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Karunaratne praises Chandimal as Sri Lanka turn to Pakistan | Cricket News – Times of India

GALLE (Sri Lanka): Sri Lanka skipper Dimuth Karunaratne on Monday said Dinesh Chandimal's double century in their series-levelling Test win over Australia was a good sign ahead of a tougher challenge against Pakistan. Chandimal hit an unbeaten 206 in Sri Lanka's thrashing of the tourists by an innings and 39 runs in the second Test in Galle to end the series level at 1-1. Debutant spinner Prabath Jayasuriya took a match haul of 12 wickets to bundle out Australia for 151 in the final session of day four. But it was Chandimal who set up victory with a batting assault to reach his maiden double ton with a four and two sixes off Mitchell Starc as Sri Lanka posted 554 all out. "I told Chandi to come up with a big knock. Last few years he was not very successful," Karunaratne said of his seni...
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2nd Test: McDonald backs Australia’s review calls despite errors | Cricket News – Times of India

GALLE (Sri Lanka): Australia coach Andrew McDonald on Sunday said he was "pleased" with the team's process of taking umpire reviews despite exhausting them ahead of a key call in the second Sri Lanka Test. Sri Lankan batsman Dinesh Chandimal stood unbeaten on 118 to steer the hosts to a crucial first innings lead on day three, but only after surviving a reprieve on 30 in Galle. Mitchell Starc had Chandimal caught behind only for the umpire to deny the call, but ultra-edge showed a spike when the ball passed the bat. Australia were left frustrated as they had burned their three DRS calls, and Chandimal went on to tire out the bowlers. "There was enough evidence to suggest they were close," McDonald said on the reviews taken. "Like anything the umpires are sometimes unsure and we're somet...
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2nd Test: Dinesh Chandimal hundred puts Sri Lanka ahead against Australia | Cricket News – Times of India

COLOMBO: Dinesh Chandimal smashed 118 not out and Kamindu Mendis produced a half-century in his debut Test to help Sri Lanka eclipse Australia's first innings 364 on day three of the second Test in Galle on Sunday. The hosts finished day three on 431-6 for a lead of 67 after five of their top six batsmen registered 50-plus scores at the Galle International Stadium. Chandimal added 83 runs with Angelo Mathews (52) and 133 with Kamindu (61) to keep alive Sri Lanka's hopes of a series-levelling victory. Chandimal hit nine fours and a six in his patient knock and had Ramesh Mendis giving him company on seven at the other end at stumps. Earlier, Nathan Lyon (2-160) extracted sharp turn from the track and one of his deliveries spun significantly from outside the off-stump to rap overnight bat...
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2nd Test: Kusal Mendis leads Sri Lanka’s fight after Karunaratne falls | Cricket News – Times of India

COLOMBO: Dimuth Karunaratne and Kusal Mendis collaborated in a 152-run partnership to fuel Sri Lanka's spirited reply to Australia's first-innings 364 on day two of the second Test in Galle on Saturday. Karunaratne fell for 86 in the final session but Mendis was batting on 84 at stumps with Sri Lanka on 184-2, still 180 behind. Angelo Mathews, who was withdrawn after the first innings in the opening Test for Testing positive for COVID-19, was batting on six at the other end. The hosts stumbled early in their reply when Pathum Nissanka (six) poked at a Mitchell Starc delivery and Cameron Green took a stunning catch at gully. Mitchell Swepson could not maintain the catching standard though when Karunaratne, then on 34, drove the ball straight back to the leg-spinner. The Sri Lanka captain...
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1st Test: Australia 98-3 at stumps after Lyon mauls Sri Lanka on Day 1 | Cricket News – Times of India

COLOMBO: Australia bundled out Sri Lanka for 212 but endured a top order wobble of their own before reaching 98-3 in reply after a frenetic, spin-dominated day one of the opening Test in Galle on Wednesday. Usman Khawaja rode his luck to an unbeaten 47, while Travis Head was on six at the close with Australia still 114 behind in what promises to be a low-scoring conTest. The tourists could have been in a better position but for two avoidable dismissals in the final session. On a pitch where spinners dictated terms from the opening session, David Warner realised the futility of trying to hang around and scored at a run-a-ball rate. He made 25 before falling lbw to Ramesh Mendis. Marnus Labuschagne fell for 13 after a rash reverse-sweep shot found the only fielder on the vast off-side a...
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New injury headache for Australia as Travis Head to miss final Sri Lanka ODI | Cricket News – Times of India

