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As bowling group, need to give better performance in powerplay: Keshav Maharaj

South Africa men's cricket team finished their tour of Sri Lanka in glorious style when they won the final T20 International match in Colombo on Tuesday evening by 10 wickets and made a 3-0 clean sweep of the series.
South Africa's captain Keshav Maharaj
South Africa's captain Keshav Maharaj
Published on Sep 15, 2021 11:28 AM IST
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ANI | , Colombo

South Africa wins 2nd T20 to clinch series against Sri Lanka

  • Left-arm wrist spinner Tabraiz Shamsi took three wickets before Quinton de Kock hit 58 not out as South Africa beat Sri Lanka by nine wickets to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in their Twenty20 series.
South Africa wins 2nd T20 to clinch series against Sri Lanka(TWITTER/ICC)
South Africa wins 2nd T20 to clinch series against Sri Lanka(TWITTER/ICC)
Updated on Sep 13, 2021 07:45 AM IST
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AP | , Colombo [sri Lanka]

Sri Lanka announce T20 World Cup squad; Shanaka named captain, Perera returns

  • Wicketkeeper-batsman Kusal Perera, who had missed the India and the ongoing South Africa series, made a comeback to the side while experienced campaigner Dinesh Chandimal held on to his place after some good performances against the Proteas.
Sri Lanka announce T20 World Cup squad, Dasun Shanaka named captain(AP)
Sri Lanka announce T20 World Cup squad, Dasun Shanaka named captain(AP)
Published on Sep 12, 2021 12:28 PM IST
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Markram hits 48, South Africa beats Sri Lanka in T20 opener

  • Aiden Markram hit 48 off 33 balls to propel South Africa to a 28-run win over Sri Lanka in their Twenty20 opener.
Aiden Markram hits 48, South Africa beats Sri Lanka in T20 opener(TWITTER/ICC)
Aiden Markram hits 48, South Africa beats Sri Lanka in T20 opener(TWITTER/ICC)
Published on Sep 11, 2021 07:29 AM IST
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AP | , Colombo [sri Lanka]

US CDC warns against travel to Sri Lanka, Jamaica, Brunei due to rising Covid-19

The CDC raised its travel advisory to "Level 4: Very High" for these countries, telling Americans they should avoid travel there.
The CDC also raised Australia from
The CDC also raised Australia from "Leve1 1: Low" to "Level 2: Moderate."(AFP)
Published on Sep 08, 2021 06:35 AM IST
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Reuters | , Washington

3rd ODI: Sri Lanka thrash South Africa to take ODI series

South Africa lost four wickets within the first 10 overs against Sri Lanka while chasing a modest 204 victory target, eventually getting bowled out for 125 in 30 overs.
3rd ODI: Sri Lanka thrash South Africa to take ODI series(ICC/TWITTER)
3rd ODI: Sri Lanka thrash South Africa to take ODI series(ICC/TWITTER)
Published on Sep 07, 2021 10:36 PM IST
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Sri Lankan Navy seizes 336 Kg heroin from trawler, arrests 7 Pakistanis

  • The vessel reportedly operated as a multi-day fishing trawler transporting drug consignments to other boats.
The Sri Lankan navy has also opened an investigation into this and no weapons have been recovered from the vessel so far
The Sri Lankan navy has also opened an investigation into this and no weapons have been recovered from the vessel so far
Published on Sep 05, 2021 10:04 PM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Sri Lanka starts regular flights from nine Indian cities. Details here

  • Sri Lankan Airlines, the flag carrier of the island nation, will operate four weekly flights to Chennai, three to Mumbai, and one to Bengaluru airport as per the latest schedule.
Two flights will be operated by the Sri Lanka airlines between Colombo-New Delhi, Colombo Hyderabad.(Representative Image)
Two flights will be operated by the Sri Lanka airlines between Colombo-New Delhi, Colombo Hyderabad.(Representative Image)
Published on Aug 28, 2021 06:16 PM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav, New Delhi

