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GALLE: South African fast bowler Dale Steyn said that he was inspired by watching videos of former fast bowling great Allan Donald, the present fast bowling coach before the first Test against Sri Lanka.Steyn took a match bag of nine wickets on a flat Galle International Stadium track to inspire South Africa to a 153-run win over...

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GALLE: Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews blamed his middle order batting for losing the first Test by 153 runs to South Africa at the Galle International Stadium on Sunday.“Where we lost the Test was the failure of our batsmen to score runs on the first innings,” said Mathews.“If we had got another 100 runs or more in the first...

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GALLE: On a fifth day pitch that was expected to encourage spin South Africa’s fast bowlers Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel ripped through the Sri Lankan batting to bring their team a convincing 153-run win in the first test and take a one-nil lead in the two-test series at the Galle International Stadium on Sunday.

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GALLE: Kumar Sangakkara led a spirited Sri Lanka run chase against South Africa to score 370 runs in four sessions of play in the first Test with an unbeaten half century on the fourth day at the Galle International Stadium on Saturday.Sangakkara was 58 not out scored off 89 balls with seven fours and a six, his 49th Test half-century and batting...

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GALLE: Sri Lanka’s interim head coach Marvan Atapattu spoke of his team’s ability to fight it out till the end and achieve the desired result going into the fifth and final day of the first Test against South Africa at the Galle International Stadium.“It’s a challenging total. A team hasn’t gone past 300 in the fourth innings at this venue...

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South Africa’s Vernon Philander has been fined 75 per cent of his match fee after breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during the third day’s play in the first cricket Test against Sri Lanka in Galle. Philander was fined after television footage showed him changing the condition of the ball by scratching its surface with his fingers and thumb,...

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Swashbuckling schoolboy rugby captains Shenal Deelaka de Silva (Isipathana College) and Tarinda Ratwatte (Trinity College) have been given a countdown to prepare two sets of teams for what is been touted as the All-Star show between the youth of Kandy and Colombo to be played at the Race Course ground in Colombo on July 26.

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The absence of Hot Spot one of three components that comprise the Decision Review System (DRS) has been a cause for concern in the ongoing Test series between Sri Lanka and South Africa.Batsmen who have challenged the umpire’s decision when given out have not been happy by the absence of that technology in the series.

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Sri Lanka A beat a team called the Unicorns in their opening tour match in England yesterday as all-rounder Sachith Pathirana played a key role with bat and ball on Friday.Pathirana took two wickets and then made an unbeaten 52 as Sri Lanka A went past a 238 target in the 49th over with five wickets in hand.

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India were 164 for 4, a lead of 140 runs and six wickets in hand on the third day of the second cricket Test at Lord’s in London yesterday at the time of going to Press.

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It has finally come to light that all is not well at Kandy Sports Club which until very recently was the number one rugby force in the country.At least six members of the Committee are reported to have resigned over what is said to be the “dictatorial manner in which the club’s affairs were conducted by the president...

Full Article Sunday, 20 July 2014 00:00

Triple youth rugby champions Isipathana College had stepped on quite a few minefields and were jittery at the start of the season before the curtain came down on their unbeaten season.The Sevens, League and Knock-out Knights also had butterflies in their stomachs and will make no secret of the fact that they were...

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NCC and Moors won their matches against Ports Authority and CCC in the first round of the Under-23 Premier inter club cricket tournament yesterday at Maitland Place and Maitland Crescent respectively.

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Emerging Sportsman of the Year chess player Dinul Doluweera from Ananda College (left), Emerging Sportswoman of the Year athlete Lakshani Silva from Sri Sumangala Balika Panadura (centre) and athlete Supun Randeniya from Ranabima Royal College Peradeniya (right) pose with their at the annual Milo School Colours Awards ceremony held on Friday at the BMICH in Colombo (Picture by Pradeep Dhambarage)

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Central Province scored 343 against Southern Province in the Under-17 Inter Provincial two-day tournament at the Pallekele International Stadium Kandy yesterday. The match will continue today.

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Cricketers from Sri Lanka and South Africa have teamed up to raise funds for the Visually Handicapped in collaboration with Standard Chartered.As part of the fund-raiser ahead of the World Cup for the visually handicapped in South Africa, a mini coaching camp for young players and an on-line bidding competition for the “Seeing is Believing Super Fan” will also be held.

Full Article Sunday, 20 July 2014 00:00

BERLIN—As national euphoria gripped Germany on Tuesday with the arrival of its world champion soccer team, an apparent crime in the Rhineland served as a reminder that all was not well. Unidentified thieves, the police said, had spent the weekend stealing 10 truckloads of beer.“Has anyone noticed a large amount of beer?” police in the city...

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The third Mercantile and Government Services International Rating Chess Championships 2014 will be held on from July 25 to 28 at the Institute of Sports Science Colombo. The tournament is organized by the Chess Federation of Sri Lanka on behalf of FIDE, the World Chess Federation. It is open to all chess players working in the Mercantile or Government sector.

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The British school in Colombo beat the touring Auckland Institute of Excellence team from New Zealand by a convincing margin of 102 runs in their Under-15 Twenty20 cricket match worked off at the Thurstan College Ground recently. The British School electing to bat first after winning the toss piled up a formidable 172 runs with dashing opening batsman Liam Shaugy scoring a...

Full Article Sunday, 20 July 2014 00:00

There is always a sense of sadness when a sportsman who has been in the limelight for a long time retires. When that someone is Mahela Jayawardene it becomes a sadness that is even harder to swallow. Cricket is a game of personalities and Jayawardene personified every inch of it during the 18 years he has bestrode the cricket world.

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