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India vs Sri Lanka: Islanders expose visitors' struggles against spin as Wanindu Hasaranga stars in T20I series win
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India vs Sri Lanka: Islanders expose visitors' struggles against spin as Wanindu Hasaranga stars in T20I series win

Leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga (4/9) made the Indians dance to his tunes on his 24th birthday, playing a crucial role in restricting them to a paltry 81 for eight, which is their lowest against the Lankans.

India vs Sri Lanka: Skipper Shikhar Dhawan rues losing wickets in middle overs, says team was short by 50 runs
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India vs Sri Lanka: Skipper Shikhar Dhawan rues losing wickets in middle overs, says team was short by 50 runs

India were bundled out for a meagre 225 with Sri Lankan spinners Akila Dananjaya (3/44) and Praveen Jayawickrama (3/59) wreaking havoc in the middle overs.

India vs Sri Lanka: Rejigged visitors falter in final ODI as Islanders end nine-year wait with three-wicket win
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India vs Sri Lanka: Rejigged visitors falter in final ODI as Islanders end nine-year wait with three-wicket win

While India won the three-match ODI series 2-1, the exciting rookies who were blooded on the day still have a long way to go before they can come close to challenging the big boys

West Indies vs Sri Lanka: Wanindu Hasaranga, Akila Dananjaya guide visitors to series-levelling win in 2nd T20I
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West Indies vs Sri Lanka: Wanindu Hasaranga, Akila Dananjaya guide visitors to series-levelling win in 2nd T20I

Having lost by four wickets in the opening game on Wednesday, the tourists successfully defended 160 on Friday to level the three-match series.

Highlights, West Indies vs Sri Lanka, 2nd T20I at Osbourn, Full Cricket Score: Visitors win by 43 runs, level three-match series 1-1
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Highlights, West Indies vs Sri Lanka, 2nd T20I at Osbourn, Full Cricket Score: Visitors win by 43 runs, level three-match series 1-1

Check out the live scorecard of second T20I match between West Indies and Sri Lanka being played at Osbourn.

West Indies vs Sri Lanka: Kieron Pollard smashes 6 sixes in an over to romp Windies to four-wicket victory in first T20I
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West Indies vs Sri Lanka: Kieron Pollard smashes 6 sixes in an over to romp Windies to four-wicket victory in first T20I

The feat came in the sixth over of a bizarre West Indies innings, bowled by off-spinner Akila Dananjaya who moments earlier in his previous over had been celebrating taking a hat-trick.

Sri Lanka spinner Akila Dananjaya cleared to bowl in international cricket after rectifying action
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Sri Lanka spinner Akila Dananjaya cleared to bowl in international cricket after rectifying action

Following remedial work on his bowling action, he was reassessed and permitted to resume bowling in February 2019, before being handed a 12 month ban in September.

Rangana Herath urges for patience from Sri Lanka’s cricket administrators as country continues search for next spin ace
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Rangana Herath urges for patience from Sri Lanka’s cricket administrators as country continues search for next spin ace

Sri Lanka have lost three of four home Tests since Herath hung up his boots with visiting teams increasingly becoming more adept at thwarting the threat of their spinners in helpful conditions.

Sri Lankan spinner Akila Dananjaya banned from bowling for one year for suspect action
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Sri Lankan spinner Akila Dananjaya banned from bowling for one year for suspect action

Dananjaya was assessed after his bowling action came under scrutiny by the match officials in the first Test against New Zealand in Galle from 14-18 August.

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka: Lahiru Thirimanne to lead visitors in ODIs in absence of Dimuth Karunaratne; Dasun Shanaka named T20I captain
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Pakistan vs Sri Lanka: Lahiru Thirimanne to lead visitors in ODIs in absence of Dimuth Karunaratne; Dasun Shanaka named T20I captain

Lahiru Thirimanne has replaced one-day international skipper Dimuth Karunaratne, who refused to join the tour along with Twenty20 skipper Lasith Malinga.

