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Australia face another trial by spin in Colombo after the surface at the SSC was revealed to have been prepared along similar lines to the track in Galle.Two days out from the third Test, the pitch showed even less signs of moisture or grass than Galles had done, meaning it is again set to turn significantly from day one, with natural variation to again test the awareness of the visiting batsmen.If you look at the Galle wicket there was probably a little bit more grass on it at this stage, the touring vice-captain David Warner said after inspecting the wicket. Going out there and looking at it, it is quite dry, but thats something that you do expect.While it was never much of a secret that Sri Lanka intended to prepare spinning pitches for this series, the hosts appeared to flirt with earning censure for the surface in Galle, with the match referee Chris Broad reportedly seen in animated conversation with the ground staff on the subject of bare patches on a length at either end of the pitch.Broad, who rated the Galle surface poor after the corresponding match between Sri Lanka and Australia in 2011, this time chose to offer a kinder final assessment of the pitch. Over three days it behaved less capriciously than the strip prepared five years ago, which in addition to sharp turn offered dangerous variable bounce.ESPNcricinfo understands that while Sri Lanka did express a preference for a turning track in Galle, there was no specific direction given as to how this would be achieved. Ground staff were seen vigorously brushing the pitch in the lead-up to the match, a practice designed to reduce any residual grass coverage.Sometimes you get that in these conditions, they try and hold the wicket as well as they can together, Warner said of Galles uneven grass coverage. In that two-metre period from the crease it is going to get scuffed up on the first few days of a Test match.I think the Galle wicket was a competitive wicket, it was a little bit different to Kandy, I think day one and two, the Kandy wicket had a little bit of moisture in it, Galle naturally does turn a lot, I think the way that the pitch played was okay.Penalties may be imposed by the ICC for pitches rated poor by the match referee, but otherwise home boards are left to manage their own surfaces. The pitch wasnt marked as poor by the match referee so it is an issue for the home Board to manage, an ICC spokesperson said.Pitches are rated somewhere on the following scale by match referees: very good, good, above average, below average, poor or unfit. Unless the pitch is rated poor, the ICC does not disclose the rating. Jose Fernandez Jersey .ca looks back at the stories and moments that made the year memorable. Marlins Jerseys For Sale . Woodson said during a radio interview Thursday that the Knicks Carmelo Anthony doesnt get the same calls as other superstars. http://www.marlinsjerseyscheap.com/ . Bradwell was scheduled to become a free agent Tuesday. Born and raised in Toronto, Bradwell is entering his sixth CFL season, with all six played for his hometown Argonauts. Wholesale MLB Marlins Jerseys . A knee to the thigh might have stung him the most, but his sixth straight double-double made up for the brief burst of pain. Marlins Jerseys From China . Dusautoir, the former World Player of the Year, sustained a torn bicep playing for Toulouse in the Heineken Cup on Saturday. The flanker, who has played 65 times for France, is expected to be out for up to four months.Mohammad Hafeez hit a 49-ball undefeated 70 and left-arm spinner Imad Wasim claimed 4-25 as Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by 15 runs on Monday in a warm-up game for the World Twenty20 Super 10 stage, which starts Tuesday. Choosing to bat, Pakistan scored 157-5 with Hafeez getting nine fours and one six.Defending World T20 champion Sri Lanka was restricted to 142-9 with Lahiru Thirimanne top-scoring with 45 off 37 balls, including two sixes.Wasim dismissed Thirimanne and also accounted for opener Dinesh Chandimal (30), Chamara Kapugedera (14) and Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews (10).EEarlier, openers Sharjeel Khan (23) and Ahmed Shehzad (18) added 39 runs for Pakistans opening wicket.ddddddddddddWicketkeeper-batsman Sarfraz Ahmed (13) and Umar Akmal (19) also contributed for 2009 champions Pakistan, but captain Shahid Afridi got a golden duck in the 19th over.Pakistan was originally set to play a local state side on Saturday but delayed its departure for the tournament owing to security concerns.Sky Sports is the only place you can watch all 35 games in 27 days of the 2016 ICC World T20. Or watch from £6.99 without a contract, on NOW TV. Wholesale Stitched Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Free Shipping Wholesale NFL Autographed Jerseys Cheap Authentic Jerseys Cheap Jerseys From China Stitched NFL Jerseys Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys ' ' '
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