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The victorious Sri Lankan team with the trophy, Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe, only Test, 5th day, Colombo, July 18, 2017 (ESPNCI)


Dinesh Chandimal and Graeme Cremer shake hands after the match, Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe, only Test, 5th day, Colombo, July 18, 2017 (ESPNCI)


Dilruwan Perera and Dinesh Chandimal are all smiles after Sri Lanka's win, Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe, only Test, 5th day, Colombo, July 18, 2017 (ESPNCI)


Dilruwan Perera and Asela Gunaratne celebrate after steering Sri Lanka to victory, Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe, only Test, 5th day, Colombo, July 18, 2017 (ESPNCI)


Dilruwan Perera punches the air after hitting the winning runs, Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe, only Test, 5th day, Colombo, July 18, 2017 (ESPNCI)


Niroshan Dickwella lobbed a catch to the keeper attempting a reverse sweep, Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe, only Test, 5th day, Colombo, July 18, 2017 (ESPNCI)


Asela Gunaratne acknowledges his fifty, Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe, only Test, 5th day, Colombo, July 18, 2017 (ESPNCI)


Niroshan Dickwella and Asela Gunaratne added 121 for the sixth wicket, Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe, only Test, 5th day, Colombo, July 18, 2017 (ESPNCI)


Kusal Mendis top-edged a sweep to mid-on, Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe, only Test, 5th day, Colombo, July 18, 2017 (ESPNCI)

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* Women's World Cup: England beat India by nine runs in thrilling final at Lord's

England completed a stunning fightback to beat India by nine runs and win the Women's World Cup at an ecstatic Lord's. Chasing 229, India looked set for victory at 191-3, but Anya Shrubsole pinned Punam Raut lbw for 86 to spark a collapse of seven wickets for 28 runs.
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* Kyle Abeysinghe wins Silver at Commonwealth Youth Games

July 23 (Papare) Sri Lankaís up and coming swimming prodigy, Kyle Abeysinghe brought the country its first medal in the Commonwealth Youth Games held in the Bahamas winning the silver medal in the Menís 100m Freestyle a short while ago. The Commonwealth Youth Games that started off in Nassau in the Bahamas islands on the 17th of this month
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* Raj eyes World Cup glory in hope of brighter future

July 23 (ESPNCI) Mithali Raj is right. "Everybody", as she puts it, was rooting for India. Even England, their opposition in the Women's World Cup final, wanted to see Raj and her team at Lord's. "India being in the final is the best result for women's cricket," Heather Knight, England's captain, said.
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* Dhananjaya, Pradeep return to Sri Lanka's Test squad

July 23 (ESPNCI) Batting allrounder Dhananjaya de Silva, uncapped left-arm spinner Malinda Pushpakumara, and seamer Nuwan Pradeep returned to Sri Lanka's squad for the first Test against India, in Galle. De Silva, who had been left out of the squad for the one-off Test against Zimbabwe, effectively takes Dinesh Chandimal's place in the 15-man squad,...
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* Women's World Cup final: England want 'perfect game' against India

July 23 (BBC) Seamer Anya Shrubsole says England are aiming to produce the "perfect game" when they face India in the Women's World Cup final at Lord's on Sunday. England have won six straight matches since losing the opening game to India.
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* World Cup was a learning curve - SL women's coach

July 23 (ESPNCI) Sri Lanka may have won only one match out of seven in the Women's World Cup, but coach Hemantha Devapriya believes the experience of playing against the top seven countries was an invaluable learning curve. "The tournament enabled our players to really see the standards of the other teams," he said.
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