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Magnificent Mendis puts Sri Lanka in charge

Sri Lanka were grateful to Kusal Mendis' unbeaten 169 as the hosts opened up a good lead over Australia in the first Test.
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O'Keefe suffers injury in Pallekele

Australia were left a bowler short in the second session on day three of the first Test as Steve O'Keefe suffered an injury.
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DeFreitas: Drop Ballance and recall Rashid

Former England all-rounder Phillip DeFreitas believes the side can afford to leave a batsman out when Ben Stokes is fit.
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Hesson demands discipline from Williamson's Black Caps

Mike Hesson says it is imperative New Zealand maintain their discipline to claim victory in the first Test with Zimbabwe.
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Stokes ruled out of third Test

England will be without Ben Stokes for the third Test with Pakistan after he suffered a torn calf muscle.
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Sandakan shines to keep Sri Lanka in touch

Sri Lanka finished day two of the first Test 80 runs behind Australia after Lakshan Sandakan took four wickets on his international debut.
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Muralitharan inducted into Hall of Fame

Muttiah Muralitharan's record-breaking career for Sri Lanka has been recognised by the ICC.
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Rabada claims record six awards

South Africa paceman Kagiso Rabada took centre stage, claiming six awards including the nation's Cricketer of the Year.
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Hazlewood happy to open Sri Lanka scars

After bowling Sri Lanka out for a paltry 117, Australia bowler Josh Hazlewood hopes the impact can last across the whole Test series.
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Ashwin back on top of the world

Yasir Shah lost his place atop the ICC Test bowling rankings just a week after his Lord's brilliance helped him to top spot.
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Australia run through woeful Sri Lanka batting

A return to home soil did little for Sri Lanka's flagging batting order as Australia dismissed them for a paltry 117 in Kandy.
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Bayliss lauds standard-bearer Root

England coach Trevor Bayliss has singled out double centurion Joe Root as a shining example to his team-mates.
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Cook flags likely Stokes absence, stands by follow-on

Mark Wood has been forecast for an England recall by skipper Alastair Cook in Ben Stokes' likely absence.
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Cook thrilled to see Root thrive at number three

Joe Root's 325 runs in the second Test against Pakistan left England captain Alastair Cook delighted with his decision to promote him.
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Misbah rues 'below par' Pakistan display

Misbah-ul-Haq labelled Pakistan's performance in the second Test with England as "below average" and called for quick improvements.
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England thrash Pakistan to level series

Pakistan were completely outplayed in Manchester as England levelled the four-match Test series by a huge 330 runs.
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Sangakkara backs Muralitharan amid Cricket Sri Lanka row

Muttiah Muralitharan and Cricket Sri Lanka can sit down and resolve any differences they have, Kumar Sangakkara has said.
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Stokes suffers suspected calf injury

England face an anxious wait for injury news from Ben Stokes after he picked up a suspected calf problem while bowling against Pakistan.
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Smith backing O'Keefe to trouble Sri Lanka

Experienced spinner Steve O'Keefe will play in his third Test when Australia take on Sri Lanka in Pallekele this week.
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Kohli and India targeting series whitewash

After easing to victory against West Indies in the first Test, India are eyeing a perfect series away from home.
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