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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
Sunday, July 20, 2014
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“I am confused at the current situation. I am not sure what is happening with CAN and the future of Nepali cricket. My feeling is to stay with the kids. Time has really passed. I am sure Nepal can find a good coach,” Dassanayake told the Post on Saturday.
Neil Weerasekara
Saturday, July 19, 2014
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Standard Chartered joins hands with Sri Lanka Cricket to continue its efforts to raise funds and awareness for the Sri Lankan Visually Handicapped XI and its bid at this year’s World Cup in South Africa in November.
WZRD
Saturday, July 19, 2014
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Sri Lanka Cricket rides on political undercurrents, and if someone with powerful political clout prefers that Jayawardene not to be a part of the cricket set up, you don’t need exceptional intelligence to conclude that a post-retirement role in cricket would be taboo for the legend.
Ryan
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