Monday, December 11, 2023

SL revel in new Jayasuriya

Seeing Kusal Perera without a bat one has no reason to compare him with Sanath Jayasuriya. He has at least enough hair on his head to distinguish himself from Sri Lanka’s current chief selector who once had redefined the batting in one-day cricket. But the moment Kusal takes it onto the crease, his stance, his ... Read more

Pakistan crush Sri Lanka

Brilliant batting by Shahid Afridi and a fiery bowling performance drove Pakistan to a 23-run series-levelling victory over Sri Lanka in the second and final Twenty20 international yesterday. Chasing a modest 123, Sri Lanka ran into a roadblock as Kumar Sangakkara fell in the fourth over to Yasir Arafat with the score on

Hen lays ‘eggless’ chick!

A Sri Lanka hen has given birth to a chick without an egg, in a new twist on the age-old question of whether the chicken or the egg came first. Instead of passing out of the hen’s body and being incubated outside, the egg was incubated in the hen for 21 days and then hatched ... Read more

India power to World Cup triumph

India beat Sri Lanka by six wickets in a pulsating final to deliver World Cup glory to their cricket-mad population for the first time since 1983. Sri Lanka smashed 91 from their last 10 overs to post 274-6 in Mumbai, with Mahela Jayawardene making a superb 103

Battle for glory

India-Sri Lanka WC final today The curtain will fall on cricket’s biggest event today. Besides some fortunate ones who have got the precious tickets to watch the match from the stands, billion of cricket-mad people around the world will stay glued to their TV screens when India lock horns with Sri Lanka in the all-Asian ... Read more

Muralitharan’s mom-in-law will cheer both teams

Mumbai:  When Sri Lanka’s Muttiah Muralitharan played his last Test match (vs. India at Galle, in July last year), he had invited his Indian mother-in-law, Dr. Nithiya Rammurthy, to witness his 800th wicket. She will be in Mumbai on Saturday for the World Cup final between India and Sri Lanka. “My daughter, Madhi, will obviously ... Read more

SL set all-Asia final

The Colombo sky was ablaze with fireworks last night as Sri Lanka fought their way over murky waters and into the World Cup final, giving their legend Muttiah Muralidaran a fitting farewell from international cricket. The five-wicket win was not an easy ride, thanks to a late rally by New Zealand at the flashbulb-laden R ... Read more

Tri-Nation Big Show fosters excitement

Tri-Nation Big Show, a colourful cultural event last night, fostered the excitement of ICC World Cup among Bangladeshi cricket fans. Famous artistes, actors, actress and films super stars of Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka dazzled the eyes of thousands of spectators, attended the event. ATN Events, a sister concern of satellite television channel ATN Bangla, ... Read more