Live Cricket Score Sri Lanka vs South Africa 2nd Test Day 2 Live Streaming: South Africa look to tighten noose

Live Cricket Score Sri Lanka vs South Africa 2nd Test Day 2 Live Streaming: Sri Lanka take on South Africa. (Reuters) Live Cricket Score Sri Lanka vs South Africa 2nd Test Day 2 Live Streaming:  South Africa’s left-arm spinner Keshav Maharaj registered career-best figures of 8/116 to help the Proteas halt Sri Lanka at 277/9 on Day 1 of the second Test in Colombo. Maharaj’s figures were the best by a visiting spinner in the island nation. Pakistan’s Imran Khan and West Indies pacer Shannon Gabriel are the only other…

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Haas to sit out post-Hungary test

Haas has decided to skip the two-day test scheduled to take place in Budapest after the Hungarian Grand Prix. The team will skip the Hungaroring days — the last in-season test of 2018 — due to the hectic schedule which has seen Formula One contest five races in six weeks. Haas also stayed on at Silverstone after the British Grand Prix for two days of Pirelli tyre testing. By skipping the tests, Haas will gain extra time off ahead of the two-week summer shutdown which follows. “Instead of participating in…

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Sri Lanka expect to win Test series against South Africa without captain and coach

By: AP | Published: July 19, 2018 10:56:07 pm Sri Lankan cricket team members leave the field after defeating South Africa by 278 runs in their first Test. (Source: AP) Still no captain and coach. Sri Lanka still expect to win, though. Rangana Herath doesn’t believe their ongoing absence will prevent Sri Lanka from completing an historic series victory against South Africa at Sinhalese Sports Club in the second and final Test from Friday. Even without suspended captain Dinesh Chandimal, coach Chandika Hathurusingha, and manager Asanka Gurusinha, Sri Lanka crushed…

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Adil Rashid could be persuaded back to Test cricket, says Trevor Bayliss

Could Adil Rashid be persuaded to make a return to Test cricket on the strength of his white-ball form? Don’t rule it out, is the message from Trevor Bayliss, after describing Rashid’s recent performances against Australia and India as “the best I’ve seen him bowl” since he took over as England’s head coach in 2015. Rashid claimed 20 wickets at 23.95 in England’s nine-match ODI campaign this summer (and a further five in four T20s), including arguably the collector’s item of his career to date – a big-ripping legbreak to…

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Lions complete big win as Test members endure contrasting fortunes

INDIA A IN ENGLAND, 2018 Apart from Pant, the rest of the batters didn’t offer resistance. © Getty England Lions completed a strong 253-run win against India A to offer their full national sides comfort and questions, respectively, ahead of the Test series. The day began with India A three down and needing an unlikely 411 for victory, but the opportunity for time in the middle was there to be taken. Three-and-a-half hours after the start, the game was up. The hosts managed to garner more from the last four…

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England vs India: Adil Rashid in line for shock Test return after stunning ODI form

England coach Trevor Bayliss has revealed that Adil Rashid, a man who gave up red-ball cricket at the start of the summer, is in line for a shock Test recall for the upcoming series against India. The leg-spinner’s fine form in one-day cricket this summer, including 20 wickets at an average of 23.95, has parachuted him into contention for the first Test at Edgbaston on 1 August. Rashid’s performances in the most recent ODI series against India included a stunning dismissal of India captain Virat Kohli in the deciding match…

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Ashes schedule confirmed for 2019, along with England’s maiden Ireland Test

Edgbaston will host the opening match of next year’s Ashes, with Old Trafford and Headingley joining Lord’s and The Oval as the other venues for a series that will be prefaced by a historic maiden Test match against Ireland at Lord’s – a four-day match from July 24-27. The Ashes, which will follow the completion of the 2019 World Cup, be the first to be played as part of the new ICC Test Championship. The series gets underway on August 1 in Birmingham, the venue of arguably the most famous…

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British Open presents tough test with no clear answers

AP Published 2:19 p.m. ET July 18, 2018 | Updated 6:24 p.m. ET July 18, 2018 Sergio Garcia of Spain plays from the 2nd tee during a practice round ahead of the British Open Golf Championship in Carnoustie, Scotland, Wednesday July 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Jon Super)(Photo: The Associated Press) CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) — The eve of the British Open felt like cramming for a final exam, a multiple choice one with no obvious answers. The wind that blows off the North Sea across the exposed links of Carnoustie has not…

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Joe Root’s trust in his game results in timely Test boost

For a batsman as gifted as Joe Root, scoring a first century of the English summer in mid-July must constitute an unusually long wait. After 18 unsuccessful attempts across all formats, Root finally registered three figures in an innings at Lord’s on Saturday, and then promptly followed it up with another in the third ODI against India to seal England’s come-from-behind series victory. Both hundreds were unbeaten efforts in winning causes, and they could prove timely for another reason. England are set to embark on a demanding Test series against…

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