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Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Sri Lanka skipper Angelo Mathews blamed their batting failure as the hosts slumped to a 117-run loss in the third and final Test of the series that India won 2-1 at the SSC ground here on Tuesday. Sri Lanka conceded a 101-run lead to India's first innings score of 312.
WZRD
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Angelo Mathews survived 137 balls, including a no-ball that he was caught off, but India got two of the seven wickets they began the day needing. India maintained the pressure through their quicks for the first 90 minutes, resulting in the wicket of Kaushal Silva, and spin brought them another in..
Daniel Alexander
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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After tempers flared at the end of Day four at SSC Colombo, the ICC announced on Tuesday that Ishant Sharma, Dhammika Prasad, Dinesh Chandimal and Lahiru Thirimanne have been charged with breach of ICC code of conduct. Details of the charge will be revealed at the end of the Test match.
WZRD
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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India fast bowler Ishant Sharma and Sri Lankan players Dhammika Prasad, Dinesh Chandimal and Lahiru Thirimanne have been charged by the ICC for their roles in several angry exchanges during the fourth day of the SSC Test.
Daniel Alexander
Monday, August 31, 2015
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The left-handed batting all-rounder Shehan Jayasooriya and UAE opener, Andri Berenger will represent defending champions, International College of Business and Technology (ICBT) while former Trinity skipper, Niroshan Dickwella will be playing for the Business Management School (BMS) team.
DDJW
Monday, August 31, 2015
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The southpaw is known for his belligerence -he matched Jayasuriya's second-fastest ODI fifty mark off 17 balls in an ODI against Pakistan recently. "Some people do say that I bat like Jayasuriya. But I don't try to copy anyone. I don't think you can copy anyone really," Perera said...
Neil Weerasekara
Monday, August 31, 2015
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The Sri Lanka-India Test series witnessed its first major boil-over on its penultimate day following a spat between Ishant Sharma and Dhammika Prasad towards the end of India's second innings at the SSC. The umpires spoke to both captains following the incident, but the bad blood didn't end there...
Daniel Alexander
Monday, August 31, 2015
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India stood seven wickets away from a series-clinching victory after setting Sri Lanka a formidable 386-run victory target on the penultimate day of the third and final Test on Monday.
Island Cricket
Monday, August 31, 2015
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Firstly, Sharma altercated with Prasad after he received a barrage of bouncers by the latter but minutes later, the Lankan seamer chased down Indian to the pavilion after getting the final wicket in an interesting manner.
DDJW
Monday, August 31, 2015
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It was all chaotic at the SSC during the end of India's second innings. Dhammika Prasad replaced Tharindu Kaushal in the 76th over he tried to get the last Indian wicket, peppered Ishant Sharma with short balls- three of them.
Jagath Perera
Monday, August 31, 2015
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Sri Lanka were set a target of 386 runs to win the final test in Colombo after India were all out for 274 in their second innings on Monday. Ravichandran Ashwin top-scored with 58, Rohit Sharma made 50 and Stuart Binny scored 49 before the tourists were dismissed after tea on the fourth day.
Daniel Alexander
Sunday, August 30, 2015
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For a capital city, Colombo is weirdly located, on the edge of the little pea that Sri Lanka is, on the endless coastline of the Indian Ocean, yonder the Palk Straits. It forms almost a dotted pyramid with the two other major cities of the country, Kandy and Galle.
Sujan
Sunday, August 30, 2015
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“He (Kusal) is a good friend. I just asked him what time you are going to come for dinner with me,” the bowler signed off, laughing off the incident with Perera.
Sujan
Sunday, August 30, 2015
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Before T20 cricket, and long before batsmen started pressing on the fifth gear from the word go, there was Romesh Kaluwitharana setting the precedent. These days the diminutive former Sri Lankan wicket-keeper and World Cup winner is busy coaching the fringe players in the country.
Sujan
Sunday, August 30, 2015
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"Our average domestic first innings total is 256 and for the second innings is 142. It’s shocking really. So we hardly have batsmen looking to spend time at the crease."
Sujan