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newscricket2 months ago

Upul Tharanga calls time on his 15-year-long international career

After being part of the Sri Lankan set up for 15 years, left-handed opener Upul Tharanga calls time on an illustrious 15-year-long international career, with his last appearance coming in 2019. It was in the ODI format where the left-hander was most successful, scoring 6,951 runs for Sri Lanka.
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newscricket10 months ago

Sri Lankan police grill Upul Tharanga for two hours in 2011 WC final fixing probe

Sri Lankan batsman Upul Tharanga, who opened the batting for the Lankans in the 2011 World Cup final, became the first active cricketer to be questioned by the authorities in the ongoing 2011 World Cup Final probe. It is believed that the SIU questioned Tharanga for close to two hours.
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reportcricket3 years ago

India vs Sri Lanka 1st T20I | Kusal Perera's early heroics fire Sri Lanka to five-wicket victory

An under-strength Indian side felt the absence of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah dearly as the bowlers crumbled in the face of Kusal Perera’s merciless onslaught. Earlier, India had managed to pose a target of 175, courtesy of Shikhar Dhawan’s blazing 90-run knock, after a top-order collapse.
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newscricket3 years ago

India vs Sri Lanka | 1st T20I Preview, Match Predictions, Weather, Line-ups, Live Streaming, Press Conferences

India commence the Nidahas Trophy against hosts Sri Lanka, who will have a massive point to prove in front of the home crowd after India’s whitewash on the last tour. India, on the other hand, are taking a risk playing a second string side who will be motivated to cement a place in the first team.
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featurecricket3 years ago

India vs Sri Lanka | How and where India won third ODI in Vizag

India put up yet another splendid show with the bat and ball to seal the series 2-1 leaving Sri Lanka with a lot to think about. The way MS Dhoni guided the spinners, and the Indian batsmen’s feet movement against the Lankan slow bowlers, proved to be a huge gulf between the two nations.
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reportcricket3 years ago

India vs Sri Lanka | Hosts seal series after Lankans suffer humiliating collapse

India completed the comeback, after being 1-0 down, to win the ODI series against Sri Lanka courtesy of a Shikhar Dhawan century. Earlier, Sri Lanka had got off to a great start thanks to Upul Tharanga (95), but after losing 7 wickets for just 55 runs, the visitors could only muster a score of 215.
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newscricket3 years ago

WATCH: MS Dhoni converts a Kuldeep Yadav caught behind appeal to stumping dismissal

MS Dhoni’s brilliance behind the stumps has been discussed many a time because he does something in every match to remind the connoisseurs what a valuable asset he is to the Indian team. Today, he, through his reflex, stumped Upul Tharanga as Kuldeep Yadav was still appealing for a caught behind.
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newscricket3 years ago

WATCH | Jasprit Bumrah 'bowled over' by no-ball replays from last game

Jasprit Bumrah came under huge criticism in the last ODI after he was denied the important wicket of Upul Tharanga having overstepped the popping crease yet again. The big screen in Mohali didn’t fail to remind him of it, on Wednesday, and it left the bowler with a guilty smile on his face.
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newscricket3 years ago

Nic Pothas singles out Jasprit Bumrah's no-ball as turning point

Sri Lanka coach Nic Pothas has stated that the toss and Jasprit Bumrah’s no-ball that gave Upul Tharanga a life turned the game in Sri Lanka’s favour. Pothas has also paid rich tribute to Suranga Lakmal, who had India’s batsmen dancing to his tunes, and called him a “class performer”.
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newscricket3 years ago

India vs Sri Lanka | Test skipper Dinesh Chandimal dropped from ODI side

Sri Lanka have dropped Test skipper Dinesh Chandimal from their limited-overs squad for the three-match ODI series starting December 10. However, SLC have recalled Asela Gunaratne and Danushka Gunathilaka for the first three matches of the limited overs series that will be followed by a T20I series.
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