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Womens Cricket – T20 World Cup Highlights Australia v Sri Lanka : February 2020

Sri Lanka Women: 122/6
Australia Women: 123/5 (19.3/20 ov)
AUS Women won by 5 wickets (with 3 balls remaining)


Chamari Atapattu50 (38), Anushka Sanjeewani25 (31)
Nicola Carey2/18 (3), Molly Strano2/23 (4)
Rachael Haynes60 (47), Meg Lanning*41 (44)
Shashikala Siriwardene2/20 (4), Udeshika Prabodhani

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Cricket: Highlights – West Indies vs of Sri Lanka February 2020

2nd ODI, West Indies tour of Sri Lanka at Colombo (Hambanthota), Feb 22 2020
SRI LANKA 345/8(50 OVERS); Kusal Mendis119 (119), Avishka Fernando127 (123)
Sheldon Cottrell4/67 (10) & Alzarri Joseph3/57 (10)
Shai Hope51 (65), Nicholas Pooran31 (41), Lakshan Sandakan3/57 (9.1), Wanindu Hasaranga

1st ODI, West Indies tour of Sri Lanka at Colombo (SSC), Feb 22 2020
West Indies: 289/7 | Sri Lanka 290/9 (49.1/50 ov)
Sri Lanka won by 1 wicket (with 5 balls remaining)
Wanindu Hasaranga

A thrilling start to this three-match ODI series which Sri Lanka lead one-nil.
Next game is in Hambantota for the second ODI on Wednesday 26th February 2020

extract from Cricinfo

Dimuth Karunaratne: Of course, winning is the ultimate thing but we made couple of mistakes that we have to learn from. Only concern that in the last ten overs we gave 90 runs, which we need to correct next game. Both me and Avishka Fernando could have converted our fifties into bigger scores but we will look to correct that in future.

Kieron Pollard: Good game of cricket, came down to the last over with the crowd on its feet. Normally guys like me and Pooran finish it off but it couldn’t happen today. Couple of soft dismissals in the middle really set us back. I think we bowled too many bad balls in the start, gave them too many freebies, that’s where we lost the game Our discipline was not there.

Hasaranga is the man of the match: When I went in to bat there were about 60-70 runs required but I felt if I could take the game deep, we could win. I had some pressure but I felt that if I hung in there things would get easier.

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Watch Cricket Highlights – Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe | 1st Test – January 2020

Sun, 19 Jan – day 1 – Zimbabwe 1st innings 189/2 (CR Ervine 55*, BRM Taylor 13*, 84 ov)
Mon, 20 Jan – day 2 – Sri Lanka 1st innings 42/1 (FDM Karunaratne 12*, BKG Mendis 6*, 14 ov)
Tue, 21 Jan – day 3 – Sri Lanka 1st innings 295/4 (AD Mathews 92*, DM de Silva 42*, 106 ov)
Wed, 22 Jan – day 4 – Zimbabwe 2nd innings 30/0 (PS Masvaure 15*, BS Mudzinganyama 14*, 17 ov)
Thu, 23 Jan – day 5 – Sri Lanka 2nd innings 14/0 (3 ov) – end of match

358 & 170
Sri Lanka
515/9d & 14/0 (3 ov)
Sri Lanka won by 10 wickets

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Philippine Marcelito Pomoy Sings With Different Voices

Marcelito Pomoy is a very talented singer from the Philippines with the incredible ability to sing as a tenor (the higher of the natural male voices) AND as a soprano (the higher of women’s voices). But as you’re about to see, he still has an ace up his sleeve…

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Watch Cricket Highlights India vs SriLanka T20 – January 2020

 3rd T20
India: 201/6, Sri Lanka 123 (15.5/20 ov)
India won by 78 runs

 2nd T20
Sri Lanka: 142/9; India: 144/3 (17.3/20 ov)
India won by 7 wickets (with 15 balls remaining)

1st T20 – No result

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SRI LANKA CRICKET NEWS (DECEMBER 2019) – Compiled by Victor Melder

Victor Meldor

Pakistan will be hosting Test cricket for the first time in more than ten years, that too against a full-strength Sri Lanka line-up, in December 2019. Dimuth Karunaratne will lead the Sri Lanka side, with experienced batsmen Angelo Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal present in the 16-member squad. The team leaves for Pakistan on December 8 to play two Test matches that will count towards the World Test Championship. Less than three months ago, Sri Lanka had toured Pakistan for a series of limited-overs matches, but as many as ten high-profile players had opted against travelling. The Test series was originally scheduled for October at a neutral venue because of security concerns, but the PCB requested Sri Lanka to play the entire bilateral series in Pakistan. The white-ball games were played as a test of sorts for the security measures taken by the hosts, and following the success of that tour, Sri Lanka agreed to play the Tests in Pakistan too. There was only one change to the Sri Lanka squad that played the second Test against New Zealand at home in August. Kasun Rajitha, the right-arm fast bowler, replaced leg spinner Akila Dananjaya, who is currently serving a one-year suspension for an illegal action. The first Test will start on December 11 in Rawalpindi, followed by the second in Karachi from December 19. Pakistan has not hosted a Test match since the 2009 Lahore attack that wounded several Sri Lankan cricketers, support staff members and others. Of the current players, fast bowler Suranga Lakmal was part of Sri Lanka’s squad back then as well. (ESPN cricinfo)

The Sri Lanka Test Squad for the Pakistan tour: Dimuth Karunaratne (C), Oshada Fernando, Lasith Embuldeniya, Lahiru Thirimanne, Dinesh Chandimal, Suranga Lakmal, Kusal Mendis, Diiruwan Perera, Lahiru Kumara, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Vishwa Fernando, Kusal Perera, Lakshan Sandakan, Kasun Rajitha and Niroshan Dickwella.

