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Sri Lanka beat South Africa by 278 runs in Galle Test

Sri Lanka hammered South Africa by 278 runs inside three days of the first Test on Saturday at Galle.

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Spinners put Sri Lanka on top in first South Africa Test

Spinners led by Dilruwan Perera put hosts Sri Lanka in firm command of the first Test on Friday after South Africa were bowled out for 126 — their lowest Test innings in the country. First innings centurion Dimuth Karunaratne then made a fluent 60 as the hosts ended day two on 111 for four, leading…

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South Africa bowl out Sri Lanka for 287 in first Test

Opener Dimuth Karunaratne remained unbeaten on 158 as Sri Lanka were bowled out for 287 on day one of the first Test against South Africa in Galle on Thursday. Karunaratne built crucial partnerships including a 63-run 10th wicket stand with Lakshan Sandakan, who made 25, after the hosts elected to bat first at the start…

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Sri Lanka to shift naval base to China-controlled port city

Sri Lanka is shifting a naval base to a port built and controlled by China, it said on Monday, a move that will strengthen security at a harbor that foreign powers fear China could use for military purposes. The base currently in the tourist district of Galle will be moved 125 km (80 miles) east…

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Sri Lanka moves navy unit to Chinese-run port

Sri Lanka will move its southern naval command to a port leased to a state-run Chinese firm but China will not use it for military purposes, the prime minister’s office said Saturday. Colombo’s announcement will likely raise fresh concerns in New Delhi over China’s military potentially getting a foothold in the Indian Ocean through the…

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Sri Lanka closing in on victory over West Indies in third Test

Sri Lanka were 63 runs away from a first ever Test victory over the West Indies at the Kensington Oval on Monday following an action-packed third day of the final Test. A stunning day’s play which saw 20 wickets fall in the day/night Test saw Sri Lanka be set a target of 144 to level…

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Pakistan to kick off Women’s World T20 2018 campaign against Australia

Pakistan will kick off its Women’s World Twenty20 2018 campaign against Australia on November 9, 2018 at Guyana. International Cricket Council (ICC) announced the schedule for the tournament on Friday afternoon. The 10-team tournament, featuring three-time champions Australia, reigning ICC Women’s World Cup winners England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka and defending…

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Sri Lanka battle back against West Indies in third Test

Kemar Roach removed both openers but an unbroken 49-run third-wicket partnership between Danushka Gunathilaka and Kusal Mendis has taken Sri Lanka to 75 for two in reply to the West Indies first innings total of 204 at the dinner break on the second day of the day/night third Test. Sri Lanka, who trail 0-1 in…

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Dowrich rescue West Indies against Sri Lanka in third Test

Shane Dowrich led yet another West Indies rearguard with an unbeaten half-century as the West Indies rallied from 53 for five to reach stumps at 132 without further loss on a rain-hit opening day of the third and final Test match. Almost half of the scheduled overs were lost to intermittent showers as day/night Test…

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Chandimal to miss third Windies test after appeal fails

Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal will miss the third and final test against West Indies after his appeal against a ball-tampering ban was dismissed by a judicial commissioner. The 28-year-old was charged with ball-tampering during last week’s St Lucia test after video evidence indicated he took sweets out of his pocket and put them in…

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Mohammad Amir may miss Zimbabwe tour

Pakistan is expected to drop left arm fast bowler Mohammad Amir for the upcoming tour of Zimbabwe, reports ESPNCricinfo. Pakistan will play a three-nation Twenty20 series against Zimbabwe and Australia in July this year. They will also take on Zimbabwe in a five-match one-day series as well. The report mentioned that the pacer had asked…

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Sri Lanka team management admit to breaching ICC code

Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal, coach Chandika Hathurusinghe and manager Asanka Gurusinha have admitted to breaching the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) code of conduct after the team delayed play during the second test against West Indies. Sri Lankan players refused to take to the field on the third day at St. Lucia last Saturday after…

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Sri Lanka captain Chandimal banned for ball tampering

Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal will miss his side’s third Test against the West Indies after being found guilty of ball tampering by the International Cricket Council on Tuesday. Chandimal was found guilty of changing the condition of the ball during the second day’s play of the second Test, which concluded at Gros Islet on…

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West Indies crush Sri Lanka in 1st Test

West Indies completed a crushing 226-run victory over Sri Lanka just after lunch on the final day of the first Test on Sunday as the tourists surrendered meekly following the demise of century-maker Kusal Mendis and captain Dinesh Chandimal. Set a daunting target of 453, the Sri Lankans crashed from 189 for three in mid-morning…

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Thailand pull off shocking win over Sri Lanka in Women’s T20 Asia Cup

Thailand pulled off a shocking four-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in their Women’s T20 Asia Cup fixture on Saturday. Sri Lanka were bowled out after amassing 104 runs in their 20 overs with Anushka Sanjeewani, Yasoda Mendis and Oshadi Ranasinghe scoring 32, 22 and 20 runs respectively. Wongpaka Liengprasert picked up five wickets for Thailand…

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Tendulkar’s son picked for India Under-19 team

Arjun Tendulkar, son of Indian batting great Sachin Tendulkar, was on Thursday named in an Under-19 squad for two four-day matches in Sri Lanka. Arjun, 18, was picked as part of a 15-member squad by the country’s junior selection committee, according to a press release by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)….

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India defeat Sri Lanka in Women’s T20 Asia Cup

India defeated Sri Lanka by seven wickets in the Women’s T20 Asia Cup at Kuala Lumpur on Thursday. Sri Lanka, batting first, made 107/7 in their 20 overs. Hasini Parera scored 46 runs from 43 balls after hitting four boundaries. Yasoda Mendis contributed 27 runs with the blade. Ekta Bisht grabbed two wickets for India…

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Bismah Maroof, Nida Dar star in crucial Pakistan win

Bismah Maroof’s unbeaten half-century and a career-best 5/21 from Nida Dar helped Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by 23 runs in the Women’s Twenty20 Asia Cup on Wednesday 6 June in Kuala Lumpur. After being asked to bat by Sri Lanka, Pakistan, spurred by captain Maroof’s 41-ball 60* and Nahida Khan’s 38 in 34 balls, put…

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Sri Lanka defeat Malaysia by 90 runs in Women’s T20 Asia Cup

Sri Lanka defeated Malaysia by 90 runs in their Women’s T20 Asia Cup fixture at Kuala Lumpur on Monday. Malaysia won the toss and chose to field. Sri Lanka scored 136/3 in their 20 overs as Yasoda Mendis made 36 runs from 29 balls with four boundaries and a six to her name. Hasini Perera…

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Sri Lanka down Bangladesh in Women’s T20 Asia Cup

Sri Lanka defeated Bangladesh by six wickets in the Women’s T20 Asia Cup on Sunday. Sri Lanka won the toss and invited Bangladesh to bat. Bangladesh were back in the pavilion for 63 runs in 19.3 runs. Ayasha Rahman made 11 runs for her team while Rumana Ahmed and Nigar Sultana scored 10 runs each…

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ICC to investigate ‘pitch-fixing’ allegations in Sri Lanka Tests

The International Cricket Council has launched an investigation into corruption allegations in the sport made in a documentary to be aired by news organisation Al Jazeera on Sunday. The documentary allegedly uncovers a groundsman agreeing to doctor pitches for test matches involving some of the world’s top teams. “The ICC is aware of an investigation…

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