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England 49/1 in response to Sri Lanka’s 188


England was 49/1 in response to Sri Lanka’s 188 Sangakkara 92, Prasanna Jayawardena 51 at the end of the first day of the first test between Sri Lanka and England in Kandy.


Having bowled out Sri Lanka for 188 (Hoggard 4-29, Panesar 3-46), the tourists have reduced their arrears to 139 for the loss of Alastair Cook to the third ball of the innings.


December 1, 2007 Posted by | sri lanka, Sri Lanka Cricket | Leave a comment

Umpire apologises for incorrect decision

South African umpire Rudi Koertzen apologised to Kumar Sangakkara for giving him out in controversial circumstances within sight of his seventh Test double-century on Tuesday.

Kumar came on to the field after the fall of the last wicket and put his arm around Koertzen’s shoulder. Skipper Mahela Jayawardene said Koertzen had apologised to Sangakkara for giving him out. “Rudi came and said sorry to him. But that’s it. Kumar being Kumar was fine with it,” Jayawardene said.

November 20, 2007 Posted by | sri lanka, Sri Lanka Cricket | 2 Comments

Pradeep and Surendra Friends in melody

mainpicPradeep Rangana Abeysinghe, the medico musician emerged as the ‘Super Star’ at the ‘Sirasa” sponsored contest. Surendra Perera became the runner-up.

In the true Sri Lankan style, the supporters of either side spread stories to drive a wedge between the two rising stars in the music scene.

The first assignment of the winner Pradeep on the day after his victory was to drive to meet his best friend in music, the runner-up, Surendra. Pradeep and Surendra are the best of friends and have plans to appear together often on the same stage.

November 9, 2007 Posted by | International News, sri lanka | , | 18 Comments