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Saturday, June 27, 2015
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From starting his career as a utility player to one who redefined the art of ODI batting somewhat, Jayasuriya's rise mirrored the surge in Sri Lanka's stocks on the big stage. While his role in Sri Lanka's World Cup triumph in 1996 was huge, Jayasuriya proved equally effective in the longest...
Daniel Alexander
Saturday, June 27, 2015
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The ICC has urged Sri Lanka's sports ministry to hold Sri Lanka Cricket elections before the next ICC board meeting in October, suggesting "further action" may be taken against SLC "in the event of further non-compliance".
WZRD
Saturday, June 27, 2015
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In a move to give bowlers a bit of breathing room in 50-overs cricket, the ICC board has decided to do away with catching fielders in the first ten overs, get rid of the batting Powerplay, and allow five fielders outside the 30-yard circle in the last ten overs of an ODI innings.
Daniel Alexander
Saturday, June 27, 2015
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The ICC Annual Conference concluded in Barbados with the ICC, IDI and IBC Board meetings, which were held under the chairmanship of Mr Narayanaswami Srinivasan. Among the discussions held, decisions made and reports received were: The ICC Board noted amendments to the ICC playing conditions...
Daniel Alexander
Saturday, June 27, 2015
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It took Pakistan 15 minutes and 3.1 overs to wrap up Sri Lanka's innings on the third morning of the second Test in Colombo. Sri Lanka's last-wicket pair of Rangana Herath and Dushmantha Chameera added 11 runs to the side's overnight lead of 166 runs, after a brief spell of rain delayed the start...
Daniel Alexander
Friday, June 26, 2015
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Skipper Angelo Mathews and opener Kaushal Silva hit half-centuries to help Sri Lanka take a 166-run first innings lead against Pakistan and push for a series-levelling victory on day two of the second Test on Friday.
Island Cricket
Friday, June 26, 2015
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Sri Lanka failed to make the most of Pakistan's depleted attack and lost three wickets in the second session to reach 231 for six at tea on the second day of the second Test on Friday.
Island Cricket
Friday, June 26, 2015
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Three quick wickets pegged back Sri Lanka’s advantage and at tea on 2nd day, the hosts’ lead the game by 93 runs with only 4 wickets remaining in the first innings.
DDJW
Friday, June 26, 2015
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Pakistan's pace spearhead Wahab Riaz will miss the remainder of the three-Test series against Sri Lanka with a hand injury, the country's cricket board said on Friday.
Island Cricket
Friday, June 26, 2015
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Kaushal Silva remained unbeaten after his eighth Test fifty as Sri Lanka lost two wickets before overtaking Pakistan's paltry first innings total to reach 147 for three at lunch on day two of the second Test at P Sara Oval on Friday.
Island Cricket
Friday, June 26, 2015
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Pakistan fast bowler Wahab Riaz has been ruled out of the remainder of the Test series in Sri Lanka, after he suffered a hairline fracture on the knuckle of his bowling hand on the first day of the second Test in Colombo. Wahab is expected to be out of the game for at least two weeks.
WZRD
Friday, June 26, 2015
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Dwayne Smith and Dilshan Munaweera then launched the chase with a flurry of boundaries as Tridents sealed the win in 14 overs with eight wickets to spare. After having opted to bat, Red Steel's top order was blown away by Holder and Ravi Rampaul.
WZRD
Friday, June 26, 2015
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Kaushal only played the second Test due to an injury sustained by off-spinner Dilruwan Perera and it proved to be a blessing in disguise as the team management looked adamant to persevere with Perera for the second Test. Once, Perera was ruled out, they were even fancying of packing the side with..
AmilaSaman
Thursday, June 25, 2015
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The young Tharindu Kaushal’s bowling resembles more like our very own Muttiah Muralitharan and his spell against Pakistan on 25th June to take his maiden Test five-for reminded us how Murali tore-apart world-class batting lineups during his 18-year old Test career.
DDJW
Thursday, June 25, 2015
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Sri Lanka has not witnessed a five-for from this kind of spin in Tests for a while. Rangana Herath has been a weaver of webs, a quick-witted conjurer, a subtle illusionist. Kaushal's is rockstar spin, dipping suddenly, gripping both pitch and spectator.
AmilaSaman