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Cricket: Sri Lanka wins first ODI series over Australia since 2010

Sri Lanka edged Australia by four runs in the fourth ODI to seal an unassailable 3-1 lead in the five-match series in Colombo today (June 21).

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Cricket: Pathum Nissanka’s Century Gives Sri Lanka 2-1 Series Lead vs Australia

Cricket: Pathum Nissanka’s magnificent maiden one day international (ODI) century (100 runs) powered Sri Lanka to a six-wicket win in the third ODI of the five-match series against Australia on Sunday at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

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Sri Lanka beat Australia in thriller to level series 1-1

Fast bowler Chamika Karunaratne led an inspired Sri Lankan attack to pull off a thrilling 26-run win over Australia in the rain-hit second one-day international on Thursday.

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Shanaka gives Sri Lanka 4-wicket win over Australia in T20

Dasun Shanaka scored a quickfire half century under pressure to help Sri Lanka pull off a four-wicket win over Australia in the third T20 international on Saturday.

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Australian players back UN appeal for crisis-hit Sri Lanka

The visiting Australian cricket team on Thursday threw their support behind a United Nations appeal to buy urgently needed food and life-saving medicines for Sri Lanka, which is currently undergoing a spiralling economic crisis.

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Sri Lanka Cricket to donate ticket sales revenue from Australia series

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) says that all revenue from ticket sales for the Australian tour of Sri Lanka will be handed over to the Sports Ministry to be used for the welfare of the public affected by the current economic crisis.

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Australia coach out with COVID for start of Sri Lanka tour

New head coach Andrew McDonald will miss the start of Australia’s cricket tour to Sri Lanka after testing positive for COVID-19.

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Sri Lanka to propose for transfer of Asia Cup 2022 venue

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) is expected to propose to the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) to shift the Asia Cup, scheduled from August 27 to September 11, out of the country as the island is currently reeling under the economic and political crisis.

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Yupun Abeykoon sets new national and South Asian record

Sri Lanka’s Yupun Abeykoon has set a new national record and a South Asian record in the men’s 200 metres during an athletic meet held in Italy yesterday (May 22).

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Former Australia all-rounder Andrew Symonds killed in car crash

Former Australian test cricketer and two-time World Cup winner Andrew Symonds has died following a car accident in Queensland, Cricket Australia confirmed on Sunday.

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Sri Lanka wins toss and bats in 1st test against Bangladesh

Sri Lanka captain Dimuth Karunaratne won the toss and elected to bat first in the opening test of the two-match series on Sunday.

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Australia names full-strength squads for Sri Lanka tour

Australia will be at close to full strength for all three legs of its Sri Lankan tour as 34 players were named Friday for the all-format matches in June and July.

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Yupun Abeykoon records fastest time in Asia for 150 metres

Sri Lanka’s sprinter Yupun Abeykoon has surpassed the Asian fastest time in the 150 metres, at a meet held in Italy on Sunday (April 24) by finishing the event in 15.16 seconds beating the previous fastest time (15.35 secs) set by Japan’s Yoshihide Kiryu in 2017.

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IPL 2022: Rajasthan Royals appoint Lasith Malinga as fast bowling coach ahead of new season

Rajasthan Royals on Friday announced the appointment of Sri Lanka legend Lasith Malinga as the franchise’s Fast Bowling Coach ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022.

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Australia cricket legend Shane Warne dies of suspected heart attack

Australia cricket legend and the greatest leg-spinner of all-time, Shane Warne, has died, aged 52.

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Wanindu Hasaranga ruled out of T20I series against India

Sri Lankan all-rounder Wanindu Hasaranga has been ruled out of the three-match T20 series starting tomorrow (February 24).

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