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Lakmal takes first Test wicket of 2017
By: dt news , Posted on 03-Jan-2017
Cape Town : Sri Lanka seamer Suranga Lakmal had the honour of claiming the firstTest wicket of 2017 when he dismissed South Africa opener Stephen Cook in the first over of the second Test on Monday.
Bowling on a grassy pitch and under an overcast sky, the 29-year-old right-armer enticed Cook to edge behind to wicketkeeper Dinesh Chandimal off just the fourth ball at Newlands.
Cook had made 59 and 117 in the first Test at Port Elizabeth which South Africa won by 206 runs.
Fellow opener Dean Elgar hit the first Test runs of the new year when the left-hander pushed for three through the covers.
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Lahore : Pakistan's ageing Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq on Monday made himself available for next month's series in the West Indies, ignoring entreaties from ex-players to call time on his illustrious career following a slew of poor results. Misbah, who will turn 43 in May, had asked the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)...Read More
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