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Australia Under 19 win Two of the Three ODI’s in Sri Lanka

January 8, 2019

AUSTRALIA UNDER-19s IN SRI LANKA YOUTH ODI SERIES

Sri Lanka Under-19s 256/8 (50 ov)
Australia Under-19s 192 (46.3/50 ov)
Sri Lanka Under-19s won by 64 runs
Australia Under-19s 304/5 (50 ov)
Sri Lanka Under-19s 297/9 (50 ov)
Australia Under-19s won by 7 runs
Sri Lanka Under-19s 262/6 (50 ov)
Australia Under-19s 263/3 (47.5/50 ov)
Australia Under-19s won by 7 wickets (with 13 balls remaining)

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Pujara paved the Way for Rishabh Pant’s Century

January 5, 2019

Ian Chappell in WideWorldof Sports, …. https://wwos.nine.com.au/cricket/ian-chappell-australian-has-no-chance-of-beating-india-scg/29789d58-0240-43e7-80d0-659a776192ed

Former Australia captain Ian Chappell says history-making wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant has Cheteshwar Pujara to thank for his record-breaking knock on day two of the SCG. Pant, 21, became the second centurion of India’s marathon first innings before finishing unbeaten on 159, making him the youngest wicketkeeper to hit a Test century in Australia.

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Sixes Galore from Thisara Perera in Losing Cause

January 5, 2019

Thisara Perera hit thirteen sixers … indeed more SIXERs than Fours (13 is to 8 fours) in an amazing innings of 140 runs in 74 balls in a losing cause in the ODI match vs the Kiwis at Mount Maunganui today 5th January 2019 …. . Note this running commentary by the ESPN ‘reporters’

Southee to NLTC Perera, no run, well bowled. Thisara shuffles and Southee sends a bouncer across the channel, straight at his helmet. Ducks under it

Big conference now. They need to stop that single.

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Southee to NLTC Perera, SIX runs, now way! Southee has lost his length completely. Another full toss. Just outside off. A half-step into into the off side and a launch over square leg this time. Unreal stuff.

It’s been 160 runs since Sri Lanka lost their seventh wicket!

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Southee to NLTC Perera, SIX runs, another full toss! Another six! How the tables have turned! New Zealand have no clue where to bowl to him. Outside off, in his zone and he slots it over long-on again!
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Southee to NLTC Perera, no run, beaten. Slower ball at a length outside off, walks across and swings at it but that skids under
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Southee to NLTC Perera, SIX runs, mistimed but another six! Shuffles early this time, gets a high full toss this time. It’s wide and he slices from underneath. The wind carries it. Long-on and long-off converge…and watch it clear the boundary
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Southee to NLTC Perera, SIX runs, suh-weeet! That sound! Wow. A low full toss outside off and it cannot be middled better than that. Doesn’t even need to swing – just a check-punch. It’s far, far over the wide long-on boundary. 96 metres! It’s rolled off somewhere too after landing in the grassbanks. We’re getting a replacement ball

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“God Awful ODI Squad” says Shane the Warne

January 4, 2019

Abhishek Patil in Cricket Age, 4 January 2019, where the title runs “Shane Warne Slams Australian Selectors After ODI Team Announcement”

A fuming Shane Warne slammed the Australian selectors after the One-day International (ODI) squad for the upcoming three-match series against India was announced on Friday. The selectors axed five players — Travis Head, Chris Lynn, D’Arcy Short, Ben McDermott and all-rounder Ashton Agar — on basis of current form. Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins were rested for the limited-over series while Nathan Lyon, Usman Khawaja and veteran Peter Siddle were brought back into the ODI setup.

  Khawaja  

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A New Year Resolution: Sri Lankan Players now Training at Junction Oval in Melbourne

January 1, 2019

Rex Clementine, in Island, 1 January 2019

Saliya Ahangama

Sri Lanka’s Test cricketers will not come back home after the Test leg of the tour of New Zealand that concluded in Christchurch on Sunday and instead will be based in Melbourne, Australia undergoing training ahead of the two match Test series there. Accordingly, Dimuth Karunaratne, Lahiru Thirimanne, Suranga Lakmal, Dilruwan Perera and Roshen Silva will be based in Melbourne for two weeks, SLC’s High Performance Manager Asanka Gurusinha confirmed yesterday.

Thirimanne Roshen Silva

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Lamichane vs Nabi …. Nepal vs Afghganistan…. Raw Youth vs Old Head … in Melbourne Today

January 1, 2019

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Sri Lankan Squads facing Ireland in Lanka this month

January 1, 2019

Item in Daily News, 1 January 2018, = http://www.dailynews.lk/2019/01/01/sports/172815/priyanjan-tharanga-lead-against-ireland-%E2%80%98%E2%80%99

Ashan Priyanjan and Upul Tharanga will captain the respective Sri Lanka ‘A’ sides for the two 4-day unofficial tests and five unofficial ODIs against the touring Ireland ‘A’ team. Former Sri Lanka under 19 cricketer Hashan Dumindu will lead the Board XI side against the tourists in their two-day warm-up match beginning at Katunayake today.

Ashan  Upul

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