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Aaron Finch made 137 off 109 balls, Sri Lankans v Australians, warm-up match, Champions Trophy 2017, Oval, May 26, 2017 (ESPNCI)


Angelo Mathews warmed up with a brisk 95, Sri Lankans v Australians, warm-up match, Champions Trophy 2017, Oval, May 26, 2017 (ESPNCI)


Dinesh Chandimal was cleaned up by James Pattinson, Sri Lankans v Australians, warm-up match, Champions Trophy 2017, Oval, May 26, 2017 (ESPNCI)


A despondent Upul Tharanga leaves the field, Sri Lankans v Australians, warm-up match, Champions Trophy 2017, Oval, May 26, 2017 (ESPNCI)

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* Finch, Head star in tense Australians' win

Sri Lanka 318/7 (50.0 ov) Australia 319/8 (49.4 ov)

May 26 (ESPNCI) After weeks of pay talks with their board, there was some cheer on the field for the Australians as they warmed up for the Champions Trophy with a two-wicket win over Sri Lanka. Aaron Finch contributed 137 off 109 balls courtesy 11 fours and six sixes while Travis Head, reprieved on 60, made 85 not out as Australia recovered from a middle-order wobble to squeeze home in a 319 chase with two balls to spare.
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* ICC security head Flanagan assures players, fans safety

May 26 (ESPNCI) Come to watch the Champions Trophy safe in the knowledge that you are well protected. That is the message from Ronnie Flanagan, the chairman of the ICC's anti-corruption and security unit (ACSU), in the wake of the terrorist attack in Manchester this week. Flanagan said that cricket could not "yield" to the terrorists.
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* A knife hanging on our neck if we don't do well - Kohli

May 25 (ESPNCI) A dismal IPL 2017 for Royal Challengers Bangalore immediately after the high of a Test season that saw India reach the top of the ICC rankings has helped Virat Kohli grow as a player. Kohli was thankful for the learning curve, but admitted the circumstances leading to Royal Challengers' last-place finish were bizarre.
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* Jayawardene named coach of Bangladesh league team

May 26 (AFP) DHAKA- Former Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene was Friday named as the head coach of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) side Khulna Titans for the next two seasons of the Twenty20 tournament. Jayawardene, who has plied his trade across the globe after taking international retirement in 2015, played for BPL franchise Dhaka Dynamites last season.
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* Mathews: ‘Sri Lanka doesn’t mind underdog tag at Champions Trophy’

May 25 (PTI) Sri Lanka will embrace the ‘underdog’ tag at the ICC Champions Trophy in England, according to skipper Angelo Mathews. A joint-winner in 2002, Sri Lanka has only reached the semifinal stage once since, getting to the last four in the 2013 edition, also in England.
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* Bangladesh wrap up first away win against New Zealand

May 25 (ESPNCI) Bangladesh got their prized first away win over New Zealand a week before the start of their Champions Trophy campaign. The five-wicket win in front of a packed crowd in Clontarf was a tense affair at times but Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah aced the chase of 271 in some style.
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