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Cricket-Coach and captaincy changes in Zimbabwe shake-up

CAPE TOWN, July 24 - Major changes to Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC), with test skipper Brendan Taylor losing the one-day role and coach Andy Waller becoming the newly-created director of coaching, were announced by the ZC board on Thursday.

UPDATE 3-Cricket-Silky Jayawardene puts Sri Lanka on top

COLOMBO, July 24 - Former captain Mahela Jayawardene hit a classy unbeaten century to help Sri Lanka close on 305 for five on the first day of the second test against South Africa on Thursday.

24 Jul 2014

Cricket-Afghanistan crush Zimbabwe to level series

BULAWAYO, July 24 - Off-spinner Sharafuddin Ashraf took three wickets as Afghanistan skittled hosts Zimbabwe for 159 to win the fourth and final one-day international by 100 runs on Thursday and draw the series 2-2.

24 Jul 2014

Cricket-Afghanistan beat Zimbabwe by 100 runs - result

BULAWAYO, July 24 - Afghanistan beat Zimbabwe by 100 runs in the fourth and final one-day international at Queens Sports Club on Thursday to draw the series 2-2.

24 Jul 2014

Cricket-Sri Lanka v South Africa second test scoreboard

COLOMBO, July 24 - Scoreboard at close on the first day of the second test between Sri Lanka and South Africa on Thursday. Sri Lanka won the toss Sri Lanka first innings 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 not out 140 A Mathews c De Kock b Duminy 63 K Vithanage c De Villiers b Morkel 13 N Dickwella not out 12 Extras: (b-10,

24 Jul 2014

Cricket-Sri Lanka 305-5 v South Africa - second test, close

COLOMBO, July 24 - Sri Lanka were 305 for five wickets at the close on the first day of the second test against South Africa on Thursday. Sri Lanka won the toss Scores: Sri Lanka 305-5 (M Jayawardene 140 not out, A Mathews 63) v South Africa (Editing by Ed Osmond)

24 Jul 2014

UPDATE 1-Cricket-Jayawardene ton powers Sri Lanka to 212-3 at tea

COLOMBO, July 24 - Mahela Jayawardene hit a classy unbeaten century to take Sri Lanka to a strong 212 for three wickets at tea on the first day of the second test against South Africa on Thursday.

24 Jul 2014

CRICKET-Sri Lanka 212-3 v South Africa, second test - tea

COLOMBO, July 24 - Sri Lanka were 212 for three wickets at tea on the first day of the second test against South Africa on Thursday.

24 Jul 2014

Games-ICC rejects 2018 offer, cricket stays out of Commonwealth Games

MUMBAI, July 24 - Cricket's absence from Commonwealth Games will continue at least until the 2018 Games in Australia after the International Cricket Council (ICC) turned down an invitation from the governing body of the multi-sport event.

24 Jul 2014

Cricket-Spin-heavy Sri Lanka win toss, bat first in second test

COLOMBO, July 24 - Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews won the toss and decided to bat first in the second and final test against South Africa on Thursday.

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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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