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Lasith Malinga savours the winning moment, Afghanistan v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2019, Cardiff, June 4, 2019 (ESPNCI)


Sri Lanka celebrate a wicket, Afghanistan v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2019, Cardiff, June 4, 2019 (ESPNCI)


Nuwan Pradeep celebrates dismissing Rashid Khan, Afghanistan v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2019, Cardiff, June 4, 2019 (ESPNCI)


Thisara Perera took a brilliant catch to dismiss Hazratullah Zazai, Afghanistan v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2019, Cardiff, June 4, 2019 (ESPNCI)


Lasith Malinga celebrates after dismissing Mohammad Shahzad, Afghanistan v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2019, Cardiff, June 4, 2019 (ESPNCI)


Kusal Mendis drops Hazratullah Zazai, Afghanistan v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2019, Cardiff, June 4, 2019 (ESPNCI)


Isuru Udana is bowled by Dawlat Zadran, Afghanistan v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2019, Cardiff, June 4, 2019 (ESPNCI)


Kusal Perera celebrates his fifty, Afghanistan v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2019, Cardiff, June 4, 2019 (ESPNCI)


Kusal Perera punches the ball away, Afghanistan v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2019, Cardiff, June 4, 2019 (ESPNCI)


Kusal Perera and Dimuth Karunaratne walk out to open, Afghanistan v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2019, Cardiff, June 4, 2019 (ESPNCI)

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* Aaron Finch and Mitchell Starc headline big Australia win

June 15 (ESPNCI) Australia's best stuff, personified by Aaron Finch, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell and Mitchell Starc, looked world-beating against Sri Lanka at The Oval. Yet there were still signs that Finch's team have plenty of kinks to iron out, not least problems in an unbalanced batting order but also the continued reliance of the bowling attack on Starc and Pat Cummins,
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* Stalled Sri Lanka must stand up to Australia's might

June 15 (ESPNCI) If Sri Lanka's chances of progressing to the semi-finals of the World Cup are slightly better than the one in a million offered to Lloyd Christmas by Mary Swanson in Dumb and Dumber, it's not by much. But just as Lloyd replied with a goggle-eyed "So you're telling me there's a chance?", so too must Dimuth Karunaratne's men push on against an Australian side
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* Sri Lanka complain to ICC of step-motherly treatment

June 14 (DN) Sri Lanka has officially complained to the ICC for the manner in which their team is being treated in the ongoing 2019 Cricket World Cup. Team manager Ashantha de Mel said that they had written to the ICC complaining about the type of pitches prepared for the Lankan matches, the practice facilities, the hotels and the type of transport provided for the team.
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* Virat Kohli on India v Pakistan after New Zealand game abandoned

June 14 (BBC) India captain Virat Kohli's focus turned to Pakistan immediately after his side's match against New Zealand was abandoned without a ball being bowled on Thursday. India face Pakistan at Old Trafford on Sunday in a match which is likely to draw a global television audience of one billion.
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* Finch hits World Cup ton as Australia dominate Sri Lanka

June 15 (AFP) Australia captain Aaron Finch equalled his highest one-day international score of 153 as he powered the World Cup holders to 334-7 against sloppy Sri Lanka on Saturday. Finch took the misfiring Sri Lanka attack apart with a dazzling display at the Oval that included 15 fours and five sixes.
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* ICC reject Sri Lanka World Cup complaints of 'cramped bus, poor pitches, no pool'

June 14 (AFP) World Cup organisers have been forced to defend the quality of the tournament's pitches and facilities after reports of an official complaint from Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka team manager Ashantha de Mel claimed the International Cricket Council have given certain World Cup teams preferential treatment at the expense of his side.
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* Sri Lanka face in-form Australia after 11-day World Cup wait

June 14 (AP) When Sri Lanka last played in the Cricket World Cup, the French Open was at the quarterfinals stage, the NBA Finals were 1-1, and Chris Froome was training in Tenerife. When the Sri Lankans pop back on the tournament radar in London on Saturday, it will have been a long 11 days since their last completed match.
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