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Dmith Karunaratne and Lahir Thirimanne

Karunaratne and Thirimanne make Bangladesh toil in 2nd Test

AP |
PUBLISHED ON APR 29, 2021 06:58 PM IST
  • Captain Karunaratne scored 118 for his 12th test century, then Thirimanne hammered his third century and second this year. He was 131 not out at stumps in tandem with Oshada Fernando, 40 not out.
Oshada Fernando and Lahiru Thirimanne(ICC/Twitter)
Oshada Fernando and Lahiru Thirimanne(ICC/Twitter)

Sri Lanka lead West Indies by 153 in 1st Test

AP |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 24, 2021 07:38 AM IST
  • Lahiru Thirimanne and Oshada Fernando kept up Sri Lanka’s concerted fight back, batting the tourists into a strong position at 170-1. Thirimanne made 76 to follow his 70 in Sri Lanka’s first innings and Fernando made 91 in a partnership of 162 for the second wicket from 301 balls.
Lahiru Thirimanne(Twitter)
Lahiru Thirimanne(Twitter)

Sri Lanka begin first Test fight-back after Root's double century

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 06:17 PM IST
Opener Lahiru Thirimanne anchored the Sri Lanka innings with an unbeaten 76 and will resume on Sunday morning with nightwatchman Lasith Embuldeniya, who has yet to score.
Lahiru Thirimanne bats.(Getty Images)
Lahiru Thirimanne bats.(Getty Images)

2nd Test: South Africa close in but Sri Lanka still fighting

Johannesburg | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 10:38 PM IST
Sri Lanka was 150/4 in its second innings at stumps for a lead of only five runs with only one more recognized batsman to come.
Pakistan's batman Babar Azam hits boundary in Karachi(AP)
Pakistan's batman Babar Azam hits boundary in Karachi(AP)

Pakistan beat Sri Lanka in historic Karachi ODI, take series lead

Karachi | By AFP
UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2019 08:31 AM IST
The win gives Pakistan a 1-0 lead in the three-match series with the first ODI rained off in Karachi on Friday. The third and final match is also set for the same venue on Wednesday.
Sri Lanka cricketers before leaving for Pakistan tour(Sri Lanka Cricket Board)
Sri Lanka cricketers before leaving for Pakistan tour(Sri Lanka Cricket Board)

Sri Lanka squad leaves for Pakistan despite security concerns

Colombo | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2019 11:58 AM IST
ODI skipper Lahiru Thirimanne said he also had no concerns and they had been given assurances of a very high degree of protection in Pakistan, usually reserved for visits by heads of state
Lahiru Thirimanne will lead Sri Lanka in ODIs in Pakistan(REUTERS)
Lahiru Thirimanne will lead Sri Lanka in ODIs in Pakistan(REUTERS)

Lahiru Thirimanne, Dasun Shanaka to lead Sri Lanka on Pakistan tour

Reuters | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON SEP 11, 2019 06:08 PM IST
The SLC has named squads comprising of players with relatively lesser experience, with uncapped batsman Minod Banuka set to make his debut in both ODI and T20I formats.
Karunaratne, fresh from a match-winning century in the first Test in Galle last week last week, hit six boundaries during his 100-ball stay in overcast conditions.(AP)
Karunaratne, fresh from a match-winning century in the first Test in Galle last week last week, hit six boundaries during his 100-ball stay in overcast conditions.(AP)

Sri Lanka vs New Zealand: Dimuth Karunaratne helps Sri Lanka to 85-2 on rain-hit first day

Colombo | By AFP
PUBLISHED ON AUG 22, 2019 06:11 PM IST
The left-hander batted with positive intent despite losing opening partner Lahiru Thirimanne and Kusal Mendis either side of tea.
Tim Southee during the first test match between Sri Lanka and New Zealand in Galle.(AP)
Tim Southee during the first test match between Sri Lanka and New Zealand in Galle.(AP)

New Zealand better acclimatised after close Galle loss, says Tim Southee

Colombo | By Reuters
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2019 11:07 AM IST
Southee felt his side had been competitive throughout and it was really only a century-stand between captain Karunaratne (122) and Thirimanne (64) as they chased 268 for victory that separated the two sides.
Sri Lanka's Dimuth Karunaratne, right, and Lahiru Thirimanne run between wickets.(AP)
Sri Lanka's Dimuth Karunaratne, right, and Lahiru Thirimanne run between wickets.(AP)

SL vs NZ 1st Test: Sri Lanka set up final day thriller against New Zealand

Galle | By AFP
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2019 06:17 PM IST
Sri Lanka need a further 135 runs to record their first win in the World Test Championship on the final day.
Australia's Usman Khawaja hits a four during the World Cup warm-up match between Australia and Sri Lanka.(AP)
Australia's Usman Khawaja hits a four during the World Cup warm-up match between Australia and Sri Lanka.(AP)

Australia conclude ICC World Cup 2019 warm-up with comfortable win over Sri Lanka

Southampton | By PTI
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2019 12:15 AM IST
Australia concluded their World Cup preparation on an emphatic note, beating a struggling Sri Lanka by five wickets in their final warm-up game in Southampton on Monday.
South Africa's Kagiso Rabada, second from left, celebrates with teammates after dismissing Sri Lanka's captain Dimuth Karunaratne.(AP)
South Africa's Kagiso Rabada, second from left, celebrates with teammates after dismissing Sri Lanka's captain Dimuth Karunaratne.(AP)

South Africa vs Sri Lanka: Visitors shine with the ball before Proteas fight back

Port Elizabeth, South Africa | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2019 11:00 PM IST
Sri Lanka seamers Kasun Rajitha and Vishwa Fernando took three wickets each to bowl out South Africa for 222 on the first day of the second and final test on Thursday, but the hosts struck back late in the day with the ball
Australia's Marnus Labuschagne waves his bat after he reached his fifty.(AP)
Australia's Marnus Labuschagne waves his bat after he reached his fifty.(AP)

Australia vs Sri Lanka: Marnus Labuschagne, Travis Head put hosts ahead in Brisbane

Brisbane | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2019 11:26 PM IST
Half-centuries from Travis Head and Marnus Labuschagne put Australia firmly in command of the day-night Test against Sri Lanka at the Gabba in Brisbane on Friday.
File image of Lahiru Thirimanne (L) in action during a match.(Getty Image)
File image of Lahiru Thirimanne (L) in action during a match.(Getty Image)

Sri Lanka recall trio for two-test tour of New Zealand

Colombo | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON NOV 30, 2018 01:57 PM IST
Dinesh Chandimal is back to lead the side after missing the last two tests of the recent 3-0 home series loss against England with a groin strain.
Sri Lanka lost to Afghanistan in the group stages of the 2018 Asia Cup.(AP)
Sri Lanka lost to Afghanistan in the group stages of the 2018 Asia Cup.(AP)

Asia Cup 2018: I have stopped watching cricket - Arjuna Ranatunga

Hindustan Times, Dubai | By Rex Clementine
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2018 02:53 PM IST
The former World Cup-winning skipper believes that the troubles in Sri Lankan cricket can be fixed and the right mechanism needs to be put in place.
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