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All-rounder Thisara Perera becomes first Sri Lankan to hit six sixes an over
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All-rounder Thisara Perera becomes first Sri Lankan to hit six sixes an over

Perera's knock had eight sixes in it, was also the second-fastest half-century by a Sri Lankan in List A cricket, after former Sri Lanka all-rounder Kaushalya Weeraratne's 12-ball fifty in 2005.

West Indies vs Sri Lanka: Evin Lewis stars with ton as Windies claim thrilling five-wicket win, clinch series 2-0
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West Indies vs Sri Lanka: Evin Lewis stars with ton as Windies claim thrilling five-wicket win, clinch series 2-0

Lewis' hundred, which came off 121 balls and was embellished by eight fours and four sixes, earned him the Man of the Match award.

'You guys know who you are': Darren Sammy demands former Sunrisers Hyderabad teammates to clear stand on using racist jibe
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'You guys know who you are': Darren Sammy demands former Sunrisers Hyderabad teammates to clear stand on using racist jibe

Darren Sammy has once again alleged that he was subjected to racist jibes while playing for IPL team Sunrisers Hyderabad

Former West Indies captain Darren Sammy alleges racist abuse while playing in IPL
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Former West Indies captain Darren Sammy alleges racist abuse while playing in IPL

Former West Indies captain Darren Sammy has alleged that he was subjected to racial slur, 'kalu', while playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Sri Lanka vs West Indies: Thisara Perera, Nuwan Pradeep return to hosts' T20I squad for two-match series
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Sri Lanka vs West Indies: Thisara Perera, Nuwan Pradeep return to hosts' T20I squad for two-match series

Perera is part of the ongoing three-match ODI series against Windies and scored 32 and 36 in the first two games. Sri Lanka already sealed the series by 2-0 with the third fixture will be played on 1 March. Pradeep is also part of the ongoing ODI series and scalped three wickets in the two matches so far.

Virat Kohli, KL Rahul among other Indians named in Asia XI squad for three-match T20I series against World XI in Bangladesh
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Virat Kohli, KL Rahul among other Indians named in Asia XI squad for three-match T20I series against World XI in Bangladesh

Kohli has been named by the Bangladesh Cricket Board for one match subject to availability, which is yet to be confirmed by the BCCI

Sri Lanka vs West Indies: Wanindu Hasaranga guides hosts to slender victory as Shai Hope's century goes in vain
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Sri Lanka vs West Indies: Wanindu Hasaranga guides hosts to slender victory as Shai Hope's century goes in vain

West Indies began by scoring a competitive 289-7 in 50 overs with Hope hitting 115 — off 140 deliveries — including 10 boundaries

'I never thought of my individual score until MS Dhoni told me,' Gautam Gambhir revisits his missed ton during 2011 World Cup Final
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'I never thought of my individual score until MS Dhoni told me,' Gautam Gambhir revisits his missed ton during 2011 World Cup Final

Gautam Gambhir, more than eight years after the 2011 World Cup Final, revealed that he wasn't thinking about his century, until MS Dhoni, who was batting along side him, apprised him about the upcoming personal milestone.

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka: Ahmed Shehzad, Umar Akmal return as hosts begin T20 World Cup preparations with three-match series
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Pakistan vs Sri Lanka: Ahmed Shehzad, Umar Akmal return as hosts begin T20 World Cup preparations with three-match series

Pakistan enjoy a superior record against Sri Lanka, having beaten them in eight of the 13 matches they have played against each other to date. They beat Sri Lanka in the final to win the 2009 Twenty20 World Cup in England.

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.

Sri Lanka Cricket denies NOC to Niroshan Dickwella to play in ongoing Caribbean Premier League
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Sri Lanka Cricket denies NOC to Niroshan Dickwella to play in ongoing Caribbean Premier League

The board will also prevent all-rounder Thisara Perera from playing in the majority of the tournament. Dickwella and Thisara were among ten players who refused to tour Pakistan despite assurances from Sri Lankan security experts.

Fawad Hussain claims Sri Lankan cricketers opted out of Pakistan tour after IPL exclusion threat from India
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Fawad Hussain claims Sri Lankan cricketers opted out of Pakistan tour after IPL exclusion threat from India

Fawad Hussain claimed that Sri Lankan cricket players opted out from the Pakistan tour after India threatened them that they will be ousted from the IPL.

Pakistan Cricket Board says home series against Sri Lanka to go ahead despite withdrawal of several high-profile players
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Pakistan Cricket Board says home series against Sri Lanka to go ahead despite withdrawal of several high-profile players

Most of the international teams have refused to tour Pakistan since a militant attack on the Sri Lankan team bus during a Test match in Lahore in March 2009. The Sri Lankan cricket board had given the freedom to its players to choose if they want to travel to Pakistan

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 to captain hosts in T20I series; Angelo Mathews, Thisara Perera dropped from squad
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Sri Lanka vs New Zealand: Lasith Malinga to captain hosts in T20I series; Angelo Mathews, Thisara Perera dropped from squad

Veteran paceman Lasith Malinga has been retained captain in the shortest format with Sri Lanka Cricket naming a 15-man squad for the series starting on 1 September in Kandy.

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh: Angelo Mathews, bowlers steal the show as hosts complete 3-0 sweep with big win in 3rd ODI
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Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh: Angelo Mathews, bowlers steal the show as hosts complete 3-0 sweep with big win in 3rd ODI

Choosing to bat after winning the toss, Sri Lanka made 294 for eight in 50 overs, riding on the innings of Mathews. He was well backed by Kusal Mendis who made 54.

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh, Match Highlights, 2nd ODI at Colombo: Hosts seal series victory with clinical 7-wicket win
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Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh, Match Highlights, 2nd ODI at Colombo: Hosts seal series victory with clinical 7-wicket win

Bangladesh will need to win the second ODI to keep the three-match series alive after Sri Lanka won the first ODI by a comfortable 91 runs margin