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    SA vs SL:

    South Africa, who were set a revised Duckworth-Lewis target of 188 in 25 overs, cantered to a five-wicket win despite a late wobble.

    Put in to bat, Sri Lanka posted a competitive 279 for 7, courtesy Tillakaratne Dilshan's century and a half-century from Angelo Mathews, after a lengthy spell of rain curtailed their innings at 44.4 overs.

    Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock gave South Africa a dream start, adding 106 in just 15.1 overs before Rangana Herath drew first blood. De Kock, who scored a 55-ball 66 with six fours and two sixes, edged to Dimuth Karunaratne.

    Amla, leading the side in the absence of AB de Villiers who sat out due to a sore hip, followed soon after, falling to Herath's guile for 46.

    Herath got rid of JP Duminy for 17, while Nuwan Kulasekara got the better of David Miller. But although Faf du Plessis fell early, Rilee Rossouw and Vernon Philander shared an unbroken 21-run partnership to take South Africa across the line with three balls to spare.

    Barring Herath, none of the Sri Lankan bowlers could create an impact. Returning from injury, Lasith Malinga snared 1 for 29 in his four overs, while Kulasekara took 1 for 18 in two overs.
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    India's star batsman Virat Kohli has made the People's XI list for the World Cup, which gets underway on February 14 in Australia and New Zealand.

    More than 34,000 votes were cast by people as they voted in their World Cup XI, which includes the five batsmen, two all-rounders, one wicketkeeper and three bowlers, which people think would light up the tournament more than anyone else.

    The People's World Cup XI are:

    1. Hashim Amla

    2. Brendon McCullum

    3. Kumar Sangakkara

    4. Virat Kohli

    5. AB de Villiers

    6. Steve Smith

    7. Shakib Al Hasan

    8. James Faulkner

    9. Mitchell Johnson

    10. Dale Steyn

    11. Lasith Malinga
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    Ashes winner Steve Harmison becomes football manager:

    Former cricketer Steve Harmison, who took more than 200 Test wickets for England, has swapped sports to become the new manager of non-League club Ashington, who play in the ninth tier of the English football pyramid!!

    Even famous cricketers in other countries have to take up strange jobs....earlier Chris Cairns was driving trucks, cleaning bus shelters!!

    In John Wright's autobiography, he said that after retirement, he worked in sales!!
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    World Cup warm-up: Sohaib Maqsood's unbeaten 93 takes Pakistan (247/7) to 3-wicket win over Bangladesh (246).

    Pakistan were 198/5 in 42 overs chasing 247!
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    Zaheer Khan played 3 WCs (2003, 2007, 2011) and he was the highest wicket taker for India all those 3!

    He did really well in 2011 but started really badly in 2003 final. Got better with experience.
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    Saeed Anwar played 3 WCs (1996, 1999, 2003) and he was the highest run getter for Pakistan in all those 3!
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    Champions - Aus (4), WI (2), Ind (2), Pak (1), SL (1)
    Runner ups - Eng (3)
    Semi finalists - NZ (6), SA (3), Ken (1)
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    Top scores by WKeepers in Ranji:

    308 SRIKAR BHARAT 2014/15
    282 S Jogiyani 2012/13
    264* CM Gautam 2012/13
    263 HANUMA VIHARI 2014/15
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    Most runs in Ranji Trophy 2014/15:

    819 S Jackson
    813 P Dogra
    780 H Vihari
    738 S Bharat
    709 A Mukund
    677 Gurkeerat
    671 Yuvraj
    670 I Jaggi
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    Most wkts in Ranji Trophy 2014/15:

    40 R Dhawan
    37 B Mohanty
    36 S Purkayashta, Pankaj
    33 R Kalaria, J Yadav, D Behera
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    Most Man of the Match awards in World Cups:

    9 Tendulkar
    6 McGrath
    5 Richards, Gooch, Klusener, Jayasuriya
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    Ranji Trophy 2015 Group stage is completed.

    Teams qualified for QFs are:

    A: Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Mumbai
    B: Delhi, Maharashtra, Vidarbha
    C: Assam, Andhra
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