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Teenager Lahiru Kumara prepares to bowl during a training session, Dambulla, August 26, 2016 AFP


Dinesh Chandimal, Rangana Herath and Angelo Mathews during a lap of honour, Sri Lanka v Australia, 3rd Test, SSC, 5th day, August 17, 2016 (ESPNCI)


Dilruwan Perera sets off for a celebratory sprint after getting David Warner out, Sri Lanka v Australia, 3rd Test, SSC, 5th day, August 17, 2016 (ESPNCI)


Angelo Mathews is elated by Steven Smith's dismissal, Sri Lanka v Australia, 3rd Test, SSC, 5th day, August 17, 2016 (ESPNCI)


Team-mates rush to congratulate Rangana Herath after Adam Voges' dismissal, Sri Lanka v Australia, 3rd Test, SSC, 5th day, August 17, 2016 (ESPNCI)


Rangana Herath struck twice in the 27th over to leave Australia reeling, Sri Lanka v Australia, 3rd Test, SSC, 5th day, August 17, 2016 (ESPNCI)


Sri Lanka's close-in fielders appeal for Adam Voges' wicket, Sri Lanka v Australia, 3rd Test, SSC, 5th day, August 17, 2016 (ESPNCI)


Kusal Perera attempts to stump David Warner, Sri Lanka v Australia, 3rd Test, SSC, 5th day, August 17, 2016 (ESPNCI)

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* Injured Shaun Marsh to fly home from Sri Lanka

Aug 30 (ESPNCI) Shaun Marsh has been forced home from the tour of Sri Lanka after breaking his finger while fielding in Australia's win in the third ODI in Dambulla on Sunday. "Shaun suffered an injury to his left little finger whilst fielding in the match yesterday," Australia's physio David Beakley said. "An x-ray after the match confirmed a fracture and Shaun will now return to Perth to allow time for this to heal."
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* Brathwaite says outfield was unsafe, Dhoni says he's played on worse

Aug 29 (ESPNCI) Problems with certain sections of the Central Broward Regional Park outfield, which West Indies captain Carlos Brathwaite said were 'unsafe', was the deciding factor in calling off play in Sunday's second T20I in Lauderhill. The India captain MS Dhoni had a slightly differing view and said he had played in worse conditions during his career.
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* Plunkett has more questions on Bangladesh tour

Aug 30 (ESPNCI) Liam Plunkett has said he will speak to his family before making a decision over whether to tour Bangladesh following the ECB's approval for the trip to go ahead. Plunkett, who is a regular part of England's one-day side and can be expected to be included in the squad for that leg of the tour, added he has "a few more questions to ask" before making up his mind but that he has full faith in the ECB's head of security Reg Dickason.
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* Dilshan opens up on lack of support during captaincy tenure

Aug 29 (ESPNCI) Tillakaratne Dilshan cast aspersions on the conduct of former and present team-mates -particularly Angelo Mathews - soon after his final ODI, against Australia on Sunday. Prompted to speak on the challenges faced in his 10-month stint as Sri Lanka captain between April 2011 and January 2012, Dilshan suggested he did not have the support of some team-mates.
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