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2nd Test: Dickwella Takes Sri Lanka To 313-6 At Lunch Against England

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By AFP News
January 23, 2021 • 12:38 PM View: 1772

Wicketkeeper-batsman Niroshan Dickwella helped Sri Lanka fightback after early wickets including overnight partner Angelo Mathews on day two of the second Test on Saturday.

Sri Lanka reached 313 for six at lunch after starting the day on 229-4 in Galle. Dickwella, on 78, and Dilruwan Perera, on 21, were at the crease.

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Pace spearhead James Anderson struck in his first over of the day to send Mathews caught behind for 110 after the former captain added just three runs in the morning. Anderson has claimed four wickets to take his Test tally to 604.

But the dismissal was skipper Joe Root's mastermind after he reviewed the umpires call, which was not out, and replays suggested the ball had grazed Mathews' bat.


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