Thisara Perera http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/28023/all en Cricket-Warner knock in vain, Sri Lanka beat Australia in Sydney T20 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130126/cricket-warner-knock-vain-sri-lanka-beat-australia-sydney-t20 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 26 (Reuters) - David Warner's unbeaten 90 went in vain as Sri Lanka beat Australia by five wickets in the first Twenty20 International on Saturday to go 1-0 up in the two-match series.</p> <p>Shot-making was not easy on the drop-in pitch at Sydney's Olympic Stadium but Warner blasted an unbeaten 62-ball 90 in a brilliant display of controlled aggression to power Australia to 137 for three wickets.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130126/cricket-warner-knock-vain-sri-lanka-beat-australia-sydney-t20" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Thisara Perera Tillakaratne Dilshan Thomson Reuters Sat, 26 Jan 2013 13:30:25 +0000 5739814 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket-Sri Lanka clinch rain-marred thriller to win series 2-0 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/cricket-sri-lanka-clinch-rain-marred-thriller-win-series-2-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 28 (Reuters) - Sri Lanka prevailed in a rain-hit thriller to clinch the second and final Twenty20 international against Australia and seal the series 2-0 on Monday.</p> <p>Glenn Maxwell hit two successive boundaries to bring Australia agonisingly close to their target but could not make contact with the last delivery sent down by Thisara Perera as Sri Lanka eked out a narrow victory via the Duckworth-Lewis method.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/cricket-sri-lanka-clinch-rain-marred-thriller-win-series-2-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Perera Thisara Perera Thomson Reuters Mon, 28 Jan 2013 14:00:21 +0000 5740468 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket: Sri Lanka rest Herath for Bangladesh ODIs http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130318/cricket-sri-lanka-rest-herath-bangladesh-odis <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Sri Lanka's left-arm spinner Rangana Herath has been rested for the first two home one-day internationals against Bangladesh, the national selectors announced on Monday.</p> <p>Opener Tillakaratne Dilshan has been named in a 16-man squad but his participation is subject to fitness, according to a Sri Lanka Cricket statement.</p> <p>Former captain Mahela Jayawardene was not considered for selection as he had yet to recover from a finger injury.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130318/cricket-sri-lanka-rest-herath-bangladesh-odis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Lahiru Thirimanne Sri Lanka Thisara Perera AFP Mon, 18 Mar 2013 08:46:44 +0000 5786557 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket: Bangladesh hope to turn tide in Sri Lanka ODIs http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130322/cricket-bangladesh-hope-turn-tide-sri-lanka-odis <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Bangladesh will seek inspiration from their Asia Cup victory over Sri Lanka when they open a three-match one-day series in Hambantota on Saturday.</p> <p>Mushfiqur Rahim's Bangladeshis proved they were capable of surprising big teams in the shorter format of the game when they beat World Cup finalists India and Sri Lanka on their way to the Asia Cup final in Dhaka last year.</p> <p>Bangladesh, who registered their third one-day win over Sri Lanka in 30 matches, produced more encouraging results at home last year, including a series victory over the West Indies.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130322/cricket-bangladesh-hope-turn-tide-sri-lanka-odis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Mushfiqur Rahim Sri Lanka Thisara Perera AFP Fri, 22 Mar 2013 08:31:12 +0000 5790741 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket: Sri Lanka bat in third Bangladesh ODI http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130328/cricket-sri-lanka-bat-third-bangladesh-odi <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews elected to bat after winning the toss against Bangladesh in the third and final one-day international in Pallekele on Thursday.</p> <p>Sri Lanka won the first one-dayer by eight wickets in Hambantota, while the second match at the same venue was abandoned due to rain.</p> <p>Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews (capt), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kusal Perera, Kumar Sangakkara, Lahiru Thirimanne, Dinesh Chandimal, Jeevan Mendis, Thisara Perera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Sachithra Senanayake, Lasith Malinga.