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Australians score lowest total in a home test in 32 years

Australia have been bowled out for just 85 runs on the first day of the second Test against South Africa at Hobart which is their lowest total in a home test in 32 years.

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Sri Lanka wins men's team event in World Carrom Championship

 

Sri Lanka's Chamil Cooray and Nishantha Fernando have won the men's group event of the 2016 World Carrom Championship. It is being held at Badshah Palace in Birmingham UK. A total of 23 countries are taking part in the event.

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Zimbabwe's fight ends in 225-run SL win


Sri Lanka ended Zimbabwe’s day-long resistance seven overs from the end of play to grab victory by 225 runs on the final day of the first test at the Harare Sports Club on yesterday. Zimbabwe were bowled for 186 runs in their second innings within sight of what would have been a morale boosting draw.

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Sri Lanka were 247 runs for 6 wickets of the 4th day in the 2nd innings of the 1st test against Zimbabwe being played in Harare.

Sri Lanka were 247 runs for 6 wickets of the 4th day in the 2nd innings of the 1st test against Zimbabwe being played in Harare. The match was halted due to rain Zimbabwe were 373 runs in the first innings. Sri Lanka lead by 411 runs by wickets 4 remaining.

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House of Diego Maradona turns into museum

The house of Argentina’s football legend Diego Maradona has been turned into a museum in the country’s capital Buenos Aires. A former manager of a football team, where Maradona had his first contract, restored the home where the footballer lived between the years of 1978 and 1980.

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Rangana Herath set for late captaincy debut in Zimbabwe's 100th Test.

Sri Lanka will look to maintain a clean sheet when they take on Zimbabwe in the first Test between the nations at Harare today. Sri Lankan spinner Rangana Herath is set for late captaincy debut in Zimbabwe's 100thTest.

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Sri Lanka cricket will be developed under three year plan.

Chairman of Sri Lanka Cricket Thilanga Sumathipala says three year plan has been implemented to develop cricket in Sri Lanka. The amount paid to the national players at an international match win has also been increased.

Bangladesh misses opportunity to re-write Test cricket history

Bangladesh missed an opportunity to re-write Test cricket history as they were beaten by 22 runs in the 1st Test against England played at Chittagong. Batting first after winning the toss England scored 293 runs all out in their 1st innings. In reply Bangladeshis were only able to score 248 runs all out in their 1st innings. Then England set
a target of 286 runs for Bangladesh after scoring 240 runs all out in their 2nd innings thanks to a great knock by Ben Stokes who scored 85 runs.

Bangladeshis were within the victory margin on the final day of the match as they only required 33 runs for victory although they were 8 wickets down. Ben Stokes who was in the action again by taking the rest of the wickets in two consecutive balls, his 5th and 6th wicket of the match respectively. Eventually he was named as the man of the match. Debutant Sabbir Rahaman's attempt to win the match went in vain as he remained unbeaten on 64. Had the Bangladesh won the match they would have become the youngest Test playing nation to beat England.

Western Province became the champion of the all island school sports festival


The Western Province became the champion of the all island school sports festival with 855 points. The Central province became the runner up with 815. Sabaragamuwa province became the 3rd place. 14 new record were set up at this sports festival which was held in Bogambara grounds in Kandy for the last five days.

Sri Lanka A team wins the 1st unofficial Test against West Indies A

Sri Lanka A has won the 1st unofficial Test against West Indies A played at R. Premadasa stadium in Colombo by 7 wickets. The Windies who won the toss and elected to bat first scored 276 runs all out for their 1st innings. In reply Sri Lanka scored 386 runs all out thanks to a fine century by skipper Dimuth Karunarathne who made 131. The West Indies were bowled out for 175 runs in their
2nd innings earlier today. Sri Lankan 'A' team reached the winning target of 67 runs loosing just 3 wickets.

Sri Lanka A now leads the 3-match series 1-nil.

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