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About Thilan Samaraweera

Thilan Samaraweera is a Sri Lankan batsman. He is in news for his 4th wicket record test cricket batting partnership with skipper Mahela Jayawardene in February 09. He is amongst the five injured in the terrorist attack near the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on March 3, 2009.

England's Finn calls for universal DRS system
England fast bowler Steven Finn has said that the Decision Review System (DRS) should be made mandatory for every cricket board.

Finn defends 'passionate' Flower's actions in Colombo Test
England fast bowler Steve Finn has defended team director Andy Flower's decision to march into the third umpire's room to question a decision which went against the team, describing it as his passion for the England team.

Rain halts Australian juggernaut on day 3 of Kandy Test against Lanka
Australian batsmen Michael Hussey and Shaun Marsh slammed centuries to consolidate their team's position before rain halted the second Test against Sri Lanka in Kandy today.

'I never thought I would survive 2009 terror attack on Lanka team,' says Samaraweera
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NSW seamer Copeland stakes a claim for Oz Test spot
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Sangakkara a reluctant Lanka skipper
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Sri Lankan cricketer Samaraweera recalls Lahore terror attack
Sri Lankan cricketer Thilan Samaraweera recalled the terror attack in Lahore in which he had a sustained bullet injury.

Match referee falters as Sangakkara wins bizarre toss in second attempt
Sri Lanka skipper Kumar Sangakkara won a bizarre toss in his second attempt at the start of today's World Cup final against India.

World Cup final: Sri Lanka wins toss, elects to bat first
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Australia-Sri Lanka World Cup match called off due to rain
The World Cup match between defending champions Australia and Sri Lanka at Colombo's R. Premasada Stadium was abandoned due to bad weather on Saturday.

Jayawardene to take legal action against Lanka channel for fixing claims
Sri Lanka vice-captain Mahela Jayawardene is considering taking legal action in response to a commentary that implied he and Thilan Samaraweera were guilty of match-fixing during the team's 11 run loss to Pakistan.

Ponting slips to 25th place in ICC rankings
Ricky Ponting has dropped out of the top 20 in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Test batting rankings for the first time since 2001 after Australia's crushing defeat by England in Adelaide.

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