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The victorious Sri Lankan team with the trophy, Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe, only Test, 5th day, Colombo, July 18, 2017 (ESPNCI)


Dinesh Chandimal and Graeme Cremer shake hands after the match, Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe, only Test, 5th day, Colombo, July 18, 2017 (ESPNCI)


Dilruwan Perera and Dinesh Chandimal are all smiles after Sri Lanka's win, Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe, only Test, 5th day, Colombo, July 18, 2017 (ESPNCI)


Dilruwan Perera and Asela Gunaratne celebrate after steering Sri Lanka to victory, Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe, only Test, 5th day, Colombo, July 18, 2017 (ESPNCI)


Dilruwan Perera punches the air after hitting the winning runs, Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe, only Test, 5th day, Colombo, July 18, 2017 (ESPNCI)


Niroshan Dickwella lobbed a catch to the keeper attempting a reverse sweep, Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe, only Test, 5th day, Colombo, July 18, 2017 (ESPNCI)


Asela Gunaratne acknowledges his fifty, Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe, only Test, 5th day, Colombo, July 18, 2017 (ESPNCI)


Niroshan Dickwella and Asela Gunaratne added 121 for the sixth wicket, Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe, only Test, 5th day, Colombo, July 18, 2017 (ESPNCI)


Kusal Mendis top-edged a sweep to mid-on, Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe, only Test, 5th day, Colombo, July 18, 2017 (ESPNCI)

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* Tharanga wants patience and support from Sri Lanka fans after India debacle

Aug 15 (AOL) Sri Lanka white-ball captain Upul Tharanga has called for patience and support from the fans following their humiliating Test series defeat to India. Tharanga will lead Sri Lanka in five one-day internationals and one Twenty20 clash against India, having been whitewashed in the three Tests under the stewardship of red-ball skipper Dinesh Chandimal.
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* 2003 Lahore attack victim Tharanga Paranvitana advises Sri Lanka to concentrate on cricket in Pakistan

Aug 15 (CC) As Sri Lanka gave a go-ahead to the first Pakistan tour since the incidence, Paranavitana advised the cricketers to bury the past and focus only on cricket. One cricket tour that Sri Lanka will never be able to forget is that of 2009, to Pakistan.
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* 'Worst series loss of my career' - Chandimal

Aug 15 (ESPNCI) In a year of woe for Sri Lanka, another captain has labeled another series loss the worst of his career. Dinesh Chandimal, in only his second series at the helm, lamented the 0-3 beating at India's hands. Barely a month ago, Angelo Mathews had said the ODI series loss to Zimbabwe had been "one of the lowest points" of his own career, and not long after he ended up stepping down.
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* Thisara, Siriwardana return to ODI squad

Aug 15 (ESPNCI) Sri Lanka have recalled allrounders Thisara Perera and Milinda Siriwardana to their ODI squad for the five-match series against India. They have also included the left-arm spinner Malinda Pushpakumara and the left-arm seamer Vishwa Fernando, who were part of their bowling attack in the just-concluded Test series against India, but are yet to make their ODI debuts.
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* Arjuna Ranatunga slams Sri Lanka board over 3-0 whitewash by India

Aug 15 (ZN) Colombo- Former skipper Arjuna Ranatunga blamed Sri Lanka`s cricket board Tuesday for the squad`s crushing three-Test series whitewash on home soil against India. Ranatunga said Sri Lanka`s XI could not be faulted for the humiliating 3-0 drubbing described by skipper Dinesh Chandimal as the worst series of his career, but squared the blame entirely with management.
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