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Kumar Sangakkara powers Sri Lanka to maiden T20 title

Kumar Sangakkara shone in his 20-over International swansong to help Sri Lanka lift a maiden World Twenty20 title.

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Sri Lanka party marred by player dispute

Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara

Sri Lanka's team have flown home in triumph to a huge street party after winning the world Twenty20 tournament.

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Sri Lanka reach T20 final after hailstorm in Mirpur

Sri Lanka sailed into the World Twenty20 final after bad weather literally poured cold water on West Indies' title defence in a rain-ruined contest on Thursday.

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A.B. De Villiers has no head for figures

AB de Villiers of South Africa

Jesse Hogan De Villiers is not just modest about his achievements - he is downright dismissive of them.

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New Zealand batsman Brendon McCullum becomes first Kiwi to amass Test triple century

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Wellington Brendon McCullum has become the first New Zealand player to score a Test triple century.

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Malinga stuns Pakistan in Asia Cup

Sri Lanka's Lasith Malinga.

Fast bowler Lasith Malinga grabbed five wickets in a devastating final three-over spell to lead Sri Lanka to a 12-run win over defending champions Pakistan on Tuesday in the opening match of...

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South Africa's A.B. de Villiers the ultimate all-rounder

PORT ELIZABETH, SOUTH AFRICA - FEBRUARY 21: AB de Villiers of South Africa leaves the field after getting out to Nathan Lyon of Australia during day two of the Second Test match between South Africa and Australia at AXXESS St George's Cricket Stadium on February 21, 2014 in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.  (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images)

Jesse Hogan A.B.de Villiers excelled at, among other sports, golf, tennis and rugby before deciding to grace cricket with his presence. But the world's No.

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Sri Lanka claim Twenty20 series with dramatic last ball victory over Bangladesh

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Sachithra Senanakaye hit a boundary off the last ball as Sri Lanka secured a dramatic three-wicket win over Bangladesh in the second Twenty20 match in Chittagong on Friday to win the series 2-0.

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NZ batsman Brendon McCullum joins elite club with double-double

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - FEBRUARY 17:  Brendon McCullum of New Zealand celebrates his double century during day four of the 2nd Test match between New Zealand and India on February 17, 2014 in Wellington, New Zealand.  (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

Daniel Gilhooly New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum joined a small list of cricket luminaries on Monday when he reached a double-century against India in the second Test in Wellington.

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Mahela reaches milestone as Pakistan pushes for win

Sharjah Pakistan grabs prized wicket of Mahela Jayawardene to press for series-levelling win.

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Tennis ball cricket is coach Anil Rideegammanagedera's secret to training

Lee Gaskin Hitting a tennis ball around the streets of Galle was how a man with one of the longest surnames in world cricket learnt the game.

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Opener Silva gets ton as Sri Lanka takes command

Sri Lanka's Kaushal Silva gestures to the heavens on reaching his century as teammate Kumar Sangakkara watches, on the second day of the first Test against Bangladesh.

Dhaka Kaushal Silva hits maiden Test century to lead dominant batting display by Sri Lanka against Bangladesh.

Jayawardene double leaves Bangladesh facing defeat

Sri Lanka's Mahela Jayawardene attempts a reverse sweep during his innings of 203 not out.

Dhaka Veteran Sri Lankan batsman becomes Test cricket's sixth-highest run-getter.

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Mitchell Johnson in top bracket for IPL auction

Mitchell Johnson.

Ashes player of the series Mitchell Johnson is among 31 players who have attracted the highest base price of around $US320,000 ($A365,735) for next month's Indian Premier League (IPL) auction.

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Sangakkara lifts Sri Lanka with 34th Test ton

Sri Lankan opener Kumar Sangakkara plays a text-book drive during his unbeaten 160 in Chittagong on Tuesday.

Chittagong Visitors bounce back strongly after a shaky start in second Test against Bangladesh.

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Bangladesh under pressure after Sangakkara triple

Chittagong Sri Lankan left-hander makes a career-best 319 and joined the 11,000-run club.

Johnson promises Poms fireworks

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Andrew Wu Mitchell Johnson has vowed to give Alastair Cook a thorough going-over in the first Test.

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Speedster Mitchell Johnson to target English bats Cook and Trott

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Andrew Wu Mitchell Johnson believes he is bowling faster than he ever has, and has vowed to give Jonathan Trott and Alastair Cook a thorough going over with the short ball in the first Test.

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Ashes 2013: Mitchell Johnson to go for Poms' throats

Mitchell Johnson

Andrew Wu Mitchell Johnson says he is bowling faster than he ever has, and has vowed to give Jonathan Trott and Alastair Cook a good going over with the short ball in the first Test.

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Nathan McCullum fires NZ to victory

New Zealand cricketer Nathan McCullam.

Nathan McCullum has smashed 22 runs off the final four balls to lift New Zealand to a thrilling four-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the rain-hit second one-day international in Hambantota.