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Pathum Nissanka stars as Sri Lanka cruise past Australia in third ODI
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Pathum Nissanka stars as Sri Lanka cruise past Australia in third ODI

Set a tricky 292 to win after a Travis Head 70, the hosts won comfortably with nine balls to spare in Colombo, in their second straight victory in the five-match series.

Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka: Dinesh Chandimal, Niroshan Dickwella cling on as first Test ends in a draw
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Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka: Dinesh Chandimal, Niroshan Dickwella cling on as first Test ends in a draw

On the fifth and final day, the two teams settled on a draw 45 minutes before the scheduled close of play with Sri Lanka on 260-6 in their second innings.

India vs Sri Lanka: 'Rockstar' Ravindra Jadeja puts hosts in driver's seat on Day 2 of first Test
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India vs Sri Lanka: 'Rockstar' Ravindra Jadeja puts hosts in driver's seat on Day 2 of first Test

Jadeja's career-best knock, his second ton in Test cricket, came less than 24 hours after the cricket world tried to come to terms with Warne's tragic end.

India vs Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne says Kusal Mendis still not fit, Niroshan Dickwella back for first Test
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India vs Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne says Kusal Mendis still not fit, Niroshan Dickwella back for first Test

Both Dickwella and Mendis were banned for a year for breaching bio-bubble protocols during Sri Lanka's tour of England last year.

India vs Sri Lanka: Niroshan Dickwella drafted in for two T20Is; Theekshana returns home
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India vs Sri Lanka: Niroshan Dickwella drafted in for two T20Is; Theekshana returns home

Meanwhile, the 18-member Sri Lanka Test squad, led by star batter Dimuth Karunaratne, reached in Dharamsala on Friday for the two-match series against India starting 4 March in Mohali.

Sri Lanka Cricket lift one-year suspensions on Niroshan Dickwella, Kusal Mendis and Danushka Gunathilaka
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Sri Lanka Cricket lift one-year suspensions on Niroshan Dickwella, Kusal Mendis and Danushka Gunathilaka

"Sri Lanka Cricket has decided to lift the one-year suspension imposed on the three players from playing International Cricket, across all three formats, with immediate effect," SLC stated in a press release.

SLC hands Kusal Mendis, Niroshan Dickwella and Danushka Gunathilaka one-year bans, fine for bio-bubble breach in UK
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SLC hands Kusal Mendis, Niroshan Dickwella and Danushka Gunathilaka one-year bans, fine for bio-bubble breach in UK

The trio was caught on camera on the streets of Durham during the limited-overs series, which was a bio-bubble breach and they were sent back home midway into the tour and were suspended.

SLC's disciplinary committee recommends two-year bans for Gunathilaka, Mendis, 18-month sanction for Dickwella
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SLC's disciplinary committee recommends two-year bans for Gunathilaka, Mendis, 18-month sanction for Dickwella

Additionally, they have been imposed a hefty fine of USD 25,000. In late June, they were found to have breached the COVID safety bio-bubble in Durham ahead of the three-match ODI series against England.

India vs Sri Lanka: Hosts' batting coach Grant Flower tests positive for COVID-19 ahead of limited-overs series
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India vs Sri Lanka: Hosts' batting coach Grant Flower tests positive for COVID-19 ahead of limited-overs series

Sri Lanka are set to take on India in a six-match white-ball series starting 13 July. Flower has been isolated from the rest of the squad which is undergoing hard quarantine on arrival.

Sri Lanka Cricket forms five-member panel to probe bubble breach in England
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Sri Lanka Cricket forms five-member panel to probe bubble breach in England

The SLC probe panel comprises Justice Nimal Dissanayaka (Retired Judge of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka), Panduka Keerthinanda (Attorney-at-Law), Asela Rekawa (Attorney-at-Law), Uchitha Wickremasinghe (Attorney-at-Law), and Major General (Retd) MRW De Zoysa.

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.

India vs Sri Lanka: Kusal Mendis, Danushka Gunathilaka, Niroshan Dickwella dropped from squad for upcoming series
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India vs Sri Lanka: Kusal Mendis, Danushka Gunathilaka, Niroshan Dickwella dropped from squad for upcoming series

Dubbed the "terrible trio" by media, vice-captain Kusal Mendis, opener Danushka Gunathilaka and wicketkeeper Niroshan Dickwella returned home Tuesday

England vs Sri Lanka: Kusal Mendis, Niroshan Dickwella and Danushka Gunathilaka suspended for breaching bio-bubble
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England vs Sri Lanka: Kusal Mendis, Niroshan Dickwella and Danushka Gunathilaka suspended for breaching bio-bubble

The trio were seen roaming the streets of Durham after the final T20 international on Sunday night, which Sri Lanka lost by a massive 89 runs.

England vs Sri Lanka: SLC launches inquiry against Niroshan Dickwella, Kusal Mendis for bio-bubble breach
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England vs Sri Lanka: SLC launches inquiry against Niroshan Dickwella, Kusal Mendis for bio-bubble breach

The two were seen roaming the streets in Durham after the final T20 international on Sunday night, which Sri Lanka lost. Both the players were a part of the playing XI in the match with Sri Lanka lost by massive 89 runs.

Highlights, Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI at Dhaka, Full Cricket Score: Visitors win by 97 runs as Tigers clinch series 2-1
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Highlights, Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI at Dhaka, Full Cricket Score: Visitors win by 97 runs as Tigers clinch series 2-1

Follow live scorecard and updates from the third and final ODI between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka on our blog.

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh: Najmul Shanto hits maiden ton as visitors finish Day 1 on 302/2
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Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh: Najmul Shanto hits maiden ton as visitors finish Day 1 on 302/2

Bangladesh, looking for their first overseas Test win for four years, made 302 for two on an easy wicket for scoring in Pallekele.

West Indies vs Sri Lanka: In role reversal, now visitors face uphill last day task to save second Test
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West Indies vs Sri Lanka: In role reversal, now visitors face uphill last day task to save second Test

A week earlier the Caribbean side batted through the last day at the same venue to ensure a draw after being set 375 to win.

West Indies vs Sri Lanka: Kraigg Brathwaite's unbeaten 99 steady hosts as teams share honours on Day 1
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West Indies vs Sri Lanka: Kraigg Brathwaite's unbeaten 99 steady hosts as teams share honours on Day 1

The West Indies are keen to follow up their series success in Bangladesh in February with a home triumph ahead of a lengthy international break to accommodate the Indian Premier League.

West Indies vs Sri Lanka, Highlights, 1st Test, Day 5 at Antigua, Full Cricket Score: Match ends in a draw
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West Indies vs Sri Lanka, Highlights, 1st Test, Day 5 at Antigua, Full Cricket Score: Match ends in a draw

Catch the live score and updates from Day 5 of the first Test between West Indies and Sri Lanka on our blog.