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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...
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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
Saturday, July 19, 2014
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It is reported that there is a conflict between Thisara Perera and the cricket institute. Though Thisara Perera has requested to allow him to participate in Caribbean League 20-20 series, he has not been permitted for that.
AmilaSaman
Saturday, July 19, 2014
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The cabinet on Tuesday endorsed the ministry-level decision of handing a one-year contract extension to national cricket team coach Pubudu Dassanayake. After the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) decided not to retain Dassanayake on the pretext of budget crunch on June 30, a ministry-...
Jagath Perera
Saturday, July 19, 2014
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South Africa declared their second innings on 206 for six wickets at tea on the fourth day on Saturday, setting Sri Lanka a target of 370 to win the first test. Scores: South Africa 455-9 declared and 206-6 declared (AB de Villiers 51, D Perera 4-79) v Sri Lanka 292...
Short-Leg
Saturday, July 19, 2014
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An unbeaten 89-ball 58 from Kumar Sangakkara kept Sri Lanka on track for an impressive win as it reached 110 for 1 at stumps on day four against South Africa on Saturday (July 19). Sangakkara, who scored his 49th half-century, shared an unbeaten 96-run stand for the second wicket with...
Daniel Alexander
Saturday, July 19, 2014
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Australian quick Ryan Harris has labelled ball tampering akin to match fixing in the wake of Vernon Philander being sanctioned for scratching the surface of the ball in Sri Lanka. The South African seam bowler, ranked the No.3 Test bowler in the world by the International Cricket Council..
Viraj Kohlitha