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Three Different Headlines for Sri Lanka-Afghanistan Match

June 5, 2019

“Madness beats joy as Afghanistan miss their big chance against Sri Lanka” — Jarrod Kimber, ESPN staff

Mohammad Nabi celebrates a wicket Getty Images

“Lasith Malinga grabs the limelight but Nuwan Pradeep turns the Game  — Sharda UgraSenior editor, ESPNcricinfo

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Even-Stevens between Afghanistan and Sri Lanka?

June 4, 2019

Ankur Dhawan, in ESPNcricnfo, 3 June 2019, where the title is   “Can improving Afghanistan exploit Sri Lanka’s vulnerabilities?”

Bookmakers are offering near-equal odds on the Sri Lanka-Afghanistan contest in Cardiff, and although there was no way of calling this four years ago, when Sri Lanka were contenders until being blown away by South Africa in Sydney, things are a little different now, especially after their walloping at New Zealand’s hands last week. And don’t forget what happened last year, when Afghanistan knocked Sri Lanka out of the Asia Cup.

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Shattering Collapse at Cardiff by Sri Lanka gives England a Test Win – in 2011

June 1, 2019

https://www.bbc.com/sport/cricket/13593906

Phil Dawkes in BBC Sport, 13 May 2011, with this title  “Sri Lanka batting collapse hands England shock victory”

Chris Tremlett and Graeme Swann bowled England to a remarkable innings victory after Sri Lanka were bowled out for 82 in the first Test in Cardiff.A draw seemed likely after rain delayed the start of day five until 1500 BST. But England declared after two overs on 496-5, a first-innings lead of 96, as soon as Ian Bell reached his century.

Tremlett (4-40) grabbed two early wickets, before he and Swann (4-16) combined to tear through the tourists, with Stuart Broad finishing them off. With the last eight wickets falling in just over an hour after the tea interval, it left England victorious by an innings and 14 runs.

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Sri Lanka Under 19 run out for 234 by Pakistan in Hambantota

May 26, 2019

Four of the nine batsmen were run out when Sri Lanka UNDER 19 scored 234 runs for 9 wkts in their fifty-over match vs Pakistan at Hambantota …. and THEN Pakistan tried to outdo them: they managed three run-outs out of ten wkts in making 208 all out!

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Ten Best Cameo Innings in 2019 IPL

May 13, 2019

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The 12th season of the IPL ended on Sunday with table-toppers Mumbai Indiansbeating defending champions Chennai Super Kings in the final by one run, to claim their record fourth IPL championship.  Beyond the hundreds and half-centuries that many players scored, there were smaller innings that made headlines for their ferocity in the face of the odds. Here’s a look at the 10 best cameos of IPL 2019 that set up or finished matches:

1 Kieron Pollard 41* off 25 balls, MI vs CSK, IPL final

After a good start powered by Quinton de Kock, MI lost their openers in successive overs and as boundaries dried up and wickets kept falling, it looked as if CSK would keep their opponents to around 130. But thanks to Kieron Pollard, who hit three sixes in his 41 not out off 25 balls, MI ended up with a total of 148/9.In an innings in which the best score was de Kock’s 29, Pollard getting those vital runs proved massive in a one-run win for MI.

Best matches of IPL 2019: From Russell to Pollard, the top 10 cameos

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Riveting and Bungling T20 at Cape Town on 19th March 2019 

March 21, 2019

 Michael Roberts

 Fortuitously I watched the thrilling match at Cape Town between Sri Lanka and South Africa on the 19th March – a game which ended in a tie and was resolved by a Super Over battle.

Miller run out via good throw from Kusal Mendis

The tense Super-Over competition is not my idea of thrill – simply not my scenario. For me that was not the high point of the match. It was the Saf collapse from 3 for 117 in the 17th over to 8 for 134 in over twenty (20) which ended the real contest in a TIE that captivated my interest – heightened as it was by Niroshan Dickwella’s failure to hit the stumps from two yards on the last ball. What a Howler!

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When India won the World Cup in England in 1983

March 21, 2019

October 29, 2014: 1983 Till the victory over Zimbabwe, India had looked shaky. After that, under Kapil’s leadership, they had the confidence to overthrow any team that came their way. ©Getty Images

Courtesy of http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/gallery/475151.html

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