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The Sri Lankan team after wrapping up the series against Pakistan, Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Dubai, 5th day, October 10, 2017 (ESPNCI)


Lahiru Gamage screams in celebration, Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Dubai, 5th day, October 10, 2017 (ESPNCI)


Sri Lanka appeal against Mohammad Amir, Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Dubai, 5th day, October 10, 2017 (ESPNCI)


Dilruwan Perera takes off in celebration after taking a wicket, Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Dubai, 5th day, October 10, 2017 (ESPNCI)


Dilruwan Perera had Mohammad Amir lbw, Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Dubai, 5th day, October 10, 2017 (ESPNCI)


Dilruwan Perera had Haris Sohail caught behind, Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Dubai, 4th day, October 9, 2017 (ESPNCI)


Niroshan Dickwella jumps in joy after pouching Haris Sohail, Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Dubai, 4th day, October 9, 2017 (ESPNCI)


The Sri Lankan players get together after asking for a review, Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Dubai, 2nd day, October 7, 2017 (ESPNCI)


Suranga Lakmal rues a missed opportunity, Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Dubai, 2nd day, October 7, 2017 (ESPNCI)

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* Unchanged Zimbabwe bat; Sandakan replaces Hasaranga

Jan 21 (ESPNCI) Zimbabwe chose to bat on a fresh Mirpur surface expected to favour batting. Graeme Cremer, their captain, said the surface may also get more difficult to score on as the game goes on. Zimbabwe had also batted first in the first game between these sides, and won by 12 runs. Sri Lanka chose to beef up their spin attack, bringing in left-arm wristspinner Lakshan Sandakan at the expense of legspinning-allrounder Wanindu Hasaranga.
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* Zimbabwe wary of Sri Lanka's ability to bounce back

Jan 20 (CB) Zimbabwea's Craig Ervine said on Saturday that they are taking inspiration from the series win against Sri Lanka ahead of their crucial encounter against the Islanders in the ongoing tri-nation tournament. If Zimbabwe beat Sri Lanka, they will go through to the final, inflicting a third loss on Sri Lanka.
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* Morgan pulls strings to tie down Australia

Jan 20 (ESPNCI) Australia's openers had not scorched away from England on a hot Brisbane afternoon, with Chris Woakes providing much better early control than at the MCG, but after nine overs David Warner and Aaron Finch had reached a useful 54 without loss. That's when Morgan went off from what might have been perceived as the standard script:
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* Bruised Sri Lanka battle to stay alive

jan 20 (ESPNCI) Expectations of this Sri Lanka team were not high. They had spent much of 2017 losing lavishly in all corners of the world, dropping catches, batting like dolts, and bowling with little venom. Yet, even by those standards, this has been a dire start to the new year. They are yet to win a match in a tri-series featuring the sixth and tenth-ranked sides. If they lose this next game, they will have crashed out.
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* Afghanistan better prepared for Test debut than Sri Lanka and Bangladesh were, says Dean Jones

Jan 20 (YS) Cricket in Afghanistan has been on the rise for years now. From budding cricketers first learning the sport in the refugee camps along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border to a professional team making an appearance in the ICC World T20, cricket has come a long way in the war-torn nation.
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