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Monday, July 21, 2014
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It has emerged that South Africa put broadcaster Ten Sports under pressure to NOT show Vernon Philander's ball-tampering footage in their broadcast of the first Test between Sri Lanka and South African in Galle. Philander was on Friday fined 75 percent of his match fee after...
Daniel Alexander
Monday, July 21, 2014
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Sri Lanka fast bowler Shaminda Eranga has been ruled out for the second Test against South Africa, due to the hand injury he sustained in Galle. He was fielding at mid-off when he tore the webbing between the thumb and index finger of his right hand on day one of the first Test.
AmilaSaman
Monday, July 21, 2014
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Strong-arm tactics by Sri Lanka Cricket heavyweights on Sunday trumped the SA camp’s attempts to bully the broadcaster of the Test series against Sri Lanka into not showing Vernon Philander tampering with the ball. The footage was aired on Sunday — almost 48 hours after the seam bowler...
Neil Weerasekara
Sunday, July 20, 2014
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There however will always be concern over how legitimate the tactics used by South Africa to batter the locals into submission, as the degree of swing and reverse swing that had never before seen in Galle under perfectly bright and sunny conditions raised quite a few brows including those...
Siyadoris
Sunday, July 20, 2014
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"It is unfortunate if someone tampers with the ball and they get the better out of it. It's unfortunate for the opposition. It shouldn't happen and umpires need to make sure it doesn't happen again," said Mathews. "It's not within the laws and you can...
Hilal
Sunday, July 20, 2014
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South Africa fast bowler Dale Steyn has rated his match-winning performance in the Galle test against Sri Lanka among his best and said watching videos of former fast bowling great Allan Donald inspired him ahead of the series-opener.
Hilal
Sunday, July 20, 2014
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There was a buzz about Galle Stadium on Sunday morning. Kumar Sangakkara was in. Mahela Jayawardene was to come. Sri Lanka's solidity on Saturday evening was cause for their coach believing victory was within their sight. Everyone knew 260 was a gargantuan target, but Lord's and...
Daniel Alexander
Sunday, July 20, 2014
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Lahiru Gamage took a hat-trick as part of career-best figures of 5 for 33 as Sri Lanka A cruised to an eight-wicket victory against Durham. Danushka Gunathilaka, the opening batsman, struck his second fifty of the tour as the visitors cantered home with more than eight overs to spare.
AmilaSaman
Sunday, July 20, 2014
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Hashim Amla was probably more relieved than elated after his declaration gamble paid off and the bearded South African began his captaincy tenure with a thumping 153-run win against Sri Lanka on Sunday. Amla gambled on the fourth day of the series-opener when he declared his team's...
Daniel Alexander
Sunday, July 20, 2014
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South African fast bowler Dale Steyn rated his match-winning performance in the Galle Test against Sri Lanka among his best and said watching videos of former fast bowling great Allan Donald inspired him ahead of the series-opener.
Daniel Alexander
Sunday, July 20, 2014
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Kaushal Silva - Tasked with filling the void left by Tillakaratne Dilshan, Silva is a formidable student of the game - and will lap up the challenge of facing some of Test cricket's greatest fast bowlers in Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel..
Daniel Alexander
Sunday, July 20, 2014
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Among the gleanings from Galle is evidence that Angelo Mathews is an evolving captain. This may be as true on the field, as it is off it. On the recent tour of England, Mathews had stirred up a minor controversy when he suggested to a Sinhala media outlet that the official suspicion over...
Daniel Alexander
Sunday, July 20, 2014
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Sri Lanka Cricket was able to ensure that the television footage of Vernon Philander's ball-tampering was aired 48 hours after the incident took place. In the interim period, it has been established that the Ten Sports producers were under pressure by the South African team not to...
SLCricket1
Sunday, July 20, 2014
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“It was so hot in the room I just couldn’t sleep. All of a sudden the taps in the bathroom came on for no reason. I turned the lights on and the taps turned themselves off. Then when I turned the lights off again the taps came on. It was very weird. “During the Sri Lanka Test I had to...
AmilaSaman
Sunday, July 20, 2014
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This was South Africa's third win in 11 Tests in Sri Lanka and their first win in three visits to the island. Their last win came in the 2000 tour in Kandy when they beat the hosts by a margin of seven runs. Barring Australia, Sri Lanka is the only away/neutral country were South...
Daniel Alexander
Sunday, July 20, 2014
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Fast bowlers Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel have ripped through Sri Lanka's batting order as South Africa won by 153 runs to capture only their third Test win on the island on the fifth day Sunday. The pace duo grabbed two wickets each while part-time spinner Jean-Paul Duminy sent back...
Ryan
Sunday, July 20, 2014
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After being at the mercy of Marlon Samuels through the early part of the game, Ravi Rampaul's triple-strike in the 19th over of the first innings generated a reversal in fortunes for the Barbados Tridents and they carried their late momentum from the field into an impressive chase to...
Daniel Alexander
Sunday, July 20, 2014
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Sri Lanka started the day in a strong position, with Kumar Sangakkara and Kusal Silva looking good, but the wicket of Silva opened the floodgates as South Africa were able to snare five wickets in the session. Barring a miracle from Angelo Mathews, it seems unlikely that the hosts will be...
Neil Weerasekara
Sunday, July 20, 2014
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Hashim Amla began his tenure as the Proteas test captain with a 153-run victory over Sri Lanka at the Galle International Stadium on Sunday. Sri Lanka, set a target of 360 to win, resumed the final day on 110 for one with Kumar Sangakkara and Kaushal Silva at the crease. Sri Lanka were...
Daniel Alexander