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Sri Lanka celebrate after stunning England, winning the match by 20 runs, World Cup 2019, Headingley, June 21, 2019 (ESPNCI)


Dhananjaya de Silva celebrates with his teammates after dismissing Adil Rashid, World Cup 2019, Headingley, June 21, 2019 (ESPNCI)


Dimuth Karunaratne and Dhananjaya de Silva celebrate the wicket of Moeen Ali, World Cup 2019, Headingley, June 21, 2019 (ESPNCI)


Lasith Malinga celebrates the wicket of James Vince with his teammates, England v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2019, Headingley, June 21, 2019


Lasith Malinga celebrates the wicket of Jonny Bairstow, England v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2019, Headingley, June 21, 2019 (ESPNCI)


Angelo Mathews scored a crucial fifty, England v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2019, Headingley, June 21, 2019 (ESPNCI)


Kusal Mendis pushes one to the onside, England v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2019, Headingley, June 21, 2019 (ESPNCI)


Avishka Fernando plays a shot, England v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2019, Headingley, June 21, 2019 (ESPNCI)

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* Sri Lanka's Malinga to quit ODIs after first Bangladesh match

July 22 (AFP) Veteran Sri Lankan pace bowler Lasith Malinga will retire from one-day international cricket with the first match of a three-match series against Bangladesh, skipper Dimuth Karunaratne said on Monday. Malinga was named to the 22-man Sri Lanka squad for the series with matches scheduled for July 26, 28 and 31 at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.
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* Two things we learned from the World Cup

July 21 (ESPNCI) The biggest positive to come out of the 2019 World Cup was the reminder - to one and all but particularly those administrators infatuated with T20's success - of what a good game of cricket a 50-over contest can be. In the ODI there is time to recover from a poor period of play; there's a place for tactical manoeuvres;
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* Bangladesh cricketers arrive in Sri Lanka under high security

July 21 (AFP) The Bangladesh cricket team arrived in Sri Lanka amid tight security on Saturday, the first foreign sporting side to visit the island since the deadly Easter attacks earlier this year. More than 250 people were killed in the April 21 bombings targeting hotels and churches that were claimed by Islamist militants, and Sri Lanka has been under a state of emergency since.
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* Netball World Cup 2019: New Zealand beat Australia by one goal in final

July 21 (BBC) New Zealand stunned holders and 11-time champions Australia to win the 2019 Netball World Cup in Liverpool. The final was tense throughout and came down to the dying seconds and just one goal, as the Kiwis prevailed 52-51.
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* Manny Pacquiao beats Keith Thurman on points to take WBA Super welterweight title

July 21 (BBC) Manny Pacquiao said he had "fun" as he became the oldest welterweight champion in history by beating WBA Super champion Keith Thurman in a split decision in Las Vegas. Thurman - previously undefeated - had promised to send the 40-year-old Fillipino into retirement, but was knocked down in the first round before a thrilling fight went the distance.
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