 September and includes two Tests, five one-day internationals and three T20s. Other than the Lahore match, the games will be played in…

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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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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 2017: Australia beat Sri Lanka despite Jayangani 178

Record-breaking chase gives Australia win Chamari Athapaththu Jayangani hit the third highest women’s one-day score but Sri Lanka still lost to Australia by eight wickets at the World Cup. Jayangani scored 178 not out to lead Sri Lanka to 257-9 at Bristol. But Australia captain Meg Lanning, who is the top-ranked ODI batswoman, hit an unbeaten 152 as her side (262-2) chased down Sri Lanka’s total inside 44 overs. At Taunton, Smriti Mandhana made 106 not out as India beat West Indies by seven wickets. Jayangani’s knock included six sixes…

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Champions Trophy: Pakistan beat Sri Lanka to set up England semi-final

Collapse! Sri Lanka lose four wickets for six runs Champions Trophy, Group B, Cardiff: Sri Lanka 236 all out (49.2 overs): Dickwella 73, Junaid 3-40, Hasan 3-43 Pakistan 237-7 (44.5 overs): Sarfraz 61, Fakhar 50, Pradeep 3-60 Pakistan won by three wickets Scorecard; Standings Pakistan will face England in the Champions Trophy semi-finals on Wednesday after a thrilling three-wicket win over Sri Lanka in Cardiff. Junaid Khan (3-40) and Hasan Ali (3-43) impressed for Pakistan as Sri Lanka were bowled out for 236, losing four wickets for six runs. Pakistan…

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Champions Trophy: Sri Lanka stun India to throw Group B wide open

Kusal Mendis hit 89 off 93 balls to help Sri Lanka pull off their joint-highest successful run chase in one-day internationals Champions Trophy, Group B, The Oval India 321-6 (50 overs): Dhawan 125, Rohit 78, Dhoni 63 Sri Lanka 322-3 (48.4 overs): Mendis 89, Gunathilaka 76, Mathews 52* Sri Lanka won by seven wickets Scorecard; Standings Sri Lanka executed a masterful run-chase to stun holders India with a seven-wicket Champions Trophy win at The Oval and throw Group B wide open. Set 322 for victory after Shikhar Dhawan’s century, Danushka…

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