Monday, 20th October 2014

Sports

A Japanese player is about to score a try despite being held by a Sri Lanka player (partly hidden) in their third place Play Off match which Japan won 24-19 in Beijing yesterday.
The Sri Lanka Sevens team finished fourth in the final leg of the HSBC Asian Sevens series in Beijing, China yesterday when they went down fighting to Japan by 19-24 in the third place play off. The Lankans scored three tries through Dulaj Perera (one), Danushka Ranjan (one) and Fijian Joseph Dunn (one) with Dulaj Perera adding the extra points to two tries. However, the Japanese who scored tries through Makoto Kato (one), Yuga Hyakutako (one), Tonisio Vaihu (one) and Toshiki Kuwayama (one) with Makoto Kato converting two tries ran out victorious by 24-19 over the gallant Sri Lankans. Earlier...
  • Atapattu hits composed fifty
Chamari Atapattu
Sri Lanka women eked out a four-wicket win over South Africa women in the third One-Day International at the Sinhalese Sports Club in Colombo on Sunday (October 19), levelling the four-match series at 1-1. After Ama Kanchana’s three-wicket haul restricted South Africa to 139 for 7 in a match truncated to 27-overs-a-side, Chamari Atapattu struck a solid 63 as Sri Lanka overcame a few jitters to win with an over to spare. South Africa was on target to post much more than it eventually did, as Lizelle Lee and Trisha Chetty, the openers, put on 42. The good work was carried forward by Mignon du...