Cricket News sort by Thilan Thusara Samaraweera

A man who played 81 Tests, has scored over 5000 runs and averaged nearly 49 with 14 hundreds is bound to be remembered as one of the better players to have represented the country. It hasn’t quite been the case with Thilan Samaraweera...

Sri Lanka’s Test specialist Thilan Samaraweera has decided to retire from International Cricket with immediate effect. The 36-year-old middle order batsman has expressed his displeasure of being ignored in the Sri Lankan squad for the First Test against Bangladesh in Galle on Friday.

The only way the Sri Lankans could have competed with the Aussies in the Tests Down Under would have been if their experienced batsmen warmed up to the task and stood tall against the Australian bowlers.

Considering the natural talent that the Sri Lankans possess it is somewhat surprising to note that they are yet to win a Test in Australia. Following Lanka’s batting collapse on the first day of the Boxing Day Test at the captivating Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), we tried to figure out the reason.

Sri Lanka are in the driver’s seat in the Pallekele Test thanks to a heroic knock from Thisara Perera followed up by an early Pakistani wicket. By the close of play on Day 3, Pakistan are 27 for 1 in 6 overs having conceded a first innings lead of 111 runs.

South Africa had to settle for a 10-wicket win in the Third and Final Test at Newlands in Cape Town. The hosts had to bat again in their second innings chasing a target of 2 which was done without a single legal delivery bowled with Dhammika Prasad...

Sri Lanka have recovered from a shaky 34 for 3 to 294 for 5 in the 90 overs of play that was possible on Day 1 and Day 2 of the Second Test at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.

India defeat Sri Lanka by 5 wickets to draw the 3-Test Series 1-1. Its Sri Lanka's first loss at this venue since 1994. And its only the fourth test win for India in Sri Lanka.