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Malinda Pushpakumara was hit on the helmet, Sri Lanka v England, 3rd Test, SSC, Colombo, 4th day, November 26, 2018 (ESPNCI)


Kusal Mendis and Roshen Silva put on a century stand, Sri Lanka v England, 3rd Test, SSC, Colombo, 4th day, November 26, 2018 (ESPNCI)


Niroshan Dickwella fell to another close catch from Keaton Jennings, Sri Lanka v England, 3rd Test, SSC, Colombo, 4th day, November 26, 2018 (ESPNCI)


Kusal Mendis was run out by a direct hit from backward square, Sri Lanka v England, 3rd Test, SSC, Colombo, 4th day, November 26, 2018 (ESPNCI)


Roshen Silva frustrated Joe Root and England, Sri Lanka v England, 3rd Test, SSC, Colombo, 4th day, November 26, 2018


Kusal Mendis pulls over midiwicket, Sri Lanka v England, 3rd Test, SSC, Colombo, 4th day, November 26, 2018 (ESPNCI)


Roshen Silva flicks through the leg side, Sri Lanka v England, 3rd Test, SSC, Colombo, 4th day, November 26, 2018 (ESPNCI)


Lakshan Sandakan nicks off to slip, Sri Lanka v England, 3rd Test, SSC, Colombo, 4th day, November 26, 2018 (ESPNCI)

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* Test picks falter as Patterson, Doran slam centuries against Sri Lankans

Jan 18 (ESPNCI) Given the pressure on Australia's selectors at the moment, perhaps it wasn't a surprise: the four batsmen picked in the Test squad against Sri Lanka made 40 runs between them and one overlooked batsman scored 157. Joe Burns, Marnus Labuschagne and Matt Renshaw all fell for single-digit scores, while Will Pucovski made 23,
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* SLC elections postponed to February 21

Jan 18 (ESPNCI) Sri Lanka Cricket elections, which were set to be held on February 7, 2019, have been postponed by another two weeks to February 21. The move comes as a result of a technical error in the Sinhala to English translation of the gazette which empowers Sri Lanka's sports minister to appoint an advisory committee to hear election-related appeals.
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* Lord's redevelopment: MCC gets planning permission for £50m Compton & Edrich Stands

Jan 17 (BBC) Lord's is set for a £50m redevelopment after owners Marylebone Cricket Club were granted planning permission to replace two stands. The Compton and Edrich stands at the Nursery End of the London ground will be replaced by new three-tier stands.
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* Relief for Sri Lanka as Mendis cleared of serious injury

Jan 18 (ESPNCI) An X-ray has cleared Kusal Mendis of any serious injury, after he had taken a fierce blow while fielding at short leg on the first day of the tour game against the Cricket Australia XI, in Hobart.* A powerful sweep from Jake Doran hit Mendis during the middle session of the day-night match and having been in considerable pain, he quickly left the field for treatment.
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* Australia’s top order skittled in tour match against Sri Lanka

Jan 17 (News.com) Another day, another under whelming performance from Australia’s top order batsmen, this time against Sri Lanka in a tour match in Hobart. Skipper Joe Burns won the toss and chose to bat at Blundstone Arena but as has been the case all summer it didn’t take long for Australia’s batsmen to stumble.
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* Stuart Broad trials new action, warms-up with hat-trick

Jan 17 (ICC) Stuart Broad, the England pacer, picked up a hat-trick in his team's first two-day practice match on their tour of the West Indies. It capped off a satisfying warm-up for the visitors against CWI President's XI, with Joe Root and Ben Stokes making fifties, and the bowlers taking 19 wickets
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