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newscricket7 months ago

Dilruwan Perera announces retirement from international cricket

Sri Lankan off-spinner Dilruwan Perera announced his retirement from all forms of international cricket with immediate effect on Wednesday, January 26. Perera has represented Sri Lanka in 43 Tests, 13 ODIs and three T20Is, and scalped 177 wickets across formats in international cricket.
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newscricket3 years ago

SL v NZ | Dilruwan Perera returns from injury for second Test

Dilruwan Perera has recovered just in time for the final Test of the series against New Zealand and has been included in the squad. The off-spinner has an impressive record at home and his contributions will turn out to be crucial, especially if Akila Dananjaya is made unavailable for selection.
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newscricket3 years ago

SL vs NZ | Sri Lanka include Dinesh Chandimal in squad for first Test against Kiwis

Sri Lanka have included out-of-favour batsman Dinesh Chandimal in their 15-man squad for the first Test against the Kiwis in Galle on August 14. Niroshan Dickwella and Lahiru Thirimanne have also made the cut, while Dilruwan Perera, Danushka Gunathilaka, and Shehan Jayasuriya were left out.
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featurecricket5 years ago

India vs Sri Lanka | Talking points from Day 1 of the third Test

The third Test at the Feroz Shah Kotla saw India commanding proceedings from the very beginning with Virat Kohli and Murali Vijay scoring centuries to give India a 371-run lead on Day 1. Lakshan Sandakan’s late brace of Vijay and Rahane remains the only positive for Sri Lanka in the game.
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newscricket5 years ago

WATCH | Shikhar Dhawan walks off smiling after Suranga Lakmal takes a catch without his shoe

There are moments in cricket, no matter the result, that brings a smile on everyone's face. Today was a classic example of the same as after Suranga Lakmal managed to take Shikhar Dhawan's catch, in the deep, despite losing his shoe everyone including the batsman couldn't help but smile.
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newscricket5 years ago

Twitter reacts as Indian bowlers wreck havoc on Day 1

The Twitterati had a field day as Ishant Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin destroyed the Sri Lanka team, limiting them to just 205 runs. After a dry spell in the Eden Gardens, where Ashwin and Jadeja failed to pick any wicket, the duo returned with vengeance scalping seven in Nagpur.
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newscricket5 years ago

Rangana Herath and SLC deny DRS-Gate allegations

Rangana Herath and SLC have rejected the notion that Dilruwan Perera looked to the dressing room for advice before asking for a review. Herath, who was at the non-striker’s end, added that after overhearing him ask the umpire if the Lankans still had a review, Perera opted to challenge the decision.
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newscricket5 years ago

WATCH | Yet another DRS-gate in India as Dilruwan Perera takes review after signal from dugout

After rain played a spoilsport on the opening two days of India-Sri Lanka Test, the match has been marred by controversies since then. After Dinesh Chandimal was saved by the skin of his teeth for fake fielding, Dilruwan Perera has now been found guilty of taking dressing room help for a DRS review.
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reportcricket5 years ago

Sri Lanka Vs. India | India thrash Sri Lanka by 304 runs

India sealed the first Test in their favour by 304 runs on day 4 as Virat Kohli’s 17th test century ensured Sri Lanka were set a target of 550 in the fourth innings. But the home side were bundled out for 245 as Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin ensured India took a 1-0 lead in the series.
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reportcricket5 years ago

Sri Lanka Vs. India | Talking points from Day 3 of the first Test

After concluding Sri Lanka’s innings for 291 for 9 in their first innings of the Galle Test, India didn’t enforce follow-on the hosts and at the end of the day’s play, managed to score 189/3. Currently, India have an aggregate lead of 498 runs with skipper Virat Kohli batting on 74.
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