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Indian cricketer Virat Kohli talks with teammates at the end of the second day of the second cricket test match between India and South Africa in Pune, India, Friday, Oct. 11, 2019.

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Indian cricketer Virat Kohli celebrates his double century during the second day of the cricket test match between India and South Africa in Pune.

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Indian cricketer Virat Kohli celebrates after scoring a century during the second day of the second cricket test match between India and South Africa in Pune.

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India's Virat Kohli, right, celebrates his fifty with Ajinkya Rahane during second cricket test match between India and South Africa in Pune, India, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019.

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India's Ajinkya Rahane bats during second cricket test match between India and South Africa in Pune, India, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019.

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India's Ajinkya Rahane bats during second cricket test match between India and South Africa in Pune, India, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019.

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South Africa's Kagiso Rabada, left, celebrates with teammates the dismissal of India's Mayank Agarwal during the second cricket test match between India and South Africa in Pune, India, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019.

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India's captain Virat Kohli bats during the second cricket test match between India and South Africa in Pune, India, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019.

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India's Mayank Agarwal, left, celebrates scoring a century with captain Virat Kohli during the second cricket test match between India and South Africa in Pune, India, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019

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South Africa's Kagiso Rabada, front, celebrates the dismissal of India's Cheteshwar Pujara, rear, during the second cricket test match between India and South Africa in Pune, India, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019.

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India's Cheteshwar Pujara bats during the second cricket test match between India and South Africa in Pune, India, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019.

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India's Mayank Agarwal plays a shot during the second cricket test match between India and South Africa in Pune, India, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019.

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India's Mayank Agarwal, left, bats during the second cricket test match between India and South Africa in Pune, India, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019.

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India's Mayank Agarwal celebrates scoring fifty runs during the second cricket test match between India and South Africa in Pune, India, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019.

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South Africa's Kagiso Rabada, center, celebrates with teammates the dismissal of India's Rohit Sharma during the second cricket test match between India and South Africa in Pune, India, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019.

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India's Rohit Sharma bats during the second cricket test match between India and South Africa in Pune, India, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019.

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Indian cricketer Mayank Agarwal plays a shot during the second India-South Africa cricket test match at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, in Pune.

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India's Mayank Agarwal raises his bat and helmet to celebrate scoring a century during the second cricket test match between India and South Africa in Pune.

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Sri Lankan players celebrate their victory against Pakistan in the final of Twenty20 at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, Pakistan. A second-string Sri Lanka team whitewashed top-ranked Pakistan 3-0 by registering 13-run victory in the third and final Twenty20.

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Pakistani cricket fans celebrate at a match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at Gaddafi Stadium, in Lahore, Pakistan.

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South Africa cricket team players celebrate the dismissal of Indian cricketer Rohit Sharma on 2nd day of the second India-South Africa cricket test match at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, in Pune.

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India's Rohit Sharma bats during the second cricket test match between India and South Africa in Pune.

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India's Mayank Agarwal bats during the second cricket test match between India and South Africa in Pune.

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Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli bats during a practice session ahead of the second test match between India and South Africa in Pune.

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Former English cricketer Kevin Petersen during the launch of a new showroom of Hublot Watches, in Mumbai.

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Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli in action during a practice session ahead of India-South Africa second cricket test match in Pune.

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Indian cricket team Player Cheteshwar Pujara arrives for the practice session ahead of India-South Africa second cricket test match in Pune.

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Indian cricket team coach Ravi Shashtri and captain Virat Kohli during a practice session ahead of India-South Africa second cricket test match in Pune.

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Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli and player Cheteshwar Pujara during a practice session ahead of India-South Africa second cricket test match in Pune.

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Indian cricket team player Rohit Sharma in action during a practice session ahead of India-South Africa second cricket test match in Pune.

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Indian cricket player Cheteshwar Pujara with wife Puja and daughter Aditi arrives at the airport in Pune. The 2nd test match between India and South Africa will be held here from Oct. 10.

