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Cricket  /  Published 13.09.22

Saqlain is right, forget the toss

Pakistan coach Saqlain Mushtaq had said before the Asia Cup final that the toss was not important and to win the title a team had to be a winner in both innings. Sri Lanka proved him right. On Fr...
By K.R. Nayar in Dubai

Cricket  /  Published 13.09.22

Rajapaksa a lesson in utility

Bhanuka Rajapaksa is not related to Sri Lanka’s former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa or former Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa. In fact, he has got nothing to do with politics. But it was after ...
By Sayak Banerjee in Calcutta

Cricket  /  Published 12.09.22

How Lanka build a team

When the Sri Lankan team arrived in the UAE for the Asia Cup, there were many who said that the side were no longer as good as they were in the past. The question they asked was who in the team could&...
By K.R Nayar in Dubai

Cricket  /  Published 12.09.22

Bhanuka Rajapaksa presides over triumph

Bhanuka Rajapaksa’s innings of substance (71 not out off 45 balls) first brought about Sri Lanka’s recovery from a near-hopeless position. And once they gained the upper hand, the Sri Lank...
By Sayak Banerjee in Calcutta

Cricket  /  Published 11.09.22

Family moments in almost-final

The Sri Lankans are mighty sure of their chances to lift the Asia Cup, even more so after their five-wicket win over final-match opponent Pakistan here on Friday. The supporters sang Sinhalese songs ...
By K.R. Nayar in Dubai

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Cricket  /  Published 11.09.22

Asia Cup final: Battle for crowning glory

India’s dominance in cricket on all counts has overshadowed Sunday’s Asia Cup finalists, especially over the last decade or so. Sri Lanka did emerge T20 World Cup champions in 2014 while ...
By Sayak Banerjee in Calcutta

Cricket  /  Published 04.09.22

Lanka make it look easy

Leg-spinner Ryan Burl picked up 5 for 10 in just three overs on Saturday as Zimbabwe stunned Australia in the third ODI in Townsville, registering an exciting three-wicket victory and denying the host...
By Our bureau and PTI in Sharjah

Cricket  /  Published 03.09.22

Fans have the last roar in war of mascots

Fans from Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and India kept the pre-match atmosphere light while waiting in the queue to enter the stadium on Thursday. As Bangladesh and Sri Lanka got ready to face off against eac...
By K.R. Nayar in Dubai

Cricket  /  Published 02.09.22

Knockout punch in last over

Bangladesh had the game under control when they got rid of Sri Lanka captain Dasun Shanaka after dismissing opener Kusal Mendis in Thursday’s must-win Group B clash at the Dubai International St...
By Our Bureau in Calcutta

Cricket  /  Published 02.09.22

Festive touch to triumph on pitch

India’s 40-run victory over Hong Kong here on Wednesday was not the only reason for celebrations. It was doubly special because it came on the day of Ganesh Chaturthi. To keep up the festive fee...
By K.R. Nayar in Dubai


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