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Dinesh Chandimal dives across Dimuth Karunaratne to take a catch, Pallekele, July 23, 2016 (ESPNCI)


Sri Lanka players go through a fitness drill, Pallekele, July 23, 2016 (ESPNCI)


Sri Lankan allrounder Dhananjaya de Silva delivers a ball at training, Pallekele, July 23, 2016 (ESPNCI)

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* Mathews up for the fight against Australia

July 24 (cricket.com) Sri Lanka's skipper not fazed after being singled out as Australia's No.1 target head of the first Test Angelo Mathews has already been singled out as the No.1 target for the touring Australians, but the Sri Lanka skipper says he’s well and truly up for the fight. Mathews enters the three-Test series as one of the most experienced competitors on either side, with his 59 Test caps only trailing teammate Rangana Herath’s 70 matches.
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* Kohli double leaves WI long way from safety

July 23 (ESPNCI) Virat Kohli continued his efficient and energetic accumulation of runs to bring up his maiden first-class double-hundred, setting up India's declaration on 566, their joint fourth-highest score against West Indies. Promoted to No. 6, R Ashwin enjoyed some luck in the first hour of the day before strolling to his third hundred against West Indies, taking his average against them to 64.67. Given 16 overs, the Indian bowlers tried desperately for a breakthrough, and succeeded less than 10 minutes before the end of play on the second day.
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* Pak A v SL A, England tri-series Jaahid, Azam star in Pakistan A's four-wicket win

July 23 (ESPNCI) A 139-run third-wicket stand between opener Jaahid Ali and captain Babar Azam set up a four-wicket win for Pakistan A over Sri Lanka A in Northampton. The partnership, coming off 154 balls, helped Pakistan A ride a mini-collapse to win with 11 balls to spare. Sri Lanka A made brisk progress after opting to bat, largely thanks to Niroshan Dickwella's 31-ball 44 and Bhanuka Rajapaksa's 63-ball 56.
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* London Anniversary Games: Usain Bolt powers to 200m win

July 23 (BBC) Usain Bolt proved his fitness before next month's Olympics as he dominated the men's 200m at the Anniversary Games in London's Olympic Stadium. The six-time Olympic champion clocked 19.89 seconds - 0.15 ahead of Panama's Alonso Edward in second. Britain's Commonwealth silver medallist Adam Gemili was third in a season's best 20.07.Bolt's performance will have eased concerns after he missed the Jamaican trials earlier this month with injury.
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* 'Going to be a long struggle' for West Indies bowlers

July 23 (ESPNCI) In the absence of Jerome Taylor and Kemar Roach, West Indies' long-time new-ball pair, their fast bowlers are still "learning the art", their bowling coach Roddy Estwick said after the second day's play of the Antigua Test. With their captain Virat Kohli moving to his maiden double-hundred, India swelled their overnight score by 264 runs before declaring on 566 for 8. Having experienced another punishing day on the field, West Indies were 31 for 1 at stumps.
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