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Sri Lanka players celebrate after getting the last West Indies wicket • Nov 24, 2021 © Associated Press

Dimuth Karunaratne shakes hands with Kraigg Brathwaite after the match • Nov 24, 2021 © Associated Press

Lasith Embuldeniya removed Joshua Da Silva • Nov 24, 2021 © Associated Press

Ramesh Mendis appeals for a wicket • Nov 24, 2021 © Associated Press

Lasith Embuldeniya celebrates with team-mates after dismissing Roston Chase • Nov 23, 2021 © AFP/Getty Images

Ramesh Mendis is thrilled after bagging Kraigg Brathwaite for a duck • Nov 23, 2021 © Associated Press

Angelo Mathews powers one away to the off side • Nov 23, 2021 © AFP/Getty Images

Dimuth Karunaratne lines up a pull • Nov 23, 2021 © AFP/Getty Images

Angelo Mathews and Dimuth Karunaratne bump fists after the latter reached fifty • Nov 23, 2021 © AFP/Getty Images

Angelo Mathews leans into a drive • Nov 23, 2021 © AFP/Getty Images

Dimuth Karunaratne tucks the ball fine on the leg side • Nov 23, 2021 © AFP/Getty Images

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* Can West Indies spark comeback in spin-haven Galle?

Nov 28 (ESPNCI) How do you solve a problem like Galle? Well, winning the toss and batting first would be a start. But what else can you do? The fact is, there are few grounds in world cricket where the toss plays such a significant role - on pitches that are known for taking exponential turn as the game wears on
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* Six Sri Lanka women players test positive for COVID-19 in Zimbabwe

Nov 28 (Reuters) Six Sri Lanka women cricketers who took part in a World Cup qualifying tournament in Zimbabwe have tested positive for COVID-19, the Asian country’s cricket board said on Sunday.
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* ICC Women’s CWC Qualifier in Zimbabwe abandoned amid Covid-related uncertainty

Nov 27 (ICC) The ongoing ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2021 in Zimbabwe has been abandoned. The tournament, scheduled to be played till 5 December, would have decided the final three spots for the ICC Women’s World Cup in New Zealand next year as well as the remaining two berths in the next cycle of the ICC Women’s Championship.
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* Dimuth Karunaratne sets sights on ‘peak form’, 10,000 runs and 100 Tests

Nov 27 (ESPNCI) He has scored 854 Test runs at an average of 77.63 in 2021, but as good as he has been this year, Dimuth Karunaratne has bigger goals in mind. Of Sri Lanka’s Test batters, only Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene have hit more than 10,000 runs. Karunaratne only has 5406 in the bank at present, but wants to be Sri Lanka’s first opener with a five-figure tally to his name.
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* Dinesh Chandimal ‘hopes to give it everything’ to revive career

Nov 28 (ESPNCI) Dinesh Chandimal has had an unusual Test career. He has 11 Test hundreds, which in this side is equal to Angelo Mathews’ tally, and fewer only than Dimuth Karunaratne’s 13, and yet he had been left out of the XI in the previous series against Bangladesh.
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* Pakistan unscathed after bowling Bangladesh out for 330

Nov 27 (ICC) Pakistan finished day two on 145/0, trailing by 185 runs, after bowling Bangladesh out in the first session for 330. Pakistan openers Abid Ali (93*) and Abdullah Shafique (52*) helped the visitors gain control of the match
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* Tom Harrison believes ‘earthquake’ can accelerate change as ECB unveil plan to tackle racism

Nov 27 (ESPNCI) Tom Harrison, the ECB chief executive, says that the "earthquake" of revelations surrounding institutional racism in English cricket could prove to be the catalyst for long-overdue change within the sport, as the board on Friday unveiled its five-point action plan in response to the crisis.
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