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The Sri Lankan team after wrapping up the series against Pakistan, Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Dubai, 5th day, October 10, 2017 (ESPNCI)


Lahiru Gamage screams in celebration, Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Dubai, 5th day, October 10, 2017 (ESPNCI)


Sri Lanka appeal against Mohammad Amir, Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Dubai, 5th day, October 10, 2017 (ESPNCI)


Dilruwan Perera takes off in celebration after taking a wicket, Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Dubai, 5th day, October 10, 2017 (ESPNCI)


Dilruwan Perera had Mohammad Amir lbw, Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Dubai, 5th day, October 10, 2017 (ESPNCI)


Dilruwan Perera had Haris Sohail caught behind, Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Dubai, 4th day, October 9, 2017 (ESPNCI)


Niroshan Dickwella jumps in joy after pouching Haris Sohail, Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Dubai, 4th day, October 9, 2017 (ESPNCI)


The Sri Lankan players get together after asking for a review, Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Dubai, 2nd day, October 7, 2017 (ESPNCI)


Suranga Lakmal rues a missed opportunity, Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Dubai, 2nd day, October 7, 2017 (ESPNCI)

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* We have come here with a mindset to win a Test match: Chandimal

Nov 24 (ICC) After a humdinger of a first Test in Kolkata that ended with Sri Lanka managing to eke out a draw, the team is looking to execute its plans and put India under pressure in the second Test at Nagpur. Sri Lanka did manage to do that to an extent in Kolkata, with Suranga Lakmal denting India’s top-order, but threw away the advantage
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* Nagpur pitch less seam-friendly than Eden Gardens - Chandimal

Nov 23 (ESPNCI) Conditions in Nagpur will not assist seam-bowling to the extent they did in Kolkata, according to Dinesh Chandimal, the Sri Lanka captain. There is a fair amount of grass on the VCA Stadium pitch as well, in line with India's desire to test themselves in pace-friendly conditions ahead of their tour of South Africa.
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* SL's chance to shift India's focus from South Africa

Nov 23 (ESPNCI) Pride is an often-abused word in sports commentary. This, though, might be one justified case to evoke Sri Lanka's pride. They have travelled to India for a full Test series for the first time in eight years, and India are not concerned about them. They are concerned about South Africa.
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* How Lakmal became Sri Lanka's Mr Dependable

Nov 23 (ESPNCI) At the end of the Kolkata Test match, Suranga Lakmal won an award. Not Player of the Match, for which he was surely in the running, but [insert sponsor name] Bankable Player of the Match. It isn't an award that will live on forever in the ESPNcricinfo scorecard - sorry, Suranga - but it was, nonetheless, both well deserved and aptly named.
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