Akila Dananjaya

WI vs SL 1st T20: Today was my day, says Kieron Pollard after hitting 6 sixes

Pollard hit Sri Lanka’s Akila Dananjaya for six 6s in the sixth over of the innings as the hosts chased down 132-run target to go 1-0 up in the three-match series. Pollard explained what he felt before facing the last ball of Dananjaya’s over.

Mar 04, 2021, 13:26 PM IST

In Pics: Kieron Pollard becomes 2nd man to hit six sixes in an over in T20 internationals

West Indies captain Kieron Pollard achieved a rare record on Thursday (March 4, India time) when he smashed Sri Lanka off-spinner Akila Dananjaya for six consecutive sixes in an over. Pollard became only the second man after India's Yuvraj Singh to achieve this record in T20 internationals. Thanks to Pollard's swashbuckling 11-ball 38 and useful knocks by Evin Lewis and Jason Holder, West Indies cruised to the 131-run target in just over 13 overs in spite of a hat-trick by Dananjaya. Here we take a look at the action-packed first T20 between West Indies and Sri Lanka in Antigua.

Mar 04, 2021, 13:05 PM IST

Sri Lankan spinner Akila Dananjaya banned from bowling for 12 months

The 25-year-old was assessed after his bowling action came under scrutiny by the match officials in the first Test against New Zealand in Galle from August 14-18. 

Sep 19, 2019, 21:48 PM IST

New Zealand vs Sri Lanka: Kane Williamson, Akila Dananjaya reported for suspect bowling action

Williamson and Dananjaya will now undergo testing within 14 days from the reporting date i.e August 18.

Aug 20, 2019, 11:50 AM IST

Upul Tharanga, Akila Dananjaya recalled as Sri Lanka name squad for ODI series against South Africa

The other notable inclusions in the 17-man squad include Kamindu Mendis, Isuru Udana, Vishwa Fernando, Angelo Perera and Avishka Fernando.

Feb 19, 2019, 11:39 AM IST

Sri Lanka's Akila Dananjaya suspended over illegal bowling action

Dananjaya was reported with a suspect bowling action during the opening Test against England, which the visitors won by 211 runs in Galle

Dec 11, 2018, 13:59 PM IST

Uncapped Nishan Peiris replaces Akila Dananjaya in Sri Lanka Test team

Akila Dananjaya will miss the third game as he will be travelling to Brisbane for biometric testing of his bowling action.

Nov 21, 2018, 09:19 AM IST

Leach takes four as England close in on series victory

Chasing 301 to win on a turning Pallekele track, Sri Lanka reached 226 for seven when rain ended play for the second consecutive day with the hosts still needing 75 to square the three-test series at 1-1.

Nov 17, 2018, 17:37 PM IST

Spinners to give Sri Lanka edge over England: Dinesh Chandimal

Herath`s impending retirement has dominated the build-up to the match and the 40-year-old is set to bow out as the most successful left-arm spinner in the sport`s history.

Nov 05, 2018, 23:17 PM IST

Sri Lankan spinner Rangana Herath planning to retire in November

Herath says England series this year might be his last series.

Jul 11, 2018, 11:23 AM IST

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

Watch: When MS Dhoni coached Sri Lankan players

After India beat Sri Lanka to win the third T20I at the Wankhede Stadium, Dhoni was captured in a video sharing some of his experience with Tharanga, Dananjaya and Samarawickrama. 

Dec 26, 2017, 11:36 AM IST

India vs Sri Lanka, 1st T20I: KL Rahul comes in MS Dhoni's firing line, survives — Watch

Earlier in the day, Lanka captain Thisara Perera won the toss and put India into bat first.

Dec 20, 2017, 21:49 PM IST

Watch: MS Dhoni's 'world record' breaking 100th stumping in India's 5th ODI against Sri Lanka

The 36-year-old has also taken 281 catches apart from scoring 9657 runs (before the start of the Indian chase).

Sep 03, 2017, 18:59 PM IST

India vs Sri Lanka, 5th ODI: Five players to watch out for

The Run Machine will however focus on helping his team achieve a series whitewash, just like the Test series. Historic R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo sure stands to witness some record breaking feats.

Sep 03, 2017, 00:10 AM IST

MS Dhoni and Bhuvneshwar Kumar were superb, would have been happier if we had won: Akila Dananjaya

Sri Lanka eventually lost the game, thanks to a 100-run unbeaten eighth-wicket partnership between Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

Aug 25, 2017, 13:27 PM IST

Newly-wed Akila Dananjaya skipped honeymoon to record career-best bowling figures

Dananjaya's bride was present at the ground to witness her husband winning the Man of the Match despite Sri Lanka ending up second best on the day. 

Aug 25, 2017, 10:16 AM IST

SLC powerless to stop players even as pressure mounts

Reacting to mounting pressure on the authorities to prevent the Sri Lankan cricketers from taking part in the upcoming Indian Premier League, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Saturday said it was powerless to stop the players.

Mar 30, 2013, 11:10 AM IST

ICC shouldn`t allow T20 to overtake Tests: KKR coach Bayliss

ormer Sri Lanka coach Trevor Bayliss, who guided Kolkata Knight Riders and Sydney Sixers to title wins in the IPL and Big Bash, today said that the ICC cannot allow private T20 leagues to mushroom which can affect the future of Test cricket.

Aug 26, 2012, 21:06 PM IST