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We need to find a way to play outside comfort zone – Jayasuriya
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We need to find a way to play outside comfort zone – Jayasuriya

February 8th, 2017 | by admin
Players’ failure to adjust to foreign conditions – rather than sweeping flaws in the domestic system – are to blame for the Sri Lanka’s plight in South Africa, chief selector Sanath Jayasuriya has said....
Du Plessis’ 185 makes it 4-0 for SA
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Du Plessis’ 185 makes it 4-0 for SA

February 7th, 2017 | by admin
South Africa 367 for 5 (du Plessis 185, Pathirana 2-55) beat Sri Lanka 327 (Tharanga 119, Dickwella 58, Weerakkody 58, Parnell 4-58) by 40 runs A Sri Lankan line-up that was dismissed for under 190 in the first three ODIs and had...
Misfiring Sri Lanka face must-win game at high-scoring venue
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Misfiring Sri Lanka face must-win game at high-scoring venue

February 4th, 2017 | by admin
Match facts Saturday, February 4, 2017 Start time 1330 local (1130 GMT) Big picture Two matches in, Sri Lanka are already faced with having to save the five-ODI series, and are yet to crack 200. Instead of being concerned by the...
Miller ruled out of rest of Sri Lanka series
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Miller ruled out of rest of Sri Lanka series

February 3rd, 2017 | by admin
David Miller, fresh off his second century in three ODI innings, will not be available for the rest of the series against Sri Lanka because of a finger injury. Miller sustained a cut to the little finger of his right hand during...
Miller and du Plessis hundreds set up thumping victory
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Miller and du Plessis hundreds set up thumping victory

February 2nd, 2017 | by admin
South Africa 307 for 6 (Miller 117*, du Plessis 105) beat Sri Lanka 186 (Chandimal 36) Faf du Plessis’ velvet-smooth 105, and David Miller’s mature, unbeaten 117 – replete with finishing fireworks – sent...
Sri Lanka need top order to stand up
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Sri Lanka need top order to stand up

January 31st, 2017 | by admin
Match facts February 1, 2017 Start time 1.30pm local (1130 GMT) Big Picture Eleven innings into this tour now, Sri Lanka have one major question hanging over them still: when will the top order finally fire together? It had been...
Prasanna and Dickwella haul Sri Lanka to series victory
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Prasanna and Dickwella haul Sri Lanka to series victory

January 27th, 2017 | by admin
Sri Lanka 170 for 5 (Dickwella 68, Tahir 3-18) beat South Africa 169 for 5 (de Villiers 63) by five wickets Sri Lanka spoiled AB de Villiers’ comeback by snatching the T20 series from South Africa to claim the first...
De Villiers’ return adds intrigue to series showdown
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De Villiers’ return adds intrigue to series showdown

January 24th, 2017 | by admin
Match facts January 25, 2016 Start time 1800 local (1600 GMT) Big Picture South Africa do not agree (which team that squanders a lead ever does?) but this is the way the series was supposed to end: with everything to play for in...
Limping Mathews seals first SL win on tour
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Limping Mathews seals first SL win on tour

January 22nd, 2017 | by admin
Sri Lanka 119 for 7 (Mathews 54*, Ngidi 4-16) beat South Africa 113 (Sandakan 4-23, Udara 3-13) by three wickets It has taken almost a month but Sri Lanka were finally made to feel welcome in South Africa on an unusually cracked,...
New-look South Africa v battered Sri Lanka in familiar format
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New-look South Africa v battered Sri Lanka in familiar format

January 20th, 2017 | by admin
Match facts January 20, 2017 Start time 1800 local (1600 GMT) Big Picture In a year with no World T20, it would be easy to forget the shortest format exists at international level, but South Africa and Sri Lanka are doing their...