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Mathews, Thirimanne defy India with century stand COLOMBO: Angelo Mathews and Lahiru Thirimanne kept India's bowlers at bay to improve Sri Lanka's chances of a big first innings total in the second Test in Colombo on Saturday.Sri Lanka, replying to India's 393, took their overnight score of 140-3 to 224 without further loss by lunch on the third day at the P. Sara Oval.Left-handed Thirimanne was unbeaten on 57 and skipper Mathews was on 72 with Sri Lanka only 169 runs behind and with seven wickets in hand.The pair batted through the morning session to take their fourth-wicket partnership to 110.Sri Lanka lead the three-match series, having won the first Test in Galle by 63 runs.Mathews, one of modern cricket's leading all-rounders, hit a 23rd Test half-century to add to his fine spell of two for 24 in 15 overs of steady medium-pace bowling during India's innings.India's five-man bowling attack struggled on the easy-paced pitch as both ...

Banned Trio Should Be Made an Example for Others; Miandad to PCB Former Pakistan skipper Javed Miandad has lashed out at the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for recalling Mohammad Asif, Salman Butt and Mohammad Amir play active cricket.According to local media reports former captain Miandad warned, “They (the trio) have been involved in major offences and allowing them to return to the game of cricket at any level will be a wrong move. Their return will mean replacing them with someone else who has worked hard and ...
Streaky Sangakkara fights in his last Test COLOMBO: Kumar Sangakkara survived a torrid start in his final Test to help Sri Lanka recover in the second Test against India at the P. Sara Oval in Colombo on Friday.Sangakkara was unbeaten on 29 as the hosts, replying to India's first innings total of 393, went to tea on the second day at 65-1. Kaushal Silva, who was caught behind off a Stuart Binny no-ball on 14, was on 30 after fellow opener Dimuth ...
PCB Seeks Help from Wasim Akram, Ramiz Raja Board of Governors (BoG) has allowed Pakistan Cricket Board to seek help from veteran Pakistani players for taking important decisions regarding Pakistan cricket. Pakistani legendary players Wasim Akram and Rameez Raja are likely to join PCB as an advisor to PCB chief Shahryar Khan. According to local media reports, Decision of appointing two efficient cricketers as advisers of PCB chairman was taken during the 37th meeting of (BoG) on Tuesday in Lahore. (BoG) were of ...
Rashid Latif Strictly Against Bringing Back Spot-Fixing Trio Former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif has criticized former players Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir, as he feels they didn’t deserve a second chance.According to local media reports Rashid Latif said, “I will not support their comeback to international cricket simply because they will replace someone who might not be as talented as them but has done nothing ethnically or morally wrong and had not indulged in corruption”.“This is the biggest injustice you can ...
India 386-8 in second Sri Lanka Test COLOMBO: India were 386-8 at lunch on the second day of the second Test against Sri Lanka at the P. Sara Oval in Colombo on Friday.Wriddhiman Saha was unbeaten on 56 and Ishant Sharma was on two after India resumed at their overnight score of 319-6.Opener Lokesh Rahul top-scored with 108, skipper Virat Kohli made 78 and Rohit Sharma hit 79 on the first day after India won the toss and elected to bat.Sri Lanka ...
Clarke out cheaply in final Test LONDON: Michael Clarke was out for just 15 against England on the first day of the fifth Ashes Test at The Oval on Thursday in what was set to be the Australia captain's penultimate innings in international cricket.Clarke, one of the best batsmen of his generation but in the middle of a prolonged dip in form, fell when he was caught behind by wicket-keeper Jos Buttler off a rising delivery from pace bowling all-rounder Ben ...


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Banking Review 2014

Foreign Debt $62.649bn
Per Cap Income $1,512
GDP Growth 4.24%
Average CPI 8.6%
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WeeklyAugust 27, 2015
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