COLOMBO: Travis Head will miss Australia's last one-day international against Sri Lanka while Steve Smith is also doubtful, skipper Aaron Finch said Thursday on the eve of the dead-rubber match. Head hurt his hamstring on Tuesday when Sri Lanka took an unassailable 3-1 lead in the five-match series in Colombo, adding to a long list of injuries for the visitors. Smith missed the game with a quad problem and Australia were also without Marcus Stoinis, Kane Richardson, Mitchell Starc and Ashton Agar. "There is a lot of them," Finch said, adding that he was "not sure" if Head, who scored a useful 70 not out in the third ODI on Sunday, would be fit for the two-match Test series beginning on July 29 in Galle. "Especially where he fields in the outfield, he does quite a lot of kilometres and t...
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Mitchell Starc can’t put finger on ODI return

Australia paceman Mitchell Starc is hopeful of playing at least some part in the One-Day International series against Sri Lanka after having stitches removed from a badly cut finger. The left-armer tore open the index finger on his bowling hand on a shoe spike during his follow-through in the T20 series-opener against the Sri Lankans. He has been bowling in the nets but unable to feature in the matches due to a rule banning taping on bowlers’ fingers. Starc said it was frustrating feeling fit while sidelined.Best of Express PremiumPremiumPremiumPremiumPremium “There’s still a fair bit of glue still in the wound. That will start to dissolve a bit more in the next couple of days,” he told reporters. “Once we get to Colombo we’ll have a look at it again and see where it’s at. “It’s jus...
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Australia pacer Mitchell Starc can’t put finger on ODI return | Cricket News – Times of India

Australia paceman Mitchell Starc is hopeful of playing at least some part in the One-Day International series against Sri Lanka after having stitches removed from a badly cut finger. The left-armer tore open the index finger on his bowling hand on a shoe spike during his follow-through in the T20 series-opener against the Sri Lankans. He has been bowling in the nets but unable to feature in the matches due to a rule banning taping on bowlers' fingers. Starc said it was frustrating feeling fit while sidelined. "There's still a fair bit of glue still in the wound. That will start to dissolve a bit more in the next couple of days," he told reporters. "Once we get to Colombo we'll have a look at it again and see where it's at. "It's just a matter of where the wound is at, and obviously with...
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Pat Cummins plays down hip niggle, says Mitchell Starc won’t be rushed back | Cricket News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: Australia fast bowler Pat Cummins has played down the impact of his longstanding hip injury, saying he is hopeful it will heal fully over time as he continues to manage it on tour in Sri Lanka. Cummins left the Indian Premier League early to recover from the strain and was rested from the T20 series but returned in Australia's two-wicket win in the first one-day match against Sri Lanka in Pallekele on Tuesday. Australia's white ball captain, Aaron Finch, revealed this week that Cummins had been carrying the injury for more than a year. Cummins said the injury was "nothing major at all." "It's just been niggly for a little while," he told reporters on Wednesday. "That back end of the IPL just felt like it got really sore ... and (it was) just pretty apparent I needed a bit of ...
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Pat Cummins plays down hip niggle, says Starc won’t be rushed back

Australia fast bowler Pat Cummins has played down the impact of his longstanding hip injury, saying he is hopeful it will heal fully over time as he continues to manage it on tour in Sri Lanka. Cummins left the Indian Premier League early to recover from the strain and was rested from the T20 series but returned in Australia’s two-wicket win in the first one-day match against Sri Lanka in Pallekele on Tuesday.Australia’s white ball captain, Aaron Finch, revealed this week that Cummins had been carrying the injury for more than a year. Cummins said the injury was “nothing major at all.” “It’s just been niggly for a little while,” he told reporters on Wednesday. “That back end of the IPL just felt like it got really sore … and (it was) just pretty apparent I needed a bit of a break.”Best ...
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Australia’s Kane Richardson out of Sri Lanka series with injury | Cricket News – Times of India

