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Tag Archives: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka reach 85-2 in hunt for 550 against India

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GALLE: Sri Lanka reached 85-2 at lunch on Saturday after India captain Virat Kohli set them a daunting target of 550 to win the first Test in Galle. The home side made a poor start to the campaign, losing opener Upul Tharanga in the third over for 10 and Danushka ...

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Sri Lanka, China sign long-delayed $1.5 billion port deal

The first ship calling at Sri Lankas new mega port, the Chinese-built Colombo International Container Terminal (CICT), is berthed at the port in Colombo on August 5, 2013.  Sri Lanka launched its biggest port with Chinese funding to turn Colombo into a strategic shipping hub along the world's most lucrative trading route.  AFP PHOTO/ Ishara S. KODIKARA        (Photo credit should read Ishara S.KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s government signed a long-delayed agreement to sell a 80 percent stake in a $1.5 billion port to China in a bid to recover from the heavy burden of repaying a Chinese loan obtained to build the facility. The agreement comes after a nearly six-month delay since the ...

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Sri Lanka vs India first Test: Jadeja removes Mathews

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GALLE: India’s bowlers tore through the Sri Lankan top order to put the visitors firmly on top on the second day of the first Test in Galle on Thursday. Paceman Mohammed Shami picked two wickets in the same over and Umesh Yadav got rid of opener Dimuth Karunaratne after India ...

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Dhawan, Pujara centuries hurt Sri Lanka in first Test

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GALLE: Shikhar Dhawan smashed a career-best 190 on his Test comeback to lead a brilliant Indian batting assault on the opening day of the first Test against Sri Lanka on Wednesday. The left-handed opener struck 31 boundaries in a blazing 168-ball knock and Cheteshwar Pujara joined in with an unbeaten ...

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Shastri on mission to keep India at Number 1

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GALLE: New India coach Ravi Shastri will Wednesday look to prove his team remains the world’s best Test side when they take on Sri Lanka in the first of three matches. Shastri, who took over the demanding role after Anil Kumble’s acrimonious exit last month, has backed India to continue ...

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Herath to skipper SL against India

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COLOMBO: The ace spinner will lead in Galle and possibly Colombo depending on the health of the ill captain Veteran spinner Rangana Herath has been confirmed as Dinesh Chandimal’s replacement as Test skipper after the newly-appointed skipper was ruled out of the first Test against India with illness. Herath has ...

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Sri Lanka to probe 2011 Cricket World Cup final defeat

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COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s sports minister gave his support Wednesday for an investigation into the country’s controversial 2011 World Cup loss against India, amid fresh allegations of match fixing. The South Asian nation lost the World Cup decider by six wickets at Wankhede stadium in Mumbai, stunning the cricket-mad island. Then ...

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Shikhar Dhawan replaces injured Murali Vijay

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MUMBAI: Shikhar Dhawan has been named as replacement for Murali Vijay in the squad for Test series in Sri Lanka starting July 26. The Virat Kohli-led Team India departs for a full-fledged tour consisting three Tests, five ODIs and a one-off T20 International on July 19. “The All-India Senior Selection ...

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Ranatunga claims 2011 World Cup final against India was fixed

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COLOMBO: Former Sri Lanka skipper Arjuna Ranatunga on Friday demanded an investigation into the country´s 2011 World Cup final defeat by India amid allegations of match fixing. Ranatunga, 53, in a video posted on his Facebook page, said he was shocked by Sri Lanka´s six-wicket defeat in the final at ...

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Sri Lanka under pressure ahead of Zimbabwe Test

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COLOMBO: When the Zimbabweans arrived in Colombo, the talk at Maitland Place was to try out some young talents in the one off Test ahead of an hectic season. But those grand plans have been set aside as Sri Lanka named a full strength squad for the only Test that ...

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