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Cricket-We're hurting at Jadeja punishment, says Dhoni

SOUTHAMPTON, England, July 23 - India were hurting at the International Cricket Council's (ICC)decision to fine Ravindra Jadeja 50 percent of his match fee after the row with England's Jimmy Anderson, Mahendra Singh Dhoni said on Saturday.

UPDATE 2-Cricket-Perera gives Sri Lanka big lead despite Amla ton

COLOMBO, July 26 - South Africa captain Hashim Amla remained unbeaten after his 22nd test hundred but off-spinner Dilruwan Perera's career best figures gave Sri Lanka a big first innings lead at the end of the third day of the second test on Saturday.

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Cricket-Cook not up to captain's job and must go, says Pietersen

July 26 - Only politics is keeping England captain Alastair Cook in his job and he should do what is right and resign, former skipper Kevin Pietersen said on Saturday.

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Cricket-Sri Lanka v South Africa second test scoreboard

COLOMBO, July 26 - Scoreboard at the close of the third day of the second test between Sri Lanka and South Africa on Saturday.

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Cricket-Sri Lanka (421 &) 11-0 v South Africa (282), second test - close

COLOMBO, July 26 - Sri Lanka were 11 for no loss in their second innings, a lead of 150, at close on the third day of the second test against South Africa on Saturday.

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Cricket-South Africa 234-7 v Sri Lanka (421) - tea

COLOMBO, July 26 - South Africa were 234 for seven wickets at tea on the third day of the second test against Sri Lanka on Saturday.

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Cricket-Whirlwind Wright helps Sussex to world record run chase

LONDON, July 25 - England limited-overs international Luke Wright smashed 153 not out in 66 balls as Sussex achieved a world record Twenty20 run chase by reaching a target of 226 against Essex at Chelmsford on Friday.

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UPDATE 3-Cricket-Amla, De Villiers dig in for South Africa

COLOMBO, July 25 - South Africa batted cautiously to reach 98 for three as they try to preserve their 1-0 lead in the series in the second test and final against Sri Lanka on Friday.

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Cricket-Confident Ajmal aims to outfox Sri Lanka

KARACHI, July 25 - Pakistan's leading spinner Saeed Ajmal has brushed aside concerns over his bowling form before the series in Sri Lanka, saying he can still outfox batsmen with his "doosra" delivery.

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Cricket-Sri Lanka v South Africa second test scoreboard

COLOMBO, July 25 - Scoreboard at the end of the second day of the second test between Sri Lanka and South Africa on Friday. Sri Lanka first innings (overnight 305-5) U Tharanga c de Kock b Steyn 11 K Silva c de Villiers b Duminy 44 K Sangakkara c Tahir b Steyn 0 M Jayawardene run out 165 A Mathews c de Kock b Duminy 63 K Vithanage c de Villiers b Morkel 13 N Dickwella run out 72

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If I unfollowed you, it’s because you tweeted about the World Cup

Social media encourages writers toward conciseness and cleverness, the better to attract a larger audience. But these rules have dissolved during the World Cup interregnum. Ordinarily smart people are typing "Goooooaaaaall!!!!!" into Twitter as if other soccer fans are blind to what they just saw on TV.

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