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Sri Lanka to bat in fifth Pakistan one-dayer HAMBANTOTA: Sri Lanka's captain Angelo Mathews won the toss and chose to bat in the fifth and final one-day international against Pakistan in Hambantota on Sunday.The match holds academic interest as Pakistan already enjoy an invincible 3-1 lead, but both sides will want to end the series on a winning note ahead of two Twenty20 internationals.Sri Lanka made three changes from the last match, dropped sling-arm fast bowler Lasith Malinga, seamer Nuwan Pradeep and Sachith Pathirana.They were replaced by off-spinner Sachithra Senanayake, all-rounder Thisara Perera and fast bowler Lahiru Gamage.Pakistan retained the same team.Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews (capt), Kusal Perera, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Lahiru Thirimanne, Ashan Priyanjan, Dinesh Chandimal, Milinda Siriwardana, Suranga Lakmal, Sachithra Senanayake, Thisara Perera, Lahiru Gamage.Pakistan: Azhar Ali (capt), Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Rizwan, Imad Wasim, Sarfraz Ahmed, Anwar Ali, Yasir Shah, Rahat Ali, Mohammad Irfan.Umpires: Ranmore Martinesz (SRI) and Ian Gould (ENG)TV umpire: Rod ...

Marsh warms up for Test with treble strike DERBY: Australia's Mitchell Marsh took three wickets in quick succession against Derbyshire on Saturday ahead of next week's third Ashes Test against England at Edgbaston.At lunch on the final day of three, the lively all-rounder had figures of three for 29 in 11 overs in a rain-marred match in Derby.Derbyshire were 179 for seven in reply to Australia's first innings 413 for nine declared, which featured hundreds by openers David Warner and Shaun Marsh, Mitchell's ...
India court clears Sreesanth, others over IPL fixing NEW DELHI: A New Delhi court on Saturday cleared Test fast bowler Shanthakumaran Sreesanth and two other players of spot-fixing during the Indian Premier League, a lawyer and media reports said.Indian prosecutors had filed charges of cheating and conspiracy against the players over their alleged links to an organised crime syndicate during the 2013 edition of the Twenty20 competition.Two of Sreesanth's teammates from the Rajasthan Royals franchise, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan, had also been ...
Broad backs England to recover in third Ashes Test LONDON: England paceman Stuart Broad insists the team's crushing 405-run defeat by Australia in the second Ashes Test at Lord's last week was not "the end of the world".The teams head to Edgbaston for the third Test of a five-match series starting on Wednesday with Australia -- looking to win their first Ashes campaign in Britain since 2001 -- widely regarded as having the edge.But Broad, 29, said there was no reason why England, who ...
Younis Vs Misbah; PCB Intervene             Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has refused to take any action against former Pakistani captain and batsman Younis Khan for his recent controversial comments against Test captain Misbahul Haq and Coach Waqar Younus.According to local media reports the former PCB chairman Najam Sethi said, “I have heard about his remarks but I think we need to be a bit mature about this. Younis is a senior player and he has been playing well. One can understand ...
Younis Khan expresses dissatisfaction with Misbah, Waqar Former Pakistan captain and senior batsman Younis Khan is not happy with the behavior of Test captain, Misbah-ul-Haq and head coach Waqar Younis. According to foreign media reports Younis Khan said, “I don’t know if I had not scored those 177 runs in the fourth innings of the third Test in Sri Lanka what would have happened. Most probably I would have been dropped. But this is not the way to treat senior players they ...
Rain-hit Bangladesh-South Africa Test ends in draw CHITTAGONG: The first cricket Test between Bangladesh and South Africa ended in a draw Saturday after rain washed out the fifth day's play in Chittagong.With no chance of a result in the weather-battered match, officials called off play at noon (0600 GMT).Rain had washed out the entire fourth day's play and some 50 overs were lost on the second and third days at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium.South Africa, who scored 248 in the first ...


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