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
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.
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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