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Dilshan Madushanka nominated for top ICC award 

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Sri Lanka’s ace left-arm seamer Dilshan Madushanka was today nominated for the ICC Men’s Emerging Cricketer of the Year 2023.

The 23-year-old came in as an injury replacement to Dushmantha Chameera during the ICC World Cup Qualifier Tournament and he cashed in when given the opportunity.

Madushanka entered with one for 38 against The Netherlands, kicking into gear with a barnstorming three for 15-performance against Zimbabwe, taking the wickets of both openers and Wessly Madhevere at number three.

A spell of one for 49 against the West Indies followed, before a Player of the Match performance in the tournament final in another meeting with the Dutch, taking three for 18 in seven overs.

The quick, stepped up at the World Cup, claiming 11 wickets in his first four outings, with a four-for 49-performance against the Dutch again.

Madushanka went on to finish with 21 wickets at an average of 25 in the main tournament, with a five-wicket haul against India, and three for 69 against Bangladesh.

On the T20I side, six of Madushanka’s dozen wickets were claimed at the T20 Asia Cup, doing so at an economy of 25.83.

Madushanka’s name dominated the top of India’s scorecard, taking five of their top six in the heat of the Wankhede Stadium deep into the Cricket World Cup group stage.

The left-arm hushed the crowd with a ripsnorter to dismiss Rohit Sharma in the first over and returned to remove Shubman Gill and Virat Kohli in successive overs through the middle.

Madushanka went on to strike twice at the death, claiming Suryakumar Yadav and Shreyas Iyer. 

(ICC)

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England into T20 WC semi-finals

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England charged into the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup with a dominant 10-wicket victory over the United States in Barbados. 

Chris Jordan’s hat-trick, the first for England in men’s T20s, helped dismiss the USA for just 115. 

Jordan, born in Barbados, claimed 4-10, including a run of five wickets in six balls.

Defending champions England chased down the target in just 9.4 overs, thanks to Captain Jos Buttler’s explosive 83 not out, featuring five sixes in a single over from Harmeet Singh.

England’s net run-rate guarantees their semi-final spot, with their match set for Wednesday in Trinidad or Thursday in Guyana. 

They could top Group 2 if the West Indies beat South Africa later on Sunday.

The semi-final picture will become clearer after Australia faces India on Monday. 

England could face either of those teams, Afghanistan, or Bangladesh as they pursue their third T20 title.

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New record for Tharushi

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Tharushi Karunarathna set an Asian Continental record in the Women’s 600m event at the Bilbao International Invitational Track and Field Athletic Meet in Spain.  

Karunarathna, participating in a Women’s 600m event for the first time, returned a time of 1:24.84s and went on to secure second place in this event.   

The meet was held targeting the 2024 Paris Olympic Games in France. The previous Women’s 600m Women’s Asian Continental record of 1:28.06s was held by Ayano Shomi of Japan in 2022.  

Bender Oboya of Australia with a time of 1:24.53s won first place while Maria de Lima of Brazil clocked 1:25.34s to claim third place.  

Meanwhile,  Kalinga Kumarage, participating in the Men’s 400m event, came third, clocking 45.91s. 

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SL cricket team returns

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The Sri Lanka cricket squad returned to the island this morning after a disappointing run at the ICC T20 World Cup.

The team reached the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in Katunayake.

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