Sunday, 1st February 2015

Sports

England’s James Taylor plays a shot during the match against India in the Carlton Mid tournament match at Perth yesterday.
England made heavy weather of a small target on a WACA pitch of yore, making their way to the final against Australia on Sunday and keeping India winless on their tour of Australia. Once again their bowlers pulled India back after a decent start, keeping them down to 200 after they had been 0 for 83, but their batsmen let the up-and-down pitch play on their minds to be 5 for 66 at one point. The nuggety James Taylor and the authoritative Jos Buttler, though, rescued them with a 125-run partnership that took just 23.2 overs. India have been no stranger to collapses on this tour, but it will...
Udith Madushan bats during the match at Sooriyawewa. Picture by Priyan de Silva -Matara Sports Correspondent
An eight wicket haul and a half ton by Maleesha Harshajeewa helped P de S Kularathna MV Ambalangoda register a first innings win against Debarawewa National School at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Sooriyawewa on Wednesday. Right Arm Off Spin bowler Maleesha captured eight wickets conceeding 48 runs off the 22 overs he bowled to restrict the Debarawewa first innings to 181. Ishan Indunil (40) and Sachithra Hemanayake (46) shared an opening stand of 61 runs and together with Ishara Chathuranga (39) were the top scorers for Debarawewa NS. In reply, Kularathna MV scored 219...
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