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Friday, July 25, 2014
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Ah, remember the days of Mickey Arthur and his “brave cricket”? A handful of the current crop of South African Test cricketers will: but on Friday people could have been forgiven if they suspected the principle – which had its pros and cons at the time -- had most firmly been consigned to...
Hilal
Friday, July 25, 2014
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Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq said spin would be a key factor in his side’s upcoming tour of Sri Lanka as he looked to Saeed Ajmal and Abdur Rehman to beat the islanders. The last time the two teams met was in January at the neutral venue of Dubai with Pakistan edging the one-dayers 3-2...
Hilal
Friday, July 25, 2014
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Called up to the Test side out of nowhere, Niroshan Dickwella showed there was substance to the hype that followed his schoolboy career. His challenge now is to sustain that level of performance.
Hilal
Friday, July 25, 2014
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Pakistan last played a Test in Sharjah in January against Sri Lanka and at the time faced a nine-month drought but the PCB managed to strike a quick deal with SLC on the sidelines of the ICC meeting in Dubai in April and arrange the upcoming series.
WZRD
Friday, July 25, 2014
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Noting that beating Sri Lanka on their home soil with the likes of Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene in their ranks was no easy task, ace off-spinner Saeed Ajmal on Thursday said he would try to play lead role in helping Pakistan down the Islanders in the forthcoming Test series.
Ryan
Friday, July 25, 2014
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Jayasuriya, speaking to BBC Sandeshaya, said Perera has not informed the selections committee or the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) about any retirement plans. Jayasuriya said Thirasa Perera would be considered for team selections after he recovers from the illness.
Jagath Perera
Friday, July 25, 2014
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While talking to media in Lahore, Ajmal said that we would make a positive strategy for winning the series against Sri Lanka. “Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara are experienced batsmen of Sri Lankan team and Pakistan bowlers will try to grab them,” Ajmal said.
Jagath Perera
Friday, July 25, 2014
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Hashim Amla led South Africa's recovery to 98-3 in reply to Sri Lanka posting 421 on day two of the second cricket test on Friday. Mahela Jayawardene was run out for 165 on his home ground at Sinhalese Sports Club, hastening a Sri Lanka collapse from 385-5.
Ryan
Friday, July 25, 2014
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Mahela Jayawardene is seen acknowledging the cheers after he scored 150 runs on the second day of the 2nd Test Match between Sri Lanka and South Africa at the SSC cricket grounds today.
WZRD
Friday, July 25, 2014
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Flattest track in the world, eh? Ask the South Africa batsmen. They started to bat at the SSC midway through the second session of the second day, and during the 52 overs till stumps the run-rate never crossed two. Sri Lanka's trio of spinners teased and probed, Suranga Lakmal...
Daniel Alexander
Thursday, July 24, 2014
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It is tea time at the Sinhalese Sports Club, not usually the time to begin tapping away at the story of the first day of a Test match. But this hasn’t been an ordinary day so far and, no matter what happens after the egg sandwiches, it is imperative to qualify Mahela Jayawardene’s 34th...
Hilal
Thursday, July 24, 2014
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Cricket's absence from Commonwealth Games will continue at least until the 2018 Games in Australia after the International Cricket Council (ICC) turned down an invitation from the governing body of the multi-sport event. South Africa won the gold medal when cricket, in its 50-over...
Daniel Alexander
Thursday, July 24, 2014
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34 Test hundreds that Mahela Jayawardene has made, having drawn level with Sunil Gavaskar and Brian Lara. Jayawardene needs two more centuries to catch up with Rahul Dravid, who is the only other batsman within striking distance of Jayawardene given that the Sri Lanka batsman only has a...
Daniel Alexander
Thursday, July 24, 2014
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A palm-lined beach, a curry swimming in coconut milk, and spiked with red chilli - though this Sri Lanka team enjoy their travel, there is nothing quite like returning to the comforts of home, they said, as they began their first assignment on the island this year.
Daniel Alexander
Thursday, July 24, 2014
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Lahore Lions, Northern Districts and South Express, the domestic T20 champions from Pakistan, New Zealand and Sri Lanka respectively, along with IPL's fourth-placed team Mumbai Indians, will face each other in the qualifying stage.
WZRD
Thursday, July 24, 2014
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At a Selection Committee meeting of even date, the National Selectors nominated Asela Gunaratne to replace Kusal Janith Perera who has been injured in the ongoing Sri Lanka ‘A’ tour of England. This has been approved by the Hon.Minister of Sports.
WZRD
Thursday, July 24, 2014
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Mahela Jayawardene hit a classy unbeaten century to take Sri Lanka to a strong 212 for three wickets at tea on the first day of the second test against South Africa on Thursday. Jayawardene joined Indian Sunil Gavaskar and West Indian Brian Lara with 34 test centuries, reaching the...
Hilal
Thursday, July 24, 2014
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The last time Mahela Jayawardene batted against South Africa in a Test at the SSC, he made 374, the highest score ever made by a right-handed batsman in Test cricket. Today he walked off to applause for an unbeaten 140 as his 34th Test century held together Sri Lanka's innings after...
Daniel Alexander
Thursday, July 24, 2014
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Sri Lanka Cricket will retain the services of their interim head coach and interim assistant coach as the hunt for reputed foreign coaches continues.
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