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Sri Lanka give Jayawardene winning farewell COLOMBO: Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 105 runs in the second and final Test in Colombo Monday to sweep the series 2-0 and give retiring former captain Mahela Jayawardene a winning farewell.The tourists, who resumed their second innings at 127-7 chasing a target of 271, were shot out for 165 before lunch on the fifth day at the Sinhalese Sports Club.Last man Junaid Khan was unable to bat due to injury.Left-arm spinner Rangana Herath, who claimed nine wickets in the first innings, was once against the chief destroyer with five for 57 in the second.Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapakse was among the 4,000 home fans to bid goodbye to Jayawardene, who ended his 17-year Test career with this series.The 37-year-old will continue to play one-day matches till next year's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.Sri Lanka won the first Test in Galle by seven wickets.The two teams will now ...

Sri Lanka beat Pakistan in second Test, sweep series COLOMBO: Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 105 runs in the second and final Test in Colombo on Sunday to sweep the series 2-0, giving retiring former captain Mahela Jayawardene a winning farewell.The tourists, who resumed their second innings at 127-7 chasing a target of 271, were shot out for 165 before lunch on the fifth day at the Sinhalese Sports Club.Last man Junaid Khan was unable to bat due to injury.Sri Lanka won the first ...
Wife convinced Cook to stay on as England skipper LONDON: Alastair Cook said support from his wife, Alice, had persuaded him to stay on as England captain after leading the side to a come-from-behind Test series win over India.After last month's 95-run defeat by India in the second Test at Lord's, a result that meant England had gone 10 Tests without a win, Cook faced calls from several former England captains to stand down as skipper.But the determined opening batsman insisted he would not ...
Five reasons why England beat India LONDON: England came from behind to complete a 3-1 Test series win over India with a crushing innings and 244-run victory inside three days at The Oval on Sunday.Below AFP Sport highlights five key reasons why the series finished it as did.1. Runs on the boardTo win a Test a team must take 20 wickets, but bowlers need runs to play with. India were dismissed for under 200 five times in a row. Since they ...
Pakistan need 271 to win Sri Lanka Test COLOMBO: Pakistan were set a target of 271 to win the second Test against Sri Lanka in Colombo on Sunday and draw the two-match series 1-1.The hosts were bowled out for 282 in their second innings just before tea on the fourth day.Skipper Angelo Mathews remained unbeaten on 43. Seamer Wahab Riaz and off-spinner Saeed Ajmal claimed three wickets each.Sri Lanka won the first Test in Galle by seven wickets.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014 ...
Zimbabwe elect to bowl against South Africa in 1st ODI BULAWAYO: Zimbabwe's search for some promising new players led them to hand out three new caps in the first of three one-day internationals against South Africa on Sunday.Nineteen-year-old Luke Jongwe was the most eye-catching selection, as the all-rounder capped an excellent year that saw him impress at both the Under-19 World Cup and with Zimbabwe's A side.Seamer Neville Madziva was the other player to make his first appearance at international level, while offspinner John Nyumbu ...
Pakistan bounce back as Jayawardene falls for 54 COLOMBO: Mahela Jayawardene was dismissed for 54 in his last Test innings as Pakistan kept themselves in the hunt to force a series-levelling win in the second Test against Sri Lanka in Colombo on Sunday.Off-spinner Saeed Ajmal grabbed three wickets in the morning session of the fourth day's play to leave Sri Lanka on 234-5 in their second innings, a lead of 222 runs with five wickets in hand.The overnight pair of Jayawardene and his ...

 



 
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