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Du Plessis hails bowlers, Malinga wants more hunger

03 March, 2019 9:16 am 9:16 am

CAPETOWN (92 News) – Faf du Plessis hailed his fast bowlers for their demolition job in the second one-day international, when they shared seven wickets to defend 251 by bowling Sri Lanka out for 138 in Centurion. After Quinton de Kock’s 94 and du Plessis’ 57 took South Africa to a respectable total on Wednesday, … Read More

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Selection changes have developed depth, says Australia’s Paine

01 January, 2019 9:57 am 9:57 am

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s three-day demolition of Sri Lanka and the promising performances of some of their less experienced players has helped the side build depth ahead of the Ashes series later this year, captain Tim Paine has said. Australia, who beat Sri Lanka by an innings and 40 runs in Brisbane in the opener … Read More

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Mathews credits Sangakkara’s advice for Wellington ton

12 December, 2018 9:48 am 9:48 am

WELLINGTON (92 News) – Angelo Mathews, who combined with Kusal Mendis to bat out the whole of day four of Sri Lanka’s first Test against New Zealand to salvage a draw, credited his performance to Kumar Sangakkara’s advice. Mathews, who scored 83 in Sri Lanka’s first-innings total of 282, bettered that effort in the second … Read More

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Ability to bounce back key for New Zealand going forward: Williamson

12 December, 2018 12:19 pm 12:19 pm

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – New Zealand’s fightback from a demoralising second Test defeat to clinch the third match, and first away series victory over Pakistan in almost 50 years, will help the team progress, captain Kane Williamson has said. New Zealand beat Pakistan by 123 runs in Abu Dhabi to clinch a 2-1 series victory, their … Read More

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Sri Lanka bowlers defend modest target for first win

11 November, 2018 8:53 am 8:53 am

CASTRIES (Web Desk) – Sri Lanka struggled against the Bangladesh bowling attack to post just 97/7 in their 20 overs, but came back strongly through their pacers to complete a 25-run win in Match 11 of the ICC Women’s World T20 2018. Bowling first at the Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium in St Lucia on … Read More

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Mark Wood lengthens run-up in bid to reduce stress on body

10 October, 2018 9:37 am 9:37 am

LONDON (92 News) – Ahead of the ODIs against Sri Lanka, England fast bowler Mark Wood said he would trial a lengthier run up to try and reduce the impact on his body. Mark Wood is among England’s quicker bowlers when on song, but his career has unfortunately been marred by a number of injuries … Read More

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India secure U19 Asia Cup title with defeat of Sri Lanka

10 October, 2018 8:15 am 8:15 am

NEW DEHLI (92 News) – Emulating the feats of the senior side last month, India U19s have secured the Asia Cup title, completing an impressive unbeaten campaign with victory over Sri Lanka in Dhaka. Sri Lanka struggled to keep up with the pace in response to India’s 304/3, and despite a couple of spirited knocks … Read More

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Rahim’s 144 one of the best in the Asia Cup

09 September, 2018 2:27 am 2:27 am

DUBAI (92 News) – Mushfiqur Rahim’s 144 against Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup 2018 opener was the highest individual score for Bangladesh in the tournament as well as the joint second-highest of all time. Rahim walked in with his side in trouble at 1/2, which soon became 2/3 – or 3/3 with Tamim Iqbal … Read More

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Sri Lanka clinch rain-marred thriller to end losing streak

08 August, 2018 9:17 am 9:17 am

KANDY, Sri Lanka (Reuters) – Suranga Lakmal bowled a tight final over to help Sri Lanka win the rain-hit fourth one-dayer against South Africa by three runs under the Duckworth-Lewis method and snap their losing streak. Having lost the five-match series following three defeats, Sri Lanka batted with conspicuous freedom to post 306-7 after rain … Read More

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Andile Phehlukwayo is relishing role as a death bowler

08 August, 2018 9:11 am 9:11 am

COLOMBO (92 News) – Young South African quick, Andile Phehlukwayo, says he relishes his job as a death bowler for his team in white-ball cricket, and is working with the coach to bring out his best. Phehlukwayo took 3/45 against Sri Lanka in the second one-day international of the series. His spell helped South Africa … Read More

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‘We were a bunch of schoolkids’: Angelo Mathews

08 August, 2018 8:35 am 8:35 am

COLOMBO (92 News) – Angelo Mathews didn’t hide his disappointment after Sri Lanka had “a terrible day” at work in the second one-day international against South Africa, losing by four wickets. Having put up just 244/8 after opting to bat in Dambulla, Sri Lanka surrendered to Quinton de Kock’s belligerent 87 as South Africa chased … Read More

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‘We’ve been outplayed and outclassed’: Dean Elgar

07 July, 2018 10:05 am 10:05 am

COLOMBO (92 News) – Dean Elgar isn’t offering any excuses for his team’s poor batting in Sri Lanka, but does feel having won the toss in one of the two Tests might have made a difference. South Africa scored 126 and 73 to go down by 278 runs in the first Test, and are now … Read More

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Hashim Amla hopes for ‘a few good partnerships’

07 July, 2018 8:30 am 8:30 am

COLOMBO (92 News) – South Africa are up against it in the first of two Tests against Sri Lanka, well behind and with a lot of catching up to do after two days of play in Galle. Sri Lanka rode on Dimuth Karunaratne’s 158 to put up 287 in their first innings and then bowled … Read More

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Sri Lanka crumble on another rain-affected day

06 June, 2018 9:21 am 9:21 am

COLOMBO (92 News) – Despite a 59-run stand between Danushka Gunathilaka and Kusal Mendis, visitors end the second day at 99/5, trailing the Windies by 105. It was Sri Lanka’s turn to succumb to pace on the second day of the final Test against the Windies. By stumps in Bridgetown, the visitors were 99/5, trailing … Read More

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Another scandal, plot to fix England Vs SL cricket Test in Galle exposed

05 May, 2018 10:38 am 10:38 am

LONDON (92 News) – A plot to fix a forthcoming England cricket match has been exposed by an undercover investigation. An undercover journalist of Arab TV, posing as a businessman looking to place bets on the match, filmed a match fixer and the grounds man of the stadium in Galle agreeing to help alter the … Read More

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