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Sangakkara lifts Sri Lanka to 34-run win WELLINGTON: Kumar Sangakkara's masterful double of a century and a world-record wicketkeeping performance inspired Sri Lanka to a 34-run win over New Zealand in their one-day series finale in Wellington on Thursday.Even though it was a dead rubber, with New Zealand going into the match holding an unbeatable 4-1 lead in the seven-match series, it was a morale boosting win for Sri Lanka who had underperformed in the earlier matches.They posted their highest total of the series with 287-6 from 50 overs, with Sangakkara contributing an unbeaten 113, and New Zealand were all out for 253 in the 46th over.When Corey Anderson threatened to blast New Zealand into contention with 29 off 20 deliveries, Sangakkara's diving one-handed catch to remove the sixth wicket made him the most successful ODI keeper.It was his 473rd dismissal, one more than the previous record set by Australian Adam Gilchrist.Although the victory restored some confidence ...

World Cup final to have a Super Over in event of tie DUBAI: The upcoming cricket World Cup final will be decided by a Super Over in the event of a tie, the sport's governing body announced on Thursday.The move is a return to the playing condition in force at the last World Cup in 2011, abandoning a proposal to have "joint winners", made by the International Cricket Council (ICC) last year."The ICC Board reinstated the use of a Super Over in the event of a tie ...
ICC approves dates for major events through 2019 DUBAI: The International Cricket Council on Thursday approved the dates for major tournaments for the next four years, up to the 2019 World Cup in England.England will also host the 2017 Champions Trophy one-day tournament and India the 2016 World Twenty20. The ICC awarded these events last year, but the dates were finalised in the Board meeting in Dubai on Thursday.The World Twenty20 qualifier will be hosted jointly by Ireland and Scotland from July 6 ...
Sangakkara century anchors Sri Lanka WELLINGTON: Veteran Kumar Sangakkara scored an unbeaten 113 as Sri Lanka posted 287-6 after electing to bat first in the seventh and final one-day international against New Zealand on Thursday.The impressive knock off 105 deliveries moved Sangakkara to within 11 runs of Australian Ricky Ponting as the second most prolific batsman in ODI history.He has now amassed 13,693 runs, with Ponting totalling 13,704 although both are well adrift of Indian master Sachin Tendulkar who scored ...
England, India in knockout tie for tri series final PERTH: India and England clash on Friday in Perth with the winners taking their place in the tri series final against Australia in the shadow of the looming World Cup.The hosts are enjoying extra time to prepare for Sunday's final at Perth's WACA ground while the tourists go at each other again.England thrashed India by nine wickets in their last encounter and ran Australia close in their second meeting last week in Brisbane.And that has ...
ICC allows banned Aamer to play domestic cricket DUBAI: The International Cricket Council on Thursday gave permission for banned Pakistan paceman Mohammad Aamer to return to domestic cricket with immediate effect, relaxing his ban for spot-fixing.Aamer was one of three Pakistani players handed bans of at least five years for arranging no-balls to order in a Test against England at Lord's in 2010.The 22-year-old's ban was due to expire on September 2, but the ICC's Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU) used discretionary powers ...
Sri Lanka beats New Zealand by 34 runs in final ODI WELLINGTON: Sri Lanka beat New Zealand by 34 runs in the seventh and final one-day international in Wellington on Thursday.Batting first, Sri Lanka made 287-6 with Kumar Sangakkara 113 not out, while New Zealand were dismissed for 253 in the 46th over.New Zealand won the series 4-2, however, with one match abandoned.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2015 ...


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