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Gayle and Jayawardene star for Somerset LONDON: Chris Gayle and Mahela Jayawardene were both in the runs as Somerset beat Hampshire by six wickets in the South Division of English county cricket's Twenty20 Blast at Taunton on Sunday.West Indies batsman Gayle struck three typically huge sixes and four fours on his way to 52 before the left-hander was bowled by Will Smith.Jayawardene, who retired from Sri Lanka duty after last year's World Cup, then saw Somerset to their modest target of 134 with an unbeaten 45 off 32 balls, including a six and six fours. Somerset's Jamie Overton and Max Waller had earlier taken four wickets each as Hampshire were dismissed for a modest 133.Overton, a pace bowler, took the wickets of Hampshire opener Michael Carberry (17), skipper James Vince (10), West Indies all-rounder Darren Sammy (nought) and Gareth Berg (four) at a cost of just 22 runs, while leg-spinner Waller took four for 33.Elsewhere New ...

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South Africa bat in De Villiers' 200th appearance BRIDGETOWN: Australian captain Steve Smith won the toss and put South Africa in to bat in the seventh match of the Tri-Nation One-Day International series at Kensington Oval in Barbados on Sunday.Leading the standings by a point over Australia and a further point ahead of hosts the West Indies, a victory for South Africa today will confirm their place in the final at the same venue in seven days' time.Their captain, A.B. de Villiers, is ...

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English county scores LONDON: English county scores on Sunday:Twenty20North Division At Edgbaston:Warwickshire 144-9 (L Ronchi 53; N Buck 4-26) v Lancashire 39-4 Warwickshire beat Lancashire by 18 runs (D/L Method) At Headingley:Derbyshire 153-9 v Yorkshire 67-3 Yorkshire beat Derbyshire by 1 run (D/L Method) South Division At Taunton:Hampshire 133 (M Waller 4-33, J Overton 4-22) v Somerset 136-4 (C Gayle 52) Somerset beat Hampshire by 6 wktsCounty Championship (first day of four)First DivisionAt The Oval:Surrey 299-8 (S Davies ...

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Mathews tells Sri Lanka to up their game against England MALAHIDE: Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews said his side will have to be at their best to beat England in the five-match one-day international series which starts on Tuesday.Mathews was speaking after overseeing a 2-0 ODI series victory over Ireland in Malahide after the second match was won by an emphatic 136-run margin on Saturday.Opening batsman Kusal Perera, who would have missed the tour had a drugs ban not been rescinded following a faulty doping ...

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Perera ton sets up Sri Lanka series win over Ireland MALAHIDE: Kusal Perera and Seekkuge Prasanna both made career-best scores as Sri Lanka beat Ireland by 136 runs in the second one-day international at Malahide on Saturday.Victory saw Sri Lanka enjoy their second heartening win in a matter of days as they took the two-match series 2-0 and gave them a confidence boost ahead of their upcoming five-game ODI campaign in England.Put into bat, they amassed 377 for eight. Perera top-scored with an ODI best ...

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Sri Lanka beat Ireland for 2-0 ODI series win MALAHIDE: Sri Lanka beat Ireland by 136 runs to win the second one-day international at Malahide on Saturday and so take the two-match series 2-0.After losing the toss, Sri Lanka made 377 for eight, Kusal Perera top-scoring with an ODI best 135 and Seekkuge Prasanna making 95 -- his highest score at this level.Ireland, in reply, were bowled out for 241 with five overs to spare.Sri Lanka paceman Suranga Lakmal took four for 38 in ...

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Zimbabwe's Chigumbura punishes India HARARE: Elton Chigumbura shook stuttering Zimbabwe out of their slumber as he slammed seven sixes in an unbeaten 54 in the first Twenty20 international against India in Harare on Saturday.Chigumbura came into the game on the back of two golden ducks in the one-day series, which India won 3-0, but rediscovered his hard-hitting ability to guide the hosts to 170 for six after they had been asked to bat first by India.Zimbabwe's batting was dismal ...