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Indian cricket player Cheteshwar Pujara with wife Puja and daughter Aditi arrives at the airport in Pune. The 2nd test match between India and South Africa will be held here from Oct. 10.

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Tamil Nadu captain Dinesh Karthik plays a shot during the Vijay Hazare Trophy match against Tripura, in Jaipur

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Tamil Nadu players celebrate the dismissal of a Tripura player during the Vijay Hazare Trophy match, in Jaipur

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Indian skipper Virat Kohli shakes hands with South Africa players after winning over South Africa during the first cricket test match at Dr YS Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, in Visakhapatnam.

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The second Test will be played in Pune from October 10-14.

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Rohit Sharma was named the Player of the Match for his twin tons.

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Shami then got the wickets of Piedt and Kagiso Rabada as the hosts completed a 203-run win to go 1-0 up in the three-match series. The pacer finished with 5/35.

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Muthusamy remained unbeaten on 49.

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Dane Piedt (in pic) and Senuran Muthusamy then frustrated India with their nothing to lose approach. Piedt played well to complete his maiden half-century in Tests.

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In the same over, Jadeja trapped Vernon Philander and Keshav Maharaj in front of the stumps off successive balls.

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It became 70/6 in the 27th over when Aiden Markram (39) didn't get the required elevation and Ravindra Jadeja took a brilliant one-handed reflex catch off his own bowling.

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Soon, Shami got Faf du Plessis (13) (in pic) and Quinton de Kock (0) in two short bursts to break the backbone of South African batting.

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An over later, Mohammed Shami got the better of Temba Bavuma (0).

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In the second over of Day 5, R Ashwin castled Theunis de Bruyn (10) with one that turned back sharply from wide of the off-stump for his record equalling 350th wicket in the format.

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Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya underwent a successful surgery for an acute lower-back injury, in London.

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Pakistani batsman Sarfraz Ahmed, left, plays a shot while Sri Lankan wicketkeeper Minod Bhanuka looks on during 1st Twenty20 match at Gaddafi stadium in Lahore, Pakistan.

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Cricket fans stand in queue for security check at Gaddafi stadium ahead of 1st Twenty20 match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan, in Lahore, Pakistan.

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Pakistani paramilitary soldier patrol at the vicinity of Gaddafi stadium to ensure security for 1st Twenty20 match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan, in Lahore, Pakistan.

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South Africa's Temba Bavuma is bowled by India's Mohammed Shami during the fifth day of the first cricket test match against India in Visakhapatnam.

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Indian bowler Ravichandran Ashwin, with out cap, celebrates with team members after dismissing South Africa's Theunis de Bruyn during the fifth day of the first cricket test match against South Africa in Visakhapatnam.

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India's Cheteshwar Pujara acknowledges the crowd as he walks back to pavilion after his dismissal, on the fourth day of the first cricket test match against South Africa, at Dr YS Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, in Visakhapatnam

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India's Rohit Sharma celebrates his century as teammate Ravindra Jadeja pats on his back, on the fourth day of the first cricket test match against South Africa, at Dr YS Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, in Visakhapatnam

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India's Rohit Sharma reacts after he was stumped by South Africa's Quinton de Kock on the fourth day of the first cricket test match, at Dr YS Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, in Visakhapatnam

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South African skipper Faf du Plessis on the fourth day of the first cricket test match against India, at Dr YS Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, in Visakhapatnam

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India's Rohit Sharma attemts to reach the crease on the fourth day of the first cricket test match against South Africa, at Dr YS Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, in Visakhapatnam

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Southa African batsman Senuran Muthusamy plays a shot on the fourth day of the first cricket test match against India, at Dr YS Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, in Visakhapatnam

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Rohit Sharma plays a shot on the fourth day of the first cricket test match against South Africa, at Dr YS Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, in Visakhapatnam

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Southa African batsmen Senuran Muthusamy and Kagiso Rabada on the fourth day of the first cricket test match against India, at Dr YS Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, in Visakhapatnam

