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    Second ODI IN NUMBER numbers

    | Updated at 10:45pm on March 28, 2017

    Kusal Medis scored his maiden ODI century when he made 102 against Bangladesh at Dambulla on Tuesday. He became the seventh Sri Lankan to score a century against Bangladesh after Sanath Jayasuria, Upul Tharanga, Kumar Sangakkara, Tillakratne Dilshan, Mahela Jayawardhena and Kusal Perera...

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    FIFA bans Messi for four games

    Agence France-Presse . Zurich | Updated at 10:47pm on March 28, 2017

    Barcelona star Lionel Messi was suspended for four Argentina matches by FIFA on Tuesday for swearing at an assistant referee, a decision the Argentinian federation said had left him feeling ‘sad’...

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    Rodriguez causes middle finger storm

    Agence France-Presse . Bogota | Updated at 10:50pm on March 28, 2017

    Controversy engulfed Real Madrid star James Rodriguez in his native Colombia on Monday after he was photographed making an obscene gesture to journalists covering a Colombian national team training session...

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    Rare bad day at office for Fizz

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:42pm on March 28, 2017

    Bangladesh’s left arm pace bowler Mustafizur Rahman had a rare day off as he failed to create any impression against Sri Lanka during their second one-day international at Dambulla on Tuesday...

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    Socceroos earn crucial win

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 10:49pm on March 28, 2017

    Iran’s Mehdi Taremi dealt China’s World Cup hopes a major blow on Tuesday, as Australia grabbed a crucial win over UAE to stay in the hunt for an automatic spot at Russia 2018...

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    Rain washes out 2nd ODI in Dambulla

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 02:21pm on March 28, 2017

    Heavy rain washed out the second one-day international of three-match series between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in Dambulla on Tuesday...

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    Mashrafee keeps feet grounded

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:13pm on March 27, 2017

    Bangladesh skipper Mashrafee bin Murtaza was excited but also cautious over the prospect of wrapping up the three-match series with a game in hand by winning the second one-day international in Dambulla today...

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    England, Germany stay on course

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 10:34pm on March 27, 2017

    England and defending champions Germany remained on course for the 2018 World Cup on Sunday. At Wembley, Jermain Defoe marked his international comeback with a goal as England toiled to a 2-0 victory over Lithuania...