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130328/cricket-sri-lanka-bat-third-bangladesh-odi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Forms of cricket Thisara Perera AFP Thu, 28 Mar 2013 09:30:51 +0000 5796043 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket: Sri Lanka 198-5 in Bangladesh T20 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130331/cricket-sri-lanka-198-5-bangladesh-t20 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Sri Lanka scored a challenging 198-5 after being put in to bat in the one-off Twenty20 international against Bangladesh in Pallekele on Sunday.</p> <p>Opener Kusal Perera top-scored for Sri Lanka with a 44-ball 64, while Jeevan Mendis (37), Angelo Mathews (30 not out) and Thisara Perera (22 not out) were the other main scorers.</p> <p>str-mv/ia</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Cricket Cricket in Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Thisara Perera AFP Sun, 31 Mar 2013 15:30:35 +0000 5798114 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket: Perera boosts Sri Lanka with brisk 64 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130331/cricket-perera-boosts-sri-lanka-brisk-64 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Kusal Perera cracked a 44-ball 64 to help Sri Lanka post a challenging 198-5 in the one-off Twenty20 international against Bangladesh in Pallekele on Sunday.</p> <p>The opener hit four sixes and five fours in his quickfire knock before falling in the 12th over, caught by wicket-keeper Mushfiqur Rahim off off-spinner Mohammad Mahmudullah.</p> <p>Jeevan Mendis and Angelo Mathews then put on 66 for the fifth wicket off just 5.5 overs to help their side set a stiff target.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130331/cricket-perera-boosts-sri-lanka-brisk-64" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Cricket in Sri Lanka Thisara Perera AFP Sun, 31 Mar 2013 16:16:30 +0000 5798131 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket: Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh in T20 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130331/cricket-sri-lanka-beat-bangladesh-t20 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Sri Lanka registered a 17-run victory over Bangladesh in the one-off Twenty20 international in Pallekele on Sunday.</p> <p>Bangladesh finished at 181-7 in reply to Sri Lanka's 198-5, with Mohammad Ashraful (43), skipper Mushfiqur Rahim (39) and Mohammad Mahmudullah (31) being the main scorers.</p> <p>Sri Lankan pacemen Angelo Mathews and Thisara Perera each took two wickets.</p> <p>Opener Kusal Perera earlier top-scored for Sri Lanka with a 44-ball 64, while Jeevan Mendis (37), Mathews (30 not out) and Thisara Perera (22 not out) were the other main run-getters.</p> <p>str-mv/ac</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Cricket Perera Thisara Perera AFP Sun, 31 Mar 2013 17:30:35 +0000 5798167 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket: Perera stars in Sri Lanka T20 win http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130331/cricket-perera-stars-sri-lanka-t20-win <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Kusal Perera smashed a brisk 64 to set up Sri Lanka's 17-run victory over Bangladesh in a one-off Twenty20 international in Pallekele on Sunday.</p> <p>The opener hit four sixes and five fours in his 44-ball knock as Sri Lanka posted a challenging 198-5 before restricting Bangladesh to 181-7.</p> <p>Mohammad Ashraful top-scored for Bangladesh with a 27-ball 43 while seamers Angelo Mathews and Thisara Perera each bagged two wickets for Sri Lanka.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130331/cricket-perera-stars-sri-lanka-t20-win" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Thisara Perera Twenty20 International AFP Sun, 31 Mar 2013 18:15:29 +0000 5798186 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket: Perera stars in Sri Lanka T20 win http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130331/cricket-perera-stars-sri-lanka-t20-win-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Kusal Perera smashed a brisk 64 to set up Sri Lanka's 17-run victory over Bangladesh in a one-off Twenty20 international in Pallekele on Sunday.</p> <p>The opener, who was named man of the match, hit four sixes and five fours in his 44-ball knock as Sri Lanka posted a challenging 198-5 before restricting Bangladesh to 181-7.</p> <p>Mohammad Ashraful top-scored for Bangladesh with a 27-ball 43 while seamers Angelo Mathews and Thisara Perera each bagged two wickets for Sri Lanka.</p> <p>"I am happy about my first win as captain," said Sri Lanka skipper Dinesh Chandimal.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130331/cricket-perera-stars-sri-lanka-t20-win-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Thisara Perera Twenty20 International AFP Sun, 31 Mar 2013 18:31:12 +0000 5798196 at http://www.globalpost.com Perera leads Sri Lanka to Twenty20 win http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130331/perera-leads-sri-lanka-twenty20-win <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>KANDY (Reuters) - Opener Kusal Perera hit an explosive maiden half-century off 44 balls to steer Sri Lanka to a 17-run win over Bangladesh in a one-off Twenty20 international in Pallekele on Sunday.