Karunaratne ton propels SL to 6-wicket win | The Daily Star
01:00 PM, August 18, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:03 PM, August 18, 2019

Karunaratne ton propels SL to 6-wicket win

Skipper Dimuth Karunaratne scored 122 off 243 balls as hosts Sri Lanka eased to a six-wicket victory over New Zealand in the first Test in Galle today.

Chasing a victory target of 268, the islanders started the day on 133 for naught, but lost Lahiru Thirimanne for 64 before losing Kusal Mendis for 10. However, Karunaratne held firm to pick up his hundred, and by the time he got out, Sri Lanka were cruising. 

Former skipper Angelo Mathews (28 not out) and Dhananjaya de Silva (14 not out) saw the home side to victory just before scheduled lunch time.

The second and final Test will begin in Colombo on August 22.

 

Stay updated on the go with The Daily Star Android & iOS News App. Click here to download it for your device.

Grameenphone:
Type START <space> BR and send SMS it to 22222

Robi:
Type START <space> BR and send SMS it to 2222


Banglalink:
Type START <space> BR and send SMS it to 2225

Leave your comments

Top News

Top News

Top