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Sri Lanka walk back after a mammoth Test win against Ireland Apr 18, 2023• (ESPNCI)

Ramesh Mendis hastened Ireland’s end in the second innings Apr 18, 2023• (ESPNCI)

Nishan Madushka plucked two stunning catches at short leg to hurt Ireland Apr 18, 2023• (ESPNCI)

Vishwa Fernando belts out an appeal Apr 18, 2023• (ESPNCI)

Prabath Jayasuriya celebrates after trapping George Dockrell Apr 17, 2023• (ESPNCI)

Sadeera Samarawickrama is all smiles after scoring a maiden Test half-centuryApr 17, 2023• (ESPNCI)

Dinesh Chandimal celebrates his 14th Test century Apr 17, 2023• (ESPNCI)

Kusal Mendis scored a sprightly century Apr 16, 2023• (ESPNCI)

Kusal Mendis and Dimuth Karunaratne during their century stand Apr 16, 2023• (ESPNCI)

Dimuth Karunaratne scored a commanding century to put Sri Lanka in cruise control•Apr 16, 2023• (ESPNCI)

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* Sri Lanka drop Angelo Mathews from World Cup Qualifier squad

June 09 (ESPNCI) Sri Lanka’s dalliance with Angelo Mathews in ODIs appears to have been short-lived after the veteran was left out from the 15-man squad set to fly out to Zimbabwe for the World Cup Qualifier later this month. Mathews had been recalled to the ODI side ahead of Sri Lanka’s tour of New Zealand earlier this year following an absence of two years.
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* India cricketer who scripted dream win and got dropped

June 06 (BBC) He led India to a historic Test series win in Australia in 2021 and was dropped from the side in 2022. This year, he finds himself in the squad for the World Test Championship final. It is difficult to be Ajinkya Rahane.
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* Coach Silverwood sees a blueprint for success in Sri Lanka’s comprehensive win

June 05 (ESPNCI) Sri Lanka have been a modest ODI team for years now, but in Sunday’s win over Afghanistan, coach Chris Silverwood saw a workable blueprint. This was on the batting and fielding fronts at least. Having chosen to bat first, Sri Lanka made 323 for 6, with Dimuth Karunaratne and Kusal Mendis making half-centuries,
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* Dushmantha Chameera’s four wickets leads bowlers’ party as Sri Lanka wrap up series

June 07 (ESPNCI) Dushmantha Chameera and Lahiru Kumara blasted out Afghanistan’s top order, the spinners took care of the lower order, and then Sri Lanka’s top three raced to the target of 117 in 16 overs. It wasn’t much of a workout ahead of the World Cup Qualifier, which starts on June 19;
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* Afghanistan penalised for slow over-rate in first ODI against Sri Lanka

June 05 (ICC) Afghanistan have been fined 20 per cent of their match fee for maintaining a slow over-rate against Sri Lanka in the first ODI in Hambantota on Friday. Ranjan Madugalle of the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees imposed the sanction
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* Mendis, Karunaratne and spinners help SL level series

June 04 (ESPNCI) Despite fifties from Ibrahim Zadran and skipper Hashmatullah Shahidi, Afghanistan were rarely in the hunt as Sri Lanka levelled the series, recording a commanding 132-run win in the second ODI. Wanindu Hasaranga and Dhananjaya de Silva picked up three wickets apiece,
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