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Sri Lanka beat Afghanistan by 10 wickets in one-off Test | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] Sri Lanka clinched a comfortable 10-wicket victory on Monday in the one-off Test against Afghanistan in Colombo.Afghanistan, having been bowled out for 296 in their second innings, set a modest target of 56 for Sri Lanka. The openers, Dimuth Karunaratne (32 not out) and Nishan Madushka (22 not out), chased down the required runs in 7.2 overs.Afghanistan faced an uphill battle after conceding a 241-run lead in the first innings, but they showed resilience in their second innings, especially with Ibrahim Zadran scoring his maiden Test hundred. Rahmat Shah also contributed with a half-century, but once the key pair was dismissed, Afghanistan collapsed.Prabath Jayasuriya claimed his seventh five-wicket haul in Test cricket, finishing with figures of five for 107. The morning session o...
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Hasaranga takes 7-19 as Sri Lanka crush Zimbabwe to win ODI series | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] COLOMBO: Sri Lankan leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga made a stunning return to international cricket with a career-best 7-19 to guide his side to an eight-wicket win against Zimbabwe and clinch a 2-0 ODI series win Thursday in Colombo.In a game cut to 27 overs a side by two downpours, Sri Lanka's star bowler, in his first match after a six-month hamstring injury absence, skittled the tourists for just 96."It's been a long break," he told reporters afterwards. "It's hard work to come back to the side and (I am) very pleased with the effort."Sri Lanka knocked off the runs inside 17 overs with Kusal Mendis making the lion's share with an unbeaten 66 from 51 balls.Zimbabwe had got off to a good start reaching 43 for no loss but the introduction of Hasaranga proved disastrous for the visi...
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Watch: Did Rohit Sharma forget passport while leaving Colombo hotel? | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: India emerged victorious in the Asia Cup, securing their 8th title in a spectacular manner on Sunday. The team showcased an exceptional performance, particularly Mohammed Siraj, who displayed an outstanding bowling spell. Siraj's remarkable figures of 6 for 21 in seven overs led to Sri Lanka being bundled out for a mere 50 runs in 15.2 overs. With a small target set, the Indian team confidently chased it down in just 6.1 overs, without losing a single wicket.However, after the match, a video circulating on social media revealed an amusing incident involving Indian skipper Rohit Sharma. As the team was leaving the team hotel in Colombo, according to the social media posts it was discovered that Sharma had forgotten his passport. The support staff had to retrieve it for h...
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‘Padosi abhi bhi awaz karne ki koshish kar rahe hai’: Irfan Pathan takes an indirect dig at Pakistan | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Former Indian cricketer Irfan Pathan appeared to take an indirect dig at Pakistan following India's victory in the Asia Cup, where they secured their record eighth title by defeating defending champions Sri Lanka in Colombo on Sunday.Pathan's comments likely reflect the intense cricketing rivalry between India and Pakistan and the joy that Indian fans feel when their team succeeds against Pakistan or any other opponent.Mohammed Siraj, who claimed a career best figures of 6-21, delivered a standout performance in the final that single-handedly dominated the proceedings and ultimately secured India's first team trophy since 2018.Irfan took to X, formerly known as Twitter, and wrote, "Padosi abhi bhi Awaz Karne ki Koshish Kar rahe hai, Lekin Colombo Tak unki Awaaz pahoch n...
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This tournament wouldn’t have been possible without…’: Mohammed Siraj after Asia Cup victory | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Star Indian pacer Mohammed Siraj, who was named player-of-the-match for his sensational bowling in the Asia Cup final, on Sunday gave full credit to Lankan groundsmen for making this tournament a huge success.In a nice gesture, Siraj donated his player-of-the-match cash award of $5,000 to the ground staff who worked tirelessly through the rain-hit Asia Cup."This cash prize goes to the groundsmen. They deserve it fully, this tournament wouldn't have been possible without them," Siraj said at the post-match presentation in Colombo after India's crushing 10-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the final.Siraj delivered a devastating bowling spell in the final match, where he managed to capture four wickets in the fourth over. This remarkable performance contributed significantly t...
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‘You get what’s in your destiny’: Mohammad Siraj on his maiden five-wicket haul in ODIs | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Star Indian pacer Mohammad Siraj ripped apart Sri Lanka batting line-up, grabbing his maiden five-wicket haul in one-day internationals (ODI) during the Asia Cup 2023 final in Colombo on Sunday.Siraj's career-best figures of 6/21 brought Sri Lanka down to their knees in just the first six overs of the match by picking up a fifer. With this, Siraj equalled the feat of former Lankan pacer Chaminda Vaas for the fastest ODI five-wicket haul, achieving this remarkable feat in a mere 16 deliveries.Siraj reached a significant milestone by taking his 50th ODI wicket in his 29th ODI appearance. This achievement is a testament to his skill and consistency as a bowler. Notably, he now shares the fourth position in the list of the fastest Indian bowlers to achieve this milestone."F...
