Saturday, 23rd August 2014

Sports

  • First one-dayer in Hambantota today
Sri Lanka will be bolstered by the inclusion of Thisara Perera in the line-up. Picture by Kamal Jayamanne
After the two-nill Test defeats in Galle and Colombo, Pakistan will no doubt will try to bounce back into contention, when the One Day International Series between the two countries starts here in a day game at the Mahinda Rajapaksa Stadium, Hambantota today. Before Sri Lanka's six-month's glorious winning streak, Sri Lanka lost to Pakistan 2-3 in UAE in December last year. "That time our batting did really well. In most of the games, we scored 300 plus. We are looking forward to just continue that. We have still good enough bowlers, who have really bowled well. They can put the pressure,"...
Sri Lanka's 18 year old Sachin Dias brought honour and fame to the country by winning a Bronze Medal at the Youth Olympics being conducted in Nanjing, China partnered by China's Bing Jiao, by losing to Japan's and Chinese Taipei's Chau Hassan Lee in the semi finals. In the quarter finals, Sachin and Bing Jiao beat Thailand's Mech and Queen to enter the semi-finals. 18 year old Sachin Dias is a student of St.Sebastian's College Moratuwa and it is a great achievement for Sri Lanka to win a Bronze medal. The President of the Badminton Association Suraj Dandeniya said that the experience gained...