The English massacre at the R. Premadasa – Photo Story

After 72 days and 6 ODIs we finally saw a clinical ODI performance by Sri Lanka. A performance which outclassed the World No.1 ODI side in all 3 departments of the game. A performance which handed England the heaviest...

The tale of the water boy; why we can’t hate Malinga

At a time this country is badly looking for heroes, this story touched ThePapare.com reporters at the grounds yesterday. It was the first water break of the final ODI in England’s tour of Sri Lanka 2018. The stands were unfamiliarly...

Stylish Satha’s legacy

“I have bowled to Bradman, Hutton, Denis Compton, Keith Miller, Weekes, Worrell and Wolcott. If you ask me who is the most difficult batsman I have bowled to, I will mention a name that you might not know.” These...

Sri Lanka v England World Cup memories

With England and Sri Lanka starting their ODI series tomorrow, we look back at some standout moments from their ICC Cricket World Cup meetings. The sides have met on 10 occasions at the Cricket World Cup, with England holding the...
Mahela Jayawardena, Kumar Sangakkara

The Sri Lanka – England ODI which made Colombo weep

“So that’s the end, and Mahela Jayawardena has got a wicket, stumped by Sangakkara. How ironical is that!” – Ranjith Fernando commentating in the last game of the 7-match ODI series between England and hosts Sri Lanka. The dead rubber...
Asia Cup campaign

From Predator to Prey: Sri Lanka’s disastrous Asia Cup campaign

Sri Lanka crashed out of the 2018 Asia Cup after being handed a thrashing by Afghanistan, to whom they lost for the first time. This loss will also go down in history as the first Asia Cup in which...

Sri Lanka’s most memorable Asia Cup moments

The second most successful team in Asia Cups, winning 5 titles, Sri Lanka has dominated the batting and bowling charts of the competition that was first held in 1984. From 1986 to 2008 Sri Lanka featured in 9 consecutive...

A dream debut for Thilan Samaraweera

It was August 29th in 2001, 17 years ago when Sri Lanka hosted India for the 3rd and final Test of the series at the Sinhalese Sports Club grounds. Leading into this Test series, Sri Lanka had won the...

Dilruwan Perera, unsung but not an underachiever

Always with a big smile on his face, he hardly hits the headlines, he doesn’t look like he puts in any effort while bowling and of course teams don’t really plan for him with Rangana Herath around, but Mahawaduge Dilruwan Kamalaneth...

Dimuth Karunaratne – The modern, classic southpaw

Scoring a century at the Galle International Stadium is no easy task, especially against a quality bowling attack such as the Proteas which has probably three of the finest seamers at present. The 30-year old Dimuth Karunarathne has definitely come...

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