Ten Sri Lankan players including Lasith Malinga and captain Dimuth Karunaratne refuse to travel to Pakistan
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Ten Sri Lankan players including Lasith Malinga and captain Dimuth Karunaratne refuse to travel to Pakistan

The Sri Lanka Cricket board said in a statement that players in a preliminary squad were briefed on security arrangements for the six-match limited over series, and given the freedom to decide if they wanted to travel.

Sri Lanka vs New Zealand: Lasith Malinga's five-wicket haul including hat-trick floors Black Caps in 3rd T20 as hosts claim consolation win
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Sri Lanka vs New Zealand: Lasith Malinga's five-wicket haul including hat-trick floors Black Caps in 3rd T20 as hosts claim consolation win

Malinga now has five hat-tricks in international cricket to his name, with three in one-day internationals and two in T20Is.

Sri Lanka vs New Zealand, Highlights, 3rd T20I at Pallekele, Full Cricket Score: Lasith Malinga fires hosts to consolation win
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Sri Lanka vs New Zealand, Highlights, 3rd T20I at Pallekele, Full Cricket Score: Lasith Malinga fires hosts to consolation win

Follow live updates on the third T20I between Sri Lanka and New Zealand, taking place at the Pallekele International Stadium, on our live blog here.

Sri Lanka vs New Zealand: BJ Watling feels Blackcaps' past record at Oval motivating but team needs to be switched on for second Test
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Sri Lanka vs New Zealand: BJ Watling feels Blackcaps' past record at Oval motivating but team needs to be switched on for second Test

In the last 10 years, Sri Lanka have played seven games at The Oval and lost five, including once to New Zealand. In that game seven years ago, Southee claimed eight wickets while Boult finished with seven.

New Zealand vs Sri Lanka: Kane Williamson, Akila Dananjaya reported for suspect bowling action during first Test
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New Zealand vs Sri Lanka: Kane Williamson, Akila Dananjaya reported for suspect bowling action during first Test

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson and Sri Lanka's Akila Dananjaya have been reported for suspect bowling action after the first Test between the two sides in Galle, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Tuesday.

Sri Lanka vs New Zealand, Highlights, 1st Test Day 5 at Galle, Full Cricket Score: Hosts beat Black Caps by six wickets
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Sri Lanka vs New Zealand, Highlights, 1st Test Day 5 at Galle, Full Cricket Score: Hosts beat Black Caps by six wickets

Catch all the latest updates from Day five of the first Test between Sri Lanka and New Zealand being played at Galle in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka vs New Zealand, Highlights, 1st Test Day 4 at Galle, Full Cricket Score: Hosts in driver's seat, reach 133/0 at stumps chasing 268
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Sri Lanka vs New Zealand, Highlights, 1st Test Day 4 at Galle, Full Cricket Score: Hosts in driver's seat, reach 133/0 at stumps chasing 268

Catch all the latest updates from Day four of the first Test between Sri Lanka and New Zealand being played at Galle in Sri Lanka.

Highlights, Sri Lanka vs New Zealand, 1st Test Day 3 at Galle, Full Cricket Score: Latham, Watling lead Black Caps' fightback
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Highlights, Sri Lanka vs New Zealand, 1st Test Day 3 at Galle, Full Cricket Score: Latham, Watling lead Black Caps' fightback

Catch all the latest updates from Day three of the first Test between Sri Lanka and New Zealand being played at Galle in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka vs New Zealand: Black Caps' spinner Ajaz Patel's impressive five-wicket haul restricts hosts to 227-7 on Day 2 of first Test
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Sri Lanka vs New Zealand: Black Caps' spinner Ajaz Patel's impressive five-wicket haul restricts hosts to 227-7 on Day 2 of first Test

From 143 for two, Sri Lanka slumped to 161 for seven before an unfinished 66-run stand for the eighth wicket between Niroshan Dickwella and Suranga Lakmal stopped the rot. Sri Lanka trail New Zealand by 22 runs.