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Sri Lanka v India, 2nd Test, SSC, 4th day

Karunaratne produces narrative-changing knock

Aug 6, 2017: Dimuth Karunaratne has gone from regularly being on the verge of getting dropped to becoming one of Sri Lanka's most consistent batsmen of 2017 - and shown the stomach for a fight while at it

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Colombo

Sri Lanka v India, 2nd Test, Colombo, 4th day

Jadeja's five-for wraps up India's first innings win in Sri Lanka

Aug 6, 2017: The fastest left-armer to 150 Test wickets helped his team to a series victory away from home in eight days of cricket

The Report by Alagappan Muthu

Sri Lanka v India, 2nd Test, Colombo, 3rd day

Mendis hundred and Karunaratne 92* defy India

Aug 5, 2017: After meekly folding for 183 all out in their first innings, Sri Lanka put forward a much better reply after they were made to follow-on

The Report by Alagappan Muthu

Sri Lanka v India, 2nd Test, Colombo, 2nd day

Karunaratne also calls for stronger SL first-class competition

Aug 4, 2017: Dimuth Karunaratne has become the latest player to advocate for a stronger first-class competition in Sri Lanka

Andrew Fidel Fernando at SSC

Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe, only Test, Colombo, 4th day

Karunaratne urges positivity over survival

Jul 17, 2017: Seeing out Graeme Cremer and staying positive will reverse a little pressure and bring a mammoth 388 target within reach, according to Dimuth Karunaratne

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 2nd Test, Colombo, 4th day

'Loss to Bangladesh could scar SL cricket'

Mar 18, 2017: Dimuth Karunaratne, Sri Lanka's second-innings centurion, credited Mustafizur Rahman for a potentially match-turning spell after lunch on the fourth day

Andrew Fidel Fernando at P Sara Oval

Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 2nd Test, Colombo, 4th day

Karunaratne battles but Bangladesh can dare to dream

Mar 18, 2017: Shakib Al Hasan and Mustafizur Rahman picked up three wickets apiece as Bangladesh took a grip on the Colombo Test. Sri Lanka were only 139 ahead with two wickets in hand

The Report by Mohammad Isam at P Sara Oval

Sri Lanka A v England Lions, 2nd unofficial Test, Dambulla, 3rd day

Lions face final-day battle for survival after Rayner's marathon

Feb 25, 2017: England Lions face a long battle for survival on the final day in Dambulla as Sri Lanka A seek a victory that would tie the series, but all Ollie Rayner wanted was a long night's sleep

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Sri Lanka A v England Lions, 2nd unofficial Test, Dambulla, 2nd day

England Lions made to toil by triple-century stand

Feb 25, 2017: England Lions were put to the sword by an unbroken stand of 303 on another sweltering day in Dambulla

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England Lions in Sri Lanka 2016-17

De Silva to captain SL A in unofficial Tests against England Lions

Feb 13, 2017: The A squad for the two unofficial Tests also includes opener Dimuth Karunaratne and Sri Lanka's second spinner, Dilruwan Perera

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka in South Africa 2016-17

Kumara, Lakmal a glimmer amid catalogue of pain

Jan 15, 2017: Sri Lanka were beaten by increasingly convincing margins through the series and ESPNcricinfo looks at whether anyone emerged with credit

Andrew Fidel Fernando

South Africa v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Johannesburg, 3rd day

Parnell, Olivier seal innings win for SA

Jan 14, 2017: South Africa advanced determinedly towards a 3-0 whitewash of Sri Lanka by taking just 17 overs to dismiss the opposition on the third morning

The Report by Alan Gardner

South Africa v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Cape Town

Green pitch set to test wounded Sri Lanka

Jan 1, 2017: A grassy Newlands surface will bring smiles to the faces of South Africa's seamers and make Sri Lanka's task even harder as they look to bounce back from 1-0 down

The Preview by Andrew Fernando in Cape Town

South Africa v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Port Elizabeth, 4th day

Karunaratne explains run-out mishap

Dec 29, 2016: Sri Lanka's loss of five wickets in what is now an unlikely run chase was sparked by a run out involving two players fropm the same club who would normally trust their understanding

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Harare. 4th day

Herath ten-for puts Sri Lanka on the brink

Nov 9, 2016: Rangana Herath's seventh ten-for in Tests put a depleted Sri Lanka side within touching distance of a 2-0 Test series sweep in Zimbabwe

The Report by Shashank Kishore

Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Harare, 4th day

Karunaratne ton stretches lead to 411 on rain-hit day

Nov 1, 2016: Dimuth Karunaratne's second fifty-plus score of the match - 110 off 173 balls - lifted Sri Lanka's lead to 411 before rain wiped out almost all of the post-tea session

The Report by Deivarayan Muthu

Sri Lanka A v West Indies A, Colombo, 4th Day

Karunaratne guides SL A to seven-wicket win

Oct 7, 2016: First-innings centurion Dimuth Karunaratne scored an unbeaten 39 to guide Sri Lanka A to a seven-wicket win over West Indies A

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Sri Lanka A v West Indies A, Colombo, 2nd Day

Karunaratne 131 pips Cornwall six-for to put Sri Lanka A ahead

Oct 5, 2016: Sri Lanka A took a lead of 72 as Dimuth Karunaratne scored a patient 131

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Sri Lanka news

Karunaratne, Thirimanne in Sri Lanka A squad

Sep 29, 2016: Dimuth Karunaratne and Lahiru Thirimanne have been named in the Sri Lanka A squad for the first two four-day games at home against West Indies A

ESPNcricinfo staff

England v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Lord's, 2nd day

Silva finds a new lease of life

Jun 10, 2016: Kaushal Silva had always been selected to give Sri Lanka some solidity, but it reached a stage where sometimes he solidified completely. On his return to the side he is striking the ideal balance

Andrew Fidel Fernando at Lord's
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