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On This Day in 2019: Kusal Perera's stunning 153 not out helps Sri Lanka beat South Africa in thriller
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On This Day in 2019: Kusal Perera's stunning 153 not out helps Sri Lanka beat South Africa in thriller

On this day in 2019, Kusal Perera played one of the greatest Test innings of all time as he hit 153 not out to help Sri Lanka chase down a daunting 304 in a thrilling Test.

T20 World Cup 2021: Jos Buttler's century sees England tighten grip on semis spot by beating Sri Lanka
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T20 World Cup 2021: Jos Buttler's century sees England tighten grip on semis spot by beating Sri Lanka

Buttler's unbeaten 101 – his maiden century in 86 T20 internationals – steered England to 163 for four after being invited to bat first in Sharjah.

T20 World Cup 2021: Starc's perfect yorker to Perera — another reminder of its beauty, lethality
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T20 World Cup 2021: Starc's perfect yorker to Perera — another reminder of its beauty, lethality

Yorker is a delivery that shatters not just stumps but sometimes toes and always egos, the most thrilling offering that leaves a bowler’s hand.

T20 World Cup 2021: Warner, Zampa star as Australia overpower Sri Lanka
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T20 World Cup 2021: Warner, Zampa star as Australia overpower Sri Lanka

Warner, who was dropped from his IPL team Sunrisers Hyderabad last month after two bad games, smashed 10 fours in his 42-ball knock as Australia achieved their target of 155 with 18 balls to spare in Dubai.

T20 World Cup 2021: David Warner stars as Australia beat Sri Lanka by seven wickets
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T20 World Cup 2021: David Warner stars as Australia beat Sri Lanka by seven wickets

Check out photos from Australia's seven-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the Super 12 stage of the T20 World Cup.

Angelo Mathews not among 18 Sri Lankan players signing central contract
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Angelo Mathews not among 18 Sri Lankan players signing central contract

Sri Lanka Cricket announced that the "players signed the contracts without any deviation from the contracts offered previously, which was formulated by SLC along with the Technical Advisory Committee".

India vs Sri Lanka: Kusal Perera out of entire tour, Binura Fernando to miss ODI series
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India vs Sri Lanka: Kusal Perera out of entire tour, Binura Fernando to miss ODI series

While Perera is out with a right shoulder sprain, the SLC said Fernando sprained his left ankle during training.

India vs Sri Lanka: Kusal Perera ruled out of series due to injury, says report
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India vs Sri Lanka: Kusal Perera ruled out of series due to injury, says report

Perera was the captain of the Sri Lankan team in England but since the central contract dispute between players and cricket board, Dasun Shanaka has been appointed captain at his expense.

Spin legend Muttiah Muralitharan slams seniors in Sri Lanka team over contract dispute with SLC
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Spin legend Muttiah Muralitharan slams seniors in Sri Lanka team over contract dispute with SLC

Many players, including seniors such as ex-captains Angelo Mathews and Kusal Perera, have been involved in a long-standing dispute with Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) over central contracts.

India vs Sri Lanka: Hosts' first team set to enter bio-bubble after testing negative for COVID-19
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India vs Sri Lanka: Hosts' first team set to enter bio-bubble after testing negative for COVID-19

It is now expected that the players would be allowed to enter the bio-bubble by Monday as they complete a week-long hard quarantine after their arrival from the United Kingdom.

India vs Sri Lanka: Dasun Shanaka set to replace Kusal Perera as captain ahead of limited-overs series, says report
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India vs Sri Lanka: Dasun Shanaka set to replace Kusal Perera as captain ahead of limited-overs series, says report

The 29-year-old, an explosive batsman and a seam bowler, will become Sri Lanka's sixth captain in less than four years if he gets the job.

ICC T20I rankings: Virat Kohli retains fifth spot, KL Rahul climbs to sixth
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ICC T20I rankings: Virat Kohli retains fifth spot, KL Rahul climbs to sixth

With 762 points, Kohli is behind England's David Malan (888 points), Australia white-ball skipper Aaron Finch (830), Pakistan captain Babar Azam (828) and New Zealand opener Devon Conway (774).

Highlights, England vs Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI at Bristol, Full Cricket Score: Rain washes out final match
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Highlights, England vs Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI at Bristol, Full Cricket Score: Rain washes out final match

Catch the live score and updates from the third and final ODI between England and Sri Lanka at Bristol on our blog.

England vs Sri Lanka: Sam Curran's five-for, fifties from Eoin Morgan and Joe Root help hosts seal series in second ODI
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England vs Sri Lanka: Sam Curran's five-for, fifties from Eoin Morgan and Joe Root help hosts seal series in second ODI

England finished on 244-2 with exactly seven overs to spare for an eight-wicket success that put then 2-0 up in a three-match campaign ahead of Sunday's finale in Bristol.

Highlights, England vs Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI at Kennington Oval, Full Cricket Score: England beat Sri Lanka by 8 wickets
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Highlights, England vs Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI at Kennington Oval, Full Cricket Score: England beat Sri Lanka by 8 wickets

Check out LIVE cricket score of the second ODI between England and Sri Lanka at London's Kennington Oval.

England vs Sri Lanka: Chris Woakes’s 4/18, Joe Root’s 79 not out help hosts start ODI series with five-wicket win
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England vs Sri Lanka: Chris Woakes’s 4/18, Joe Root’s 79 not out help hosts start ODI series with five-wicket win

Woakes finished with excellent figures of 4-18 from his full 10 overs as England dismissed Sri Lanka for a meagre 185, with Root later helping the side recover from a wobble to win with 15 overs to spare.

Disgruntled Sri Lanka fans campaign to 'unfollow' cricketers after drubbing in England
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Disgruntled Sri Lanka fans campaign to 'unfollow' cricketers after drubbing in England

Sri Lanka have played 10 Twenty20 series since October 2018 and won only one. They have lost two each to England, New Zealand and the West Indies and one each to Australia, India and South Africa.

England vs Sri Lanka: David Malan's stars as hosts win by 89 runs to seal clean sweep in T20 series
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England vs Sri Lanka: David Malan's stars as hosts win by 89 runs to seal clean sweep in T20 series

Dawid Malan returned to form with a classy 76 from 48 balls after single-figure scores in the back-to-back wins at Cardiff. With just one fifty in his last seven innings, the world No 1-ranked T20 batsman sparkled in a knock containing five fours and four sixes after being promoted to open the batting.

Highlights, England vs Sri Lanka 3rd T20I at Southampton, Full cricket score: Hosts seal thumping win
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Highlights, England vs Sri Lanka 3rd T20I at Southampton, Full cricket score: Hosts seal thumping win

Check LIVE cricket score of the third T20I between England and Sri Lanka at Southampton.