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The sport minister requests the public to support the national cricket team during the India's tour in Sri Lanka.

Minister Dayasiri Jayasekera  stresses that he will never safeguard offenders. It is the responsibility of the players to play their role loyally to the country without intervening into external or political matters.  At the cabinet press briefing the minister said that, all parties should support the Sri Lanka national cricket team to face the visiting Indian Cricket Team with strong morals. He has a right to expressed views for the wellbeing of the sport as the minister of sports.

Sri Lanka won the test match against Zimbabwe by 4 wickets.

Sri Lanka went through some anxious moments to overcome the challenge put forward by Zimbabwe and finally beat Zimbabwe by 4 wickets. Sri Lanka had gone through a lean period recently as a part of transition period which is in progress. Although sri lanka lost the ODI series by a narrow margin to Zimbabwe, it needed Sri Lanka to make a huge chase in the 4th innings as a new Asian record and world's 5th highest chase to beat Zimbabwe by 4 wickets here at R Premadasa stadium today.

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Sri Lanka need a further 218 runs on the final day to win the one off test match against Zimbabwe..

Sri Lanka need a further 218 runs on the final day to win the one off test match against Zimbabwe. here at R Premadasa stadium. Today is the final day of the test match. Sri Lanka were 170 for 3 at the end of the 4th day's play before Zimbabwe were bowled out for 377 in their second innings earlier on the day.

 At the crease is a sparkling Kusal Mendis, who has hit 60 off 85 balls so far, and has refused to let the spinners settle to him, on what has now become a slightly treacherous pitch. Alongside him stands Angelo Mathews, one of Sri Lanka's best-ever fourth-innings batsmen.

With an inexperienced Niroshan Dickwella, and an injured Asela Gunaratne to come, this, you suspect, is the partnership that will have to bloom if Sri Lanka are to score the further 218 required for victory. They have so far managed 170 for 3. The game stands tantalizingly poised.

Sri Lanka requires another 218 runs with 7 wickets remaining to win the match against Zimbabwe.

Today is the fourth day of the test match between Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe playing at the R. Premadasa grounds in Colombo. Playing in their 2nd innings Zimbabwe were all out for 377 runs. In Reply Sri Lanka scored 170 runs for the loss of 3 wickets at the stumps of day 4. Sri Lanka requires another 218 runs with 7 wickets remaining to win the match.

Sri Lanka won the The 3rd ODI against Zimbabwe

Sri Lanka won the The 3rd ODI against Zimbabwe played at Hambanthota by eight wickets. Zimbabwe batted first and scored 310 runs for eight wickets. Sri Lanaka passed victory target in 47.2 overs for the loss of two wickets. The opening pair Dhanuska Gunathilaka and Niroshan Dickwella both made their maiden ODI centuries.

India coach steps down after rift with captain Virat Kohli

Anil Kumble has stepped down as India head coach after a year in charge because his "partnership" with captain Virat Kohli was "untenable". Kumble said Kohli had "reservations" about his coaching style. The Board of Control for Cricket in India advertised the head coach's job in May but "endorsed an extension" to Kumble's one-year deal.

Before the start of this month's Champions Trophy, Kohli denied reports of a row with Kumble, 46. India were beaten by rivals Pakistan in the final on Sunday. Kumble said the Board of Control for Cricket in India had "attempted to resolve the misunderstandings", but he decided it was "best to move on".(BBC)

Pakistan qualified for the final of ICC Champions Trophy.

England's Champions Trophy hopes were ended by an eight-wicket semi-final thrashing at the hands of Pakistan in Cardiff. England struggled on a slow pitch against some brilliant Pakistan bowling and fielding, mustering only 211. Fakhar Zaman's 57 launched Pakistan's chase, while Azhar Ali made 76 as victory was sealed with 12.5 overs to spare.

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England beat Bangladesh by eight wickets in the Group A match of Champions Trophy.

An ankle and calf injury set aside, Joe Root put together a masterful unbeaten career-best 133 to power England to an eight-wicket win in their opening Champions Trophy match over Bangladesh, who would rue two major mistakes: not scoring enough in the last five overs and picking one less bowler.

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Champions Trophy cricket tournament begins today in England.

Champions Trophy cricket tournament begins today in England. Bangladesh kick off their Champions Trophy campaign against hosts England as the first match. The defending champions India's opening game of the Champions Trophy against Pakistan is on Sunday. Sri Lanka will meet South Africa on Saturday.

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South Africa beat England in 3rd ODI

England captain Eoin Morgan said his side had learned a lesson "with bat and ball" after their seven-wicket defeat by South Africa at Lord's. The hosts collapsed to 20-6 in the first five overs after previously dominating the series with the bat.

England, who have never won a 50-over competition, are the favorites for the Champions Trophy, which begins on Thursday on home soil. England had previously scored 330 and 339 against number-one ranked side South Africa, but struggled to come back from losing early wickets in the final match

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