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Six takeaways from the Nidahas Trophy

After a somewhat subdued build-up, the tournament provided controversy and excitement. What were the biggest talking points?

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1dMadushka Balasuriya

Colombo awash with massive support for India

When Dinesh Karthik scythed that final delivery for six, the release from the fans was one of unbridled ecstasy. Sri Lankan and Indian fans were embracing each other in kinship

Let's focus on tomorrow - Shakib (0:42)
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3dMadushka Balasuriya

Pereras alleviate Sri Lanka's pain

Thisara joined Kusal with Sri Lanka 41 for 5, and both batsmen tempered their naturally aggressive styles in a partnership that propelled their side to a total that came close to match-winning

I need to remain calm next time - Shakib (1:56)
Mahmudullah used his experience - Kusal Perera (1:12)
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3dAndrew Fidel Fernando in Colombo

Bangladesh's dressing room door damaged in Colombo

Aggressive bodily contact, shoving, agitated yelling, pointed fingers and a shattered dressing room door, all marred the rancorous finish and the immediate aftermath, of the Nidahas Trophy match between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh

Hathurusingha not shaken by Shakib inclusion (0:59)
5dAndrew Fidel Fernando in Colombo

'Haven't bowled as well as we can' - Walsh

Bangladesh's interim head coach hopes for a big performance from Mustafizur Rahman and his spinners; says Shakib's inclusion subject to a fitness test

'Tomorrow's game is a semi-final' - Walsh (0:41)
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5dAndrew Fidel Fernando

England's full tour of Sri Lanka begins October 10

England will play their first three-Test series in Sri Lanka in 11 years, but the tour - which also features five ODIs and a T20I - may also clash with the island's northeast monsoon

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5dAndrew Fidel Fernando

Ugly scenes mar Bangladesh's dramatic win

For a few moments, play came to a halt with players from both sides having to be restrained from each other. Then Mahmudullah struck a six to seal Bangladesh's place in the final

'I love challenges' - Thakur (1:40)
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8dAndrew Fidel Fernando

Rambukwella back playing cricket after arrest

Arrested on Friday night for assault and drunk driving, Rambukwella has since had the assault charges dropped, having come to a settlement with the complainant

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8dThe Report by Mohammad Isam

Thakur, Pandey fashion India's emphatic win

Thakur's career-best restricted Sri Lanka after Kusal's half-century; Pandey and Karthik's unbroken 68-run stand steered India home after a top order wobble

Chopra: Pant needs to develop another gear (2:07)
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10dThe Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando at the Premadasa

Mushfiqur pulls off record Bangladesh chase

Uncowed by their recent history, a blazing Bangladesh top order ran down a target of 215, the wicketkeeper-batsman's audacious 72 off 35 balls building upon terrific work from openers Liton Das and Tamim Iqbal

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11dAndrew Fidel Fernando in Colombo

Sri Lanka's revival 'all about smart options'

Where in the past Sri Lanka sides have sworn that positivity and fearlessness mark their route out of a bad stretch of results, it is smarts that has produced improvements, according to bowling coach Rumesh Ratnayake

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