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In Football
April 16, 2018 2:39 am gmt |
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The Yekaterinburg Arena which will host 2018 World Cup games was officially opened on Sunday (April 15) and saw a second test match. The game was held between ‘Ural’ and ‘Spartak’ club teams with almost full stands. The first test game was held at the stadium on April 1 with a...
In Cricket
January 18, 2018 3:43 am gmt |
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India captain Virat Kohli wants his team to reflect on their decision-making and commitment after a 135-run second test defeat by South Africa on Wednesday handed the hosts an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. Kohli cut a visibly disappointed, and at times irritated, figure after his s...
In Cricket
December 26, 2017 3:43 am gmt |
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The return of South Africa’s cricket captain Faf du Plessis is in doubt on the eve of the four day test against Zimbabwe as he recovers from a viral infection. Du Plessis has not played since injuring his back in October during a one-day-International against Bangladesh. He told reporters on Su...
In Cricket
December 4, 2017 3:52 am gmt |
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Sri Lanka players wore face masks to combat smog pollution that disrupted the third Test against India in Delhi. The Indian capital has been plagued by the problem for several weeks. Sri Lanka had just 10 men on the pitch at one point, despite several players wearing masks, with Lahiru Gamage and fel...
In Cricket
November 28, 2017 4:02 am gmt |
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It would be easy to trivialise India’s innings and 239 runs Test victory over Sri Lanka as a win of little consequence. But that would do injustice to the enormous positives that could be gleaned from the win. Chief among them would be the appreciation that winning, like many other traits in sport, i...
In Cricket
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 ...
In Sports
October 24, 2017 5:54 am gmt |
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Opening batsman Murali Vijay returned to India’s squad for the first two tests against Sri Lanka next month after missing the matches against the same opponents earlier this year with a wrist injury. The 33-year-old right-hander underwent surgery in England following the four-test series agains...
In Cricket
October 8, 2017 9:21 am gmt |
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Sri Lanka are down to play the third and final T20 international in Lahore on October 29, eight years after gunmen attacked the team bus heading to the Qaddafi Stadium there for the third day’s play of the second Test against Pakistan. Six Sri Lankan cricketers were injured. “As much as we understand...
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August 7, 2017 4:48 am gmt |
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Test captain Dinesh Chandimal admitted that Sri Lanka lost the second Test to India at the SSC because of their poor batting display in the first innings. Replying to India’s massive first innings of 622-9 declared, Sri Lanka was shot out for 183 and although they came up with a fighting batting disp...
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August 6, 2017 9:42 am gmt |
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India sealed their eighth series win in a row after they beat Sri Lanka by an innings and 53 runs in the second Test in Colombo by bowling out the hosts for 386 in the second innings with Ravindra Jadeja picking up five wickets.   India took a 2-0 unassailable lead in the three-match series […...
In Cricket
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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August 16, 2016 12:12 pm gmt |
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Overnight batsman Kaushal Silva scored a gritty century on Tuesday to stretch Sri Lanka’s lead to 222 against Australia’s persistent bowlers in a tight third and final Test in Colombo. Sri Lanka, who resumed in the morning on 22 for one in their second innings, was 187 for five at tea on the fourth d...
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July 22, 2016 4:52 am gmt |
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Virat Kohli continued his sublime form to ease to a 12th hundred and lead India to 302 for four on day one of the first Test against the West Indies. Kohli (143 batting) led from the front to lay a solid platform for his team with the other major contribution coming from opener Shikhar Dhawan [&helli...
In Cricket
August 22, 2015 5:32 am gmt |
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Kumar Sangakkara got a rousing reception on Friday when he walked out to bat in what is his farewell Test match. While captain Virat Kohli led Indian players in giving a guard of honour to the Sri Lankan legend, passionate supporters cheered on from the stands of Colombo’s P. Sara Oval. A renow...
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June 27, 2015 11:19 am gmt |
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Sri Lankan batting phenomenon Kumar Sangakkara is to announce his retirement plan during a media conference later today (27), Sri Lanka Cricket officially stated. Sangakkara on March 08 said that he will retire from Test cricket “by the end of August” where Sri Lanka hosts India in a three-match seri...