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Tag Archives: Sri Lanka

Upbeat New Zealand take on Sri Lanka with eye on World Cup

TAURANGA – High on confidence after a big win in the second Test, hosts New Zealand will take on Sri Lanka in the one-day international leg of the tour, with both teams seeing the games as a way to get their World Cup combinations right. The first ODI of 2019 ...

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Lanka, Bangladesh fail to directly qualify for T20 World Cup

LONDON: Former champions Sri Lanka and Bangladesh to feature in the group stage of 16-team tournament to be held in Australia in 2020, said an ICC statement issued. The International Cricket Council confirmed the sides that have qualified directly for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020, based on the ...

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ICC rates Sri Lanka cricket ‘most corrupt’

DUBAI: Sri Lanka has been rated as the most corrupt cricket nation by the world governing body, the country’s sports minister said. The International Cricket Council (ICC) feels “Sri Lanka’s cricket administration is corrupt from top to bottom”, Harin Fernando said, adding that he had been shown a confidential report ...

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New Zealand crush Sri Lanka by 423 runs for record series win

CHRISTCHURCH: New Zealand completed their demolition of Sri Lanka on day five of the second Test in Christchurch on Sunday, needing only 14 balls to take the last three wickets for a colossal 423-run victory. The overwhelming victory gave New Zealand the series 1-0 after the first Test in Wellington ...

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Boult puts New Zealand on track for series win vs Sri Lanka

CHRISTCHURCH: After all the good work on the opening day of the second Test, that gave Sri Lanka hope of sealing an away series win in New Zealand, they saw their dreams come crashing down on the second day in Christchurch. It all happened rather rapidly, in fact just 15 ...

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Southee, Lakmal star on 14-wicket first day

CHRISTCHURCH: Suranga Lakmal and Tim Southee vied for early honours as 14 wickets fell on day one of the deciding second Test between New Zealand and Sri Lanka in Christchurch on Wednesday. Lakmal produced a career-best 5-54 as New Zealand crumbled to be all out for 178 in 50 overs ...

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Kane Williamson left frustrated after drawn test vs Sri Lanka

WELLINGTON: Blackcaps captain Kane Williamson admits he or his teammates could have done little more to claim victory in the first test against Sri Lanka in Wellington. New Zealand seemed to be in the box seat for a big win after Day Three, following their first innings total of 578, ...

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Latham double ton gives NZ upper hand against Lanka

WELLINGTON: Tom Latham put any questions about his future in the New Zealand cricket team to bed with a maiden double century as he effectively batted Sri Lanka out of the first Test on the third day at the Basin Reserve on Monday. Latham finished 264 not out – a ...

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Sri Lanka’s re-instated PM vows to develop, strengthen nation

COLOMBO: Leader of Sri Lanka’s United National Party, Ranil Wickremesinghe, who was re-instated as the Prime Minister by President Maithripala Sirisena after being sacked from the post on Oct. 26, said he would continue his work to develop and strengthen Sri Lanka. In a live televised address to the nation, ...

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ICC bans Sri Lankan off-spinner Akila Dananjaya

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka off-spinner Akila Dananjaya has been suspended from bowling in international cricket over an illegal action, the International Cricket Council announced. Dananjaya was reported over a suspect bowling action during last month’s first Test of the England series in Sri Lanka, which the tourists won by 211 runs on their way to ...

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