The touring side needed 48 runs off the last three overs to clinch the series and Gunaratne, who smashed five sixes and six fours, led them home. Sri Lanka stumbled early as their top order collapsed, losing five wickets for 41 runs in the first five overs. A spirited 52-run partnership between Gunaratne and Chamara Kapugedera steadied the innings, however, before the 31-year-old Gunaratne took charge to guide his side to an unlikely victory. "That was one hell of an innings," Australia captain Aaron Finch said. "Sri Lanka played very well there.
South Africa needed 22 runs from the final two overs and scored 10 from Trent Boult in the penultimate one which included a six from Phehlukwayo, who repeated the feat against Tim Southee in the final over. De Villiers belted Southee for four off the penultimate ball to clinch the victory. New Zealand made 207-7 after heavy rain over the past three days had forced a delay of more than three hours and reduced the match to 34-overs-a-side. "It was really tough out there," De Villiers said. We got ourselves into a good position but credit to South Africa, they adapted really well," said New Zealand captain Kane Williamson, who top-scored for his side with 59.
A contractor has been accused of seizing land belonging to a Hindu family and constructing a temple on their lands, in Bandarban’s Balaghata area. Local sources said that in 2005, a Nihar Kanti Barua purchased some 1.66 acres of hilly land in Balghata. After Nihar passed away, the land was claimed by a locally influential contractor named Molin Kanti Das as part of another holding. Molin built a temple called Sarbojonin Hari Mandir. After investigation, the two groups concurred that the temple was built to legitimise the illegal land-grabbing and that far from being a Sarbojonin temple, it is in fact a private, family temple.
Bogra sadar Additional Superintendent of Police (Media) Sanatan Chakraborty said the hidden weapons cache was recovered on Sunday from a construction site belonging to Ashik Khan. “During the digging for a septic tank, labourers unearthed a clay pot filled with weapons. “We suspect that the arms and ammunition date from the 1971 Liberation War from their looks,” ASP Sanatan added.
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