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India survive Akila brillance – Tourists edge Sri Lanka to go 2-0 up

PALLEKELE, Sri Lanka, Aug 24, (Agencies): Akila Dananjaya’s career-best 6-54 was in vain as India beat Sri Lanka by three wickets in their second one-day international to go 2-0 up in the five-match series on Thursday. Dananjaya ran through India’s top and middle order but Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Bhuvneswar …

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India power to 9-wkt win over Sri Lanka – Dhawan shines

DAMBULLA, Sri Lanka, Aug 20, (AFP): Opener Shikhar Dhawan’s blazing century and a disciplined effort by the spinners powered India to a nine-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the first one-day international on Sunday. Chasing a modest 217 for victory, India rode on an unbeaten 197-run stand between Dhawan, who …

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India smash Sri Lanka to sweep series – Ashwin and Shami shine

PALLEKELE, Sri Lanka, Aug 14, (AFP): Ravichandran Ashwin grabbed four wickets on Monday as India crushed Sri Lanka by an innings and 171 runs inside three days to complete their first three-Test series sweep on foreign soil. Off-spinner Ashwin and paceman Mohammed Shami shared seven wickets as Sri Lanka were …

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Ali bows England to SA series win – Poms end home drought vs Proteas

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Aug 7, (AFP): Moeen Ali finished a brilliant campaign with a five-wicket haul as England beat South Africa by 177 runs in the fourth Test at Old Trafford on Monday to seal a 3-1 series win. Victory, achieved with more than a day to spare, also saw …

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Jadeja ‘bowls’ India to series-clinching victory – Tourists beat Sri Lanka by an innings and 53 runs

COLOMBO, Aug 6, (RTRS): Left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja broke the back of Sri Lanka’s resistance after lunch to secure India’s series-clinching victory by an innings and 53 runs in the second Test on Sunday. The all-rounder claimed his ninth five-wicket haul as Sri Lanka, forced to follow on after being …

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India demolish Sri Lanka in 1st Test – ‘Clinical performance’

GALLE, Sri Lanka, July 29, (AFP): India captain Virat Kohli completed his 17th Test ton on Saturday and then let his bowlers demolish injury-hit Sri Lanka to claim a 304-run victory inside four days in the first Test. It was India’s biggest winning margin in Sri Lanka and showed just …

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Arthur ‘hopes’ international cricket to return to Pakistan – ‘Isolation is very hard’

LAHORE, Pakistan, July 26, (AFP): Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur said Wednesday he hoped a proposed tour of the World XI to the South Asian country would bring the embattled nation a step closer to reviving international cricket. Pakistan have not hosted international cricket — barring a limited over series against …

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England win Women’s WC in thriller – India fall

LONDON, July 23, (AFP): Anya Shrubsole bowled England to a dramatic nine-run win over India in the Women’s World Cup final at Lord’s on Sunday. India, set 229 to win, were well on course for victory at 191 for three in front of a full house of more than 26,000. …

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Lanka make record run chase in thriller – Hosts tame Zimbabwe

COLOMBO, July 18, (AFP): Niroshan Dickwella and Asela Gunaratne guided Sri Lanka to a record 388 target to beat Zimbabwe by four wickets Tuesday in a pulsating end to their one-off Test. A crucial 121-run sixth-wicket stand between Gunaratne (80 not out) and Dickwella (81) secured Sri Lanka’s best-ever run …

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England, Australia and SA into WWC semifinals – Poms beat New Zealand by 75 runs

LONDON, July 13, (AFP): England, Australia and South Africa booked their places in the semifinals of the Women’s World Cup with a game to spare after convincing wins on Wednesday. England continued their good form with a 75-run victory over New Zealand, while Australia bounced back from defeat against the …

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