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Virat and Anushka unfurl Marriage Knot

December 13, 2017

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Afghanistan in Breakthrough: Awarded Test Match vs India

December 13, 2017

Bipin Dani, in Observer, 13 December 2017
Former India cricketer Salim Durani completed 83 years on Monday. He had reason to remember his 84th birthday on two counts.  First, Team India captain Virat Kohli married to Anushka Sharma on this day. Secondly, on this same day, the Indian cricket board has announced that Afghanistan would play its inaugural Test against India. 

 

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Comments on Sri Lanka’s First ODI Win at Dharamsala

December 13, 2017

It is s -evident that wining the toss and bowling first was a central factor in this victory. Rumesh Ratnayake was savvy enough to note this, but va idly praised the pace trio’s efforts. Michael Roberts

Rex Clementine: Ratnayake praises fast bowlers’ effort,” Island, 13 December 2017

Sri Lanka’s Fast Bowling coach Rumesh Ratnayake has praised the efforts of his bowlers that enabled Sri Lanka to take a 1-0 lead in the ongoing three-match series against India. Spearheaded by Suranga Lakmal, the seamers did a fine job to bowl out India for 112 runs in Dharamsala on Sunday and the tourists went on to secure a seven-wicket win. Read the rest of this entry »

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Grit At Last: Thawfeeq and Clementine on How Lanka drew Third Test on Day Five

December 7, 2017

Sa’adi Thawfeeq, in Daily News, 7 Dec 2017,  with title “Sri Lanka batting displays gumption to draw final Test”

Wednesday: The Sri Lankan batting which has been spineless in the last five Tests against India finally displayed its true colours to bat out the entire fifth and final day and deny the number one ranked Test team victory in the third and final cricket Test played at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium on Wednesday.

Dhannajaya & Roshen take a run

Set an improbable target of 410 to chase in the fourth innings, Sri Lanka finished on 299 for five wickets to earn an honourable draw. The match was called off in mutual consent between the two teams at the final drinks break at 4 pm. Read the rest of this entry »

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Millionaire Cricketers: The Top Ten

December 2, 2017

SEE https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox/16016600b592c39f?projector=1

1. Sachin Tendulkar  = US$ 118 million

2. Mahendra Singh Dhoni = US$ 103 million

3. Ricky Ponting =     US$ 65 million Read the rest of this entry »

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Cricket Here, There and Everywhere –It is Sri Lanka

December 2, 2017

Swimming Cricket?  …. well maybe just beach cricket – Pic by Nick Plaister …. https://cricketique.wordpress.com/2011/04/page/2/

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Sri Lanka vs Australia, Kennington Oval, June 1975

December 1, 2017

From Janashakthi Book of Cricket, 1996, pp. 349-51.

Sri Lanka made its debut in  the Prudential Tournament in England in June 1975. It did so by invitation together with East Africa.  On the 11th Sri Lanka met Australia at The Oval. It was not an auspicious beginning, Sri Lanka losing by 53 runs. But the Sri Lankans impressed with their batting.

Duleep Mendis hooks Tennekoon hooks

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