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Isuru Udana gave the first breakthrough by dismissing Jonny Bairstow , England vs Sri Lanka, 3rd T20I, Southamptoon, June 26, 2021 (ESPNCI)


Praveen Jayawickrama claimed match figures of 11 for 178 on debut, Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh, 2nd Test, Pallekele, 5th day, May 3, 2021 (ESPNCI)


Dimuth Karunaratne was adjudged the Player of the Series, Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh, 2nd Test, Pallekele, 5th day, May 3, 2021 (ESPNCI)


The Sri Lankan players appeal for the wicket of Liton Das, Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh, 2nd Test, Pallekele, 5th day, May 3, 2021 (ESPNCI)


Sri Lanka’s close-in fielders pile on the pressure against Mushfiqur Rahim, Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh, 2nd Test, Pallekele, 4th day, May 2, 2021 (ESPNCI)


Ramesh Mendis celebrates a wicket, Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh, 2nd Test, Pallekele, 4th day, May 2, 2021 (ESPNCI)


Praveen Jayawickrama made an astounding Test debut, Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh, 2nd Test, Pallekele, 4th day, May 2, 2021 (ESPNCI)


Niroshan Dickwella sweeps, Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh, 2nd Test, Pallekele, 4th day, May 2, 2021 (ESPNCI)


Bangladesh celebrate the wicket of Angelo Mathews, Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh, 2nd Test, Pallekele, 4th day, May 2, 2021 (ESPNCI)


Dimuth Karunaratne goes for the pull, Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh, 2nd Test, Pallekele, 4th day, May 2, 2021 (ESPNCI)

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* Disciplinary committee recommends lengthy ban for three Sri Lankan players for breaching bio-secure bubble

July 29 (CP) Colombo- A disciplinary committee has found three Sri Lankan players guilty on Thursday for leaving their hotel and breaching the bio-secure bubble during their tour in England last month and recommended lengthy suspensions from all forms of cricket.
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* Tokyo Olympics: Sunisa Lee and Caeleb Dressel take gold; Simone Biles in gymnastics stands

July 29 (BBC) American Sunisa Lee won gymnastics all-around gold as defending champion Simone Biles celebrated in the stands following her withdrawal from the event. The United States also enjoyed success in the pool on day six of Tokyo 2020, with Caeleb Dressel continuing his pursuit of six gold medals by earning his first individual Olympic title.
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* Avishka Fernando, Minod Bhanuka begin Sri Lanka’s chase of 82

July 29 (HT) Team India suffered a horrendous batting collapse as they were restricted to 81/8 - their third-lowest T20I total - in the final T20I against Sri Lanka. The visitors opted to bat first but failed to set a challenging target as the Lankan bowlers wreaked havoc
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* Dhananjaya de Silva on batting long: ‘This is what I’m meant to do for the team’

July 29 (ESPNCI) Bat long and take the game deep. These were the things Dhananjaya de Silva was telling himself during his match-winning 40 not out off 34 balls on Wednesday when he helped deliver Sri Lanka’s first T20I victory in six matches.
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* Birthday boy Hasaranga steers Sri Lanka to T20 series win over India

July 29 (Reuters) Spinner Wanindu Hasaranga celebrated his birthday by taking four wickets as Sri Lanka beat India by seven wickets and took the three-match Twenty20 series 2-1 in Colombo on Thursday, securing their first series win in the format since 2019.
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* Sri Lanka beat India by 7 wickets to clinch series 2-1

July 29 (HT) Dasun Shanaka’s Sri Lanka defeated India by 7 wickets in the final T20I to win the 3-match series 2-1. Indian leg-spinner Rahul Chahar was the only wicket-taker for the visitors as he returned with three wickets to his credit. Earlier, Team India suffered a horrendous batting collapse
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* Shaw, Suryakumar, Hardik, Chahal among India players in isolation

July 29 (ESPNCI) Prithvi Shaw, Suryakumar Yadav, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Yuzvendra Chahal, K Gowtham, and Deepak Chahar are the eight players identified as close contacts of Krunal Pandya, who tested positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday. Although all eight have tested negative for the virus,
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* Simone Biles: American gymnast praised for ‘prioritising mental wellness’

July 28 (BBC) American gymnast Simone Biles was praised for prioritising "mental wellness over all else" after pulling out of the Olympic women’s team final. The head of the US Olympic team, many gymnasts, and other sportspeople were among those to praise Biles’ decision.
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