Cricket

Placing hope on the young

Thursday, 21 August 2014.

COLOMBO: SRI Lanka are banking on young talent to see them through a transitional phase in Test cricket despite the departure of one batting great, another approaching retirement and an ageing spinner in the ranks.

Zimbabwe tour not an audition

Thursday, 21 August 2014.

SYDNEY: Australia captain Michael Clarke has dismissed the idea that the upcoming one-day tour of Zimbabwe might serve as a sort of extended audition for players keen to get into the squad before next year's World Cup.

Ending on a high

Tuesday, 19 August 2014.

COLOMBO: AN emotional Mahela Jayawardene ended his glittering, 17-year Test career on a high Monday as Sri Lanka won the second and final Test against Pakistan by 105 runs to sweep the series 2-0.

Malaysia to take on mighty Nepal

By DEVINDER SINGH - Tuesday, 19 August 2014.

MALAYSIA set up a final day showdown with Nepal tomorrow for the ACC Under-16 Premier title after beating Singapore by four wickets at the Bayuemas Oval in Klang yesterday.

Malaysia beat Thailand

By DEVINDER SINGH - Monday, 18 August 2014.

MALAYSIA defeated Thailand by five wickets at the Selangor Turf Club yesterday to remain undefeated in three matches in the ACC Under-16 Premier Cup.

Root punishes clueless India

Monday, 18 August 2014.

LONDON: Joe Root’s dashing 149 not out added to India’s misery as England looked to seal a 3-1 series win in the fifth and final Test at The Oval yesterday.

Sri Lanka build healthy lead

Sunday, 17 August 2014.

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka, trailing by 12 runs on the first innings, were 177-2 in their second knock at stumps on the third day of the second Test against Pakistan in Colombo yesterday.

Dhoni walks tall

Sunday, 17 August 2014.

LONDON: INDIA captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni stood alone as the tourists suffered yet another batting collapse to hand England the advantage on the first day of the Fifth and final Test at The Oval.

Jayawardene bids adieu

Wednesday, 13 August 2014.

COLOMBO: TEST cricket will bid farewell to one of its most elegant strokemakers when Sri Lanka’s Mahela Jayawardene quits the longer format after the Second Test against Pakistan, starting in Colombo tomorrow.

Sangakkara sizzles

Sunday, 10 August 2014.

GALLE (SRI LANKA): VETERAN Kumar Sangakkara hit a 200-plus score for the 10th time to light up the fourth day’s play in the First Test between Sri Lanka and Pakistan in Galle yesterday.