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Mathews ton lifts Sri Lanka to 229-4 on day one of second England Test

22 Jan 2021 - 0     - 79

Angelo Mathews scored a stubborn century to take Sri Lanka to 229-4 on the first day of the second Test against England on Friday after early strikes by James Anderson made the home side look vulnerab


England look to sweep Sri Lanka as India await

21 Jan 2021 - 0     - 128

Joe Root’s England will look to sweep Sri Lanka in the second and final Test, starting on Friday, as they prepare to face an India side buoyed by their sensational victory in Australia. England, who


Clinical England go 1-0 up

18 Jan 2021 - 0     - 135

After those three wickets late last evening, it was smooth sailing for England on the final day of the Galle Test, as they wrapped up a seven-wicket win for a 1-0 series lead. With just 36 needed on t


Embuldeniya strikes but England close in on a win

17 Jan 2021 - 0     - 135

For a good part of the first half an hour of England’s run-chase, it seemed like Sri Lanka could have a sniff at an improbable win, defending a mere 73. Not even in their best period with the bat, h


Root ton headlines England’s dominant day

15 Jan 2021 - 0     - 130

Rain and the subsequent wet outfield ensured that there was no play possible after Tea at the Galle International Stadium, on Friday (January 15), as England ended Day 2 of the first Test at 320 for 4


Two Staff Members At Englands Team Hotel Test Positive For Coronavirus

15 Jan 2021 - 0     - 140

The England cricket team was hit by a new coronavirus scare Friday as two staff members tested positive and were hospitalised, officials said. Epidemiologist Venura Singarachchi told AFP the two kitch


Bess fifer, Root fifty give England strong start to tour

14 Jan 2021 - 0     - 88

In contrasting fashion, Sri Lanka and England approached their batting on the opening day of the Test in Galle, and the visitors produced considerably better results on the turner, finishing the day o



Advantage Sri Lanka at fortress Galle against depleted England

13 Jan 2021 - 0     - 166

It is 25 months since England toured Sri Lanka in 2018 and yet, remarkably, Dimuth Karunaratne’s team have played just two home Test matches since that series. England have played 12 home Tests, and


Sri Lanka’s Mathews returns for England Tests

13 Jan 2021 - 0     - 110

Former Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews has recovered from injury and was named Wednesday in a 22-player squad to face England in two Tests in Galle.


’Absolute rubbish’ - Langer goes into bat for Paine, Smith

13 Jan 2021 - 0     - 166

Australia coach Justin Langer gave under-fire skipper Tim Paine his “100 percent” support and blasted criticism of Steve Smith as “absolute rubbish” Wednesday after a backlash against their be


Sri Lanka rope in Grant Luden to coaching staff

12 Jan 2021 - 0     - 166

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has appointed Grant Luden as the physical performance manager of the side. Luden, a specialist in the area of strength and conditioning, will focus on developing the elite laye



Sri Lanka’s Dananjaya cleared to bowl again in international cricket

09 Jan 2021 - 0     - 120

Sri Lanka spinner Akila Dananjaya will be allowed to resume bowling in international cricket following remedial work on his action, the International Cricket Council announced Friday. Dananjaya was ba


England squad barring Moeen Ali test negative for Covid-19 in Sri Lanka

06 Jan 2021 - 0     - 286

Moeen Ali tested positive on Monday upon arriving in Sri Lanka and will continue his 10-day self-isolation in a separate wing of the visitors’ team hotel; Chris Woakes - a possible close contact of


Karunaratne's ton in vain as South Africa eases to 10-wicket win

05 Jan 2021 - 0     - 277

Nine minutes into day three, Sri Lanka’s head coach was on the balcony, on his feet and applauding Dimuth Karnaratne’s tenth Test ton. Thirteen minutes later, Arthur had his head buried in his han


Jimmy Anderson says he feels in top shape ahead of England’s two-Test series against Sri Lanka

05 Jan 2021 - 0     - 72

Jimmy Anderson has insisted he is fitter than he has been for years as he embarks on one of the most gruelling fixture lists England’s Test team has ever faced.


Karunaratne, Fernando give Sri Lanka new lifeline

04 Jan 2021 - 0     - 239

At the start of the second day, South Africa looked set to bat just once in the second Test. The bowlers had shot down Sri Lanka for 157 and they were trailing by just nine before the start of play. B


Moeen Ali tests positive for COVID-19

04 Jan 2021 - 0     - 66

England cricketer Moeen Aali has been tested positive for COVID-19 on arrival in Sri Lanka. PCR test administered on arrival at the airport in Hambantota on Sunday 3rd January has confirmed Ali’s po


Nortje takes six wickets, Elgar scores 92 to put SAfrica in driving seat

03 Jan 2021 - 0     - 91

JOHANNESBURG, Jan 3 (Reuters) - South African seamer Anrich Nortje claimed a career-best six-wicket haul and opener Dean Elgar backed it up with an unbeaten 92 runs as the home team forged an early ad


Fitness key for South Africa, Sri Lanka

02 Jan 2021 - 0     - 127

Fitness will play as big a role as form when South Africa and Sri Lanka finalise their teams for the second and final Test, starting at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg on Sunday.


Babar ruled out of second Test against New Zealand

02 Jan 2021 - 0     - 51

Pakistan’s talismanic captain Babar Azam has been ruled out of the second Test against New Zealand starting in Christchurch on Sunday as he struggles to overcome a broken thumb. The announcement fro


Former India captain Ganguly hospitalised after chest pains

02 Jan 2021 - 0     - 206

Indian cricket legend Sourav Ganguly was rushed to hospital Saturday after complaining of chest pains, the chief minister in his home state said.



New Zealand’s Williamson overtakes Smith, Kohli as top Test batsman

01 Jan 2021 - 0     - 72

New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson has overtaken Australia’s Steve Smith and India captain Virat Kohli to be the number one Test batsman in the world in the latest ICC rankings released Thursday.


BCB consider two-Test tour of Sri Lanka in April

30 Dec 2020 - 0     - 87

Bangladesh Cricket Board chief executive Nizamuddin Chowdhury revealed that the board was considering a short tour of Sri Lanka in April. BCB recently restarted negotiations with Sri Lanka Cricket abo



Australia thrash India by eight wickets to take 1-0 series lead

19 Dec 2020 - 0     - 456

Josh Hazlewood took five for eight as Australia romped to an emphatic victory by eight wickets in the first test at Adelaide Oval on Saturday after skittling India for 36, their lowest innings score i


England tour of Sri Lanka dates confirmed

09 Dec 2020 - 0     - 957

England have confirmed their postponed two-Test series against Sri Lanka has been rearranged for January. The tour was due to take place in March, but was cut short during the warm-up games because of


South Africa-England ODI called off amid Covid scare

04 Dec 2020 - 0     - 443

The first ODI between South Africa and England in Cape Town has been called off, less than an hour before the toss.