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Lahiru Thirimanne is congratulated by Kumar Sangakkara after his century, England v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, Group A, Wellington, March 1, 2015 (ESPNCI)


Kumar Sangakkara shakes hands with Eoin Morgan after the game, England v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, Group A, Wellington, March 1, 2015 (ESPNCI)


Kumar Sangakkara slammed his fastest ODI century, England v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, Group A, Wellington, March 1, 2015 (ESPNCI)


Lahiru Thirimanne roars after becoming the youngest Sri Lankan to score a World Cup century, England v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, Group A, Wellington, March 1, 2015 (ESPNCI)


Kumar Sangakkara pulls on his way to an unbeaten 117, England v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, Group A, Wellington, March 1, 2015 (ESPNCI)


Moeen Ali gets into a tangle with Tillakaratne Dilshan, England v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, Group A, Wellington, March 1, 2015 (ESPNCI)


Rangana Herath went off the field after being struck on his hand, England v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, Group A, Wellington, March 1, 2015 (ESPNCI)


Moeen Ali threw away a start, perishing to Angelo Mathews for 15, England v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, Group A, Wellington, March 1, 2015 (ESPNCI)


Tillakaratne Dilshan completes a diving catch off his own bowling, England v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, Group A, Wellington, March 1, 2015 (ESPNCI)


Suranga Lakmal dives in an attempt to stop Mooen Ali's drive, England v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, Group A, Wellington, March 1, 2015 (ESPNCI)

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* Sri Lanka's Dimuth Karunaratne injured, Kusal Janith Perera leaves for Australia

Mar 05 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka's opening batsman Dimuth Karunaratne has been ruled out of the World Cup after injuring his right hand during practice today. "Dimuth Karunaratne broke a bone in his right hand during practice today," Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said in a statement Thursday.
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* Seniors set up Bangladesh's highest chase

Mar 05 (ESPNCI) Bangladesh tackled the pressure of a stiff target - they had to chase down 319 - and losing their specialist opener to injury in the field to post their highest ODI chase to beat Scotland by six wickets and keep their chances of making the quarter-final alive. Scotland, powered by Kyle Coetzer's magnificent 156 towards their 318 for 8 in 50 overs, lost their best chance to win a World Cup match.
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* Shahid Afridi joins 8000 ODI Run-Club

Mar 04 (IC) Undoubtedly one of the most charismatic players of Pakistan, Shahid Afridi registered his name into record books reaching the milestone of 8,000 ODI runs in 395 matches. Needing two runs before the Group B fixture clash against United Arab Emirates, Afridi pulled Amjad Javed for a six and in the process getting to 8000-run ODI mark. But Afridi did not stop at the milestone as he played the role of perfect cameo hitting 21 runs off just 8 deliveries to take Pakistan total to 339/6.
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* Sri Lankans have nothing to fear: Murali

Mar 05 (AAP) Legendary spinner Muttiah Muralitharan believes Sri Lanka's cricketers have nothing to fear in Sunday's World Cup clash with Australia in Sydney. Sri Lanka, beaten World Cup finalists in 2007 and 2011, are being widely tipped to lose the weekend's clash and do little damage in the knockout phase. Muralitharan, who has had a foot in both camps given he worked as a spin consultant for Australia last year, says that may not be the case.
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* Hosts look to inject momentum into slow campaign

Mar 04 (ESPNCI) One win. One washout. One loss. Australia wouldn't have thought that the first half of their World Cup group matches would pan out this way. But you cannot control the weather, which was really bad in Brisbane, and as Michael Clarke said, Australia were beaten by a quality New Zealand side in Auckland. Afghanistan may just run into a keyed-up outfit determined to put that narrow loss behind them.
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* Mashrafe wants victory at all cost

Mar 04 (BDN) The Tigers will take on the Scots at the Saxton Oval in Nelson on Thursday. The match is set to start on 4am Bangladesh time. "Nothing is bigger than a win. Victory will boost confidence. The players will think of raising confidence personally. But to me winning comes first," he said at the pre-match press conference on Wednesday.
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