Tilakrat Dilhan career Overview

The experienced cricketer, who began his career as a middle-order batsman, made his international first appearance in a Test match against Zimbabwe in Bulawayo in 1999. He aggregated 5,492 runs at a generous average of 40.98 in 87 Tests in the longest format of the matches. Dilshan as well exposed his worth as a part-time offspinner by getting 39 wickets. He played his last Test match against Bangladesh at the R. Premadasa Stadium in 2013.

Dilshan also has represented Sri Lanka in 329 ODIs and 78 T20Is. In the 50-over format, the dashing opener, has gathered 10,248 runs at an amazing average of 39.26. He produced his highest score of 161 not out against Bangladesh at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) in the ICC World Cup 2015.

The 39-year-old opener played in three 50-over World Cups and also was at his aggressive best in the 2011 tournament when he finished the competition as the leading run-scorer, with 500 runs at an average of 62.5.

Dilshan was chosen as the captain of the Sri Lankan national side across all three formats of the game in 2011, however he could not have a prosperous time. Under his leadership, Sri Lanka lost a chain of Test series to England, Australia, Pakistan and also South Africa. He finally, stepped down from the position in January 2012.

Dilshan will retire from International Cricket after Aussies Series

Tillakaratne Dilshan, the Sri Lanka batsman, are going to retire from international cricket after the 2nd Twenty20 International against Australia. Dilshan will not be there for play the last two One-Day International games of the current series since he has decided to quit 50-overs cricket on Sunday after the 3rd ODI.

The 39-year-old, who have actually retired from Test cricket, can then be a part of the two-match T20I series tending to play his last game for Sri Lanka on September 9 in Colombo.

Incidentally, Dilshan had made himself not available for the limited-overs leg of the the England tour this summer because of personal reasons. He even had some discussions regarding his future with Sri Lanka's present chief selector Sanath Jayasuriya before the ODI series against Australia. Dilshan has made just 32 runs in the 2 matches he has played so far in the current ODI series, so that possibly led to his option to hang up his boots from international cricket.

Sri Lanka level the ODI series with 82 runs win

Australia Tour of Sri Lanka 2016
2nd ODI, Sri Lanka Vs Australia
R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, 24th August 2016

Toss - Sri Lanka won the toss elected to bat first

Match Officials
Umpires: Michael Gough, Raveendra Wimalasiri
Third Umpire: Aleem Dar
Match Referee: Javagal Srinath
Match Summary
Sri Lanka won by 82 runs
Player of the Match - Angelo Mathews

England win the rain halted 1st ODI by 44 runs

Pakistan Tour of England 2016
1st ODI, England Vs Pakistan
The Rose Bowl, Southampton, 24th August 2016

Toss - Pakistan won the toss chose to bat first

Match Officials
Umpires: Rob Bailey, Simon Fry
Third Umpire: Marais Erasmus
Match Referee: Jeff Crowe

Match Summary
England won by 44 runs DL Method
Player of the Match - Jason Roy

Aussies Skipper misses remainder of Sri Lanka Tour

Australia captain Steve Smith are going to skip the rest of the tour of Sri Lanka as he returns home to take a rest before his side's tour to South Africa.

Vice-captain David Warner might lead the Aussies side in the rest of the fixtures with three ODIs and also two T20Is continue to come.

Smith exposed the decision at the conclusion of the 2nd ODI in Colombo, which Sri Lanka won by 82 runs to equal the five-match series at 1-1.

Root is run out by Azhar's direct hit as Morgan calls a tight single

Amir to Eoin Morgan, out Root Run Out!! That's magnanimous self-immolation from England. No intensity in the bowling, no activity off the pitch but this run out should, and I say should, spice things up, thanks to Morgan. 

Taps a length ball towards cover and sprints. Root responds in kind, is running to the danger end but the direct hit from Azhar Ali is superlative.

Joe Rood finished his 15th ODI Half Century

Root's 50 is up - his 15th in international ODI cricket, and somewhat predictably it came with a boundary. He's absolutely cruising. 

Meanwhile just a word on Jason Roy, who suffered from some dizziness during his innings - the England camp have confirmed it was just down to the excess heat. Wasim Akram not having a whole lot of sympathy with that though, saying he should try it out in India!