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Disciplined India sweep T20 series vs Sri Lanka

MUMBAI, Dec 24, (AFP): Paceman Jaydev Unadkat led a disciplined attack to set up India’s five-wicket win in the third Twenty20 international against Sri Lanka as the hosts completed a 3-0 whitewash on Sunday. Unadkat returned impressive figures of 2-15 to help restrict the visitors to 135-7. India then achieved …

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Rahul & Chahal hand India big win in 1st Sri Lanka T20

Sharma hails wrist spinners after hosts outplay tourists by 93 runs CUTTACK, India, Dec 20, (AFP): Skipper Rohit Sharma Wednesday lauded the wrist spinners for their wicket-taking abilities after Yuzvendra Chahal powered India to their biggest Twenty20 win, as the hosts outplayed Sri Lanka by 93 runs in the first …

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Rohit leads India to series-levelling win – Lanka lose by 141 runs

MOHALI, India, Dec 13, (AFP): Skipper Rohit Sharma on Wednesday became the first batsman to hit three double centuries in One-Day Internationals as he powered India to a 141-run win over Sri Lanka in the second match. Sharma’s unbeaten 208 steered the hosts to an imposing 392-4 and then restricted …

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Lakmal gifts Sri Lanka big ODI win over India – Tourists beat hosts by 7 wickets

DHARAMSALA, India, Dec 10, (AFP): Sri Lanka fast bowler Suranga Lakmal led an inspired pace attack to an emphatic seven-wicket win over India in the first one-day international in Dharamsala on Sunday. Lakmal returned career-best ODI figures of 4-13 to help dismiss India for just 112, with Sri Lanka achieving …

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India win 9th Test series in a row after Sri Lanka draw – Hosts beat tourists by an innings and 239 runs

NEW DELHI, Dec 6, (AFP): India won a record ninth Test series in succession Wednesday after drawing the pollution-tainted third and final Test with Sri Lanka in New Delhi. Top-ranked India won the series 1-0 to equal Australia’s record of nine successive Test series victories, between 2005-2008. The first Test …

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Sri Lanka seeks Bangladesh coach

COLOMBO, Nov 22, (AFP): Sri Lanka’s cricket board Wednesday announced it was in talks to hire Bangladesh head coach Chandika Hathurusingha subject to him securing a full release from his current contractual obligations. Sri Lanka Cricket said its chief Thilanga Sumathipala wrote to his Bangladesh counterpart Nazmul Hassan expressing a …

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Sri Lanka drop Mendis, Silva for India Tests – Windies call up Ambris for New Zealand tour

COLOMBO, Nov 6, (Agencies): Sri Lanka have dropped batsmen Kusal Mendis and Kaushal Silva from the squad for the three-test series in India, starting next week, while fit-again all-rounder Angelo Mathews has returned from injury. Seamer Nuwan Pradeep was also omitted from the side that beat Pakistan 2-0 in the …

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Latham inspires greatest chase, Black Caps stun India by 6 wkts – Kohli scores 31st century

MUMBAI, Oct 22, (AFP): Kane Williamson hailed century-maker Tom Latham and Ross Taylor for inspiring “one of the greatest chases ever” after New Zealand stunned India by six wickets in the first ODI Sunday. Latham scored 103 and Taylor made 95 as the batsmen put on a massive 200-run partnership to …

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Sri Lanka hand Pakistan 1st Test series ‘defeat’ in UAE – Five-wicket Perera shines

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Oct 10, (AP): Pakistan’s record of never having lost a test cricket series in the United Arab Emirates ended on Tuesday when Sri Lanka won the second match by 68 runs and swept the series. The gulf country has been Pakistan’s home away from home since …

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Australia crush India in 2nd T20 to level series – Behrendorff takes four wickets for 21 to set up easy win

GUWAHATI, India, Oct 10, (AP): Australia swept to a crushing eight-wicket victory over India in their second Twenty20 on Tuesday, after Moises Henriques and Travis Head piled on an unbeaten 109-run partnership for the second wicket to level the three-match series. Australia needed only 15.3 overs to reach 122-2 in …

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