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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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* England win second Test to seal Sri Lanka series

Nov 18 (AFP) Jack Leach's first five-wicket haul clinched an overwhelming win for England in the second Test against Sri Lanka on Sunday that sealed the series with a match to go. England needed just 30 minutes on the fifth day to take the final three wickets .
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* Angelo Mathews still hurt by ODI axing as he lets 'bat do the talking'

Nov 17 (ESPNCI) A week after coach Chandika Hathurusingha praised the progress Angelo Mathews had made on his fitness and attitude since being axed from the ODI team, Mathews has claimed that his preparation for the ongoing Tests, in which he has now hit three half-centuries in four innings, was no different than usual.
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* Brilliant but a bit bonkers: How Joe Root's rollicking hundred marks the end of England's history

Nov 17 (ESPNCI) The Test captaincy of England is not like the Test captaincy of Sri Lanka. On the smaller island, the captaincy is a vexed and volatile thing, thrust upon you on Monday, snatched from your grasp the next week, with a raucous win, a haunting defeat, a disciplinary suspension and a furious war with the board in between. When a new captain is appointed, you may not know whether they will be very good
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* England close in on series win despite Angelo Mathews defiance

Nov 17 (ESPNCI) At tea, this was shaping to be a classic. Sri Lanka needed 82 to win, with five wickets in hand, and Angelo Mathews was batting like the colossus he used to be several years ago. But in the 20 deliveries bowled after tea, England took two monumental strides, and the game's outlook was transformed.
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* ‘Chopping, changing over now’ – India shift focus to World Cup

Nov 17 (ICC) India have 13 one-day international fixtures lined up before the ICC Men’s World Cup 2019, and the final stretch of matches will start when they get to Australia. Prior to the departure for Australia, where India will play three Twenty20 Internationals, four Tests and three one-day internationals – in that order –
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