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Kusal Mendis scooped the Player of the Match and the Player of the Series awards, Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 2nd T20I, Sylhet (ESPNCI)

Amila Aponso celebrates the wicket of Tamim Iqbal, Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 2nd T20I, Sylhet (ESPNCI)

Shehan Madushanka struck twice with the new ball, Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 2nd T20I, Sylhet (ESPNCI)

Akila Dananjaya celebrates after getting Soumya Sarkar for a duck, Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 2nd T20I, Sylhet (ESPNCI)

Upul Tharanga punches through point, Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 2nd T20I, Sylhet (ESPNCI)

Soumya Sarkar roars after dismissing Danushka Gunathilaka, Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 2nd T20I, Sylhet (ESPNCI)

Danushka Gunathilaka drives through the off side, Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 2nd T20I, Sylhet (ESPNCI)

Kusal Mendis gave Sri Lanka a strong start, Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 2nd T20I, Sylhet (ESPNCI)

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* Mendis stars in thumping win as SL sweep tour

Feb 18 (ESPNCI) Sri Lanka ended their Bangladesh tour in style, crushing the hosts by 75 runs to wrap up the T20 series 2-0. Kusal Mendis, who has been Sri Lanka's most dominant batsman across formats in the last four weeks, starred again with 70 off 42 balls to propel the visitors to 210 for 4.
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* Sri Lanka's Hathurusingha says Bangladesh knowledge helped team

Feb 17 (AFP) Sri Lankan coach Chandika Hathurusingha said on Saturday his inside knowledge of Bangladesh helped his side come out on top in all three formats. Hathurusingha coached Bangladesh for more than three years before he quit in October to join his struggling home team.
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* Roger Federer beats Robin Haase to become oldest world number one

Feb 17 (BBC) Roger Federer says becoming the oldest world number one in tennis history - 14 years after he first topped the rankings - is a "dream come true". The 36-year-old beat Robin Haase 4-6 6-1 6-1 in the last eight of the Rotterdam Open to replace Rafael Nadal, 31, at the top of the standings.
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* New Lankan Premier League set to clash with CPL and T20 Blast

Feb 17 (ESPNCI) Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has finalised dates for its Lankan Premier League (LPL) T20 tournament, but its ability to attract foreign talent may be limited due to scheduling clashes with the Caribbean Premier League and England's T20 Blast. The LPL is scheduled to run between August 18 and September 10, while the CPL is set to be played from August 8 to September 16,
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* Sri Lanka Cricket board hopeful for Indian players participating in upcoming Lankan Premier League

Feb 18 (Times Now) Indian players have a heavy cricketing schedule all year around and for that reason, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) preserves the players and not to venture out in other T20 leagues.
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* Sri Lanka's rare chance to cap successful tour

Feb 17 (ESPNCI) It had begun so well. Bangladesh may still have been stinging from Chandika Hathurusingha's surprise exit, but in the first three matches of the tri-nations ODI series, they stomped both oppositions, and appeared as if no side was capable of so much as challenging them in home conditions. Then came the 10-wicket thumping in Mirpur.
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* Depleted South Africa hope to script turnaround

Feb 17 (ICC) The three-Test series was a hard-fought affair that went the way of South Africa 2-1. Then came the series of six one-day internationals, and it was all about Virat Kohli and the Indian spin twins, Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal. South Africa were not at their strongest, with AB de Villiers missing the first three games, and Faf du Plessis and Quinton de Kock going out after the first and the second ODIs respectively.
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