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Sanga and Mahela's goodbye, Angelo's party, and Shrubsole's World Cup dream

World T20
Rangana Herath
ESPNcricinfoEngland v West Indies
Kraigg Brathwaite andShai Hope
Brathwaite and Hope
Lloyd's West Indies
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hereIndia v Sri Lanka
Sidharth Monga
Rohit Sharma
Yuvraj Singh
Lasith Malinga
Kumar Sangakkara
Mahela Jayawardene
Nuwan Kulasekara
Andrew Fidel Fernando
Angelo Mathews
Junaid Khan
Mohammad Talha
Andrew Miller
Joe Root
Ben Stokes
Kane Williamson
Alastair Cook
Brendon McCullum
Osman Samiuddin
Darren Sammy
Nicest Guy
Marlon Samuels
Shane Warne
Samuel Badree
Karthik Krishnaswamy
Graeme Cremer
Craig Ervine
Sikandar Raza
Niroshan Dickwella
Asela Gunaratne
Alan Gardner
Nagraj Gollapudi
Clive Lloyd
Kapil Dev
Jhulan Goswami
Anya Shrubsole

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West Indies

Premadasa Stadium

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Sri Lanka's
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Sri Lankan
New Zealand
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the Sri Lankan

World Cup
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Women's World Cup 2017
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Yet it is also a tactical masterclass in defensive T20 cricket.In the final of the 2014 World T20, Sri Lanka gave lives to three of the most dangerous batsmen in the world - Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Yuvraj Singh - but managed to execute their defensive bowling long enough to keep India down to 130 for 4, still the third lowest score in a full T20I by a side that lost four wickets or fewer batting first.Three of the shrewdest brains in cricket at the time, Sri Lanka's captain, Lasith Malinga, and former captains Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene, came together to plan this heist against the heavy favourites. Sangakkara and Jayawardene, losers in three World Cup finals before this, finished with a title in what they had announced was their last T20 international.Sidharth Monga is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfoPakistan v Sri Lanka, first Test, Galle, 2014 And then, finally, all soaked through, the kite sinks lower and lower, having presided over the perfect Sri Lankan day.Andrew Fidel Fernando is ESPNcricinfo's Sri Lanka correspondentEngland v New Zealand, first Test, Lord's, 2015 But the joyous endeavours in this five-day spectacle were precisely what the game needed to banish the pervading gloom, and pave the way for the frolics to follow.Andrew Miller is UK editor of ESPNcricinfoEngland v West Indies, World T20 final, Kolkata, 2016 Sri Lanka rode home on the back of missed chances, a controversial stumping decision, and the spunk and smarts of Niroshan Dickwella and Asela Gunaratne.It was an epic Test match full of epic performances, the two teams' respective decades compressed into five riveting days: a wild rollercoaster ride for one, desperate heartbreak for the other.Karthik Krishnaswamy is a senior sub-editor at ESPNcricinfoEngland v West Indies, second Test, Leeds, 2017 West Indies walked in as easy targets but walked off having chased their target with ease.Alan Gardner is a deputy editor at ESPNcricinfoEngland v India, final, Women's World Cup 2017, Lord's July 14, 2019.The avid cricket fan knows these dates: the first was when Clive Lloyd lifted the inaugural men's World Cup; the second, nine years on, was when Kapil Dev kissed the trophy that denied Lloyd's West Indies a hat-trick of ODI World Cup wins, and the third was this summer, when Ben Stokes (and his bat) helped England win their first men's World Cup in an epic, epic final.Now, do you remember July 23, 2017?It was the day women's cricket was catapulted firmly into cricket's imagination.

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