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Asia Cup 2023 Final, India vs Sri Lanka, Colombo Weather Forecast, September 17: Rain threat remains but reserve day in place | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] The weather in Colombo has remained cloudy and rainy throughout the 'Super 4' stage of the Asia Cup, and the forecast is not any different for the final between India and Sri Lanka scheduled to be played on Sunday at the R Premadasa Stadium.As per the latest weather updates for Sunday, there is a possibility of thunderstorms with scattered showers through the afternoon and evening.However, like the India vs Pakistan match in the 'Super 4' stage, the final also has a reserve day in case rain plays spoil sport on Sunday.India and Sri Lanka finished the 'Super 4' stage with four points each to qualify for the final, but India finished on top of the table with a better net run rate. Bangladesh and Pakistan, who finished third and fourth respectively, were eliminated. The final is sche...
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In last year’s crisis, Lanka cricketers went all out to help; fans are returning the love

[ad_1] It’s almost 1:30 on Friday night and roughly 25 minutes since Charith Asalanka scored the winning runs against Pakistan, propelling Sri Lanka to the Asia Cup final against India. The presentation ceremony is over and the commentary crew are packing up.However, at the spectator stands inside R Premadasa Stadium, no one is ready to leave. As chants of ‘Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka’ continue to reverberate around, for many, Sunday’s final against India can’t come any sooner.There is something unmistakable that swells in from the stands along with the ‘Papare’ soundtrack, grown from Sinhala Baila music: it’s the sound of people falling in love again with the national cricket team, the single unifying force in a country that suffered through an economic turmoil in 2022. India’s captain Rohit ...
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India vs Sri Lanka, Asia Cup 2023 Final: India hope to end five-year wait for a title triumph | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] Rohit Sharma's Indian team enters the Asia Cup final on Sunday as strong contenders to break their five-year trophy drought in multi-nation events, despite lingering uncertainties. While Axar Patel's recurrent injuries remain a concern for the Indian team, Sri Lanka face a more significant setback with the absence of their premier spinner, Maheesh Theekshana, due to a right hamstring injury.A glimpse into India's trophy cabinet painfully highlights their inability to secure titles over the past half a decade. Sunday offers an excellent opportunity for them to end this frustrating streak. A victory ahead of the upcoming World Cup would provide the perfect morale boost for a team that hasn't yet checked all the boxes but has displayed considerably more stability than anticipated a f...
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Asia Cup, India vs Bangladesh: Shardul Thakur’s golden arm again comes in handy | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] All-rounder Shardul Thakurhas unique ways to get among the wickets. A long hop, a cross seam, a knuckle ball, slower bouncer, half volley on leg-stump, anything will do for him if there is an entry in the wickets column. Don’t worry about his economy rate of 6.15 in the 42 ODIs that he has played so far in his career. Why captains like him in the playing XI is because of the 63 wickets he has picked in those 42 ODIs at a strike-rate of 27.8.Also, in the 37 ODIs that he has played since the 2019 World Cup, he is the top Indian wicket-taker with 57 scalps, along with Kuldeep Yadav.Not for nothing is he called the ‘man with a golden arm’.On Friday, Thakur got to use the new ball with Mohammed Shami, a role that he does not get to play often in the presence of Jasprit Bumrah and Moham...
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Asia Cup 2023: Stumble before the last step

[ad_1] The conditions at the R Premadasa Stadium were tailor-made to test India. With no rain in sight, and playing on an already used pitch, skipper Rohit Sharma wanted to see how his batting line-up came up against a spin-heavy Bangladesh team when chasing in the inconsequential Super 4 fixture. In the end India lost by six runs, chasing 266. It was a classic glass half full, half empty scenario. The biggest positive was the rise and rise of Shubman Gill, who stroked a sumptuous century; Axar Patel showed his later-order batting prowess; Shardul Thakur was among the wickets. But as much as spin, medium pace too troubled them. In fact, barring the impeccable Shakib, they did manage to milk the rest of the quartet. All of them bled five or more runs an over. But Tanzim Hasan Sakib, makin...
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Asia Cup, India vs Bangladesh, Colombo Weather Forecast, September 15: Low chance of rain during India vs Bangladesh Super Four clash in Colombo | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: After securing their spot in the summit clash on Tuesday, beating the hosts Sri Lanka by 41 runs in a low-scoring thriller, India will now face Bangladesh today in the final Super Four match of the ongoing Asia Cup at the R Premadasa Cricket Stadium in Colombo.India will now face Sri Lanka again in the summit clash on Sunday.As they geared up for their third and final Super Four match, the Colombo sky was adorned with overcast clouds on Friday morning.As per the latest weather updates for Friday, there is a possibility of thundery showers and a gentle breeze, but chances of heavy rain is low during the match.The match is scheduled to resume at 3 pm local time, which is also 3 pm IST.TimesofIndia.com here takes a look at what the Colombo weather has in store for us on Fr...