COLOMBO: Australia suffered another injury setback on Monday as fast bowler Kane Richardson returned home with a hamstring problem ahead of the first one-day international against hosts Sri Lanka. Test skipper Pat Cummins will however return to the side for the five-match ODI series beginning on Tuesday after recovering from a long-running injury. Richardson picked up his injury during the warm-up for the final Twenty20 international match but played Saturday's game before the severity was detected in a scan the next day. "I wasn't aware of the injury during the game so that was pretty big of him to get through a T20 game of that intensity," skipper Aaron Finch said as he named his side for the first ODI. Richardson had been included in the ODI squad following injuries to paceman Mi...
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Australia edge out Sri Lanka in second T20I to clinch series | Cricket News – Times of India

COLOMBO: Australia made heavy weather of a modest chase before beating Sri Lanka by three wickets in the second Twenty20 International on Wednesday to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. Chasing 125, world champions Australia struggled against Wanindu Hasaranga's (4-33) spin before Matthew Wade's run-a-ball 26 not out secured a tense victory with 13 balls to spare. Put into bat, Sri Lanka struggled to get going and rode cameos from Charith Asalanka (39) and Kusal Mendis (36) to post a below-par 124-9, barely avoiding being bowled out inside 20 overs. Australia's ploy to open their attack with Glenn Maxwell (2-18) paid off with the off-spinner dismissing opener Danushka Gunathilaka in the first over. Australia were without fast bowler Mitchell Starc who slit the inde...
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Australia thrash Sri Lanka by 10 wickets in first T20I | Cricket News – Times of India

Reigning Twenty20 world champions Australia sealed a dominant 10-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in the first T20 international in Colombo on Tuesday after fast bowler Josh Hazlewood took four wickets and their openers comfortably chased a modest target. Put in to bat, Sri Lanka looked to be in control when they were 100-1 in the 12th over but the hosts were bundled out for 128 as Hazlewood took three wickets in an over to finish with 4-16, while Mitchell Starc bagged 3-26. Dominant across the park as Australia take a 1-0 series lead Scorecard and wicket replays:… https://t.co/B6g2YDQAFN— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) 1654624209000Australia captain Aaron Finch (61 not out) and David Warner (70 not out) then struck an unbeaten opening partnership as the visitors wrapped up the match with ...
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Sri Lanka name two spinners for first T20 against Australia | Cricket News – Times of India

Sri Lanka included Wanindu Hasaranga and Maheesh Theekshana, recently back from playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL), in their side for the first Twenty20 against Australia on Tuesday as they look to test the visitors with spin. Batters Pathum Nissanka and Kusal Mendis were also named in the Dasun Shanaka-led team to face the world champions in Colombo in the first game of the three-match series. Among the notable omissions was young quick Matheesha Pathirana, who caught the eye playing for Chennai Super Kings in the IPL. Australia announced their team on Monday, sticking with the three-pronged pace attack that led them to the World Cup last year. Kane Richardson was chosen alongside Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood with Ashton Agar selected as the sole spinner. Sri Lanka suffere...
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Australia stick with quicks for Sri Lanka T20 opener | Cricket News – Times of India