Sri Lanka extends Covid-19 lockdown till September 6 amid spike in death rate

Sri Lanka, which has witnessed a series of lockdowns and curfews to contain the spread of Covid-19 in the country, has extended travel curbs till September 6 as deaths rise. The tourism sector, which generates a huge quantum of revenue for the island nation, has seen a drastic fall.
Workers carry a Covid-19 victim's body in a cardboard coffin for cremation at a cemetery, amid the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic, on the outskirts of Colombo, Sri Lanka(REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte)
Workers carry a Covid-19 victim's body in a cardboard coffin for cremation at a cemetery, amid the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic, on the outskirts of Colombo, Sri Lanka(REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte)
Updated on Aug 27, 2021 04:21 PM IST
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PTI | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Colombo

Sri Lanka series gives South Africa perfect preparation for World Cup

South Africa will play three ODIs and three T20 games during the Sept. 2-14 tour, though a number of their frontline players have either been rested or are injured for the 50-over series.
South Africa cricket team: File photo
South Africa cricket team: File photo
Published on Aug 23, 2021 03:33 PM IST
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'Hope Taliban will keep promises': Sri Lanka's first reaction on Afghanistan

  • A ministry statement said Sri Lanka is “happy to note that the Taliban have offered an amnesty and promised not to harm any foreigners and requests the Taliban to continue honouring that commitment”.
Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid at a news conference promised the group would honour women’s rights within the norms of Islamic law.
Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid at a news conference promised the group would honour women’s rights within the norms of Islamic law.
Published on Aug 21, 2021 11:14 PM IST
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18 Sri Lanka players sign central contracts, Mathews left out

"18 players signed the National Player Contracts, which came into effect from 01st August 2021. The new contract will be for a 05 month period and will end on the 31st December 2021," the SLC said in a statement.
18 Sri Lanka players sign central contracts, Mathews left out(AP)
18 Sri Lanka players sign central contracts, Mathews left out(AP)
Published on Aug 20, 2021 10:10 PM IST
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75th Independence Day: Jacqueline Fernandez stuns in ultra-glamorous white saree

Jacqueline Fernandez gets us excited for a summer destination wedding as she cuts a delicate and sexy silhouette in a sheer white saree to ring in India’s Independence Day with ‘peace, love and respect always from Sri Lanka’ | Check pictures with fashion cues inside
Jacqueline Fernandez rings in India’s Independence Day in ultra-glamorous white saree(Instagram/jacquelinef143)
Jacqueline Fernandez rings in India’s Independence Day in ultra-glamorous white saree(Instagram/jacquelinef143)
Updated on Aug 15, 2021 12:23 PM IST
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Sri Lanka lifts inter-provincial travel ban as Covid-19 vaccination accelerates

The government also allowed the resumption of public bus services from Sunday while train services would resume from Monday. Officials told PTI that crowding in these transport services is not allowed.
This will be the first time that public transport will be operational across Sri Lanka since late April.(Reuters file photo)
This will be the first time that public transport will be operational across Sri Lanka since late April.(Reuters file photo)
Published on Aug 01, 2021 05:05 PM IST
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IND vs SL, 3rd ODI: Fernando stars in Lanka's 3-wkt win, India bags series 2-1

  • India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI: | Avishka Fernando (76) and Bhanuka Rajapaksa (65) took Sri Lanka to a consolatory, three-wicket win in Colombo. India bagged the series 2-1.
Sri Lanka opener Avishka Fernando scored 76 runs off 98 balls to help his team win bag a consolatory win against India in the three-match ODI series. (TWITTER/BCCI)
Sri Lanka opener Avishka Fernando scored 76 runs off 98 balls to help his team win bag a consolatory win against India in the three-match ODI series. (TWITTER/BCCI)
Updated on Jul 23, 2021 11:43 PM IST
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Samson among 5 to get ODI caps; joint-most debutants for India in ODI history

  • Shikhar Dhawan-led Team India, which has already sealed the three-match ODI series by taking a 2-0 lead, decided to hand five debuts caps, including Sanju Samson and Rahul Chahar
India vs Sri Lanka: Sanju Samson, Rahul Chahar among five Team India players set to make debuts in 3rd ODI(TWITTER/BCCI)
India vs Sri Lanka: Sanju Samson, Rahul Chahar among five Team India players set to make debuts in 3rd ODI(TWITTER/BCCI)
Updated on Jul 23, 2021 03:01 PM IST
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'Doing the same thing for last 2 years' - Yadav speaks on his role in Team India

