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Dhananjaya de Silva found his fluency with the bat, Sri Lanka v South Africa, Only T20I, Colombo, August 14, 2018 (ESPNCI)

Dinesh Chandimal sets off for a run, Sri Lanka v South Africa, Only T20I, Colombo, August 14, 2018 (ESPNCI)

Junior Dala sent Dhananjaya de Silva back (ESPNCI)

Fans celebrated holding their phone torches up at the Premadasa (ESPNCI)

Lakshan Sandakan appeals for a wicket (ESPNCI)

Dhananjaya de Silva reacts after dismissing JP Duminy

Heinrich Klaasen cuts through the covers, Sri Lanka v South Africa, Only T20I, Colombo, August 14, 2018 (ESPNCI)

Akila Dananjaya celebrates Reeza Hendricks' wicket, Sri Lanka v South Africa, Only T20I, Colombo, August 14, 2018 (ESPNCI)

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* India's batting struggles down to extreme conditions

Aug 17 (ESPNCI) In five Tests in South Africa and England this year, India's fast bowlers have collectively taken 69 wickets at an average of 24.75. All five frontline quicks India have played - Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Umesh Yadav - average below 26 across the two tours, and have strike rates of less than 50. These are rare and spectacular numbers.
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* Akila Dananjaya leading Sri Lanka's wrist spin revolution

Aug 16 (Sports 360) COLOMBO- Itís all about wrist spin at the moment in limited overs cricket. Finger spinners have been all but booted out of white-ball cricket with only those who bat well remaining in the picture. Having said that, just because you bowl wrist spin doesnít mean you will succeed.
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* AJIT WADEKAR 1941-2018 'A father figure and a shrewd tactician'

Aug 16 (ESPNCI) Ajit Wadekar donned many hats over the years in Indian cricket, having served as captain, coach, and chief selector. The cricketing fraternity tweeted their tributes following his death, aged 77, in Mumbai on Wednesday.
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* SLC T20 League Managers appointment

Aug 16 (SLC) COLOMBO- Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce the appointment of Vinothan John, Priyantha Udayaratne, Nalinda Ilangakoon and Gajaba Pitigala as the Managers of the ĎFour Teamísí competing in the upcoming SLC T20 league. Accordingly, Vinothan John, who represented Sri Lanka in both ODIs and Test matches will manage the Dambulla Team.
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* Sri Lanka Emerging Team win by 2 wickets in 3-nil clean sweep

Aug 16 (SLC) Sri Lanka Emerging Team chased down a victory target of 224 runs winning the third and final unofficial 50-over one-day match by two wickets with seven balls to spare in a 3-nil clean sweep over South Africa Emerging Team at the Sinhalese Sports Club grounds on Tuesday.
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* 'He will be one of the first names on the teamsheet' Ė Buttler on Stokes' return

Aug 16 (ICC0 Jos Buttler is delighted to have team-mate Ben Stokes back in the fold for England ahead of the third Test against India at Trent Bridge. Chris Woakes did phenomenally well in Stokes' absence at Lord's, notching a maiden Test hundred,
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