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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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* Ushan Thivanka sets new Sri Lanka and South Asian record in high jump

May 09 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lankan high Jumper Ushan Thivanka Perera Saturday shattered Sri Lanka’s national record in High Jump and set a new South Asian record, with a top clearance of 2.30 meters (7’ 6 ½").
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* Pakistan setting up another 3-day win in 2nd Harare test

May 09 (HT) Zimbabwe, already in deep trouble after nearly two days in the field, was 52-4 in reply by stumps, trailing by 458 runs, and at risk of losing the test inside three days by an innings, as it did in the first test last week. Abid Ali’s maiden test double century and Nauman Ali’s 97 carried Pakistan to 510-8 declared against an overwhelmed Zimbabwe host on day two of the second test on Saturday.
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* Could Sri Lanka potentially host the remainder of IPL 2021?

May 09 (ESPNCI) Sri Lanka is among the nations vying to host the remainder of the 2021 IPL season - a move that would substantially benefit the finances of Sri Lanka Cricket, should the BCCI agree. SLC has repeatedly attempted to bring the IPL to its shores in previous years, offering as recently as in 2020
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* Indian team to leave for UK on June 2, players will have families for company

May 09 (HT) Indian cricketers will complete an eight-day hard quarantine period in Mumbai before leaving on June 2 for a marathon tour of the United Kingdom, where they will play six Test matches including the marquee World Test Championship final against New Zealand.
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* Virat Kohli and wife Anushka Sharma donate INR 2 crore for India’s Covid-19 fight

May 09 (ESPNCI) India captain Virat Kohli and his wife, actor Anushka Sharma, have donated INR 2 crore (US$ 270,000 approx.) towards a fundraising campaign to aid India’s Covid-19 relief. "Things have been very tough for India, as we fight the pandemic, and it really pains us to see our country suffer like this," Kohli and Sharma said
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* Kusal Perera likely to replace Dimuth Karunaratne as Sri Lanka’s ODI skipper

May 07 (CricTracker) Sri Lanka is greasing up for some massive changes in their cricket teams across all the formats in international cricket. The selectors are considering the idea of building a new and young One Day squad to bounce back stronger after the island nation was clean swept by West Indies in the three-match ODI series.
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