Sunday, 1st March 2015

Sports

  • Weather fine and cool
  • Exciting game in store
Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara during the practice session at SCG yesterday.
The Sri Lankan cricketers after their convincing 92-run victory over Bangladesh in a Pool 'A' game, should front up to England with confidence when they meet at the Wellington Regional Stadium, tomorrow starting at 3.30 a.m. Sri Lanka time. The game against Bangladesh was one-sided as the first three Sri Lankan batsmen put the bowlers to the sword and scattered them all over the Melbourne Cricket Ground in a day-night game. Opening batsmen Lahiru Thirimanne who was dropped at zero and later fortunate to survive a stumping chance made 52. Tillekeratne Dilshan played the innings of his one-day...
AB de Villiers hit the fastest 150 in the history of one-day international cricket as South Africa thumped West Indies by a record margin of 257 runs in Friday night's World Cup mis-match. The world's top-ranked batsman finished unbeaten on 162 off 66 deliveries including 17 fours and eight sixes in his side's 5-408. The Windies were skittled for 151 in their Pool B clash at the SCG. The 257-run margin is the equal-biggest in World Cup matches. De Villiers' 52-ball hundred, his 20th in ODI cricket, was two balls shy of equalling Irishman Kevin O'Brien's World Cup record of 50 deliveries. De...
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