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Sri Lanka v South Africa, 2nd Test, SSC, 4th day

Karunaratne wants '20 to 25 Test hundreds'

Jul 23, 2018: The opener currently has eight, after his Player-of-the-Series performance against South Africa

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 2nd Test, Colombo, 3rd day

Karunaratne has been brilliant in the last year or so - Mathews

Jul 22, 2018: Having known him since high school, Mathews feels the opener has added a lot of stability to the inexperienced Sri Lanka side

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st Test, Galle, 3rd day

Karunaratne reveals strategy to tackle spinners

Jul 14, 2018: Karunaratne scored 218 runs on a Galle surface in which no other batsman could manage so much as a half-century, and this is not even his most impressive hundred in tough conditions

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Galle

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st Test, 1st Day, Galle, July 12, 2018

Karunaratne's self-deprecating, myth-busting masterclass

Jul 12, 2018: His unbeaten 158 Twas no breakout knock, just another rock in a bank of evidence to suggest his quality as an opening batsman

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st Test, Galle, 1st day

Karunaratne celebrates 50th Test in style

Jul 12, 2018: Only two other Sri Lankan openers have carried their bat in a Test innings

S Rajesh

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st Test, Galle, 1st day

Herath, Karunaratne help Sri Lanka end tough day on a high

Jul 12, 2018: The Sri Lankan opener carried his bat to score 158 as Kagiso Rabada caused trouble at the other end

The report by Firdose Moonda

Sri Lanka news

Karunaratne to captain Sri Lanka A in Bangladesh

Jun 12, 2018: Karunaratne, who was ruled out of the ongoing tour of the West Indies with a broken finger, will return to action with the Sri Lanka A squad, which also features Dasun Shanaka, Lahiru Thirimanne and Lakshan Sandakan

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka news

Dimuth Karunaratne joins Sri Lanka's injured list

May 2, 2018: Bowlers Nuwan Pradeep, Dushmantha Chameera and Shehan Madushanka are already in serious doubt for the West Indies tour, and Karunaratne is likely to miss part of it

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Test batting nominees

From Bangalore to Brisbane

Jan 15, 2018: The best Test batting performances of the year span venues from across the continents

Alagappan Muthu

The curious cases of Shafiq and Karunaratne

Oct 13, 2017: Both were prolific in the recently concluded Pakistan-Sri Lanka series, but their overall Test careers is a strange mix of excellence and mediocrity

S Rajesh

ICC rankings

Rabada reaches career-best No. 3 ranking

Oct 11, 2017: The fast bowler has now moved above R Ashwin and Rangana Herath among Test bowlers, while Dimuth Karunaratne has entered the top 20 in the Test batting rankings for the first time

ESPNcricinfo staff

Pakistan v Sri Lanka 2017-18

Marathon-man Karunaratne buries his first-innings ghosts

Oct 11, 2017: The Sri Lanka opener's best knocks have often come in the second innings, when his team is playing catch-up, but the Pakistan series featured a welcome departure from that norm

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Dubai, 2nd day

Karunaratne's hunger for long innings

Oct 7, 2017: Dimuth Karunaratne has played some remarkably long innings recently, and is emerging as a batting leader for Sri Lanka post the Jayawardene-Sangakkara era

Bharath Seervi

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Dubai, 2nd day

Sri Lanka in control after Karunaratne 196

Oct 7, 2017: Yasir Shah becomes first spinner to take five-fors in five successive Tests but Pakistan have a mountain to climb in the pink-ball Test

The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Dubai, 1st day

Inside the heart of a Karunaratne classic

Oct 7, 2017: Being excluded from the ODI squad seemed not to bother the Sri Lanka opener, as he scored his seventh Test hundred to give his team control of the innings

Osman Samiuddin in Dubai

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Abu Dhabi

Karunaratne shines as Sri Lanka savour unremarkable day

Sep 28, 2017: Amid tumult, Dimuth Karunaratne has been Sri Lanka's lynchpin; he is the team's leading Test scorer this year, and fifth in the world

Osman Samiuddin

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
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