ISTANBUL -- Twin attacks by a suicide bomber and a car bomber near an Istanbul soccer stadium Saturday night killed 29 people and wounded 166 others in the latest large-scale assault to traumatize a nation confronting an array of security threats.The bombs targeted police officers, killing 27 of them along with two civilians, Turkeys Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu told reporters early Sunday. He added that 10 people had been arrested in connection with the terrorist attack.The civilian death toll was lower because fans had already left the newly built Vodafone Arena Stadium after the soccer match when the blasts occurred. Witnesses also heard gunfire after the explosions.We have once again witnessed tonight in Istanbul the ugly face of terror which tramples on every value and decency, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in a statement.The first bomb went off just outside the facility known popularly as Besiktas Stadium after the local team and neighborhood. The second blast that came moments later was attributed by authorities to a suicide bomber.Police cordoned off the area as smoke rose from behind the stadium and ambulances began ferrying the wounded to hospitals. Glass from the blown-out windows of nearby buildings littered the pavement.There was no immediate claim of responsibility. This year, Istanbul has witnessed a spate of attacks attributed by authorities to the Islamic State group or claimed by Kurdish militants. A state of emergency is in force following a failed July 15 coup attempt.Soylu acknowledged the country was struggling against many elements trying to compromise its fight against terrorism.Turkey is a partner in the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State and its armed forces are active in neighboring Syria and Iraq. It is also facing a renewed conflict with an outlawed Kurdish movement in the southeast.Ned Price, a spokesman for the White House National Security Council, said Washington condemns the attack in the strongest terms.We stand together with Turkey, our NATO Ally, against all terrorists who threaten Turkey, the United States, and global peace and stability, Price said in a statement.A taxi driver at the site of the Istanbul bombings said their force made him hit his head on the taximeter and that his ears were still ringing from the blasts and screaming that followed.Amid the screams I heard an officer saying `do not shout! Do not make them (the perpetrators) be satisfied, said Ismail Coskun.The first and larger explosion took place about 7:30 p.m. GMT after the home team Besiktas beat visitor Bursaspor 2-1 in the Turkish Super League. Erdogan said the timing of the attack aimed to maximize the loss of life and vowed the nation would overcome terrorism.Soylu said the first explosion was caused by a passing vehicle that detonated in an area where police special forces were located at the stadium exit right after the match. A riot police bus appears to have been the target.Kurdish militants often target security forces while Islamic State-linked attacks have targeted tourists and the broader public.Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said a person who had been stopped in the nearby Macka Park committed suicide by triggering explosives.Investigators, including Istanbul Police Chief Mustafa Caliskan, were quickly on the scene. Forensic experts in white uniforms scoured the vicinity of the stadium and the vast park where the suicide bombing took place.The Besiktas sports club strongly condemned the attack and said an employee of one of its stores was among the fatalities, as well as a member of its congress who was also responsible for security at the stadium.Bursaspor reported that none of the wounded were fans and issued a statement wishing a speedy recovery to our wounded citizens.Health Minister Recep Akdag said six of the wounded remained in intensive care, with three of them in critical condition.Aleksander Ceferin, president of European soccers governing body UEFA, and European Union Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn, also made statements condemning the attack.Violence has no place in a democratic society, Hahn wrote on Twitter.EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini expressed the blocs solidarity with Turkish citizensThe U.S. Consulate General in Istanbul, meanwhile, urged its citizens to avoid the area which is also home to a Ritz Carlton hotel.Turkeys radio and television board issued a temporary coverage ban citing national security concerns. 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Yet, for all of those monster scores, Australia were booted out in the group stage of this years World T20 and have only once made the final of that event, when they lost to England in 2010. It is a format in which Australia are inconsistent, but, as this week has shown, at their best their firepower is awesome.Sri Lanka, on the other hand, had won a World T20 title, back in 2014. Some links from that triumphant final remain - Kusal Perera, Thisara Perera, Sachithra Senanayake. Some have gone - Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, Rangana Herath, for example. And another is about to leave: Tillakaratne Dilshan, who played every match of that successful campaign, is set to play his final match for Sri Lanka. A batsman who has brought great joy to Sri Lanka - not least in the T20 format - Dilshan will hardly want to leave the game on a low, and Tuesdays match was about as low as it gets in T20Is.Form guide(last five completed matches, most recent first)? Australia: WLWWLSri Lanka: LLLLLIn the spotlightAnd so this is it. Five weeks before his 40th birthday, Tillakaratne Dilshan bows out of international cricket. A career that began in Bulawayo in November 1999 under the captaincy of Sanath Jayasuriya will end in Colombo in September 2016 under the selection regime run by the same man - Jayasuriya. Dilshans 497th international match will be his last, a T20I against Australia at the Premadasa Stadium. Dilshans long farewell has included some entertaining comments off the field, but now Sri Lankan fans hope that he says goodbye with something special on it.Who needs a little thing like form? Not Glenn Maxwell, who missed out on selection for the recent ODIs in Sri Lanka due to a lack of runs. Instead, he was sent to Queensland to play for Australia A and made scores of 0, 38, 13, 0, 10 and 46. Hardly encouraging ahead of a return to Australias side for the T20Is in Sri Lanka. But such is Maxwells talent tthat once he got going in Pallekele he was impossible to stop, his unbeaten 145 from 65 deliveries the second-highest individual score in T20 international history.dddddddddddd It was also Maxwells first hundred in any format - including domestic cricket - for more than a year. If hes given the chance to open once again, Sri Lanka will need some new plans to stop him.Team newsSri Lankas selectors will be tempted to make changes to the attack after their annihilation in the first game. Kasun Rajitha might lose his place to Dasun Shanaka, while there is also the chance that Milinda Siriwardana may be brought in, perhaps for Sachithra Senanayake.Sri Lanka (possible): 1. Tillakaratne Dilshan, 2 Kusal Perera (wk), 3 Dhananjaya de Silva, 4 Dinesh Chandimal (capt), 5 Kusal Mendis, 6 Thisara Perera, 7 Chamara Kapugedera, 8 Sachith Pathirana, 9 Sachithra Senanayake/Milinda Siriwardana, 10 Suranga Lakmal, 11 Dasun Shanaka.Aaron Finch remains unavailable due to his broken finger and George Bailey has flown home, so Matthew Wade will play as a specialist batsman. The only question is whether the attack remains the same. The in-form John Hastings was left out of the first game and surely would be a valuable inclusion, but after the success of the first match the selectors may choose the same bowlers.Australia(possible): 1 David Warner (capt), 2 Glenn Maxwell, 3 Usman Khawaja, 4 Travis Head, 5 Matthew Wade, 6 Moises Henriques, 7 James Faulkner, 8 Peter Nevill (wk), 9 Mitchell Starc, 10 Adam Zampa, 11 Scott Boland.Pitch and conditionsSri Lanka batted first in every ODI of the recent series and only once set Australia a target that was out of reach - at this ground, when they posted 288. There should be plenty of runs in this pitch once again.Stats and triviaIt has been a very poor year for Sri Lanka in T20Is. In 2016 they have played 15 for only three wins - two of which came against Afghanistan and the UAEThe three highest individual scores in T20 internationals now all belong to Australians and two of those - Glenn Maxwells 145* and Shane Watsons 124*, have come in 2016Dilshan will finish his career second on the list of most T20 appearances (behind Shahid Afridi) and second on the list of most runs (behind Brendon McCullum) ' ' '