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Kumar Sangakkara is congratulated by AB de Villiers, South Africa v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, 1st quarter-final, Sydney, March 18, 2015 (ESPNCI)


Kumar Sangakkara shakes hands with Vernon Philander, South Africa v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, 1st quarter-final, Sydney, March 18, 2015 (ESPNCI)


Mahela Jayawardene gets a hug from AB de Villiers, South Africa v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, 1st quarter-final, Sydney, March 18, 2015 (ESPNCI)


ahela Jayawardene acknowledges the crowd, South Africa v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, 1st quarter-final, Sydney, March 18, 2015 (ESPNCI)


The final goodbye: Kumar Sangakkara waves to the crowd, South Africa v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, 1st quarter-final, Sydney, March 18, 2015 (ESPNCI)


Duplicate Murali: Tharindu Kaushal's in his delivery stride, South Africa v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, 1st quarter-final, Sydney, March 18, 2015 (ESPNCI)


Where did it go wrong? Kumar Sangakkara makes the long walk back, South Africa v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, 1st quarter-final, Sydney, March 18, 2015 (ESPNCI)


Tharindu Kaushal made a duck on his ODI debut, South Africa v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, 1st quarter-final, Sydney, March 18, 2015 (ESPNCI)


Mahela Jayawardene cuts the ball, South Africa v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, 1st quarter-final, Sydney, March 18, 2015 (ESPNCI)


Lahiru Thirimanne was quick onto the cover drive, South Africa v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, 1st quarter-final, Sydney, March 18, 2015 (ESPNCI)


Kyle Abbott had Kusal Perera caught behind, South Africa v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, 1st quarter-final, Sydney, March 18, 2015 (ESPNCI)

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* Clarke to call curtains on illustrious ODI career post WC final

Mar 28 (ANI) Sydney- In a bid to prolong his Test career, Australia skipper Michael Clarke has announced that he will be retiring from one-day international cricket after Sunday's World Cup final against New Zealand in Melbourne. Clarke, a veteran of 244 one-day internationals, was part of Australia's 2007 World Cup win over Sri Lanka in Barbados.
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* Vast MCG will hold no fear for New Zealand

Mar 27 (ESPNCI) Home advantage has helped carry New Zealand through the World Cup, amid frenzied atmospheres that peaked during the astonishing semi-final against South Africa. Now, though, the players have left the feeling of familiarity behind to play the biggest match of their lives. And the contrast in venues does not come much greater than Eden Park to the MCG. Some of the shortest boundaries in the world will be replaced by some of the longest. Both grounds have hosted four matches in the World Cup:
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* Injuries, fielding hurt Lanka's chances in World Cup: Angelo Mathews

Mar 27 (IBN) Colombo- A combination of poor fielding and regularly losing players through injuries has hurt Sri Lanka's chances in the cricket World Cup, captain Angelo Mathews said on Friday. "Our fielding levels dropped," Mathews said, adding that losing as many as five players from the original squad of 15 left the team unbalanced.
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