Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Tag Archives: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka detains five Indians over match-fixing fears

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka cricket’s anti-corruption unit detained five Indian spectators on suspicion of match-fixing during Sunday’s third and final women’s ODI between the hosts and India, an official said. The five were initially asked to leave the ground at Katunayake, just north of the capital Colombo, and later detained by police ...

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Bangladesh overpowered Sri Lanka by 137 runs

DUBAI: Bangladesh overpowered five-time champions Sri Lanka by 137 runs to provide a dramatic opening to the 14th edition of the Unimoni Asia Cup at the Dubai International stadium. The action began with the packed stadium witnessing one of the world’s finest pacers, Lasith Malinga, taking two wickets in the ...

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Sri Lanka recalls Malinga for Asia Cup

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s cricket selectors Saturday recalled fast bowler Lasith Malinga after an year in limbo and included him in a 16-member squad for the upcoming Asia Cup tournament. The injury-prone 35-year-old had been largely ignored since his last ODI appearance in September last year against India in Colombo when ...

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Sri Lanka edge out South Africa by 3 wickets in only Twenty20

COLOMBO: Spinner Lakshan Sandakan starred in Sri Lanka ‘s hard fought three-wicket win over South Africa in the only Twenty20 international after bowling out the visitors for their lowest total in the game’s shortest format. Electing to bat in the only T20 match of the tour, South Africa were bowled ...

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South Africa, Sri Lanka keen to finish ODIs on a high

COLOMBO: South Africa have won the series already, but will want to make a statement following the loss in the fourth ODI. Sri Lanka , meanwhile, will be looking to continue their fightback. After falling 3-0 behind in the five-match one-day international series, Sri Lanka made a thumping comeback in ...

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Sri Lanka clinch rain-marred thriller to end losing streak

KANDY: Suranga Lakmal bowled a tight final over to help Sri Lanka win the rain-hit fourth one-dayer against South Africa by three runs under the Duckworth-Lewis method and snap their losing streak. Having lost the five-match series following three defeats, Sri Lanka batted with conspicuous freedom to post 306-7 after ...

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Sri Lanka economy unlikely to grow more than 4pc in 2018

COLOMBO: The governor of Sri Lanka’s central bank said the country’s economy is unlikely to grow more than 4 percent in 2018. “The output gap continued to be pretty significant … it is unlikely that growth would be going to be more than 4 percent this year,” Indrajit Coomaraswamy told ...

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Sri Lanka look to hit back against upbeat Proteas

DAMBULLA: After being humbled in the first one-day international, Sri Lanka will be eager to level terms in the day-nighter in Dambulla in the second ODI. Kagiso Rabada and Lungi Ngidi stuck to an off-stump line on a lively (but not significantly so) pitch, and the Sri Lankan top order ...

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Sri Lanka bat first against South Africa in 1st ODI

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews won the toss and elected to bat against South Africa in the first one-day international in Dambulla on Sunday. The hosts, upbeat after a 2-0 whitewash of the Proteas in the Test series, included two fast bowlers and two spinners in their starting eleven. ...

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Sri Lanka waives debt for 200,000 women in drought areas

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka announced it would waive debts for 200,000 women unable to repay microfinance loans and cap lending rates after a number of borrowers in drought-hit areas killed themselves. Government spokesman Rajitha Senaratne said women in a dozen districts who had taken small loans from microfinance institutions would have ...

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