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Pallekele, Sunday: Angelo Mathews held his nerve with the ball to help Sri Lanka clinch a tense six-run win over West Indies in the third one-day international and sweep the series 3-0 on Sunday.

Former Prince of Wales College, Moratuwa cricketer Sripal Silva passed away yesterday succumbing to injuries sustained in a motor accident some time ago. He was 59 at the time of his death and was bedridden after the accident.

HAMBANTOTA: Magnificent centuries from Avishka Fernando and Kusal Mendis that included a record double century partnership saw Sri Lanka crush a hapless West Indies by 161 runs in the second ODI played at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium in Sooriyawewa here yesterday and take a winning 2-0 lead in the three-match series.

HAMBANTOTA, Tuesday - It will be a must win situation for West Indies as they strive to level the three-match ODI series and keep it alive in their bid to secure their first series win in Sri Lanka when they play the second ODI at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium here in Sooriyawewa on Wednesday.

PERTH, Monday - Rachael Haynes was the hero for Australia with a classy half-century to help the hosts overcome a mighty scare against Sri Lanka in Perth on Monday.

Monday, 24 February 2020 07:18

Has Sri Lanka finally found a finisher?

He is only 22 but he is able to absorb the pressure and come out on top in pressure situations and win matches for whichever team he plays. That is Wanindu Hasaranga the hero of Sri Lanka’s thrilling win over West Indies in the first ODI played at the SSC grounds on Saturday.

Two teams with not so much to choose from between them in their ODI rankings and points - Sri Lanka in eighth position with 81 points and West Indies ninth with 80 points will commence a three-match series at the SSC grounds today with each team trying to outwit each other.

The touring West Indies cricketers warmed up for the three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka with a comprehensive – wicket win over Sri Lanka Cricket President’s XI in a one-day warm-up match played at FTZ Sports Complex (BOI) Katunayake yesterday.

Having gone through a closely fought high scoring ODI series in India which they lost 1-2 and then following it up with 3-0 whitewash of Ireland at home, West Indies captain Kieron Pollard expressed confidence of his team’s success against Sri Lanka in the three-match ODI series commencing at the SSC grounds on Saturday.

Sri Lanka one-day opener Danushka Gunathilaka has been ruled out of the upcoming ODI and T20I cricket series against West Indies with a recurring back problem which according to team manager and chief selector Ashantha de Mel may require surgery.

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