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Sri Lanka “A” plays against England “A” in the first ODI at Dambulla today.

The first One Day International match between Sri Lanka “A” and England “A” will be played at Rangiri Dambulla international Cricket Stadium today. Ashan Priyanjan will captain the Sri Lankan “A” team. The 2nd ODI will be played on Saturday at Kurunegala.

President declare opens Digana track and field stadium today.

President Maithripala Sirisena today declared open the Digana track and field stadium which has been built as the largest and fully fledged ground of the Central Province. The stadium consists a track, a swimming pool, a pavilion, an indoor training facility, a volleyball court, a netball court and a gymnasium.

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New England captain to seek advice of former skippers.

New England captain Joe Root says he will seek the advice of his predecessors before taking charge for the first time in July. The 26-year-old has replaced Alastair Cook despite only leading in four previous first-class matches. Root told media that it would be silly not to talk to people who have been in this position before. He also added that he may speak to a few people away from cricket to get different perspectives on things

South Africa whitewashed Sri Lanka in the ODI series and topped the international ranking.

South Africa won the 5th and Final ODI against Sri Lanka played at Centurion yesterday. Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to field first. South Africa scored 384 for loss of 6 wickets in the 50 overs.

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South Africa beat Sri Lanka in the 3rd ODI by 7 wickets.

 

South Africa beat Sri Lanka in the 3rd ODI played in Johannesburg yesterday by 7 wickets. Batted first Sri Lanka were all out for 163 runs in 39.2 over. The only successful was Niroshan Dickwella who scored 74. In replay South Africa passed the victory target only loosing 3 wickets in 32 overs. South Africa have now sealed the 5 match series 3 to nil.

3rd ODI between Sri Lanka and South Africa will be played today.

The 3rd ODI between South Africa and Sri Lanka will be played in Johannesburg today. The match scheduled to play 5.00 pm Sri Lankan time. South Africa leads the five match series two to nil at present.

New Zealand claimed a six-run win in a thrilling finish to the Chappell-Hadlee series opener against Australia at Eden Park today.

New Zealand claimed a six-run win in a thrilling finish to the Chappell-Hadlee series opener against Australia at Eden Park today. Chasing 287 for victory, the visitors appeared dead and buried at 67-6 before a brilliant century from all-rounder Marcus Stoinis in only his second one-day international took them to the brink of the most unlikely of triumphs. Stoinis hit 146 not out off just 117 balls, including a remarkable 11 sixes, before Black Caps captain Kane Williamson ran out No 11 Josh Hazlewood from the final ball of the 47th over.

The first ODI between Sri Lanka and South Africa will be played in Port Elizabeth today.

The first ODI between Sri Lanka and South Africa will be played in Port Elizabeth today.  Seekkuge Prasanna was not included for the team. Lahiru Kumara, Vikuma Sanjaya and Jefri Vanderse have been named to the team. The match will begin at 1.30 pm Sri Lankan time.

Sri Lanka won the 3rd T20 against South Africa by 5 wickets.

Sri Lanka won the 3rd T20 against South Africa by 5 wickets. Batting first South Africa scored 169 runs for 5 wickets in their allotted 20 overs. AB de Villiers scored 63 runs while Reeza Hendricks scored 41. In reply Sri Lanka hit the target score with 1 ball remaining.

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South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 19 runs in the first T 20

South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 19 runs in the first T 20 played in at Centurion yesterday. Batting first South Africa scored 126 runs for the loss of 5 wickets.

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