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SL wins Tri-Nations cup with resounding 79 run victory

Sri Lanka secured a scintillating 79 victory over Bangladesh to emerge as victors at the Tri-nations cup played in Dhaka. Earlier today the Lankan lions amassed a sub-par 221 runs behind a well paced half century by opener Upul Tharanga. Debutant Shehan Madushanka was the pick of the bowlers with …

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SL beat Bangladesh by 10 wickets, enter final

Sri Lanka entered the final of the tri-series tournament in grand style as they defeated Bangladesh by 10 wickets. After skittling host out for 82 following a disciplined effort with the ball and in fielding, openers Danushka Gunathilaka and Upul Tharanga see through the chase in just 11.5 overs. Sri …

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Mathews passes fitness Test

Former skipper Angelo Mathews has passed the fitness test following his injury last week and is the front-runner to be appointed skipper of the national ODI and T20 teams once again, news sources said SLC earlier announced that a new skipper for the ODI and T20 teams will be appointed …

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Hathurusingha to ban music at cricket training

New Sri Lanka cricket coach Chandika Hathurusingha pledged to get tough with the under-performing national team, including banning music in training, while demanding “full control” over selection, the Daily Mail reported today. Asked about reports that players were admonished for listening to music in practice, Hathurusingha said after his first training …

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Murali no-balling ‘disrespectful’-Waugh

Former Australian captain Steven Waugh has said that the no-balling Sri Lanka’s Muttiah Muralitharan during the famous Boxing Day Test match in MCG back in 1995 was ‘disrespectful’ and ‘should have been sorted out beforehand.’ “I just felt it was a bit unfair the way it unfolded. We all knew …

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India to series win

India opener Rohit Sharma hit a century off just 35 balls in Indore to help his team post an incredible 260 for 5. Thisara Perera won the toss and put India in to bat reasoning that the small boundaries made chasing easier but he hadn’t factored in some explosive batting. …

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