Posts Tagged ‘Sri Lanka’

Canada v/s Sri Lanka Scorecard T20

October 12, 2008

Dear Readers,

For Scorecard of Canada v/s Sri Lanka Scorecard Twenty – Twenty match played at King City, Canada, Click on the link below.

Canada v/s Sri Lanka Scorecard T20

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Sandesh Kumar


South Africa reject tri-series proposal

September 7, 2008

South Africa reject tri-series proposal

With South Africa pulling out of the possible tri-series, Pakistan are now looking to organise a one-day series with Sri Lanka

The proposal for a tri-series in South Africa, also involving Pakistan and probably Sri Lanka has been rejected by Cricket South Africa, who said their top players need to rest after the recent tour of England.

“Cricket South Africa [CSA] have today informed us they can’t arrange the series as their players have had a long and hectic tour of England which ended on a disappointing note for them,” Shafqat Naghmi, the Pakistan board’s chief operating officer, said. Naghmi was also told by a CSA official that “South Africa’s leading players were not interested in playing in a series immediately after their tour of England”.

South Africa’s coach Mickey Arthur had expressed concerns that fatigue was hampering his team’s progress after their 4-0 loss to England in the recent one-day series and warned the administrators against “flogging a dead horse”.

The PCB was trying to arrange the tournament to fill the gap created by the postponement of the Champions Trophy which was scheduled to be held in Pakistan in September. However, five of the participating nations said they would not travel to Pakistan because of security concerns, forcing the tournament to be put off.

“We have the option of inviting one or two teams for one-day matches but will only go ahead with them after getting a clearance from the Interior Ministry,” Naghmi told .

Pakistan are now trying to set up a one-day series against Sri Lanka.

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Sandesh Kumar Jaggi

ICC Cricket Ratings ODI Teams

September 1, 2008

Hey Readers,

For latest ODI ratings from ICC, click here . In the recent ratings India has slipped to 5th spot with 113 points from it’s previous 4th spot with 112 points, in-spite winning it’s series from Sri Lanka.  England have replaced India after winning consective four matches from South Africa. If England manages to win series 5-0 from South Africa then they will come in 2nd position with 118 points.

If England wins the series 4-1 it will sit just behind India by a fraction of a point. In that case, South Africa will retain second place on the table but will have slipped to 119 points after starting the series on 128.

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Sandesh Kumar Jaggi

Bowlers help Sri Lanka for consolation win

August 29, 2008

Sri Lanka v India, 5th ODI, Colombo

Sri Lanka 226 for 6 (Thushara 54*, Mubarak 47*) beat India 103 (Kulasekara 4-40, Mendis 4-10) by 112 runs on D/L method


Man of the Match Nuwan Kulasekara took the first four wickets to fall in India’s chase

Sri Lanka’s opening bowlers ensured their side maintained its record of not losing four consecutive ODIs at home as they beat India in the final ODI in Colombo. While one of them took career-best figures, the other got his career-best score.

Nuwan Kulasekara dismissed the Indian top order, troubling the batsmen with movement off the seam, after Thilan Thushara had scored a half-century to boost a faltering Sri Lankan innings to 227. There followed a rain interruption and, when play resumed with six overs docked, India crumbled to Ajantha Mendis and Dilhara Fernando, losing seven wickets for 33 runs to finish on 103, their lowest score in Sri Lanka.

Chasing 228 – Mahela Jayawardene won the toss for the first time in the series and followed the winning strategy of batting first – Gautam Gambhir and Virat Kohli, were beaten by Kulasekara’s line but hung on to hit the loose deliveries for fours. Thushara, bowling immediately after his unbeaten 94-run stand with Jehan Mubarak, also got the ball to cut in and was unlucky to have an appeal for caught behind turned down off his first ball of the innings. The delivery landed on the seam and straightened with the angle and replays suggested it took the edge off Gambhir’s bat before reaching the keeper.

But Kulasekara got Gambhir soon after, with a tactic Sri Lanka had used earlier in the series. Kumar Sangakkara stood up to the stumps and Gambhir, perhaps distracted, edged the next ball to the keeper. While Thushara moved the ball away from Kohli, Kulasekara seamed it in and the batsman brought his front foot across the line only to be trapped in front. He beat Suresh Raina with a delivery that cut in to the left-hander before having him caught at midwicket.

Raina’s wicket was the turning point of the innings: it triggered a collapse that saw eight wickets fall for 33 runs. It had been drizzling when he was batting, and a reckless heave to midwicket was unpardonable for an in-form batsman, besides D/L calculations would have been the focus in the dressing room. The players went off right after Raina’s fall, and came back with the target revised to 216 off 44 overs, and Sri Lanka in the advantage.

That target would have been a lot smaller if not for Thushara’s innings. He joined Mubarak at the crease with Sri Lanka at 133 for 6. Though several boundaries came off edges in their partnership, Mubarak and Thushara rotated the strike, something the top order had failed to. Thushara drove and cut confidently to get to his maiden half-century. The two batsmen were kept quiet by left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha but attacked the wayward length of RP Singh and Irfan Pathan in the final ten overs.

