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Thirimanne, Shanaka to lead Sri Lanka on Pakistan tour

09 September, 2019 8:54 pm 8:54 pm

COLOMBO (Reuters) – Lahiru Thirimanne and Dasun Shanaka were named Sri Lanka’s one-day international and Twenty20 international captains respectively for the upcoming tour of Pakistan. The announcement on Wednesday comes two days after Dimuth Karunaratne and Lasith Malinga, the incumbents, informed Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) of their unwillingness to travel to Pakistan. The other players … Read More

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On song Australia look to continue surge against Sri Lanka

06 June, 2019 8:55 am 8:55 am

LONDON-Sitting pretty in the top section of the points table, Australia will look to consolidate their favourable position when they take on lowly Sri Lanka in Match 20 of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 in London on Saturday, 15 June. With three wins from four matches, Australia increasingly look like strong contenders for … Read More

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Sri Lanka skipper backs fresh faces to deliver in World Cup

06 June, 2019 9:09 am 9:09 am

CARDIFF (Reuters) – Sri Lanka have arrived at the World Cup with a reshuffled squad and in patchy form but newly-appointed skipper Dimuth Karunaratne has backed the fresh faces to deliver when they begin their campaign against New Zealand in Cardiff on Saturday. Sri Lanka have won 24 of 86 ODIs since stalwarts Mahela Jayawardene … Read More

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Australia edge out England in World Cup warm-up

05 May, 2019 11:26 am 11:26 am

SOUTHAMPTON (Reuters) – Defending champions Australia rode on Steve Smith’s century to beat England by 12 runs in a closely-fought World Cup warm-up match in Southampton. Chasing a target of 298 to win, England were bowled out for 285 in the final over but the tournament hosts will be more concerned about injuries than the … Read More

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Pakistan Under-19 cricket team’s tour to Sri Lanka called off

04 April, 2019 2:14 pm 2:14 pm

LAHORE (92 News) – Pakistan Under-19 cricket team’s tour to Sri Lanka has been called off due to attacks in SriLanka on Easter Day. The decision has been taken due to the security situation that has emerged after deadly attack on Sri Lanka that killed more than 300 people. The Pakistan team was set to … Read More

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Bodies of 15 found after gun battle on Sri Lanka’s eastern coast

04 April, 2019 8:34 am 8:34 am

COLOMBO (Reuters) – The bodies of 15 people, including six children, were discovered at the site of a fierce overnight gun battle on the east coast of Sri Lanka, a military spokesman said on Saturday, six days after a rash of suicide bomber attacks that killed more than 250 people. The gun battle between troops … Read More

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Sri Lanka on edge with scares, lock-downs and sweeps for bomb suspects

04 April, 2019 6:40 pm 6:40 pm

COLOMBO (Reuters) – Sri Lankan authorities locked down the central bank and shut the road leading to the jittery capital’s airport because of a bomb scare on Thursday as more people were swept up in the search for those behind Easter Sunday bombings that killed 359. Two bank officials told Reuters the street outside the … Read More

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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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