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February 24, 2019 7:57 am gmt |
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On the day in which 23-year-old Kusal Mendis became the youngest batsman since 2005 to score 1000 Test runs in a calendar year, he revealed he had been eyeing up the milestone for several months. Only four younger batsmen have ever managed a 1000-plus year, and three of them are giants of the game. G...
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December 2, 2017 5:26 am gmt |
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As the captain of the world’s top-ranked test side, Virat Kohli has termed the ongoing series as preparation for the team’s more challenging tour of South Africa later this month. Opening batsman Murali Vijay repeated the line in the pre-match news conference as India, who are 1-0 up in the series, c...
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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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October 2, 2017 4:55 am gmt |
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Veteran spinner Rangana Herath believes that Kusal Mendis who is 16 not out will be the key to Sri Lanka getting anywhere close to saving or winning the first Test against Pakistan being played at Abu Dhabi here.  “Kusal he is the key. He needs to bat as much as he can. We also have […]...
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September 6, 2016 7:12 am gmt |
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Test Cricket has been played over the years due to this format of cricket being recognized as a true test of a cricketer’s skills, technique, concentration and mental toughness. In the past, spectators had the time to come for the games with picnic hampers with the hope of watching days of entertaini...
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July 26, 2016 4:29 am gmt |
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Sri Lanka have little going for them at the moment in terms of momentum and history as Australia come calling. In the last two series between the two in the sub-continent, Sri Lanka was on the losing end after a 1-0 win in 1999. So the history and recent head-to-heads aren’t favoring the once giants ...
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November 27, 2015 6:19 am gmt |
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On Friday, the Adelaide Test between Australia and New Zealand started with Mitchell Starc bowling one of his fast deliveries to Martin Guptill. The ball swung a bit but was blocked well by the batsman. The delivery bowled by the tall Australian went down in history books as the first-ever with the p...
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November 4, 2015 5:35 am gmt |
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Shoaib Malik, who is currently playing the Sharjah Test against England, has decided to retire from the five-day format. The former Pakistan captain and all-rounder will continue to play limited overs cricket. Malik’s sudden announcement on Tuesday to retire at the end of the Sharjah Test came ...
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September 7, 2015 4:57 am gmt |
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Australia’s veteran all-rounder Shane Watson announced on Sunday his retirement from Test cricket. The last of the 34-year-old’s 10-year Test career came in the Ashes opener at Cardiff which England won by 169 runs. Watson made 30 and 19 with the bat, and failed to take a wicket, causing ...