Australia have recalled fast bowler Kane Richardson for Tuesday's T20 series opener against Sri Lanka and stuck with the three-pronged pace formula that won them their first World Cup last year. Richardson was selected ahead of namesake Jhye Richardson to replace rested Pat Cummins and join Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood in the attack in Colombo. Captain Aaron Finch said selectors had considered picking second spinner Mitchell Swepson to partner Ashton Agar but went with pace after seeing the pitch. "It's not a dry surface by any stretch," Finch told reporters on Monday. "There hasn't been a huge amount of cricket here, and with it being the wet season the wickets are under covers a lot more." All-rounders Mitchell Marsh and Glenn Maxwell, along with batsmen David Warner and Steve Sm...
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Explained: The wide yorker and its growing popularity in T20 cricket | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: In a game heavily loaded in favour of the batters, a yorker is a delivery that has been used by fast bowlers to control big hitters and take wickets for decades. Taking the pitch out of the equation, a fast searing yorker is bowled at the base of the batter's boots and by the time he moves his legs to save them and before the bat comes into play, the ball, on many occasions would have already crashed into the stumps. Many batters have been injured also when they failed to move their feet out of the line of the ball in time and have then of course been adjudged out LBW. A traditional yorker is indeed a thing of beauty when executed to perfection. Over the years in cricket there have been many exponents of the perfectly executed yorker and stumps being sent cartwheeling. In mor...
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Pakistan vs Australia: Reverse swing key to Australia’s victory hopes, says Starc | Cricket News – Times of India

Reverse swing will be the key for Australia if the touring side are to beat Pakistan in the deciding third and final Test at Lahore and clinch the series, fast bowler Mitchell Starc said on Wednesday. Starc and fast bowling colleague Pat Cummins wreaked havoc towards end of play on the third day at the Gaddafi Stadium as Australia picked up the last seven Pakistan wickets for 20 runs to take a first-innings lead of 123. The touring side find themselves in a familiar position as the second Test in Karachi, where they set Pakistan a fourth-innings target of 506 over the last two days but were unable to take 10 wickets for victory. Pakistan captain Babar Azam's heroic 196 and an unbeaten century from wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan meant both teams came to Lahore after two drawn Tests. "Last ...
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3rd Test: Cummins, Starc spark spectacular Pakistan batting collapse | Cricket News – Times of India

Australian fast bowling pair of Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc carved through the Pakistan batting late on Wednesday, sharing nine wickets between them to hand the touring side a first-innings lead of 123 in the deciding third and final Test. Captain Cummins bowled an impeccable line and length to pick up his seventh five-wicket haul in Tests while Starc spewed fire with his pace and reverse swing to take four as Pakistan were all out for 268, replying to Australia's total of 391. The hosts lost their last seven wickets for 20 runs in a dramatic collapse in the final session of the third day at Lahore's Gaddafi Stadium. Scorecard: Pakistan vs Australia, 3rd TestAustralia openers Usman Khawaja and David Warner managed to see through three overs before stumps to take their side to 11/0, e...
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Watch: David Warner and Shaheen Afridi’s hilarious face-off concludes Day 3 of Pak vs Aus Test

Pakistan was 268 all out against the persistent pace of Australia captain Pat Cummins and impeccable reverse swing of Mitchell Starc to concede a massive 123-run lead on Wednesday in the third and final test. In a sensational collapse after tea on Day 3, Pakistan lost seven wickets for 41 runs the last four wickets without adding a run as Cummins finished with 5-56 and Starc took 4-36. Australia had stretched its lead to 134 runs by reaching 11-0 by stumps with Usman Khawaja not out on 7 and David Warner unbeaten on 4. What a way to conclude the day 😄 #BoysReadyHain l #PAKvAUS pic.twitter.com/FafG8lkVTT — Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) March 23, 2022 In-form opening batter Abdullah Shafique (81) and veteran Azhar Ali (78) had carried Pakistan to 170-1 and denied Australia ...
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Pakistan vs Australia, 2nd Test: Aussies look to second spinner after Rawalpindi stalemate | Cricket News – Times of India

KARACHI: Australia are likely to play two spinners as they go in search of a win in the second Test in Karachi, beginning Saturday, after Pakistan batted their seamers into the ground in the draw at Rawalpindi. The historic occasion -- Australia's first Test in Pakistan since 1998 -- was marred by a pitch described as "dead" by vice-captain Steve Smith as Pakistan piled up 728 runs for the loss of just four wickets, and one of those was a run out. Openers Imam-ul-Haq and Abdullah Shafique both made maiden Test hundreds -- Imam scoring one in each innings -- while senior batsman Azhar Ali also passed three figures during five attritional days. The series now moves to Karachi's National Stadium, a favourite hunting ground for Pakistan, who have won 23 of the 43 Tests they have played ther...