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Sunday, 24 July 2016





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Chandimal dives at practice in Pallekelle

Australia mull over playing two spinners

Australia going into a Test match with two spinners is something that is very rare even in the subcontinent. The last occasion they toured Sri Lanka in 2011, the only spinner in their eleven for the three-Test series was off-spinner Nathan Lyon who is expected to spearhead his countryís spin department once again in the upcoming Test series.


Dialog Super Sevens rugby series auction:

Top Lankan player fetches Rs. 750,000

Some of the top Sri Lankan ruggerites were brought for as much as Rs. 750,000 at the local player auction held in Colombo yesterday for the upcoming Dialog Super Sevens Rugby tournament. Out of 181 players who are representing the local rugby clubs, 72 were brought by the eight franchises and the highest offer for a player was Sri Lankan rupees 750,000/- .


Pakistan collapse 57-4 after Root double ton

MANCHESTER, Saturday - Pakistan collapsed to 57 for four in reply to Englandís first innings 589 for eight declared, a deficit of 532 runs, at stumps on the second day of the second Test at Old Trafford on Saturday.Chris Woakes took three for 18 in six overs before Shan Masood (30 not out) and Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq (one not out) got through to the close. Earlier, Joe Root made 254 as he became just the fourth England batsman after Denis Compton (278, Nottingham 1954) Ted Dexter (205, Karachi 1962) and current captain Alastair Cook (263, Abu Dhabi 2015) to score a double century against Pakistan in a Test match.


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