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Mushfiqur Rahim calms Suranga Lakmal down after a heated exchange, Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 2nd Test, Colombo, 4th day, March 18, 2017 (ESPNCI)


Dilruwan Perera played the blocking game in the post-tea session, Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 2nd Test, Colombo, 4th day, March 18, 2017 (ESPNCI)


Taijul Islam celebrates with his team-mates after dismissing Rangana Herath, Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 2nd Test, Colombo, 4th day, March 18, 2017 (ESPNCI)


Dimuth Karunaratne raises his bat after scoring his fifth Test century, Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 2nd Test, Colombo, 4th day, March 18, 2017 (ESPNCI)


Dimuth Karunaratne and Kusal Mendis run between the wickets, Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 2nd Test, Colombo, 4th day, March 18, 2017 (ESPNCI)


Dimuth Karunaratne clips the ball square, Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 2nd Test, Colombo, 4th day, March 18, 2017 (ESPNCI)


Kusal Mendis guides one down the leg side, Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 2nd Test, Colombo, 4th day, March 18, 2017 (ESPNCI)

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* Sabbir 72, Mahmudullah 71* in Bangladesh's warm-up defeat

Mar 22 (ESPNCI) Mahmudullah hit an unbeaten 71 off 68 balls and strode into some form in Bangladesh's practice match against the Sri Lanka Board President's XI, but his half-century could not see the visitors through as they lost by two runs, chasing 355. Also making fifties in the high-scoring encounter were Sabbir....
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* Cricket Australia offers to more than double elite women's pay

Mar 21 (BBC) Cricket Australia has offered to more than double what it pays international women players, to around 110,000. The package will allow women a greater chance to be full-time professional cricketers, chief executive James Sutherland said. Men's pay will also be increased under the proposed deal, with internationals to earn 504,000 by 2021-22.
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* Bangladesh take home many positives

Mar 21 (ESPNCI) Bangladesh's captain was the team's best performer when the pressure reached its apex. In Galle, after he was relieved off wicketkeeping duties, he battled hard in both innings with the bat despite the remaining batsmen faltering. In Colombo he was involved in a crucial partnership with Shakib Al Hasan in the first innings and when Bangladesh needed a chaperone in the 191-run chase, he was there too.
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* Aravinda de Silva-led Sri Lanka legends to play 3-match T20 series against Nepali cricketers

Mar 22 (CC) Nepali cricketers are set to host Sri Lankan legends in a three-match T20 series beginning from April 27. The matches will be played on April 27, 29 and May 1 at the Tribhuvan University stadium in Kathmandu. This series is to mark the 60th anniversary of the diplomatic ties between Nepal and Sri Lanka.
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* Jadeja pips Ashwin to No.1, Pujara climbs to second in ICC rankings

Mar 21 (ESPNCI) Ravindra Jadeja has overtaken R Ashwin at the top of the ICC Test rankings for bowlers, after taking nine wickets against Australia in the third Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. Cheteshwar Pujara was also a major gainer as his 202 off 525 balls propelled him above Virat Kohli to become the top-ranked India batsman in Tests. He was at No. 2, behind Australia captain Steven Smith.
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