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Very happy to get big wickets of Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma: Dunith Wellalage | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: In the Asia Cup Super 4 encounter, Dunith Wellalage destroyed the Indian top order with a five-wicket haul. The young Sri Lankan left-arm spinner claimed he will treasure the huge wickets of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma.Wellalage took five wickets for 40 runs, aiding Sri Lanka in limiting India to 213 in Colombo on Tuesday.Wellalage also dismissed Hardik Pandya, Shubman Gill and KL Rahul apart from Kohli and Rohit."For me, Virat Kohli is the No. 1 batsman. I am very happy to have got those two (Kohli and Rohit) big wickets. I trust my basics, and trust myself," said Wellalage in the post-match press meet.The 20-year-old claimed he was going up against some seasoned batters and was attempting to bowl a wicket-to-wicket line."The batters were set and India had got off to ...
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Colombo Weather Update: Sri Lanka vs Pakistan Asia Cup Weather Forecast | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: India advanced to the Asia Cup final despite 20-year-old Dunith Wellalage's outstanding all-round performance. The Men in Blue, despite an underwhelming batting performance, managed to beat Sri Lanka by 41 runs on Tuesday.The result saw India earn both points on offer which took their tally to 4 from 2 games. Only one other team now, between Sri Lanka (2) and Pakistan (2) can reach 4 points, which essentially means that Thursday's clash between these two teams in Colombo becomes a virtual semi-final.Having lost both their matches so far, Bangladesh are 4th and are out of contention.The Bangla Tigers play their last game vs India in what will be a dead rubber on Friday.Asia Cup Final - All Permutations and combinations: So who will play India for the Asia Cup trophy in t...
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Colombo Weather Today: IND vs PAK Asia Cup 2023 Reserve Day Weather Updates | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] Rain gods once again had the last laugh on Sunday, when the Asia Cup 'Super 4' match between India and Pakistan at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo met bad weather and eventually got pushed into the reserve day (September 11).Just before the India innings hit the halfway mark, rain came pelting down and left the ground in unplayable condition once it stopped, forcing the umpires to suspend the match, which will resume from the same stage on Monday.The last match between the two traditional rivals in the group stage of the tournament at Pallekele was abandoned because of rain. India were 147/2 in 24.1 overs after being asked to bat, once Pakistan skipper Babar Azam won the toss and chose to bowl first. India got off to a rollicking start with a half-century from each of their ope...
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Pakistan cricket officials under scrutiny for casino visit during Asia Cup – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Umar Farooq Kalson, the media manager for the Pakistan cricket team, and Adnan Ali, General Manager (International Cricket) for the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), are facing scrutiny and criticism after images and video footage surfaced of their visit to a casino in Colombo during the ongoing Asia Cup. The incident has raised concerns over potential violations of the International Cricket Council's (ICC) Anti-Corruption Code, which prohibits visiting gambling establishments.Critics have questioned the professionalism and wisdom of PCB officials engaging in such activities during an international tournament. This incident has also shed light on a trend of PCB officials travelling to Colombo during the Asia Cup on official visits, which has come under scrutiny.In response ...
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India vs Pakistan, Super Fours: Rain forces India-Pakistan Asia Cup clash to reserve day | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Intermittent rain played spoilsport in the high-stakes Asia Cup clash between arch-rivals India and Pakistan at the Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Sunday. As the heavens opened up, India found themselves at 147 for two in 24.1 overs, bringing an abrupt halt to the much-anticipated encounter. To accommodate the weather disruption, organisers have activated a reserve day, with play set to resume at 3 pm local time on Monday.As it happened: India vs PakistanThis impromptu shift in the schedule has created a tight turnaround for India, as they are now set to face Sri Lanka in their next Super Four encounter on Tuesday, less than 24 hours after their contest against Pakistan.Before the heavens intervened, Virat Kohli (8 not out) and KL Rahul (17 not out) were on the crease,...
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India vs Pakistan: Empty stands not a good advertisement for cricket’s greatest rivalry – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: The electric atmosphere that typically surrounds a cricket match between India and Pakistan, creating a pulsating spectacle, was conspicuously absent during their Asia Cup Super 4 match in Colombo on Sunday.Once again, the spectators chose to stay away from one of the most legendary rivalries in cricket, despite it being a weekend. This mirrored the situation during the Indo-Pak league match at Pallekele.The organisers had anticipated a strong turnout, given that Colombo has a significant population of both Indians and Pakistanis.In fact, in 2012, during a World T20 match between the same teams, thePremadasa Stadium was packed to the brim.This has been the case in various cricketing venues worldwide, including Mirpur, Melbourne, Adelaide, Dubai, Birmingham, London, and ...