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newscricket5 months ago

SL vs WI | Thisara Perera and Niroshan Dickwella return for Windies ODIs

Sri Lanka have announced their squad for the three-match ODI series with Dimuth Karunaratne at the helm as Thisara Perera and Niroshan Dickwella return to the squad. Danushka Gunathilaka and Oshada Fernando miss out with injuries as Shehan Jayasuriya and Ishuru Udana take their places in the side.
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newscricket6 months ago

IND vs SL | Isuru Udana all but ruled out of third T20I, confirms Mickey Arthur

Mickey Arthur has confirmed that Isuru Udana, who hurt his knee in the fourth over of India's chase and stayed off the field for the rest of the match, will most likely miss the third T20I. Udana, whilst putting in a dive to save a KL Rahul shot, hurt his knee and had to be carried off the field.
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newscricket6 months ago

IND vs SL | We missed our main bowler Isuru Udana, feels Lasith Malinga

Lasith Malinga revealed that the team missed the services of the injured Isuru Udana throughout the second T20I against India, in Indore. Sri Lankan batsmen could only manage to score 142 in the first innings and their bowlers couldn't do much in defending the target, as India took away the cake.
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newscricket6 months ago

Twitter reacts to Virat Kohli hitting ‘Nataraja’ six to finish Indore T20I in style

The game was done and dusted but Virat Kohli was not, as he decided to have fun with the Sri Lankan bowlers with 21 runs off just 8 balls to help India cross the line. Kohli’s shot resembled the famous ‘Nataraja’ shot by Kapil Dev as India got off to the best of starts in the T20I series.
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newscricket6 months ago

Twitter reacts to Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer being in awe at latter's humongous six to third-tier

Just when India were struggling to up the ante, Shreyas Iyer took it in his own hands and smacked Wanindu Hasaranga for a 17-run over as India edged closer to 1-0 lead in the series. Iyer's hit crossed not one or two tiers, it reached the third tier and out of the ground, leaving the duo awestruck.
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newscricket7 months ago

Video: Isuru Udana’s show of sportsmanship shocks non-striker Marco Marias

The Sri Lankan pacer Isuru Udana’s sportsmanship uplifted the spirit of cricket in Paarl Rock’s MSL game against Nelson Mandela Bay Giants when he decided not to run the injured batsman Marco Marias out. However, the incident left non-striker Marco Marias in shock given the timing of it.
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newscricket7 months ago

VIDEO | Ben Dunk refuses to walk off despite stepping onto stumps

Ben Dunk's bizarre dismissal overshadowed Paarl Rocks' victory as they fell short of the target set by the Bay Giants after putting the Rocks to bat first in the mouthwatering encounter. The Australian was caught deep in the crease, knocking the stumps off in the process but refused to walk off.
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newscricket9 months ago

VIDEO | Pakistan batsmen forget how to run as Sarfaraz and Iftikhar's 'race' leads to hilarious run out

Since the days of Inzamam-ul-Haq and Mohammad Yousuf, if there's one mode of dismissal that we often associate with Pakistan, it's the runout. Yesterday, Sarfaraz Ahmed and Iftikhar Ahmed made their predecessors 'proud' by indulging in one of the most bizarre and stupendous run outs in recent times.
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newscricketa year ago

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh | Hosts call up Akila Dhananjay, Niroshan Dickwella for ODI series

After being ignored for the ICC World Cup, Akila Dhananjay and Niroshan Dickwella have returned to the squad for the upcoming series against Bangladesh. However, former skipper Dinesh Chandimal has been ignored once again while Nuwan Pradeep has made a full recovery and is back in the squad.
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newscricketa year ago

9 Things you missed | From Jason Holder cutting his nails on the sidelines to Rihanna crying over Brathwaite's dismissal

Windies - so close, yet so far. You must have been very busy watching all the mainstream things that happened today. But meanwhile, we were keeping an eye on incidents that most of you might have missed. So here are the 9 incidents from today's match that you might have totally missed.
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