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1dThe Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

India batsmen tune up for Galle with runs

India declared their innings at nine batsmen down for 312, despite the match being a two-dayer. Thereafter, they also declined the opportunity to take the field again.

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2dThe Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

Kuldeep, Jadeja rip through SL Board President's XI

Ravindra Jadeja and Kuldeep Yadav scythed through Sri Lanka Board President's batting to bowl them out for 187, before India finished the first warm-up day at 135 for 3

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Quick Facts - The rise and rise of Herath (0:57)
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Arnold: Zimbabwe were tactically superior to Sri Lanka (6:06)
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5dESPNcricinfo staff

The strangest match awards

Rangana Herath was just named Man of the Series for a one-match series, but that's not the strangest match award that's been handed out

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When underdogs came painfully close

In the wake of Zimbabwe's defeat to Sri Lanka, after being in control for the best part of five days, we look at other instances where underdogs have fumbled positions of strength

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By the Numbers: Sri Lanka's highest successful chase in Tests (0:43)
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5dAndrew Fidel Fernando in Colombo

Cremer proud despite 'rollercoaster of emotions'

Zimbabwe's captain said the team had chinks to work out - particularly with their bowling - and hoped this performance would get them the regular cricket needed for that

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6dAndrew Fidel Fernando

Karunaratne urges positivity over survival

Seeing out Graeme Cremer and staying positive will reverse a little pressure and bring a mammoth 388 target within reach, according to Dimuth Karunaratne

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6dAndrew Fidel Fernando

Raza credits Klusener for batting revival

Raza also acknowledged continuity, a theory endorsed by head coach Heath Streak and chief selector Tatenda Taibu, for their recent upswing

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6dThe Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

Mendis solid, SL need 218 on final day

Graeme Cremer stuck himself into Sri Lanka's flesh on the fourth day, first making a stubborn 48 from No. 9, then claiming two wickets, as Zimbabwe dismissed three Sri Lankan batsmen in their defense of 388

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6dThe Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando in Colombo

Dickwella, Gunaratne star in record chase

Sri Lanka pursued 388 - the highest successful chase on the island - with fifties from Niroshan Dickwella and Asela Gunaratne

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7dAndrew Fidel Fernando in Colombo

Pitch eased out during Zimbabwe revival - SL coach

The soft ball turned less sharply off the pitch and the Khettarama surface itself has become easier to bat on, according to Sri Lanka's interim head coach Nic Pothas, thus allowing Zimbabwe's revival

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