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

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 s

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

Fast bowler Mark Wood sent debutant Ramesh Mendis trudging back to the pavilion for nought with wicketkeeper Jos Buttler taking a one-handed diving catch towards his left.

Dickwella, resuming on his overnight 19, kept up the grind with Perera as the left-right batting pair put on 70 runs for the seventh wicket after the hosts had elected to bat first. Dickwella reached his 16th Test fifty with a single off-spinner Dom Bess and then took on the spinners with a few boundaries.

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Earlier Mathews reached his 11th Test century on Friday to rebuild the Sri Lankan innings after Anderson had struck three early blows on the opening day.

England lead the two-Test series, which is being played behind closed doors.


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