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Tillakaratne Dilshan acknowledges his fans, Sri Lanka v Australia, 2nd T20I, Colombo, September 9, 2016 (ESPNCI)


Tillakaratne Dilshan ended his international career with a wicket off his last ball, Sri Lanka v Australia, 2nd T20I, Colombo, September 9, 2016 (ESPNCI)


Seekkuge Prasanna gave Glenn Maxwell a send-off, Sri Lanka v Australia, 2nd T20I, Colombo, September 9, 2016 (ESPNCI)


Kusal Perera tries to get under a skier, Sri Lanka v Australia, 2nd T20I, Colombo, September 9, 2016 (ESPNCI)


Dhananjaya de Silva smokes one through the covers, Sri Lanka v Australia, 2nd T20I, Colombo, September 9, 2016 (ESPNCI)


Dhananjaya de Silva avoids a run-out off a Glenn Maxwell direct hit, Sri Lanka v Australia, 2nd T20I, Colombo, September 9, 2016 (ESPNCI)


Kusal Perera drives en route to his 22, Sri Lanka v Australia, 2nd T20I, Colombo, September 9, 2016 (ESPNCI)


Tillakaratne Dilshan is given a guard of honour by team-mates ahead of his last international innings, Sri Lanka v Australia, 2nd T20I, Colombo, September 9, 2016 (ESPNCI)

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Last Updated = Thu, Sep 29, 2016, 11:40 pm SL Time

* Karunaratne, Thirimanne in Sri Lanka A squad

Sept 29 (ESPNCI) Lanka batsman Dimuth Karunaratne has been named captain of the A team for the first two four-day games at home against West Indies A. Lahiru Thirimanne, who was omitted for the Tests as well as limited-overs series against Australia, found a place in the 15-member squad. Thirimanne has not played competitive cricket since the Lord's Test in June.
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* All-round Afghanistan seals thrilling last-over win

Sept 29 (ICC) Asghar Stanikzai, the Afghanistan captain, led from the front with a steely 57 as his side emerged victorious against Bangladesh by a two-wicket margin in the second One-Day International to level the three-match series 1-1 in Dhaka on Wednesday (September 28).
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* 'Afghanistan cricket is improving every day' - Nabi

Sept 29 (ESPNCI) After Dawlat Zadran sliced Taskin Ahmed to the third-man boundary to seal Afghanistan's tense win, there were hugs and handshakes in the camp, a far cry from their exuberant celebrations after defeating Bangladesh in 2014 or West Indies at this year's World T20.
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* Two cricketing heroes befittingly recognised

Sept 29 (DN) Kumar Sangakkara was adjudged the most popular Sri Lankan by the voting of people and also the icon of Sri Lanka with Dr. Ajith C. S. Perera adjudged as ‘The Unsung Hero’ at the Sri Lankan of the Year 2016 awards presentation heId last Friday night at the Hilton Hotel Colombo. They both received their awards to a standing ovation.
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* Lucky to still be in contention in the series - Mashrafe

Sept 29 (ESPNCI) Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza said his side were lucky to still have a chance at winning the three-match ODI series, after two close matches against Afghanistan. Bangladesh won the first ODI by seven runs, and lost the second match on Wednesday by two wickets as Afghanistan aced a tense chase of 209.
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* Imad, Malik star as Pakistan wins 3-0

Sept 28 (ICC) Imad Wasim extended his purple patch as he set up Pakistan’s eight-wicket win over West Indies in the third and final Twenty20 International at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday (September 27). With the win, Pakistan swept the three-match series 3-0, having won the first two matches, both in Dubai, by nine wickets and 16 runs respectively. The win also meant that Sarfraz Ahmed extended his unbeaten run as T20I captain to four matches
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