</p> <p>Sri Lanka, put into bat, rattled up 198 for five wickets with Perera hitting five fours and four sixes in his 64. Bangladesh finished on 181 for seven.</p> <p>Jeevan Mendis (37) and Thisara Perera (22 not out) provided the final flourish to the Lankan innings.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130331/perera-leads-sri-lanka-twenty20-win" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Religion Sport in Bangladesh Sri Lanka Thisara Perera Thomson Reuters Sun, 31 Mar 2013 19:00:26 +0000 5798205 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket: Sri Lanka bat against New Zealand http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130609/cricket-sri-lanka-bat-against-new-zealand <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Sri Lanka's captain Angelo Mathews won the toss and elected to bat against New Zealand in a group A match of the Champions Trophy in Cardiff on Sunday.</p> <p>This is the first match for both teams in the eight-nation tournament. England and Australia are the other two sides in the group, from which two will advance to the semi-finals.</p> <p>England beat Australia in their opening game on Saturday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130609/cricket-sri-lanka-bat-against-new-zealand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Perera Thisara Perera AFP Sun, 09 Jun 2013 12:30:36 +0000 5853529 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket: South Africa, Sri Lanka seek one-day revival http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130719/cricket-south-africa-sri-lanka-seek-one-day-revival <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>South Africa and Sri Lanka are hoping to recover from recent setbacks in one-day cricket when they contest a five-match series starting in Colombo on Saturday.</p> <p>Both teams were knocked out in the semi-finals of the Champions Trophy in the United Kingdom despite being rated as two of the strongest contenders in the eight-nation tournament.</p> <p>The Proteas lived up to their reputation as cricket's "chokers", a tag outgoing coach Gary Kirsten said was fully justified following the semi-final defeat against England at the Oval in London.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130719/cricket-south-africa-sri-lanka-seek-one-day-revival" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket South Africa national cricket team Thisara Perera AFP Fri, 19 Jul 2013 11:15:43 +0000 5887942 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket: South Africa elect to bat in key match http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130726/cricket-south-africa-elect-bat-key-match <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>South Africa's captain AB de Villiers won the toss and elected to bat in the crucial third one-day international against Sri Lanka in Pallekele on Friday.</p> <p>The Proteas, trailing 2-0 in the five-match series, were without star batsman Hashim Amla, who failed to recover from a knee injury suffered in the previous game in Colombo.</p> <p>Amla was replaced by Quinton de Kock, while Farhaan Behardien and Lonwabo Tsotsobe came in for Aaron Phangiso and Chris Morris in a match South Africa must win to stay afloat in the series.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130726/cricket-south-africa-elect-bat-key-match" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ajantha Mendis Cricket Thisara Perera AFP Fri, 26 Jul 2013 10:32:07 +0000 5894358 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket: South Africa win to stay alive in Sri Lanka series http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130726/cricket-south-africa-win-stay-alive-sri-lanka-series <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>David Miller and Lonwabo Tsotsobe played key roles as South Africa stunned hosts Sri Lanka by 56 runs in the third one-dayer in Pallekele on Friday to stay afloat in the five-match series.</p> <p>Miller plundered a robust 85 not out off 72 balls to steer South Africa to 223-7 after unorthodox spinner Ajantha Mendis had reduced the tourists to 154-7 in the 42nd over.</p> <p>Tsotsobe then ripped through Sri Lanka's top order with three wickets in the space of six runs before finishing with 4-22 as the hosts were bundled out for 167 in the day-night game.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130726/cricket-south-africa-win-stay-alive-sri-lanka-series" target="_blank">read more</a></p> AB de Villiers Cricket Thisara Perera AFP Fri, 26 Jul 2013 17:33:07 +0000 5894793 at http://www.globalpost.com