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Mushfiqur Rahim calms Suranga Lakmal down after a heated exchange, Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 2nd Test, Colombo, 4th day, March 18, 2017 (ESPNCI)


Dilruwan Perera played the blocking game in the post-tea session, Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 2nd Test, Colombo, 4th day, March 18, 2017 (ESPNCI)


Taijul Islam celebrates with his team-mates after dismissing Rangana Herath, Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 2nd Test, Colombo, 4th day, March 18, 2017 (ESPNCI)


Dimuth Karunaratne raises his bat after scoring his fifth Test century, Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 2nd Test, Colombo, 4th day, March 18, 2017 (ESPNCI)


Dimuth Karunaratne and Kusal Mendis run between the wickets, Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 2nd Test, Colombo, 4th day, March 18, 2017 (ESPNCI)


Dimuth Karunaratne clips the ball square, Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 2nd Test, Colombo, 4th day, March 18, 2017 (ESPNCI)


Kusal Mendis guides one down the leg side, Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 2nd Test, Colombo, 4th day, March 18, 2017 (ESPNCI)

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* 'Bradman-like' Smith is changing Australia - Lehmann

Mar 29 (ESPNCI) Australia's coach Darren Lehmann has lauded Steven Smith as "Bradman-like," while confirming that the way the tourists pushed India to the brink of losing the Border-Gavaskar Trophy has set a marker for how the team intends to play from here on. The 2017 Australians were not the team of snarlers who wrested the Ashes back from England in 2013-14,
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* Late strikes hurt SL's end-overs push

Sri Lanka 311/7 (49.2 ov) Bangladesh

Mar 28 (ESPNCI) Sri Lanka's stand-in captain Upul Tharanga, playing in his 200th ODI, decided to bat first against Bangladesh in a must-win second ODI in Dambulla. The hosts rejigged their bowling attack by including Dilruwan Perera, Nuwan Kulasekara and Nuwan Pradeep in place of Lahiru Kumara, Lakshan Sandakan and Sachith Pathirana.
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* Rain dashes Sri Lanka's hopes of series victory after Mendis century

Mar 29 (CW) Kusal Mendis scored a scintillating century to take Sri Lanka to 311 runs before heavy rains lashed out in Dambulla, not allowing any further action, thereby ending the second One-Day International against Bangladesh without a result. Bangladesh now have taken an unassailable of 1-0 in the series following their 90-run win in the first ODI at the same venue.
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* New T20 will 'future-proof' English cricket - Harrison

Mar 28 (ESPNCI) TOm Harrison, the ECB chief executive, has defended the introduction of a new T20 tournament, slated to get underway in 2020, by insisting that the concept will "future-proof" the game in England and Wales. Harrison also stated he would like "as much cricket as possible" to be broadcast free...
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