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Wednesday, August 19, 2015
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It’s a big moment in the island country where cricket – not unlike in India or Pakistan – overwhelms almost everything else. In the hotel where we are staying, discussion among the staff was more about Sangakkara’s retirement than the election results that were announced on Tuesday.
Neil Weerasekara
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
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Angelo Mathews has backed Kumar Sangakkara to bow out of international cricket with a century, after hailing the left-hander as the backbone of Sri Lankan cricket.
Neil Weerasekara
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
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A recovering Murali Vijay is likely to open the innings for India in the second Test against Sri Lanka beginning on Thursday as the beleaguered visitors chase a series-levelling victory.
Island Cricket
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
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As good as he was in coloured clothes, it is in whites that Sangakkara will be remembered as one of cricket’s perfectionist. Not as famous as Tendulkar, not as easy on the eye as Lara, and not as aggressive as Ponting, he was nevertheless more consistent than any other batsman of his era.
DDJW
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
19 August 2015 / Published in India tour of Sri Lanka 2015, Media Centre, News
AmilaSaman
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
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After India decided to pull out of the second edition of the Asian Test Championship, Pakistan and Sri Lanka duly beat Bangladesh in their respective league games. Foregoing what had become a meaningless round-robin meeting with each other, they moved directly to the final in Lahore.
Daniel Alexander
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
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57.17 The minimum batting average Kumar Sangakkara could finish with assuming he gets a pair in his final Test. He is assured to be one of only six batsmen to have a career average of 57 or above among the 86 who have scored at least 5000 Test runs. Sangakkara will end up above Garry Sobers in..
Daniel Alexander
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
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Fast bowler Nuwan Pradeep has a hamstring problem and could be forced out of the XI. The Sri Lankan team has back ups in the form of Dushmantha Chameera, who has been called as the country's quickest, and left-arm seamer Vishwa Fernando.
Daniel Alexander
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
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He made his first Test century in his 17th innings, against India in 2001. He followed that up with two more tons before the year was out. His first double-hundred came in March 2002 against Pakistan in Lahore, where he struck a 327-ball 230, helping Sri Lanka win the Asian Test Championship.
LankanPride
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
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Whatever happens in his final Test, Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara is assured of a place in history as one of the finest batsmen who graced the game. The left-hander, who turns 38 in October, will end his 15-year international cricket career after the second Test against India...
LankanPride
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
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Sri Lanka Cricket board (SLC) officials are not sure whether free entry to the spectators can be granted at P. Sara Oval in Colombo where Kumar Sangakkara will playing his last Test. The fans had free entries in certain stands at Galle where Sangakkara played his penultimate 133rd Test.
Cricket Badger
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
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"It's going to be an emotion game for us He has been a great servant of the game, and a great human being will bid a goodbye to the game," the captain set the tone in that room full of Indian and Sri Lankan reporters before going on talk about five important days of cricket ahead.
WZRD
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
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India’s Test captain Virat Kohli will sport a new hair-style in the last two Test matches against Sri Lanka after getting a Sri Lanka cut. “Virat Kohli and Varon Aaron walked in to our salon in Colombo...
Cricket Badger
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
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International cricket will be a poorer place come Monday. That day marks the end of the second Test between Sri Lanka and India at Colombo’s P Sara Oval and the final time that the extraordinary Kumar Sangakkara will take to the international field.
Jagath Perera
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
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"I was told Kumar just bats on, half an hour in one net, then the other and another. Young players used to do the same and coaches were telling me that this was becoming a real problem. I called up Kumar and he said 'I don't bat here every day. If I feel I have a problem...
Daniel Alexander