Saturday, 17 March 2018

Tag Archives: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka declares state of emergency


COLOMBO: Sri Lanka Tuesday declared a nationwide state of emergency to quell anti-Muslim riots that have killed at least two people and damaged dozens of mosques and homes, a minister said. “The cabinet of ministers decided on tough measures, including a 10-day nationwide state of emergency ,” Minister of City Planning ...

Read More »

Kumar Sangakkara agrees to play PSL in Pakistan


DUBAI: Sri Lankan legend Kumar Sangakkara has agreed to travel to Pakistan for Pakistan Super League (PSL), Multan Sultan owner Asher Schon confirmed on Wednesday. Confirming Sanga’s availability for PSL eliminators and final in Pakistan, the owner of the new franchise speaking to media in Dubai said “Yes, Kumar Sangakkara ...

Read More »

Mendis drives Sri Lanka to Twenty20 series sweep


SYLHET: Opener Kusal Mendis hit a blazing half-century as Sri Lanka thrashed Bangladesh by 75 runs in the second Twenty20 to complete a 2-0 series sweep. Sri Lanka rode on Mendis ‘ 70 off 42 deliveries to post 210-4 and then bowled out the hosts for 135 in Sylhet. Skipper ...

Read More »

Malinga mulls retirement, says mentally done with cricket

Lasith Malinga

ST MORITZ: Sri Lankan star bowler Lasith Malinga has hinted at possible retirement, saying that he is mentally done with international cricket now that his eventful IPL career is over. Malinga was on Wednesday appointed as bowling mentor of Mumbai Indians. The Sri Lankan has been the core of Mumbai ...

Read More »

ICC criticises Bangladesh Test pitch

Chittagong pitch

DUBAI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) penalised the “below average” pitch in Chittagong after batsmen plundered more than 1,500 runs during last week´s Test between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Five centuries and six half-centuries were smashed over five days at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium before the teams accepted a ...

Read More »

Mominul guides Bangladesh to draw Chittagong Test

Mominul Haque BANGLA SRI

CHITTAGONG: Mominul Haque became the first player from Bangladesh to score a century in both innings of a Test as he steered his side to a draw in the opening match against Sri Lanka on Sunday. Mominul , who made 176 in the first innings, hit 105 off 174 balls ...

Read More »

Bangladesh in trouble after Sri Lanka’s 713

bangla sri

CHITTAGONG: The fall of three late Bangladesh wickets lent hope the Chittagong Test may yet produce a result, after Sri Lanka had secured a first-innings lead of 200, amassing 713 for 9. Roshen Silva completed an assured hundred, Dinesh Chandimal a measured 87 and Niroshan Dickwella a rapid 62, but it was Sri Lanka’s ...

Read More »

De Silva hits ton in strong Sri Lankan reply

sri lanka - bangladesh

CHITTAGONG: Dhananjaya de Silva struck a century and shared 187 runs in an unbroken second wicket stand with Kushal Mendis as Sri Lanka gave a strong reply to Bangladesh in the first Test in Chittagong. De Silva made an unbeaten 104 while Mendis hit 83 not out, guiding Sri Lanka ...

Read More »

Bangladesh dominate Sri Lanka in 1st Test

Mominul Haque

DHAKA: Mominul Haque hit 175 not out as Bangladesh reached 3-374 at stumps on day one of the first Test against Sri Lanka. Mushfiqur Rahim was out for 92 toward the end of the day’s play, but he and Mominul combined for a national record of 236 for the third ...

Read More »