  • India vs Sri Lanka 2nd ODI: 'Suryakumar Yadav, when asked about playing a finisher's role, said that this is something he has been doing over the last two years and that he prepares for it in the nets.
India vs Sri Lanka 2nd ODI: 'I've been doing the same thing for the last two years': Suryakumar Yadav speaks on his role in the Indian team.(AP)
India vs Sri Lanka 2nd ODI: 'I've been doing the same thing for the last two years': Suryakumar Yadav speaks on his role in the Indian team.(AP)
Updated on Jul 20, 2021 02:54 PM IST
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IND vs SL 2nd ODI, Colombo weather: Will rain affect play today?

  • India vs Sri Lanka: The Shikhar Dhawan-led Team India, after winning the first ODI, will locks horns with the hosts in the second ODI on Tuesday at Colombo's R Premadasa Stadium. But will the weather play a spoilsport?
India vs Sri Lanka 2nd ODI, Colombo weather today: Cloudy conditions expected throughout, rain unlikely.(TWITTER/BCCI)
India vs Sri Lanka 2nd ODI, Colombo weather today: Cloudy conditions expected throughout, rain unlikely.(TWITTER/BCCI)
Updated on Jul 20, 2021 02:10 PM IST
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IND vs SL 2nd ODI: Jaffer posts cryptic tweet with Shah Rukh, Salman's images

  • India vs Sri Lanka 2nd ODI: Wasim Jaffer posted a cryptic tweet ahead of the second, featuring Bollywood actors Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan, and hinted at the key players for the match.
India vs Sri Lanka: Wasim Jaffer posted a cryptic tweet ahead of the second, featuring Bollywood actors Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan, and hinted at the key players for the match.(HT Collage)
India vs Sri Lanka: Wasim Jaffer posted a cryptic tweet ahead of the second, featuring Bollywood actors Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan, and hinted at the key players for the match.(HT Collage)
Updated on Jul 20, 2021 10:52 AM IST
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'Viru used to be there but this player': Chopra lauds Shaw's knock in 1st ODI

  • Aakash Chopra praised the impressive Prithvi Shaw, who smashed 43 runs off just 24 balls, including nine fours, during the first India vs Sri Lanka ODI in Colombo on Sunday.
Aakash Chopra detailed the most impressive aspect of Prithvi Shaw's knock in 1st ODI against Sri Lanka in Colombo on Sunday.(HT Collage)
Aakash Chopra detailed the most impressive aspect of Prithvi Shaw's knock in 1st ODI against Sri Lanka in Colombo on Sunday.(HT Collage)
Updated on Jul 19, 2021 04:11 PM IST
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India 'top team', we knew they would attack us: Sri Lanka's Chamika Karunaratne

Sri Lanka batsman Chamika Karunaratne has said that he knew India would attack his side in the ODI series as the Shikhar Dhawan-led outfit is a top team.
India 'top team', we knew they would attack us: Sri Lanka's Chamika Karunaratne.(AP)
India 'top team', we knew they would attack us: Sri Lanka's Chamika Karunaratne.(AP)
Updated on Jul 19, 2021 02:29 PM IST
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Kishan smashes 33-ball 50 on debut, scripts history by achieving unique feat

  • Ishan Kishan made the most of his ODI debut during the 1st India vs Sri Lanka game in Colombo on Sunday, smashing a blistering fifty to achieve a unique feat.
Debutant Ishan Kishan smashed a fifty off 33 balls in first India vs Sri Lanka ODI and scripted history by achieving unique feat.(TWITTER/ICC)
Debutant Ishan Kishan smashed a fifty off 33 balls in first India vs Sri Lanka ODI and scripted history by achieving unique feat.(TWITTER/ICC)
Updated on Jul 19, 2021 02:22 PM IST
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'I will take more time here': IND's Shaw determined to make of his opportunities

