Thursday, 15 November 2018

Tag Archives: Sri Lanka

Former Lanka player Dilhara charged with corruption

COLOMBO: Former Sri Lanka international Dilhara Lokuhettige has been charged under an anti-corruption code relating to a 10-over league in the United Arab Emirates last year, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said. The 38-year-old, who played nine one-dayers and two Twenty20 internationals for Sri Lanka, has been charged with three ...

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Sri Lankan top court moved against parliament dissolution

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s main political parties filed legal challenges in the country’s Supreme Court, against the early dissolution of parliament by President Maithripala Sirisena. The parties which filed a Fundamental Rights petition included the United National Party led by sacked Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, the main opposition Tamil National Alliance, ...

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Foakes, spinners put England on top in first Sri Lanka Test

GALLE: England spinners led by Moeen Ali helped dismiss Sri Lanka for 203 and build on their advantage after wicketkeeper-batsman Ben Foakes’ debut ton in the first Test on Wednesday. The islanders conceded a 139-run lead in response to England’s 342 after being bowled out in the final session of ...

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Chandimal looks to put England in a spin at Galle

LONDON: Skipper Dinesh Chandimal yesterday said Sri Lanka’s spinners are ready to fire in the first Test against England in Galle as the hosts eye a winning farewell for the retiring Rangana Herath. Sri Lanka, who went down to the tourists 3-1 in the five one-day internationals and also lost ...

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England taking no chances with injured Bairstow

GALLE: England’s Jonny Bairstow is out of the first Test against Sri Lanka as he recovers after injuring himself playing football, coach Trevor Bayliss said. The wicketkeeper-batsman hurt his ankle playing football in a training session and missed the last two games of the five-match ODI series, which England won ...

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Sri Lanka’s Speaker refuses to accept new govt

COLOMBO: Speaker of Sri Lanka’s parliament Karu Jayasuriya said on Monday that he would not recognize the country’s new government until it proved majority in 225-seat parliament amid a political crisis in the South Asian island nation. On Sunday, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena ordered the suspended parliament to reconvene ...

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Ben Stokes retires hurt in warm-up match against Sri Lanka XI

COLOMBO: Ben Stokes retired hurt on day two of England’s warm-up match in Colombo but later returned to bat. Having not bowled on day one against a Sri Lanka Board President’s XI, the 27-year-old all-rounder was struck on the left arm during England’s reply. Joe Root retired out after hitting ...

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Sri Lanka hammer England in final ODI

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka produced a fabulous all-round performance in the fifth and final ODI to earn a comprehensive 219-run DLS method win over a much-changed England side. England fell well short of their 367-run target and were 132/9 after 26.1 overs before rain brought the inevitable forward. Led by Jos ...

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Sri Lanka spin ace Herath to retire after first England Test

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka´s Rangana Herath, the most successful left-arm spinner in Test history, will retire after the series opener against England in Galle next month, the country´s cricket board said. The 40-year-old, who has been managing knee injuries for several years, will bring down the curtain on his glorious career ...

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Adil and Tom, Star In England’s Big ODI Win

LONDON: Adil Rashid and Tom Curran set up England’s comfortable seven-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the rain-shortened third one-day international in Kandy. Rashid and Curran shared seven wickets between them to restrict Sri Lanka to 150-9 in the 21-overs-a-side contest. The visitors surpassed the total in 18.3 overs to ...

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