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 Kusal Mendis drives Sri Lanka to T20 series sweep against Bangladesh

Kusal Mendis drives Sri Lanka to T20 series sweep against Bangladesh

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 on Sunday.

Feb 18, 2018, 21:32 PM IST
Kusal Mendis, Dasun Shanaka scale Bangladesh's 190, end Sri Lanka's eight-match losing streak

Kusal Mendis, Dasun Shanaka scale Bangladesh's 190, end Sri Lanka's eight-match losing streak

Opener Kusal Mendis scored his maiden half-century in T20 Internationals to lead Sri Lanka's six-wicket rout of Bangladesh in the first of the two matches in Dhaka on Thursday. Mendis smashed 53 off 27 balls while Dasun Shanaka hit an unbeaten 42 as the visitors eased past Bangladesh's record total of 193/5 with 20 balls to spare.

Feb 16, 2018, 10:27 AM IST
Shakib Al Hasan ruled out of first Sri Lanka T20

Shakib Al Hasan ruled out of first Sri Lanka T20

The star allrounder also missed the recent Test series against Sri Lanka after sustaining the injury during the one-day international tri-series final against the same opponents in January. 

Feb 13, 2018, 19:58 PM IST
Sri Lanka's ex-leader Mahinda Rajapaksa seeks fresh elections after council vote boost

Sri Lanka's ex-leader Mahinda Rajapaksa seeks fresh elections after council vote boost

Former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa called on Monday for parliament to be dissolved and fresh elections to be held after a party backed by him won local council polls in the strongest rebuff yet to the unity government.

Feb 12, 2018, 16:46 PM IST
Rajapaksa's party expected to win Sri Lanka local government polls

Rajapaksa's party expected to win Sri Lanka local government polls

Former Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa led SLPP is expected to win the local government elections based on the results so far.

Feb 11, 2018, 12:53 PM IST
Shakib Al Hasan returns in new-look Bangladesh T20 squad against Sri Lanka

Shakib Al Hasan returns in new-look Bangladesh T20 squad against Sri Lanka

All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan returned from injury as Bangladesh on Saturday made wholesale changes in their squad for the two-match Twenty20 international series against Sri Lanka.

Feb 10, 2018, 19:31 PM IST
2nd Test: Akila Dananjaya's five-for gives Sri Lanka 1-0 series win in Bangladesh

2nd Test: Akila Dananjaya's five-for gives Sri Lanka 1-0 series win in Bangladesh

Set a target of 339 runs, a collapse-prone Bangladesh were all out for 123 in 29.3 overs in their second innings on the third day.

Feb 10, 2018, 16:59 PM IST
Sri Lanka goes to polls, stern test for Sirisena government

Sri Lanka goes to polls, stern test for Sirisena government

Sri Lanka's ruling coalition faces its first polls test today with over 15 million eligible voters participating in the election to appoint 340 of the island's 341 local councils, according to officials.

Feb 10, 2018, 09:40 AM IST
2nd Test: Roshen Silva fifty puts Sri Lanka on top in Bangladesh

2nd Test: Roshen Silva fifty puts Sri Lanka on top in Bangladesh

Roshen Silva hit an unbeaten half-century to put Sri Lanka in command of the second Test after stretching their lead to 312 against Bangladesh in Dhaka on Friday.

Feb 09, 2018, 18:14 PM IST
2nd Test: Bangladesh 56-4 at stumps on Day 1 against Sri Lanka

2nd Test: Bangladesh 56-4 at stumps on Day 1 against Sri Lanka

Bangladesh were 56-4 at stumps after bowling out Sri Lanka for 222 runs on the opening day of the second and final Test in Dhaka on Thursday.

Feb 08, 2018, 18:12 PM IST
IPL 2018: Lasith Malinga joins Mumbai Indians as bowling mentor

IPL 2018: Lasith Malinga joins Mumbai Indians as bowling mentor

Mumbai Indians on Wednesday appointed Sri Lankan international and one of their longest-serving players Lasith Malinga as their bowling mentor for the coming Indian Premier League (IPL) season. 

Feb 07, 2018, 23:21 PM IST
Barbados to host first day-night Test in West Indies when Sri Lanka tour

Barbados to host first day-night Test in West Indies when Sri Lanka tour

The final Test of the three-match series will be a day-night encounter at the Kensington Oval starting June 23, said Sri Lanka Cricket.

Feb 06, 2018, 20:40 PM IST
Sri Lanka lose injured Angelo Mathews for remainder of Bangladesh tour

Sri Lanka lose injured Angelo Mathews for remainder of Bangladesh tour

Mathews, who picked up the injury during the tri-nation ODI tournament that Sri Lanka won in Bangladesh last month, will miss the second and final Test against the hosts as well as the two T20 matches that follow.

Feb 06, 2018, 15:49 PM IST
1st Test: Mominul Haque's record tons earn Bangladesh a draw against Sri Lanka

1st Test: Mominul Haque's record tons earn Bangladesh a draw against Sri Lanka

Mominul, who made 176 in the first innings, hit 105 off 174 balls on Sunday to become the first player from Bangladesh to score a century in both the innings of a Test.

Feb 04, 2018, 16:22 PM IST
1st Test: Sri Lanka come up with strong reply to Bangladesh's mammoth total

1st Test: Sri Lanka come up with strong reply to Bangladesh's mammoth total

Sri Lanka reached 187-1 at stumps on the second day, replying to Bangladesh`s 513, in the first Test in Chittagong on Thursday.

Feb 01, 2018, 18:43 PM IST
1st Test: Sri Lanka toil as Mominul ton powers Bangladesh to 374/4 on Day 1

1st Test: Sri Lanka toil as Mominul ton powers Bangladesh to 374/4 on Day 1

Mominul Haque hit a towering century to help Bangladesh take opening day honours in the first Test against Sri Lanka in Chittagong on Wednesday. He hit an unbeaten 175 as the hosts reached 374/4 at stumps after electing to bat first at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium.

Jan 31, 2018, 18:37 PM IST
Spin-heavy Bangladesh to face upbeat Sri Lanka in 1st Test

Spin-heavy Bangladesh to face upbeat Sri Lanka in 1st Test

Bangladesh are depending on their spin force led by veteran Abdur Razzaq to deliver the opening punch against Sri Lanka in the first of two Tests starting Wednesday.

Jan 29, 2018, 20:24 PM IST
Sri Lanka Cricket to build international stadium in Jaffna

Sri Lanka Cricket to build international stadium in Jaffna

Sri Lanka Cricket is set to build an international cricket stadium in former LTTE hub, Jaffna and has already carried out a preliminary inspection of a site, SLC president Thilanga Sumathipala said.

Jan 29, 2018, 19:17 PM IST
Bangladesh recall Abdur Razzak for first Test against Sri Lanka

Bangladesh recall Abdur Razzak for first Test against Sri Lanka

Razzak has replaced the injured Shakib Al Hasan for the first Test starting Wednesday in Chittagong.

Jan 29, 2018, 13:17 PM IST
Sri Lanka win U-19 World Cup Plate final

Sri Lanka win U-19 World Cup Plate final

Earlier, after being asked to bat first, middle-order batsman Alick Athanaze (110 not out) helped West Indies carve out a challenging total of 254/5.

Jan 28, 2018, 18:17 PM IST