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Karunaratne nears half-century for Sri Lanka in weather-hit Colombo clash

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22 Aug 2019, 18:24 IST
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Dimuth Karunaratne in motion for Sri Lanka in opposition to New Zealand

Dimuth Karunaratne was getting ready to a fifty on the finish of a weather-affected first day of the second Take a look at between Sri Lanka and New Zealand.

Captain Karunaratne scored a second-innings century as Sri Lanka gained the primary match in Galle by six wickets and he appeared able to proceed that advantageous kind on Thursday regardless of rain wreaking havoc in Colombo.

The opener was unbeaten on 49 with the hosts 85-2 when dangerous gentle stopped play after simply 36.three overs.

After a torrential downpour resulted in a delayed begin, the hosts gained the toss and elected to bat first.

Lahiru Thirimanne made two from 35 balls earlier than sending William Somerville (1-20) to Kane Williamson at quick cowl, although Kusal Mendis injected some urgency and Sri Lanka reached tea at 71-1.

Extra rain extended the groups’ absence from the sphere and Mendis edged Colin de Grandhomme (1-14) behind to BJ Watling on 32 shortly after their return.

Karunaratne was unable so as to add to his six fours earlier than umpires referred to as a halt to the motion, with Angelo Mathews but to get off the mark after going through 14 deliveries.

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Arihant Chopra
Arihant Chopra has been working in the Sports industry. He currently contributes for Trevino by writing about sports content. He started his career with Trevino to get started as a journalist.

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