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Kusal Perera receives medical attention after being hit on the helmet, Australia v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Canberra, February 3, 2019


Usman Khawaja's emotions came out when he reached three figures, Australia v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Canberra, February 3, 2019


Vishwa Fernando removed Joe Burns, Australia v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Canberra, February 3, 2019 (ESPNCI)


Kusal Perera was forced to retire hurt after being hit on the helmet, Australia v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Canberra, February 3, 2019 (ESPNCI)


Kusal Perera was forced to retire hurt after being hit on the helmet, Australia v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Canberra, February 3, 2019 (ESPNCI)

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* Embuldeniya takes five wickets in Sri Lanka debut

Feb 15 (AFP) Sri Lankan left-arm spinner Lasith Embuldeniya claimed a five-wicket haul on his debut and sparked a South African collapse on the third day of the first Test on Friday. Embuldeniya, 22, took five for 66 as South Africa were bowled out for 259 in their second innings, leaving Sri Lanka to get 304 to take a 1-0 lead in the two-match series.
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* Keshav Maharaj's progress stalls as South Africa settle for pace prowess

Feb 15 (ESPNCI) South Africa are ranked No. 2 in Tests, have the most fearsome phalanx of quicks on the planet, a serviceable top order, and are, in general, an outstanding fielding side. Despite a regular loss of wickets late on day two at Kingsmead, they have imposed themselves on Sri Lanka, and have achieved a strong position in the match.
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* Steyn's four-for gives South Africa 44-run lead

Feb 14 (ESPNCI) Kusal Perera offered a breezy fifty, but Sri Lanka's batsmen - aside from a stubborn ninth wicket stand between Lasith Embuldeniya and Kasun Rajitha - didn't have the resolve to resist Dale Steyn and the South African attack for long on the second day at Kingsmead. Having made the initial incision when he removed Lahiru Thirimanne for a 15-ball duck yesterday,
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* Sri Lanka's green seamers 'caught us off guard', admits Quinton de Kock

Feb 14 (ESPNCI) Quinton de Kock, South Africa's best batsman on day one of the first Test, has conceded that Sri Lanka's inexperienced quicks caught his team "off guard" at Kingsmead. There are few real surprises in top-level cricket any more, such is the preponderance of video analysis. Generally, it is also a disadvantage to field a green attack.
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* Du Plessis, bowlers give South Africa vice-like grip

Feb 15 (ESPNCI) On his international debut, Lasith Embuldeniya picked up 5 for 66 to bowl South Africa out 40 minutes before tea on the third day. With Vishwa Fernando also taking 4 for 71, the hosts lost their last five wickets for just eight runs, but Sri Lanka were still left with a stiff fourth innings target thanks to Quinton de Kock's second fifty of the match and Faf du Plessis' 90.
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* 2nd ODI, ICC Women's Championship Kapp, Wolvaardt, Goodall rampage help SA clinch series

Feb 15 (ESPNCI) South Africa sealed their series against Sri Lanka with a 30-run win in the second game in Potchefstroom. Captain Chamari Atapattu powered Sri Lanka's chase with a boundary-laden 94, but no other Sri Lanka batsman reached fifty and the visitors were bowled out for 231 in pursuit of a revised target of 262 in 47 overs.
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* Vishwa Fernando's success despite the system, not because of it

Feb 14 (ESPNCI) Before we dwell on Sri Lanka's good start to the series, let us count off all the ways in which it could all go south from here. - Sri Lanka's innings goes down in a whirl of outside edges and flying bails, before South Africa tear to 260 for 2 at the end of day 2, effectively infinity runs ahead.
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