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Tillakaratne Dilshan and Angelo Mathews embrace after Sri Lanka's win, Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 3rd ODI, Dambulla, August 30, 2014 (ESPNCI)


Mahela Jayawardene added 41 with Tillakaratne Dilshan, Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 3rd ODI, Dambulla, August 30, 2014 (ESPNCI)


Kumar Sangakkara walks back for 2, Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 3rd ODI, Dambulla, August 30, 2014 (ESPNCI)


Tillakaratne Dilshan's unbeaten 50 guided Sri Lanka home, Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 3rd ODI, Dambulla, August 30, 2014 (ESPNCI)


Upul Tharanga scored 14, Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 3rd ODI, Dambulla, August 30, 2014 (ESPNCI)


Dhammika Prasad dismissed the openers cheaply, Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 3rd ODI, Dambulla, August 30, 2014 (ESPNCI)


Seekkuge Prasanna wheels away in celebration, Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 3rd ODI, Dambulla, August 30, 2014 (ESPNCI)


Thisara Perera ran through Pakistan's lower middle order, Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 3rd ODI, Dambulla, August 30, 2014 (ESPNCI)


Mahela Jayawardene and Tilakaratne Dilshan celebrate a wicket, Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 3rd ODI, Dambulla, August 30, 2014 (ESPNCI)


Fawad Alam slog sweeps, Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 3rd ODI, Dambulla, August 30, 2014 (ESPNCI)


Lasith Malinga bowled a tight opening spell, Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 3rd ODI, Dambulla, August 30, 2014 (ESPNCI)

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* India meet SL in Asiad opener

Sept 01 (PTI) India men will face Sri Lanka in their tournament opener while the eves will be up against Thailand in their first match of the hockey competition at the 17th Asian Games to be held in Incheon, South Korea from September 19 to October 4. The Sardar Singh-led Indian men’s hockey team will open the Asian Games campaign against the island nation on September 21 while the eves will play their first match the next day on September 22. In the men’s competition, India are placed in Pool B along side arch rivals Pakistan, Oman, China and Sri Lanka.
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* Zimbabwe beat Australia after 31 years

Sept 01 (ESPNCI) In the 30th ODI meeting between these sides, Zimbabwe did what they had not for 31 years and beat Australia. The captain Elton Chigumbura engineered the chase that changed 11,406 days of history, after his spinners had applied a stranglehold that kept Australia to their lowest total against Zimbabwe, and achieved only their second win against these opponents. Chigumbura's opposite number, Michael Clarke, battled a hamstring niggle that ruled him out of the rest of the tri-series, and held his side together on a spin-friendly surface on which none of the other Australian batsmen settled.
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* The all-new national cricket board rankings

Sept 01 (ESPNCI) The recent news that Angelo Mathews is officially the world's third-best Test batsmen saw many supporters' eyebrows raised to Warnean levels. The surprise in some quarters stirred much debate and proved once again that where there's a list, there's some cricket fans squabbling over it. On this basis, it's a bit short-sighted of the ICC to limit their ratings to only players and teams, so here, to provoke discussion, are the first ever International Board Rankings.
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* India confirmed as number-one ranked ODI side

Sept 01 (ICC) World champion India has been confirmed as the number-one ranked side in the Reliance ICC ODI Team Rankings following Zimbabwe’s three wickets victory over Australia in a triangular series match in Harare on Sunday. India had joined Australia on top of the table after winning the third ODI in Nottingham on 30 August at 114 ratings points, but took sole possession at the coveted number-one spot after Zimbabwe recorded its first victory over Australia in 31 years.
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