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November 19, 2017 12:46 pm gmt |
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Rangana Herath‘s third Test fifty propped up Sri Lanka’s lead to 122 before the visitors were bowled out for 294 on the fourth afternoon at the Eden Gardens. Mohammed Shami, on his home ground, rattled through Sri Lanka’s middle order to finish with four wickets, while Bhuvneshwar Kumar added two wic...
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November 16, 2017 8:12 am gmt |
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India captain Virat Kohli admitted to being in a familiar dilemma over the team’s opening combination going into the first test against Sri Lanka beginning at the Eden Gardens on Thursday (November 16). The right-handed duo of Murali Vijay and Lokesh Rahul have remained India’s trusted ba...
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November 12, 2017 4:55 am gmt |
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Sri Lankan opener Dimuth Karunaratne said on Saturday (November 11) that confidence was the key to do well against the home side, India, in the three-match Test series, beginning on November 15. Addressing a news conference in India’s eastern Kolkata city after their warm-up match, Karunaratne ...
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November 11, 2017 5:27 am gmt |
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Before Sri Lanka start their three-match Test series against India, they play a warm-up match against a Board President’s XI side that will be led by Sanju Samson. The match is being played at the Jadavpur University campus 2nd Ground in Kolkata. The first Test will also be held in the city at the Ed...
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November 10, 2017 4:50 am gmt |
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Pace bowler Jake Ball added to England’s injury problems before the first Ashes Test against Australia when he sprained an ankle in a warm-up game. Bowling his fourth over on the second day against a Cricket Australia XI, Ball collapsed in his delivery stride and limped off the field in Adelaid...
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November 9, 2017 4:49 am gmt |
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Captain Joe Root scored his maiden fifty of the Ashes tour as England closed the opening day of their four-day warm-up match against a Cricket Australia XI. Opener Mark Stoneman (61) and Dawid Malan (63) also made half-centuries but no batsman was able to post England’s first century of the tou...
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November 8, 2017 12:18 pm gmt |
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Steven Finn has been ruled out of England’s Ashes tour after scans showed he has torn his left knee cartilage. The pace bowler, 28, who was added to the squad following Ben Stokes’ arrest, was injured in training on Thursday. He will return to the UK in the next 48 hours to meet with spec...
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November 2, 2017 4:50 am gmt |
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India finally tasted success against the team that has been their Achilles heel for long in the format when they outplayed butter-fingered New Zealand by 53 runs in the first Twenty20 International here on Wednesday. At the end of the lopsided game that was also veteran seamer Ashish Nehra’s la...
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October 30, 2017 6:47 am gmt |
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West Indies batsman Chris Gayle won a defamation case against an Australian media company in the New South Wales Supreme Court on Monday (October 30) over an alleged incident during the 2015 World Cup. After less than two hours of deliberation, the jury found Fairfax media had failed to establish the...
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October 30, 2017 3:48 am gmt |
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Pakistan marked the return of international cricket to the country with a rip-roaring 36-run Twenty20 victory over Sri Lanka in front of a packed stadium in the eastern city of Lahore on Sunday (October 29). Powered by a lightning 51 off 24 balls by Shoaib Malik and a bowling attack led by paceman Mo...
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October 29, 2017 9:48 am gmt |
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England’s cricket squad has touched down in Perth on Sunday (October 29) ahead of a much-anticipated Ashes series against Australia. All-rounder Ben Stokes did not travel with the rest of the England squad, having been suspended by the England and Wales Cricket Board following an incident outsi...
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October 29, 2017 6:45 am gmt |
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Former England cricket captain Michael Vaughan said on Friday (October 27) England all-rounder Ben Stokes will likely not feature in the upcoming Ashes tour against Australia that begins late next month. Stokes was arrested last month after an altercation on a night out in Bristol following a one-day...
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October 27, 2017 3:52 am gmt |
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A number of factors go into picking a XI. A player’s composure under pressure, for one, or their ability to bowl fast. But choosing a XI on the basis of their travel preferences, as this Sri Lanka team was chosen – is, even in this modern world, generally a risky tactic that is likely to ...
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October 21, 2017 12:17 pm gmt |
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All-rounder Thisara Perera, on Saturday (October 21), has been confirmed as captain of Sri Lanka’s T20I side after several senior players including regular captain Upul Tharanga expressed their reluctance to travel to Lahore for the third and final T20 International later this month. Following ...
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October 19, 2017 4:03 am gmt |
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AB de Villiers hit his highest one-day international score, smashing 176 from 104 deliveries as South Africa thrashed Bangladesh by 104 runs in Paarl. The 33-year-old, who had not batted in international cricket, since June and stepped down as ODI captain in August, hit 15 fours and seven sixes. Hash...
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October 18, 2017 10:31 am gmt |
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One-day skipper Upul Tharanga became the first batsman from Sri Lanka to carry his bat out in a one-day international match when he scored an unbeaten 112 out of his team’s score of 187 in the second match against Pakistan at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium here on Monday. Tharanga contributed to 59.89 perc...
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October 17, 2017 11:04 am gmt |
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The ban imposed on Dhanuska Gunathilaka was revised by the Sri Lankan Cricket (SLC), today. Accordingly, he will now receive a ban of 3 International matches instead of 6 and will be imposed to a fine of 20% of his annual contract fee. He was imposed a six match One Day International (ODI) ban and [&...
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October 16, 2017 8:02 am gmt |
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Australia batsman David Warner has warned England to expect ‘war’ in the Ashes next month. Vice Captain Warner, 30, said how he will try to make himself ‘hate’ the tourists for extra motivation. He said he did not regret claiming England had ‘scared eyes’ during th...
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October 12, 2017 4:15 am gmt |
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The England all-rounder was arrested on 26 September on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm following an incident near a Bristol nightclub. New Balance said it “does not condone behaviour that does not match our brand culture and values”. The England and Wales Cricket Board has said S...