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Lahiru Thirimanne is congratulated by Kumar Sangakkara after his century, England v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, Group A, Wellington, March 1, 2015 (ESPNCI)


Kumar Sangakkara shakes hands with Eoin Morgan after the game, England v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, Group A, Wellington, March 1, 2015 (ESPNCI)


Kumar Sangakkara slammed his fastest ODI century, England v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, Group A, Wellington, March 1, 2015 (ESPNCI)


Lahiru Thirimanne roars after becoming the youngest Sri Lankan to score a World Cup century, England v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, Group A, Wellington, March 1, 2015 (ESPNCI)


Kumar Sangakkara pulls on his way to an unbeaten 117, England v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, Group A, Wellington, March 1, 2015 (ESPNCI)


Moeen Ali gets into a tangle with Tillakaratne Dilshan, England v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, Group A, Wellington, March 1, 2015 (ESPNCI)


Rangana Herath went off the field after being struck on his hand, England v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, Group A, Wellington, March 1, 2015 (ESPNCI)


Moeen Ali threw away a start, perishing to Angelo Mathews for 15, England v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, Group A, Wellington, March 1, 2015 (ESPNCI)


Tillakaratne Dilshan completes a diving catch off his own bowling, England v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, Group A, Wellington, March 1, 2015 (ESPNCI)


Suranga Lakmal dives in an attempt to stop Mooen Ali's drive, England v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, Group A, Wellington, March 1, 2015 (ESPNCI)

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* Sri Lanka Cricket sends Seekkuge Prasanna to Australia as a stand by for Rangana Herath

Mar 03 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka's cricket authority, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLA) has sent the all-rounder Seekkuge Prasanna to Australia as a stand by for Rangana Herath, who got injured during match with England Sunday.Herath is in doubt for Sri Lanka's match against Australia on Sunday after he split the skin on the inside of his spinning finger during the England v Sri Lanka match. Herath required four stitches on his index finger and the wound is expected to take 7-10 days to heal.
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* Shahid Afridi joins 8000 ODI Run-Club

Mar 04 (IC) Undoubtedly one of the most charismatic players of Pakistan, Shahid Afridi registered his name into record books reaching the milestone of 8,000 ODI runs in 395 matches. Needing two runs before the Group B fixture clash against United Arab Emirates, Afridi pulled Amjad Javed for a six and in the process getting to 8000-run ODI mark. But Afridi did not stop at the milestone as he played the role of perfect cameo hitting 21 runs off just 8 deliveries to take Pakistan total to 339/6.
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* Seekkuge Prasanna to be flown in as cover for Herath

Mar 03 (ESPNCI) Legspinning allrounder Seekkuge Prasanna will be flown to Australia as cover for the injured Rangana Herath, SLC has said. Herath required four stitches on his spinning finger, which was split as he attempted to take a return chance off Jos Buttler in the 49th over of England's innings on Sunday. He was withdrawn from the attack, and has since been assessed by doctors in both New Zealand and in Sydney, where the team arrived on Monday.
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* Hosts look to inject momentum into slow campaign

Mar 04 (ESPNCI) One win. One washout. One loss. Australia wouldn't have thought that the first half of their World Cup group matches would pan out this way. But you cannot control the weather, which was really bad in Brisbane, and as Michael Clarke said, Australia were beaten by a quality New Zealand side in Auckland. Afghanistan may just run into a keyed-up outfit determined to put that narrow loss behind them.
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* Mashrafe wants victory at all cost

Mar 04 (BDN) The Tigers will take on the Scots at the Saxton Oval in Nelson on Thursday. The match is set to start on 4am Bangladesh time. "Nothing is bigger than a win. Victory will boost confidence. The players will think of raising confidence personally. But to me winning comes first," he said at the pre-match press conference on Wednesday.
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