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newscricket20 hours ago

SL vs IND | 165 was chaseable, batsmen should have done better, laments Dasun Shanaka

Sri Lanka captain Dasun Shanaka reckoned that his side put themselves in a great position by restricting India to 164, but rued the inability of the batsmen to knock off a ‘chaseable target’. Chasing 165, the Lankans fell 38 runs short of the target, with only two batsmen scoring over 20.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricket21 hours ago

SL vs IND | 1st T20I: Today I Learnt - Samson fails to deliver, Chahal roars back and Chameera's X-factor

After India looked set to post 180 on the board, thanks to brilliant knocks by Shikhar Dhawan and Suryakumar Yadav, the hosts fought back valiantly to restrict the Men in Blue to 164. With Yuzvendra Chahal returning to his best, the Lankans failed to deliver, though Asalanka waged a lone battle.
Harshit Anand
featurecricket2 days ago

SL vs IND | Winners and losers from the ODIs ft. Ravi Shastri, Prasidh Krishna and Manish Pandey

Sri Lanka were forced to dig deep to claim their first win over India in home soil in 9 years, so it’s only fair that SportsCafe, too, digs deep and brings back a long-gone article. It’s been almost a year, but today Winners and Losers makes a special comeback to lighten up your day.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket3 days ago

SL vs IND | Bowlers showed great maturity to restrict India after that start, admits Dasun Shanaka

After finally breaking the losing streak against India, Dasun Shanaka admitted that the Sri Lankan bowlers showed great maturity in pulling back the proceedings after a loose start. He also added that the team would definitely improve and learn as they play consistently in future tours.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket4 days ago

Sri Lanka fined 20% of their match fees for slow over-rate against India in 2nd ODI

The ICC has penalized the Sri Lankan team after they were found guilty of maintaining a slow over-rate in the second ODI against India on Tuesday in Colombo. Given Sri Lanka were one over short after all the considerations, they have also lost one point in the ICC ODI Super League points tally.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricket6 days ago

SL vs IND | 2nd ODI Takeaways - Minod Bhanuka’s marked improvement and Shaw’s spin struggles

Losing, like winning, can be a habit, and Sri Lanka paid the price for conservatism with the ball as Deepak Chahar and Bhunveshwar Kumar helped India snatch victory from the jaws of defeat to seal a series win. India looked down and out at 193/7, but Chahar and Bhuvneshwar had other ideas.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket8 days ago

SL vs IND | We started well but couldn’t keep the rhythm going with the bat, admits Dasun Shanaka

Post the loss against India, Sri Lanka’s skipper Dasun Shanaka admitted that the hosts started well with the bat but couldn’t get the rhythm going with the bat thereafter in the innings. He also added that the bowlers have to find ways to vary the pace and put pressure on the Indian batsmen.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket9 days ago

SL vs IND | Both teams will have an even chance of winning the series, admits Dasun Shanaka

Ahead of the three-match ODI series, Sri Lanka’s new skipper Dasun Shanaka has admitted that both teams will have an even chance at winning the series while he credited the Indian team. However, Shanaka also insisted that Sri Lanka might have a slight advantage due to the unknown factor.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket10 days ago

SL vs IND | Lahiru Kumara returns in Dasun Shanaka-led 24-man squad for India series

After weeks of speculation, Sri Lanka finally announced their squad for the home series against India, which sees the return of Lahiru Kumara as Dasun Shanaka takes over the leadership duties. With an injury to skipper Kusal Perera, Dhananjaya De Silva has been named as the vice-captain.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricket18 days ago

Satire | Sri Lanka should be grateful that they are still playing international cricket

Let’s just say, if you are not living under a rock, or Sri Lanka, whichever is more under the soil now, you would know that Sri Lanka are very lucky. In fact, incredibly lucky to be playing international cricket. But does the buck end there?
Aakash Sivasubramaniam