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Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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TM Dilshan put up a brilliant all-round display as Sri Lanka thrashed England by 87 runs in the seventh ODI and clinched the series 5-2, setting up a perfect farewell for Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene who played their final limited-over match in Sri Lanka yesterday at R. Premadasa Stadium
Gaja48
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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Former fast bowler Darren Gough has launched a ferocious attack on England's selectors as preparations for the World Cup in the new year continue to go from bad to worse. England were beaten by 87 runs in Colombo on Tuesday to lose the series against Sri Lanka 5-2 and will now return home...
Jagath Perera
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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In characteristic Sri Lankan style, Colombo was a little late catching on to the bit of history about to transpire on Tuesday. Only after the hill country had welled up to farewell its cricketing king did the buzz come slowly alive in three-wheeler stands and bus halts on the coast.
WZRD
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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Sangakkara, playing his final One Day International in Sri Lanka, knocked 33 off 51 balls to haul his country to 302 for six from 50 overs. In response England wilted to 215 all out by the 46th over, condemning the tourists to a 5-2 series defeat with the World Cup just two months away.
WZRD
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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"We weren’t good enough today. Sri Lanka played very well. Dilshan with his hundred set up too many runs for us to chase. It’s been a tough tour in terms of results. We haven’t been good enough in a few areas but people have come through personally."
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Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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"Sangakkara and Jayawardene have carried the burden of the country and thrilled people every time, so they are going to be a massive loss. They will certainly not be forgotten, not just for the cricket they played but because they are ambassadors for Sri Lanka in all forms."
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Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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Sangakkara has been involved in more ODI dismissals - 480 - than any other wicketkeeper in history. Jayawardene is by a huge margin the most prolific catch-taker (among non-wicketkeepers) in 50-over cricket, having successfully pouched 215 off the blade. But never before have the two combined on..
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Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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1256 Runs scored by Kumar Sangakkara in ODIs in 2014, more than any other player. Sangakkara is already the highest scorer in Tests this year with 1431 runs and is unlikely to be overtaken by any player in either format.
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Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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Sri Lanka opening batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan became the 15th player in ODI history and the fifth from his nation to go past 9000 runs in the limited overs game. The experienced batsman scored a well made 101 against England in the seventh and final ODI before getting out to Chris Jordan.
WZRD
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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Virat Kohli's contract with a skin-lightening cream company specifically dictates that his face should always appear brighter on television than the rest of his body. Unless we find a way of showing his face as a lighter patch of grey than the rest of him, he's not going to be comfortable with..
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