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least one Sri Lankan enjoyed himself at the Wanderers. The third Test followed a largely predictable path as South Africa went about trying to secure a 3-0 series whitewash by following up a first-innings score of 426 with four top-order wickets before the close of the second day but's ferocious four-wicket burst at least gave Sri Lanka something for their tour diary as the Wanderers lived up to its...
Source : Cricinfo | 9 Day(s) AgoCategory : City | City : Sri Lanka
first impression on landing in Sri Lanka was that this was a country I was going to like.You’d have thought that a charming airport was something of a contradiction in terms, but there’s something delightfully relaxed and old-fashioned about Colombo. The passport officials actually smile, and the single terminal is a reminder of an age when air travel was still romantic.I was here in search of winter...
Source : telegraph | 10 Day(s) AgoCategory : City | City : Sri Lanka
Few players in the modern age can bend Test cricket to their will in the manner of. Coming into his 100th Test, Amla had gone ten innings without reaching fifty - one of the longest droughts of a career that began more than a decade to go. He walked off as thein reaching three figures to put South Africa in a dominant position at the Wanderers.This was Amla's day - it began with presentations of a...
Source : Cricinfo | 10 Day(s) AgoCategory : City | City : Sri Lanka
Lankan police used tear gas and water cannons on Saturday to disperse hundreds of stone-throwing demonstrators protesting against a planned investment zone supported by China.Hospital authorities said at least 21 people were injured in the protests. According to police, 52 demonstrators were arrested.Protesters say that the government of President Maithripala Sirisena is trying to evict thousands of...
Source : Reuters India | 15 Day(s) AgoCategory : City | City : Sri Lanka
and 130 for 4 (Mathews 29*, Chandimal 28*) require a further 377 runs to beatSouth Africa made inevitable progress towards the victory in Cape Town that would bring them a Test series win against a Sri Lanka side whose batting naivety has become more apparent as the series progresses. Four down at stumps, with their victory target merely a dot on the horizon, Sri Lanka can be expected to lose heavily...
Source : Cricinfo | 18 Day(s) AgoCategory : City | City : Sri Lanka
Cape Town monster was more in Sri Lanka's own mind than emerging from any startling character of the Newlands pitch, but the monster reared its head nevertheless on the second day of the second Test and engulfed them in a trice. South Africa had been candid about their wish for a pitch offering pace and seam, and it was delivered to order effectively enough, but Sri Lanka's disintegration to 110 all...
Source : Cricinfo | 19 Day(s) AgoCategory : City | City : Sri Lanka
a batsman not given to fripperies, dominated the opening day of the second Test at Newlands as Sri Lanka failed to gain lasting benefit from a good bowling day. A new year had dawned, but it was very much the old Elgar, recognisably sure of stroke and restricted in ambition, who guided South Africa forward as he progressed conscientiously to a sixth Test century.At 169 for 5, with 30 overs remaining...
Source : Cricinfo | 20 Day(s) AgoCategory : City | City : Sri Lanka
succession of soft dismissals left Sri Lanka in danger of a big defeat in the first Test despite their batsmen, almost without exception, looking comfortable at the crease in their pursuit of 488. No team has successfully chased more than 418 to win a Test match, but Sri Lanka suggested they were capable of giving South Africa a serious scare only to gift away four of the five wickets they lost on...
Source : Cricinfo | 24 Day(s) AgoCategory : City | City : Sri Lanka
Test hundred moved South Africa into a dominant position on a third day of rain delays and rapid scoring in Port Elizabeth. Sri Lanka caused a brief flutter with four wickets for 56 runs, but that only came after South Africa had moved to 221 for 1. At stumps, South Africa were 351 for 5, their lead 432 with two days remaining.For most of the day, the only force that seemed capable of halting South...
Source : Cricinfo | 25 Day(s) AgoCategory : City | City : Sri Lanka
Vernon Philander and Kyle Abbott led South Africa's fightback after they were bowled out for 286 early on day two, giving Sri Lanka no respite as they went to stumps seven down for 181. Dhananjaya de Silva was batting on 43 when bad light brought play to an early close, playing some sparkling strokes through the on side and profiting from an ageing ball that wasn't moving nearly as much as it had done...
Source : Cricinfo | 26 Day(s) AgoCategory : City | City : Sri Lanka
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