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Sri Lanka players celebrate after getting the last West Indies wicket • Nov 24, 2021 © Associated Press


Dimuth Karunaratne shakes hands with Kraigg Brathwaite after the match • Nov 24, 2021 © Associated Press


Lasith Embuldeniya removed Joshua Da Silva • Nov 24, 2021 © Associated Press


Ramesh Mendis appeals for a wicket • Nov 24, 2021 © Associated Press


Lasith Embuldeniya celebrates with team-mates after dismissing Roston Chase • Nov 23, 2021 © AFP/Getty Images


Ramesh Mendis is thrilled after bagging Kraigg Brathwaite for a duck • Nov 23, 2021 © Associated Press


Angelo Mathews powers one away to the off side • Nov 23, 2021 © AFP/Getty Images


Dimuth Karunaratne lines up a pull • Nov 23, 2021 © AFP/Getty Images


Angelo Mathews and Dimuth Karunaratne bump fists after the latter reached fifty • Nov 23, 2021 © AFP/Getty Images


Angelo Mathews leans into a drive • Nov 23, 2021 © AFP/Getty Images


Dimuth Karunaratne tucks the ball fine on the leg side • Nov 23, 2021 © AFP/Getty Images

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Last Updated = Sun, May 29, 2022, 12:18 pm SL Time

* Pakistan win scrappy contest off the last ball to sweep series

May 29 (ESPNCI) It did come down to the final delivery, but the result was the same as in the two previous fixtures. Instead of cruising to victory, Pakistan earned it right at the death, sweeping the T20I series 3-0 over Sri Lanka. In a low-scoring match, Sri Lanka found their innings derailed by an astonishing middle-order collapse where they lost seven wickets for 14 runs,
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* Asitha, Mathews, Chandimal star in Sri Lanka’s series win

May 27 (ESPNCI) Asitha Fernando’s searing post-lunch spell burst through Bangladesh’s defiant middle order, then swiftly uprooted the tail, to thrust Sri Lanka toward victory, which they achieved by 10 wickets in Mirpur. Envenomed by reverse swing, Asitha engineered a collapse that saw the last five Bangladesh wickets fall for 13 runs in the space of eight overs.
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* Angelo Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal centuries put Sri Lanka in the box seat in Dhaka Test

May 27 (ESPNCI) Angelo Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal, Sri Lanka’s two most senior batters, forged a 199-run stand to put the heat on Bangladesh. Sri Lanka lost their last five wickets cheaply, but then their quicks gutted the hosts’ top order for the second time in the Test to ratchet up the temperature further.
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* Spotlight on Ahmedabad as Gujarat Titans and Rajasthan Royals look to cross final hurdle

May 29 (ESPNCI) The stage is set for what is likely to be the most-attended cricket match in India. In white-ball cricket, perhaps only a World Cup final, or an India-Pakistan game at a World Cup, can come closer in terms of the hype and grandeur. Gujarat Titans will be playing in front of their home crowd for the first time in Ahmedabad.
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* Shakib: ‘We are physically fit, but mentally behind’

May 27 (ESPNCI) "We have to work on our mentality. I think there’s fear of failure among us", Shakib Al Hasan said after Bangladesh slipped to 23 for 4 on the fourth evening, which seemed like a carbon copy of their collapse on the first morning, when they were 24 for 5.
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