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Sunday, January 15, 2017
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Three innings. Three days. Three-nil. Sri Lankan and South African fans longed desperately for an improved performance from the Asian touring side, but in the third and final Test in Johannesburg they put in their worst performance.
Island Cricket
Sunday, January 15, 2017
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Hailing from South Africa’s finest cricketing family, Shaun Pollock was destined to greatness from a young age. His father Peter was South Africa’s leading fast bowler while his uncle Graham was the country’s greatest batsman prior to South Africa’s isolation in 1971..
Daniel Alexander
Saturday, January 14, 2017
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Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews has labelled his side's defeat inside three days to South Africa as the worst loss of his captaincy career. "I have been part of many defeats, but as a captain it is certainly the worst defeat," said Mathews.
Maari
Saturday, January 14, 2017
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Certainly this is more serious than we thought it was. Though the prevailing silence is eerie, by now, the Lankan hierarchy should have been screaming foul and bringing the house down. Still, though unacceptable, it happens to only countries like Zimbabwe and Bangladesh.
WZRD
Saturday, January 14, 2017
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"I have been part of many defeats but as captain this is certainly the worst," Mathews said. "We kind of expected to do better than what we did. But there was no improvement. "The batters were extremely disappointing - all the batters, including myself. All of us had got sta...
WZRD
Saturday, January 14, 2017
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Faced with an aggro audience, aggro fast bowling, an aggro pitch and some extraordinary catching, Sri Lanka wilted to their lowest total of the series, then fared little better after Faf du Plessis had ordered them to bat again.
Maari
Saturday, January 14, 2017
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Chilaw Marians took the upper hand on day 1 as they had Bloomfield struggling at 73 for 4 on stumps at Bloomfield grounds. Chillaw Marians batted first and posted 291 all out in just 60.5 overs. Shehan Jayasuriya scored a brisk 49 and he got good support from Mahela Udawatte who scored 38.
AmilaSaman
Saturday, January 14, 2017
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Sri Lanka may go back from this series a lot more happy with their seam bowlers than the start of the tour. But if they thought the talented batsmen who whitewashed the Aussies at home would become world beaters, they were mistaken.
Maari
Saturday, January 14, 2017
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Sri Lanka could be forgiven if they walked onto the Wanderers field on Saturday, hoisted a white flag, and walked off again. With each Test, conditions have become more alien and their performances have at best stood still.
Maari
Saturday, January 14, 2017
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Three main issues are glaringly obvious in Sri Lankan cricket at the moment, and two of these were highlighted almost metaphorically in the epic Big Bash match between the Melbourne Renegades and the Hobart Hurricanes.
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