The first Test between the touring Sri Lankans and Pakistan, played at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawapindia, ended in a draw, with rain affecting play. Scores:

Sri Lanka – 1st Innings – 308/6dec (de Silva 102no, Karunaratne 59, B.O.P Fernando 40, Dickwella 33, Mathews 31, Afridi 2/58, Shah

                                          2/92, Shinwari 1/54, Abbas 1/72

Pakistan – 1st Innings – 252/2  Abid.Ali 109no,Azam 102 no, Azhar Ali 36,  Rajitha 1/5, Kumara 1/46)

Player of the Match: Abid Ali (Pakistan)

Test debut: Abid Ali & Usman Shinwari (Pakistan)

Pakistan defeated the touring Sri Lankans by 263 runs to win the second and final test played at Karachi National Stadium, Karachi. Scores:

Pakistan – 1st Innings – 191 (Shafiq 63, Azam 60, Abid Ali 38, Kumara 4/49, Embuldeniya 4/71Fernando 2/31)

Sri Lanka – 1st Innings – 271 (Chandimal 74, Perera 48, de Silva 32, Karunaratne 25,  Afridi 5/77, Abbas 4/55, Sohail 1/11)

Pakistan – 2nd Innings – 555/3 dec (Abid Ali 174, Masood 135, Azar Ali 118, Azam 100no, Kumara 2/139, Embuldeniya 1/193)

Sri Lanka – 2nd Innings – 212 (Fernando 102, Dickwella 65, N. Shah 5/31, Y. Shah 2/84, Sohail 1/10, Abbas 1/33, Afridi 1/51)

Player of the match: Abid Ali (Pakistan)

Player of the series: Abid Ali (Pakistan)

Leading all-rounder Thisara Perera has joined Sri Lanka Army. Thisara has enlisted to the Gajaba Regiment and holds the rank of Brevet Major. He will be playing domestic cricket for Army this season. “General Shavendra Silva invited me to join Army. I have enormous respect for General Shavendra and it was a request that I could not turn down,” Thisara tsaid. Army has been investing a lot to improve their cricket and become a force in the domestic season. Before the ongoing season got underway, Army recruited former Test captain Dinesh Chandimal. Thisara is unlikely to feature in the upcoming three match T-20 series in India. Instead, he will be in Bangladesh playing in the BPL. Army has been nurturing quite a few cricketers over the years. Ajantha Mendis and Seekkuge Prasanna made quite an impact for the soldiers before going onto represent Sri Lanka. Mendis was the hero as Sri Lanka won the Asia Cup in 2008 in Karachi as his mystery spin humbled India’s famous batting line-up. (Daily Island, 3.12.2019)



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Watch Cricket Highlights – Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 2019 2nd Test Match – Dec 2019

  • day 1 – Sri Lanka 1st innings 64/3 (AD Mathews 8*, L Embuldeniya 3*, 19 ov)
  • day 2 – Pakistan 2nd innings 57/0 (Shan Masood 21*, Abid Ali 32*, 14 ov)
  • day 3 – Pakistan 2nd innings 395/2 (Azhar Ali 57*, Babar Azam 22*, 104 ov)
  • day 4 – Sri Lanka 2nd innings 212/7 (BOP Fernando 102*, 60.1 ov)

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Function organised by the Consul General for Sri Lanka in Sydney – video by Harold Gunatillake

The Consul General for Sri Lanka in Sydney invited Sri Lankan groups including the Presidents of various associations for a meeting to promote Sri Lankan manufactured products and come to know each other.

Abdul Rahim, the consul (Commercial) outlined and briefed the products manufactured in Sri Lanka to promote sales in Australia, with slides of the products.

Consul General Nimal Bandara spoke about the unity and cordiality of the consulate office with Sri Lankan community and to maintain such relationships to promote our goods, traditions in this country.

H. E. High Commissioner Weliamuna was the chief guest and he spoke about immigration and other matters pertaining to expat Sri Lankans in Australia.

The other speakers were-
Claude Perera from the Sri Lankan Catholic Association.

Mahendran Manoharan for the Institute of Engineers
Mr T Pava Rajah from The Saiva Manram
Mr Nalin Karunatillake from the Peradeniya University Alumni Association
Amal Wahab from old boys of St Peters College,
Upul Padukka Vidhana from the Sinhalese Cultural Forum,
Pauline Gunawardene from the Ceylon Association in Australia
Nalin Padmasena- President of the Sri Lankan Association of NSW
Nalika Kodituwakku from the University of Colombo.

It was most fruitful enlightening evening for all the participants. Dinner followed catered by Siva of Blue Elephant.

Sound equipment supplied by Saliya Atapattu

Function was held on the 19th December 2019, at Thornleigh Community Centre, Sydney.
Proud to be a Sri Lankan.

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Watch Cricket Highlights – Pakistan vs Sri Lanka December 2019

Day 1 – Sri Lanka 1st innings 202/5 (DM de Silva 38*, N Dickwella 11*, 68.1 ov)

Day 2 – Sri Lanka 1st innings 263/6 (DM de Silva 72*, MDK Perera 2*, 86.3 ov)

Day 3 – Sri Lanka 1st innings 282/6 (DM de Silva 87*, MDK Perera 6*, 91.5 ov)


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Mrs. Sri Lanka, Caroline Jurie crowned as the Mrs.World 2020 – Mrs.World Beauty Pageant in Las Vegas, US

The Mrs. World 2020 Pageant was held on December 6, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Caroline Jurie from Sri Lanka has been crowned as Mrs. World 2020. Jurie becomes the second Sri Lankan to win the title after former Mrs. World Rosy Senanayake. Senanayake won the title in 1984.

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