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India's Ravichandran Ashwin celebrates with teammates after dismissing South Africa's Keshav Maharaj, on the fourth day of the first cricket test match at Dr YS Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, in Visakhapatnam

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India's Ravichandran Ashwin tosses the ball while leaving the ground along with teammates at the end of the first innings of South Africa, on the fourth day of the first cricket test match at Dr YS Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, in Visakhapatnam

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India's Ravichandran Ashwin holds the ball while leaving the ground along with a teammate at the end of the first innings of South Africa, on the fourth day of the first cricket test match at Dr YS Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, in Visakhapatnam

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Rajasthan Assembly speaker CP Joshi with Congress leader Vaibhav Ghelot speaks to the media on being elected as the new president of Rajasthan Cricket Association, in Jaipur

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Pakistani captain Sarfaraz Ahmed, left, holds Twenty20 trophy with his Sri Lankan opponent Dasun Shanaka ahead of Twenty20 matches against Pakistan in Lahore. Ahmed is wary of Sri Lanka's inexperienced Twenty20 side when the two countries meet in the three-match series, which starts Saturday.

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Pakistani soldiers visit the Gaddafi stadium ahead of Pakistan-Sri Lanka cricket match in Lahore, Pakistan. Pakistani authorities take extra security measures for the upcoming matches between Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

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Ashwin ended the day with figures of 5/128. The Proteas were 385/8, still 117 runs behind with two wickets in hand.

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Ravindra Jadeja became the second fastest Indian to scalp 200 wickets in Tests. Jadeja achieved the feat when he dismissed Elgar (160).

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De Kock batted in limited-overs mode and reached his century. He scored 111 before becoming Ashwin's victim.

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South Africa's Dean Elgar plays a shot during the third day of the first cricket test match against India in Visakhapatnam.

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Ashwin brought the home team back in the final session, picking up his 27th five-wicket haul in the format.

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Elgar and Du Plessis shared 115 runs for the fifth wicket before Quinton de Kock (not in pic) joined the centurion in the middle.

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Faf du Plessis was also on fine form. He hit 55 off 103 balls before falling to R Ashwin.

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Dean Elgar showed great composure, scoring his maiden Test century in India.

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In the morning session, Ishant Sharma got one to jag back in sharply and trapped Temba Bavuma (18) in front of the stumps.

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Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar arrives at Wankhede Stadium to cast his vote for the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) polls, in Mumbai.

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Indian bowler Ishant Sharma, centre, celebrates with Rohit Sharma, left, after dismissing South Africa's Temba Bavuma during the third day of the first cricket test match against South Africa in Visakhapatnam.

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Opener Dean Elgar (27) and Temba Bavuma (2) were at the crease at stumps.

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R Ashwin provided the breakthroughs by getting the better of Aiden Markram and Theunis De Bruyn. Ravindra Jadeja then crashed through Dane Piedt's defence to leave the visitors in trouble (39/3).

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Jadeja's unbeaten 46-ball 30 pushed India past 500 as they declared on 502/7.

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As Rohit scores a zero in a practice match and mulls unhappily his suitability to Tests; as Rishabh Pant cops blame for playing irresponsible shots and has probably added another hour of shadow practice, the irrepressibly cool Mahi aims for a sharp pocket on the smoothest green of all in Ranchi. That, and spins in his red SUV and Grand Cherokee Trackhawk Jeep that chews up the streets and electrifies traffic snarls.

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Debutant Senuran Muthusamy (in pic) dismissed Virat Kohli, while Vernon Philander removed Cheteshwar Pujara.

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Agarwal also hit 23 fours and six sixes.

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Agarwal continued to pile on the runs and scored his maiden double-century.

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Rohit Sharma and Mayank Agarwal also became only the third Indian opening pair to share a 300-run partnership in the history of Tests.

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The Mumbai batsman hit 23 fours and six sixes.

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Rohit Sharma scored 176 before being dismissed by Keshav Maharaj.

