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The Sri Lanka players pose after their series win, Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Harare, 5th day, November 10, 2016 (ESPNCI)


Players shake hands after Sri Lanka's win, Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Harare, 5th day, November 10, 2016 (ESPNCI)


Dimuth Karunaratne was awarded the Man of the Series, Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Harare, 5th day, November 10, 2016 (ESPNCI)


Rangana Herath finished with match figures of 13 for 152, Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Harare, 5th day, November 10, (ESPNCI)


Rangana Herath and his team celebrate a wicket, Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Harare, 4th day, November 9, 2016 (ESPNCI)


Suranga Lakmal struck an enterprising 21, Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Harare, 4th day, November 9, 2016 (ESPNCI)


Rangana Herath was bowled after missing a sweep, Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Harare, 4th day, November 9, 2016 (ESPNCI)


Rangana Herath took yet another five-wicket haul, Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Harare, 4th day, November 9, 2016 (ESPNCI)

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* Australian Open 2017: Serena Williams beats Nicole Gibbs to reach fourth round

Jan 21 (BBC) Six-time champion Serena Williams eased past fellow American Nicole Gibbs to reach the fourth round of the Australian Open in Melbourne. The world number two, chasing a 23rd Grand Slam singles title, won 6-1 6-3 in 63 minutes on Rod Laver Arena. Williams, 35, goes on to face Czech 16th seed Barbora Strycova, who beat France's Caroline Garcia 6-2 7-5. "She's human, and she is beatable," Strycova said of facing Williams in the last 16.
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* New Zealand v BangladeshTest in balance after Shakib's triple-strike

Jan 21 (ESPNCI) Rain brought day two to an early end after three wickets in two overs from Shakib Al Hasan had left the second Test delicately poised. Replying to Bangladesh's 289, New Zealand had slid from 252 for 4 to 260 for 7 when bad weather arrived some 20 minutes from scheduled close of play, ending a seesawing day in which New Zealand had routinely held the upper hand only for quick losses of wickets to stall their progress.
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* England fined for slow over-rate against India

Jan 21 (ICC) England has been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate against India during the second One-Day International in Cuttack on Thursday. Andy Pycroft of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees imposed the fine after Eoin Morganís side was ruled to be one over short of its target when time allowances were taken into consideration. The charge was laid by on-field umpires Anil Chaudhary and Ruchira Palliyaguruge, third umpire Kumar Dharmasena and fourth official Nitin Menon.
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* Miller powers SA to victory in 10-over thrash

South Africa 126/5 (10/10 ov) Sri Lanka 107/6 (10/10 ov)

Jan 20 (ESPNCI) There is no substitute for experience in international cricket and South Africa showed that as they claimed the T20 series lead in a shortened 10-over match at SuperSport Park. David Miller and Farhaan Behardien shared in a fourth-wicket stand of 51 off 27 balls to help set a target of 127 before Imran Tahir took two wickets in his second over
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