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Saturday, June 20, 2015
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Opposition batsmen often play well. That happens in Test cricket. But Sri Lanka have routinely had the opposition's head on the chopping block, only to stab themselves in the eye instead, then flop around, bleeding to death
AmilaSaman
Saturday, June 20, 2015
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Asad Shafiq's seventh hundred and a belligerent 96 from Sarfraz Ahmed helped give Pakistan a sizeable lead against Sri Lanka on the fourth day of the opening Test at Galle on Saturday.
Island Cricket
Saturday, June 20, 2015
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Asad Shafiq's seventh hundred and a belligerent 96 from Sarfraz Ahmed propped up Pakistan's innings and gave the visitors a sizeable lead against Sri Lanka on the fourth day of the opening Test at Galle on Saturday.
Island Cricket
Saturday, June 20, 2015
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A brilliantly unorthodox 96 from Sarfraz Ahmed and his 139-run partnership with Asad Shafiq hauled Pakistan back to level terms in the Galle Test. Having been five down and 182 behind at the start of the fourth morning, Pakistan went to lunch with four wickets still in hand and the deficit...
Daniel Alexander
Saturday, June 20, 2015
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"At first it was just an advertisement thing on TV where there is this A star thing which we were watching and I wanted to say I'm also a star "said Silva describing which seemed like he was drawing an invisible A in the air.
AngeloP
Friday, June 19, 2015
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Statistical highlights from the third day of the first Test between Sri Lanka and Pakistan in Galle.
Hilal
Friday, June 19, 2015
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It's the third day of the Test, second if you account for rain. Waves crash nearby and tiled rooves peep above fort walls. With king coconut vendors along the ground's periphery, and kites flying above the cricket, Galle should be a batting resort - a five-star, gourmet run-smorgasbord.
Hilal
Friday, June 19, 2015
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Sri Lanka took the upper hand after the third day of the opening Test at Galle on Friday, reducing Pakistan to 118-5 after Kaushal Silva's second Test century took the hosts to 300 in their first innings.
Island Cricket
Friday, June 19, 2015
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Sri Lanka took control of the Galle Test, reducing Pakistan to 118 for 5 at stumps on the third day and leaving them facing a steep climb on a pitch with plenty of help for the spinners. When rain brought play to a close eight overs early, Pakistan were 182 runs adrift of Sri La...
WZRD
Thursday, June 18, 2015
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Luke Wright hopes overseas player Mahela Jayawardena can sign off his NatWest T20 Blast campaign by helping Sussex Sharks pick up a much-needed win. The Sri Lankan legend plays the final game of his short stint with Sussex at the Ageas Bowl on Friday against Hampshire.
WZRD
Thursday, June 18, 2015
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After losing the first day to rain and a chunk of the second to a wet outfield, Pakistan chose to bowl in Galle, a decision their vice-captain Azhar Ali said was "situational" because the pitch had been under covers for so long. The surface did not turn out to be responsive to pace..
Daniel Alexander
Thursday, June 18, 2015
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Kaushal Silva watches Zulfiqar Babar's left arm flap away in the bowler's approach, observes the work on the ball, reads its trajectory, shuffles across his stumps and shoulders arms. It is day two's final delivery from the Fort End - the last Silva would face before stumps.
Hilal
Thursday, June 18, 2015
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Kaushal Silva stayed on course for his second test hundred after featuring in a century-plus stand with Kumar Sangakkara to help Sri Lanka to 178 for three on day two of the first test against Pakistan at Galle on Thursday.
Island Cricket
Thursday, June 18, 2015
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Kaushal Silva’s conservative 80* propelled Sri Lanka to 178 for 3 in 64 overs at stumps on day two as the long home season finally started with the rain clouds opened the way for sun to break through at Galle on Thursday.
DDJW
Thursday, June 18, 2015
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Kaushal Silva capitalised on an early reprieve to hit his eighth Test fifty and help Sri Lanka to 123 for one at tea on day two of the first Test against Pakistan at Galle on Thursday.
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