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SL thrashed by an innings and 81 runs


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Sri Lanka were thrashed by an innings and 81 runs in the first test against South Africa. The Lankans scored 18 taking first lease of the wicket, to which the Proteas replied with a mammoth 411. The Sri Lankans showed no resistance in their second essay crumbling to a pathetic 150 runs. Vernon Philander was the 'Man of the Match' for his impressive bowling performance throughout the match.

  Comments - 28

  • MagodisThuma Sunday, 18 December 2011 01:50 AM

    An another result of SL Politricks !.

    Lankan Monday, 19 December 2011 02:05 AM

    First pay the salaries!! Then they will play properly.. This is not their part time job.. it is full time and they have families.!!!

    one in thousands Sunday, 18 December 2011 12:53 PM

    Good practice sessions forSA!!

    Shai Sunday, 18 December 2011 10:33 AM

    Man... U should be in the selection board.

    Shai Sunday, 18 December 2011 10:30 AM

    There r ways to earn by loosing games.

    Nodrog Sunday, 18 December 2011 09:47 AM

    Thanks guys for making us the laughing stock of the cricketing arena. Days of Sanath, Vaas, Murali, Ara, Arjuna etc we were proud to be Lankans but not so no.

    Regi Sunday, 18 December 2011 09:01 AM

    Our fellows should be given a bonus by the Board for finishing the match in three days. Something is wrong soimewhere

    Sana Boy Sunday, 18 December 2011 08:31 AM

    We knew the result before........
    Good luck Dilshan and his team mates.......

    Shan Sunday, 18 December 2011 05:50 AM

    The way things going on in our SL team, even our school team can beat them without any problem...

    Azhar Hahim - Dubai Sunday, 18 December 2011 05:39 AM

    At this rate Bangladesh and Zimbabwe must be wanting play with Sri Lanka.

    sham Sunday, 18 December 2011 04:04 AM

    Well Done Boys we are behind you......... our wishes for many more innings losses.............. writing comments is a waste of time now..............

    Sad Reality Sunday, 18 December 2011 03:46 AM

    Now that's the difference between Green and Blue management Hon Gamini must be flipping in is grave seeing the plight of cricket today, now this is why its called a gentleman's game time you vote; vote to keep the rif rafs out of management right from the top and the game will be back to the old glory,

    meranchim Sunday, 18 December 2011 03:00 AM

    change the captaincy why cricket board did not understand thilakarathna cant lead the team for wining. he him self fail always....i

    Afker Sunday, 18 December 2011 02:20 AM

    I expected this results before the series start.First we have to sack Dilshan from captaincy.He is not good captain.Our team selection also bad.Where is Chandimal.We should sack Malinga also from ODI and T20.ODI and T20 we can play with Thisara,Nuwan Kulasekara,etc. But we need wkt taking bowler like lasith, then we can put good show at least.His yorkers very handy for tailenders in SA. Even for the top order. But he play IPL instead of SL. If we sack no body will take him. And also instead of Herath Ajantha is better option specially in SA condition. Maharoof is a seam bowler and he can get more wickets in SA condition. My team is Dilshan,Parana,Sanga,Mahela,Samareweera,Chandimal,Angelo,Maharoof,Ajantha,Shaminda Eranga/Dilhara,Malinga.

    kondebendapucheena Saturday, 17 December 2011 01:57 PM

    As Srilankan working in South Africa I feel sorry for Our Boys the way they got out over by over,I had plan to go for Durban match on boxing day,but now,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

    Nodrog Sunday, 18 December 2011 01:43 AM

    Such a disgraceful, embarassing and pathetic display. Please bring the team back and dont let them play until the problems are sorted out.

    V. Puran Appu Sunday, 18 December 2011 01:15 AM

    Thrash Dilshan.

    He is a bad omen.

    Black Mamba Sunday, 18 December 2011 12:07 AM

    Aney pawe!

    reshu Sunday, 18 December 2011 12:10 AM

    all due to politicana getting involved in cricket.

    Vaki Saturday, 17 December 2011 10:34 PM

    Cancell all international tours until all problems are solved at SLC. Players are not fully confidence and focused on the game.

    Heny Saturday, 17 December 2011 06:22 PM

    Depolitise cricket and we will be on track to play competitive cricket.

    Asoka Saturday, 17 December 2011 05:21 PM

    The sri lanka team has to play with some pride! The talent is there but the heart is not.

    Aristotle Saturday, 17 December 2011 03:36 PM

    No problem at all. We are now concentrating on F1 racing.

    Senna Saturday, 17 December 2011 03:37 PM

    Don't give up. Better team won the match. Be there in Durban to chreer our boys.

    Arachchi Saturday, 17 December 2011 03:30 PM

    If this continues , matches with SL will be called as three day test matches...

    Gamlath Saturday, 17 December 2011 03:05 PM

    As a SL I'm disgusted to see our team performing so poorly, we don't want this brand of cricket played again

    Lanka Kolla Saturday, 17 December 2011 02:47 PM

    Needs real fighters like Arjuna, Gura, Ara, Roshan in the team. If the current oldies can't play on green turfs get talented young ones into the team. Alteast they will gain experience. Sorry to see us loosing like this.

    senna Saturday, 17 December 2011 02:17 PM

    interesting to see how we would fare against new tesetmembers like Zimbabwe and Bangladesh

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