Free Press Journal
  • Indian eves trounce Sri Lanka by 9 wkts

    Galle : India produced a clinical performance to register a convincing nine-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the first ODI of the ICC Women’s Championship here Tuesday. India women produced an incisive bowling effort to bundle out Sri Lanka women for a meagre 98 in 35.1 overs after the home side opted to bat first and then chased down the target with consummate ease, reaching 100 in 19.5 overs for the loss

  • Sri Lanka in driver’s seat

    Colombo : Sri Lanka surged to 151 for 3 in their second innings on Saturday — a 365-run overall lead — as they sought a whitewash triumph over South Africa in their two-Test series.

  • Spinners put Sri Lanka on top against SA

    Galle : Spinners led by Dilruwan Perera put hosts Sri Lanka in firm command of the first Test on Friday after South Africa were bowled out for 126 — their lowest Test innings in the country.

  • Sri Lanka Tests will help to prepare for SA series: Pujara

    New Delhi : He is expected to play a major role during next year’s tour of South Africa and Cheteshwar Pujara is confident that the upcoming Sri Lanka series will give him a ‘good opportunity’ to prepare for the tough assignment ahead.

  • K L Rahul set for comeback as Team India aim to seal series

    Colombo : K L Rahul’s imminent return leaves skipper Virat Kohli with an unenviable task of dropping opener Abhinav Mukund as India aim to clinch the three-match series against Sri Lanka with another resounding victory in the second Test starting today.

  • All-round view: Can Hardik Pandya be India’s Ben Stokes?

    The balance of a team is the most crucial aspect in any format of cricket and India ever since the retirement of the legendary Kapil Dev have always struggled when it comes having a genuine and match winning all-rounder. The current team is lucky to have likes of Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and Wriddhiman Saha as utility players and over the past 18 months, the trio have performed admirably, but the main question is

  • It felt like I was playing one-day cricket: Hardik

    Galle : The sense of occasion gets the better of many when it comes to Test debut but an unfazed Hardik Pandya felt as if he was “playing an ODI” during his whirlwind half-century in his maiden outing.

  • We are a better team than this, says Herath post Galle debacle

    Sri Lanka was dealt several unkind blows before and during the Test, none more crippling than the loss on the opening morning of Asela Gunaratne with a broken left thumb. Herath was asked if a rule change allowing for a player to be drafted into the playing XI in such situations could be an option.

  • On verge of 50th Test, Cheteshwar Pujara’s father is ‘less strict’ now

    Galle : The contribution of former Saurashtra Ranji cricketer Arvind Pujara in his son Cheteshwar’s career is well-documented and as he gears up for his 50th Test, the dependable No 3 is happy that his “worst critic” is no longer as strict as he used to be.

  • ‘Clinical’ victory for India

    “We lost a Test we should have won in 2015. It depleted our confidence. But this time it was a clinical performance two years down the line,”  VIRAT Kohli.

  • Captain Kohli credits Dhawan, Mukund for win vs Sri Lanka

    Galle : Following the massive 304-run win in the opening Test against Sri Lanka, India skipper Virat Kohli on Saturday heaped praise on the opening duo of Shikhar Dhawan and Abhinav Mukund, who weren’t part of the first choice squad for the tour.

  • Shami’s twin strikes give India upper hand vs Lanka

    Galle : Pacer Mohammed Shami’s twin strikes in a single over put India in the driver’s seat in the opening cricket Test as Sri Lanka lost five quick wickets to totter at 154/5 at stumps on the second day at the Galle International Stadium here on Thursday.

  • Live Scores, match updates, commentary: India vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Day 2 at Galle

    India, the No 1 ranked side started their campaign on a strong footing against Sri Lanka at Galle on Day 1. India, riding on centuries from Shikhar Dhawan and Cheteshwar Pujara helped India post 399/3. Shikhar Dhawan announced his return to Test cricket in style with striking 190 off 168 balls and was well supported by Pujara, who very calmly scored unbeaten 144 on Day 1.

  • ‘Destiny had a different plan for me’

    “I moved on after I lost my place in Test squad. I started playing domestic cricket for Delhi and I was enjoying myself there. One thing about me is that I don’t like to be sad all the time. I like to be happy and so I was enjoying myself over there and knew that if things have to come, they will come my way.” Shikhar Dhawan.

  • Galle: Place where India’s quest for No.1 began

    Virat Kohli and Co. would be keen to avenge their embarrassing loss at the Galle International Stadium in 2015 when they crashed to an embarrassing loss on day four after being bowled out for 112 while chasing 176

  • K L Rahul ruled out of first Test

    Galle : India opener K L Rahul was on Monday ruled out of the first cricket Test against Sri Lanka owing to viral fever.