The Sri Lankan top-order’s contribution would have looked even worse if not for the 77-run stand between left-handers Mahela Udawatte and Malinda Warnapura. They countered Zaheer Khan and Munaf Patel’s tight bowling and settled down after the first Powerplay, working out the gaps in the field and choosing to tip and run in order to up the run-rate.

Zaheer tried to hurry them with shorter deliveries, but Udawatte picked out the loose balls over the in-field and forced the bowlers to vary their length, which only resulted in overpitched deliveries and more boundaries. The two added 39 between overs 10 and 15. Pathan dismissed Udawatte and Warnapura in the same over, but was largely ineffective from then on. Ojha troubled the lower order, bowling three successive maiden overs, as Sri Lanka added only 60 runs between overs 20 and 40.

The first innings, though, became inconsequential with India’s capitulation. Kulasekara, who took all three wickets to fall before the stoppage, trapped Rohit Sharma leg before on resumption. Ajantha Mendis and Dilhara Fernando stepped up to the plate after Kulasekara finished his quota of nine overs with 4 for 40. The last seven wickets fell in 11 overs: Mendis dismissed Yuvraj Singh for the third time in the series and wrapped up the tail, while Fernando generated bounce and movement to bowl Dhoni and have RP Singh caught by Jayawardene. As in the first ODI, this was an embarassing loss, but India had already secured the series in the previous match.

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Sandesh Kumar Jaggi

India v/s Sri Lanka 5th ODI Scorecard

August 29, 2008

India in Sri Lanka ODI Series – 5th ODI

Sri Lanka v India

2008 season
Played at R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, on 29 August 2008 – day/night (50-over match)

Result Sri Lanka won by 112 runs (D/L method)

Sri Lanka innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
ST Jayasuriya c Ojha b Khan 1 8 8 0 0 12.50
BSM Warnapura c Gambhir b Pathan 30 84 44 4 0 68.18
ML Udawatte lbw b Pathan 43 79 55 6 0 78.18
wicketkeeper KC Sangakkara c Gambhir b Singh 1 9 5 0 0 20.00
captain DPMD Jayawardene c Yuvraj Singh b Ojha 12 44 25 0 0 48.00
CK Kapugedera c Singh b Ojha 26 67 63 1 0 41.26
J Mubarak not out 47 88 55 3 0 85.45
T Thushara not out 54 59 46 6 0 117.39
Extras (lb 6, w 6, nb 1) 13
Total (6 wickets; 50 overs; 222 mins) 227 (4.54 runs per over)
Did not bat KMDN Kulasekara, BAW Mendis, CRD Fernando
Fall of wickets1-1 (Jayasuriya, 1.4 ov), 2-78 (Warnapura, 17.2 ov), 3-80 (Udawatte, 17.5 ov), 4-82 (Sangakkara, 18.4 ov), 5-104 (Jayawardene, 28.1 ov), 6-133 (Kapugedera, 36.6 ov)
Bowling O M R W Econ
MM Patel 7 1 20 0 2.85
Z Khan 10 1 49 1 4.90 (1nb)
RP Singh 8 0 54 1 6.75 (3w)
IK Pathan 10 0 52 2 5.20 (3w)
PP Ojha 10 4 28 2 2.80
RG Sharma 2 0 7 0 3.50
Yuvraj Singh 3 0 11 0 3.66
India innings (target: 216 runs from 44 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
V Kohli lbw b Kulasekara 31 45 46 3 1 67.39
G Gambhir c wicketkeeperSangakkara b Kulasekara 11 37 16 2 0 68.75
Yuvraj Singh b Mendis 17 46 23 2 0 73.91
SK Raina c Fernando b Kulasekara 10 17 13 2 0 76.92
RG Sharma lbw b Kulasekara 3 11 5 0 0 60.00
captainwicketkeeper MS Dhoni b Fernando 1 17 7 0 0 14.28
IK Pathan c Warnapura b Mendis 7 21 15 1 0 46.66
Z Khan lbw b Mendis 3 21 10 0 0 30.00
RP Singh c Jayawardene b Fernando 4 14 13 0 0 30.76
PP Ojha c Kulasekara b Mendis 5 10 9 1 0 55.55
MM Patel not out 4 4 2 1 0 200.00
Extras (b 1, lb 2, w 4) 7
Total (all out; 26.3 overs; 126 mins) 103 (3.88 runs per over)
Fall of wickets1-38 (Gambhir, 8.5 ov), 2-45 (Kohli, 10.3 ov), 3-70 (Raina, 14.2 ov), 4-76 (Sharma, 16.3 ov), 5-79 (Yuvraj Singh, 18.1 ov), 6-85 (Dhoni, 19.3 ov), 7-90 (Pathan, 22.1 ov), 8-91 (Khan, 24.2 ov), 9-95 (Singh, 25.4 ov), 10-103 (Ojha, 26.3 ov)
Bowling O M R W Econ
KMDN Kulasekara 9 2 40 4 4.44 (1w)
T Thushara 6 0 26 0 4.33
CRD Fernando 7 1 24 2 3.42 (3w)
BAW Mendis 4.3 2 10 4 2.22

Toss Sri Lanka, who chose to bat first

Series India won the 5-match series 3-2

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Sandesh Kumar Jaggi