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India's Mayank Agarwal is greeted by batsman Rohit Sharma after scoring a maiden century on the 2nd day of the first test cricket match against South Africa at Dr YS Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, in Visakhapatnam.

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India's Mayank Agarwal celebrates after scoring a maiden century on the 2nd day of the first test cricket match between India and South Africa at Dr YS Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, in Visakhapatnam.

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Pakistani cricket fans wait to enter the National stadium in Karachi, Pakistan, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. Sri Lanka won the toss and chose to bat in the third and final one-day international against Pakistan on Wednesday. Pakistan leads the series 1-0 after winning the second match on Monday by 67 runs. The first ODI was washed out.

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Pakistani cricket fans celebrate outside the National Stadium in Karachi, Pakistan, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. Sri Lanka won the toss and chose to bat in the third and final one-day international against Pakistan on Wednesday. Pakistan leads the series 1-0 after winning the second match on Monday by 67 runs. The first ODI was washed out.

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Sri Lankan batsman Danushka Gunathilaka acknowledges his century against Pakistan during a match in Karachi, Pakistan, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. Sri Lanka won the toss and chose to bat in the third and final one-day international against Pakistan on Wednesday. Pakistan leads the series 1-0 after winning the second match on Monday by 67 runs. The first ODI was washed out.

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Sri Lankan players celebrate the dismissal of Pakistani batsman Abid Ali during a match in Karachi, Pakistan, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. Pakistan capitalized on a brisk century opening stand between Fakhar Zaman and Abid Ali to beat Sri Lanka by five wickets in the third and final one-day international on Wednesday, clinching the series 2-0.

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Pakistani captain Sarfaraz Ahmed lost his wicket against Sri Lankan in Karachi, Pakistan, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. Pakistan capitalized on a brisk century opening stand between Fakhar Zaman and Abid Ali to beat Sri Lanka by five wickets in the third and final one-day international on Wednesday, clinching the series 2-0.

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Sri Lankan batsman Danushka Gunathilaka acknowledges his century against Pakistan during a match in Karachi, Pakistan, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. Sri Lanka won the toss and chose to bat in the third and final one-day international against Pakistan on Wednesday. Pakistan leads the series 1-0 after winning the second match on Monday by 67 runs. The first ODI was washed out.

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Sri Lankan batsman Angelo Perera, left, reacts as Pakistani bowler Usman Shinwari, right, dismissed his bails during a match in Karachi, Pakistan, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. Sri Lanka won the toss and chose to bat in the third and final one-day international against Pakistan on Wednesday. Pakistan leads the series 1-0 after winning the second match on Monday by 67 runs. The first ODI was washed out.

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Sri Lankan batsman Wanindu Hasaranga looks as his bails are shattered by Pakistani bowler Mohammad Amir during a match in Karachi, Pakistan, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. Sri Lanka won the toss and chose to bat in the third and final one-day international against Pakistan on Wednesday. Pakistan leads the series 1-0 after winning the second match on Monday by 67 runs. The first ODI was washed out.

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Pakistan's Abid Ali, second from left, celebrates his fifty against Sri Lanka in Karachi, Pakistan, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. Pakistan capitalized on a brisk century opening stand between Fakhar Zaman and Abid Ali to beat Sri Lanka by five wickets in the third and final one-day international on Wednesday, clinching the series 2-0.

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Pakistani cricket players celebrate their victory against Sri Lanka in Karachi, Pakistan, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. Pakistan capitalized on a brisk century opening stand between Fakhar Zaman and Abid Ali to beat Sri Lanka by five wickets in the third and final one-day international on Wednesday, clinching the series 2-0.

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Indian cricketer Rohit Sharma raises his bat after scoring a hundred runs during the first day of the first cricket test match against South Africa in Visakhapatnam, India, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019.

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Ground staff pull rain covers as rain stops play during the first day of the first cricket test match between India and South Africa in Visakhapatnam, India, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019.

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