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Mendis, Herath seal Lanka win over Aussies

PALLEKELE, Sri Lanka, July 30, (AFP): Sri Lankan spinner Rangana Herath backed up centurion Kusal Mendis’ superlative effort to stun top-ranked Australia by 106 runs in the rain-affected first Test in Pallekele on Saturday. Herath, 38, grabbed 5-54 to help the hosts bundle out Australia for 161 on the fifth …

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Australia dismiss Sri Lanka for 117

PALLEKELE, Sri Lanka, July 26, (AFP): An unbroken stand of 59 between Steve Smith and Usman Khawaja placed Australia in firm command Tuesday of their opening Test against Sri Lanka after the hosts were bowled out for just 117. When rain forced an early end to play on the first …

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India crush West Indies by innings, 92 runs in 1st Test

NORTH SOUND, Antigua and Barbuda, July 25, (AFP): Ravichandran Ashwin completed a magnificent all-round performance with seven wickets to bowl India to a crushing victory by an innings and 92 runs on the fourth day of the first Test against the West Indies in Antigua on Sunday. His haul of …

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Anderson in the wickets, England pound Pakistan

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, July 25, (AFP): James Anderson marked his return to international duty with three wickets as England beat Pakistan by a massive 330 runs to win the second Test at his Old Trafford home ground on Monday. Pakistan, set a mammoth 565 for victory, were bowled out for …

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England’s captain Cook piles on the runs against Pakistan

MANCHESTER, UK, July 24, (AFP): England captain Alastair Cook left Pakistan needing to rewrite the record books if they were to win the second Test at Old Trafford, after opting against enforcing the follow-on on Sunday’s third day. At stumps, England, looking to level the four-Test series at 1-1, were …

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Root masterclass puts England in total control – Pakistan in trouble at 57-4

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, July 23, (AFP): Joe Root’s double century and three wickets from Chris Woakes put England on course for a series-levelling win in the second Test against Pakistan at Old Trafford on Saturday. Pakistan ended the second day having collapsed to 57 for four in reply to England’s …

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Kohli double ton & Ashwin century put India in charge

NORTH SOUND, Antigua and Barbuda, July 23, (AFP): Virat Kohli’s first double-century in any form of first-class cricket and Ravichandran Ashwin’s third Test century against the West Indies anchored India’s formidable first innings total of 566 for eight declared on the second day of the first Test on Friday. Left …

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Kohli puts India in charge with his 12th Test century

NORTH SOUND, Antigua and Barbuda, July 22, (AFP): Virat Kohli stroked a commanding 12th Test century to put India in control at 302 for four when stumps were drawn on the opening day of the first Test against the West Indies on Thursday. Having chosen to bat first on winning …

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Root, Cook punish Pakistan on first day of second Test

MANCHESTER, UK, July 22, (AFP): Joe Root’s unbeaten 141 was the centrepiece of England’s commanding 314 for four on the first day of the second Test against Pakistan at Old Trafford on Friday. Having twice got himself out during England’s 75-run defeat by Pakistan in the first of a four-Test …

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Bayliss hints at two spinners against Pakistan in 2nd Test

LONDON, July 19, (AFP): England coach Trevor Bayliss has said it’s possible the team could field two specialist spinners at home after Yorkshire leg-break bowler Adil Rashid was called into the squad for the second Test against Pakistan. Joining Rashid in an unusually large 14-man party were the fit-again duo …

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