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Saturday, July 19, 2014
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Should Hashim Amla have bolted the door on Sri Lanka a bit more tightly? It’s a debate many Proteas supporters will be contemplating with just a hint of anxiety after the close of day four of the first Test in Galle on Saturday.
Ryan
Saturday, July 19, 2014
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Sri Lanka coach Marvan Atapattu is unconcerned about attempting to create history in their first Test with South Africa. Heading into day five, the hosts in Galle are 110-1 - requiring another 260 runs for victory for what would be Sri Lanka's highest successful fourth-innings chase.
Ryan
Saturday, July 19, 2014
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National head coach Marvan Atapattu’s term has been extended till the end of the Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka next month before Sri Lanka Cricket would advertise the position, it is learned. However, the assistant coach’s position currently held by Ruwan Kalpage will go under hammer...
Daniel Alexander
Saturday, July 19, 2014
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At the last International Cricket Council meeting in Melbourne where India, England and Australia took control of the proceedings of the game at international level and asserted their authority, many new recommendations were mooted, but, there was one that really caught my eye.
Daniel Alexander
Saturday, July 19, 2014
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Is Lankan all-rounder Thisara Perera who opted out of the Sri Lanka ‘A’ tour of England and Ireland contemplating retirement from international cricket? The left-handed bowling all-rounder who has played six tests, 76 ODIs and 38 T-20s had been down thumbed by the selectors at national...
Daniel Alexander
Saturday, July 19, 2014
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Sri Lanka’s interim head coach Marvan Atapattu admitted the 2-1 one-day international series defeat suffered by his team at the hands of South Africa had really hurt them especially coming after a successful tour of England.Sri Lanka took on South Africa following a 3-2 ODI and 1-0 Test...
Daniel Alexander
Saturday, July 19, 2014
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Sri Lanka’s recently concluded three-match one-day international series loss to South Africa by two matches to one was a complete downfall of what they had achieved over the past seven months since December last year.Fresh from their triumphs in England where they won the five-match ODI...
Daniel Alexander
Saturday, July 19, 2014
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There is always a sense of sadness when a sportsman who has been in the limelight for a long time retires. When that someone is Mahela Jayawardene it becomes a sadness that is even harder to swallow. Cricket is a game of personalities and Jayawardene personified every inch of it during...
Daniel Alexander
Saturday, July 19, 2014
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Tillakaratne Dilshan returns to the Championship squad having missed the recent four day game against Glamorgan due to his involvement in Sri Lanka’s ODI series against South Africa. Stuart Meaker and George Edwards are both included.
Daniel Alexander
Saturday, July 19, 2014
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Other than Jayawardene, West Indies batsman, Shivnarine Chanderpaul (39), and Sri Lankan slow left arm bowler Rangana Herath (36), who debuted in 90s, and are still playing Test cricket. While Chanderpaul played his first Test match in 1994, Herath debuted in Test for his country in 1999.
Natz
Saturday, July 19, 2014
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Sri Lanka left-hander Kumar Sangakkara led a steady charge toward a challenging 370-run target after South Africa declared on the fourth day of the first Test. The former captain was unbeaten on 58 with one six and seven fours as Sri Lanka reached 110 for 1 at stumps on Saturday...
Che
Saturday, July 19, 2014
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Ian Chappell and Ajit Agarkar discuss if only a monetary penalty is enough to punish a player found tampering the ball, or if the player should be suspended
SLCricket1
Saturday, July 19, 2014
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Proteas coach Russell Domingo on Saturday denied his team was earning a reputation for ball tampering after Vernon Philander become the second bowler in the last nine months to be fined for the offence. Philander was on Friday fined 75 percent of his match fees after footage emerged of...
Daniel Alexander
Saturday, July 19, 2014
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Hashim Amla provided graphic evidence that his captaincy tenure will not be blighted by excessive caution, as previous captains have been accused of, when he set Sri Lanka a far from impossible target of 370 in a minimum of 122 overs on the fourth day of the first test...
Daniel Alexander
Saturday, July 19, 2014
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110 - The largest first-innings deficit for Sri Lanka in Tests which they've ended up winning. There've been only two instances of Sri Lanka turning around 100-plus run deficits into wins, and both were in matches when they batted first and got out cheaply: against Pakistan in...
Daniel Alexander
Saturday, July 19, 2014
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January. Sharjah. Days 4 and 5. Sri Lanka are 1-0 up in the series and have a 87-run first-innings lead. In his first major assignment as Test captain, Angelo Mathews orders his troops to pull the steel shutters down. They score at a crawl towards the end of the fourth day, hitting only...
Daniel Alexander
Saturday, July 19, 2014
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Former Sri Lanka coaches have often spoken of the team's thrill for a fight, particularly from poor positions. As the man currently in that job, Marvan Atapattu delivered a fighting talk of his own, after the fourth day in Galle. Sri Lanka remain 260 runs adrift on a wearing surface..
Daniel Alexander
Saturday, July 19, 2014
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Kumar Sangakkara remained unbeaten after a sparkling half-century as Sri Lanka responded well to the challenge of scoring 370 runs in four sessions in order to win the first test against South Africa on Saturday.
WZRD
Saturday, July 19, 2014
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The unpredictable nature of sport is the reason why many of us are drawn to it. Almost anything can happen once without arousing suspicion. But when something unusual happens more than once, we speak of it with wonder. Twice is like once, just double. This is the third time in the last...
Daniel Alexander