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Match Preview Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, 3rd T20I 2019

Big Picture Yes, even the first-string Sri Lanka had lost their four most-recent T20I series, and sure Pakistan topped the rankings, but there are no two sides that revel quite as much in chaos as these two, so in some ways, a comfortable series victory to the underdogs is not …

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Match Preview Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, 2nd T20I 2019

Big Picture It was no real surprise that Sri Lanka rode an outstanding fifty from Danushka Gunathilaka to a competitive total in the first match. Were it not for injury and disciplinary issues, the opener would command a place in their first-choice limited-overs XI. He is among the more naturally-gifted …

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Match Preview Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, 1st T20I 2019

Big Picture Sri Lanka did not embarrass themselves in the two ODIs, but they did not come close to winning a match either. On the surface, their prospects in the T20I series seem even bleaker. Pakistan are the top-ranked T20I side in the world, having won 11 of their past …

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Match Preview Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI 2019

Big Picture It wasn’t as embarrassing as it could have been. At 28 for 5, Sri Lanka were in danger of being crushed by more than 200 runs in the second ODI. Shehan Jayasuriya and Dasun Shanaka dragged Sri Lanka almost back into the game, but the result, in the …

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Match Preview Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI 2019

Big Picture It had rained pretty much constantly for two weeks in Colombo before Sri Lanka had left to Pakistan. After arriving in Karachi early last week, it had rained pretty much constantly for the first few days, forcing the abandonment of the first ODI. In a fortnight in which …

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