  • India vs Sri Lanka, 1st ODI: Prithvi Shaw, returning to the national side after seven months, said he is determined to play according to the format and situation.
'I will take more time here': Resurgent Prithvi Shaw determined to make of his opportunities during India vs Sri Lanka series(BCCI)
'I will take more time here': Resurgent Prithvi Shaw determined to make of his opportunities during India vs Sri Lanka series(BCCI)
Updated on Jul 18, 2021 04:30 PM IST
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'Bowling is little strong, but batting fragile': Karim points out SL's weakness

  • India vs Sri Lanka: Former India cricketer Saba Karim remarked that the Sri Lanka batting order looks fragile and may leave a lot to be desired.
India vs Sri Lanka: 'Their bowling is little strong, but batting is fragile': Saba Karim explains why SL may struggle against India.(Hindustan Times)
India vs Sri Lanka: 'Their bowling is little strong, but batting is fragile': Saba Karim explains why SL may struggle against India.(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jul 18, 2021 12:02 PM IST
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INDvSL: Captain Shanaka feels both teams will start even ahead of ODI series

  • India vs Sri Lanka: SL captain Dasun Shanaka says both teams have numerous newcomers and that they will start even despite many labelling India as overwhelming favorites.
India vs Sri Lanka: SL captain Dasun Shanaka says both teams have numerous newcomers and that they will start even despite many labelling India as overwhelming favorites.(Twitter)
India vs Sri Lanka: SL captain Dasun Shanaka says both teams have numerous newcomers and that they will start even despite many labelling India as overwhelming favorites.(Twitter)
Updated on Jul 18, 2021 02:19 PM IST
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India vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI: Head-to-head record, form guide and squads

  • India vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI: The two giants of Asia will lock horns in a three-match ODI series, beginning with the opener in Colombo on July 18. Ahead of the curtain-raiser, take a look at their head-to-head record, form guide, and a quick recap of the squads.
India vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI: Head-to-head record, form guide and squads.(TWITTER/BCCI)
India vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI: Head-to-head record, form guide and squads.(TWITTER/BCCI)
Updated on Jul 18, 2021 02:18 PM IST
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SL batsman in alternate squad for Ind series tests positive for Covid-19: Report

The group of players are training separately even as the virus outbreak forced a postponement of the series by four days after the home team's batting coach Grant Flower and data analyst G T Niroshan have contracted the virus.
Covid-19 continues to rock Sri Lanka ahead of the India series(Getty Images)
Covid-19 continues to rock Sri Lanka ahead of the India series(Getty Images)
Published on Jul 10, 2021 01:35 PM IST
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'It would not have been a contest': Chopra reacts to Covid outbreak in SL camp

  • Former India cricketer Aakash Chopra has presented his views on the Covid outbreak in the Sri Lanka camp after the start of the series has reportedly been postponed.
Former India batsman Aakash Chopra reacts the Covid outbreak in the Sri Lanka cricket team(Twitter)
Former India batsman Aakash Chopra reacts the Covid outbreak in the Sri Lanka cricket team(Twitter)
Updated on Jul 10, 2021 10:18 AM IST
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After batting coach, SL's data analyst tests positive for Covid-19

Niroshan is currently being treated as per the medical protocols. "The Data Analyst of the Sri Lanka National Team, G. T. Niroshan, has tested positive for Covid 19," Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said in a statement.
Another member of Sri Lanka team tested postive for Covid-19 ahead of India series(Twitter)
Another member of Sri Lanka team tested postive for Covid-19 ahead of India series(Twitter)
Published on Jul 09, 2021 04:23 PM IST
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From pristine beaches to lip-smacking seafood, 7 reasons to visit Sri Lanka

From history buffs to water babies and wildlife enthusiasts, Sri Lanka has a sport for everyone visiting the island. Here are seven reasons why you need to add Sri Lanka to your bucket list and visit as soon as the pandemic ends.(Unsplash) 8
From history buffs to water babies and wildlife enthusiasts, Sri Lanka has a sport for everyone visiting the island. Here are seven reasons why you need to add Sri Lanka to your bucket list and visit as soon as the pandemic ends.(Unsplash)
Updated on Jul 07, 2021 04:22 PM IST
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