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Friday, July 29, 2016
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IT’S a delivery Shane Warne would have been proud of. Sure, Lakshan Sandakan is a left-armer but the way he spun the ball back so sharply to clean bowl a flabbergasted Joe Burns sent minds racing back to the best of Shane Warne.
AmilaSaman
Friday, July 29, 2016
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With the pitch deteriorating, indiscernible Sandakan, dangerous Herath and controlled Perera will be tough to keep out as Australia have successfully chased down 250+ only once in the past decade (310/8 against South Africa in Johannesburg, 2010).
DDJW
Friday, July 29, 2016
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Former South Africa wicketkeeper-batsman Nic Pothas has been appointed Sri Lanka's fielding coach, and will begin the role on August 8, a board release said. Pothas had most recently been the academy director at Leicestershire County, and was the cricket director at Guernse...
WZRD
Friday, July 29, 2016
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The 26-year-old carpenter, who ran onto the Pallekele Stadium’s outfield naked during Tuesday’s first day of play in the first Test match between Australia and Sri Lanka, says he now fears for his safety after being locked up with killers.
Jagath Perera
Friday, July 29, 2016
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Skipper Steve Smith (26) and Adam Voges (nine) guided Australia to 83 for three when bad light forced early tea with the visitors still needing 185 runs to go 1-0 up in the three-match series. Earlier, Kusal Mendis fell for a marathon 176 but the Sri Lankan tail wagged...
Jagath Perera
Friday, July 29, 2016
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Spinners picked three of Australia's top order wickets to put Sri Lanka in command of the first test as the tourists, chasing 268 to win reached 83 for three at tea. Rangana Herath brought the first breakthrough bowling opener David Warner for one with the total on two.
Ryan
Friday, July 29, 2016
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The current Sri Lankan opening pair of Kaushal Silva and Dimuth Karunaratne has gone past 30 on 16 occasions overseas and only three at home
Jeewantha
Friday, July 29, 2016
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Injured Australian left-arm spinner Steve O'Keefe will return home from Sri Lanka and has been replaced by counterpart Jon Holland. O'Keefe was forced out of the attack because of a hamstring strain while bowling his 17th over on day three of the first Test at the Pallekele Stadium.
WZRD
Friday, July 29, 2016
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Australia will tackle an imposing run chase to win the first Test insisting there are no "demons" in the pitch after being jolted by a fighting century from an emerging Sri Lankan star. The challenge for the Australians will be immense. Only once have they successfully chased more than 200 on the...
Jagath Perera
Thursday, July 28, 2016
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After being bowled out for 117 on the opening day of the first Test in Pallekele, Sri Lanka made the most of restricting Australia to 203 by storming to a daunting 196-run lead with four wickets in hand at the end of the third day's play.
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