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Lanka spinners corner Aussies in tricky chase PALLEKELE: Australia faced an uphill struggle to save the first Test against Sri Lanka's rampant spinners after losing three early second innings wickets Friday while trying to chase down a formidable target of 268.The tourists were precariously placed at 83 for three, with skipper Steve Smith unbeaten on 26, when bad light forced an early end to play for the fourth day running in Pallekele.The world number one Test team still need another 185 runs for victory on the final day on Saturday, when Sri Lanka's trio of spinners will expect to capitalise on their early inroads against the tourists.The hosts' leading left-arm spinner Rangana Herath struck in only the second over of the Australian innings when he bowled vice-captain David Warner for one.Usman Khawaja started positively with three fours but he was ruled leg before wicket to off-spinner Dilruwan Perera when he attempted a sweep shot after making 18, ...

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Virat Kohli sends heart-warming message to Pakistan Virat Kohli’s commitment to the sport and strict routine makes him the perfect idol for any budding cricketer. The 27-year-old maverick cricketer has a huge fan base across the border in Pakistan and commands huge respect. His recent heart-warming message to Pakistan is the talk of town these days.According to Indian media reports, well respected umpire Aleem Dar’s son, Hasan Dar, also a cricketer, had sent a video to Kohli recently. On watching the video, ...

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Young Pakistani cricketers rekindle the Lord’s celebration in India Just when Misbah-led Pakistan team was being criticized for their ‘press-up celebrations’ at Lord’s, the country’s young talented heroes shine in India and celebrated their Rajiv Gandhi under-15 tournament victory in Pakistani team style, by doing press-ups in Chennai.Customs Cricket Academy (CCA) U-15 cricket team won the 12-team tournament with a margin of 42-run against a strong side of the Tamil Nadu at Marina Beach Ground, local media reported.The junior cricket tournament consists of 10 ...

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Will Pakistan be able to recover from wounds of Old Trafford defeat? With a two-day side match against Worcestershire staring today, Pakistan team is presented with another chance to think deep, get rid of their flaws and overcome the 330-run defeat at Old Trafford before the third match against England at Edgbaston.The four-test match series is level at 1-1 and with two more games to go anything can still happen. “Pakistan has got a good opportunity to regroup and work on their mistakes before the third Test,” ...

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Do you know who the highest paid cricketer in Pakistan is? There so many big names in Pakistan cricket, however when it comes to earning money none can go past Mohammad Hafeez who is head and shoulders above his comrades.According to recent media reports, the former T20 skipper and the opening batsman was the highest paid Pakistani cricketer in 2015-16 after he brought home roughly Rs39 million as profit from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).According to documents sent by the PCB to the Ministry of Inter-Provincial ...

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Sri Lanka 314-7 at lunch in rain-hit Aussie Test PALLEKELE: Sri Lanka were 314 for seven against Australia after umpires called an early lunch on a rain-interrupted fourth day of the first Test in Pallekele Friday. Only 45 deliveries were bowled during the morning session which was late in starting due to rain and bad light. Australian pace spearhead Mitchell Starc managed to pick up the prized wicket of Kusal Mendis (176) who helped the hosts stretch their second innings lead to 238.The tourists ...

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Injured O'Keefe to return home from Sri Lanka PALLEKELE: Australian spinner Steve O'Keefe was set to return home after injuring his hamstring during the ongoing opening Test against Sri Lanka in Pallekele, according to a statement on Friday.O'Keefe, who impressed selectors with a 10-wicket haul in Australia's only practice game in Sri Lanka, had to leave the field in the middle of his 17th over of the second innings on day three Thursday. "Initial assessment indicates a moderate grade hamstring injury which means ...