Dinesh Chandimal is celebrating by scoring a double century against Australia.© AFP
Getting a double ton in the test is special, and getting a mark with a maximum is extra special. Veteran Sri Lankan batsman Dinesh Chandimal This is exactly what happened on the fourth day of the second Test against Australia on Monday. His first double century put Sri Lanka ahead by 190 in the first innings. Former captain Chandimal started the day at 118 and remained unbeaten on 206 when Sri Lanka were all out for 554 after lunch in Galle. Sri Lanka won the match by an innings and 39 runs to tie the two-Test series 1-1.
The first half of the fourth day was for Chandimal, who started attacking the opposing bowlers as he made his last 47 off just 28 balls before being run out by the partners. Chandimal, 32, broke his left arm sharply. Mitchell Stark He hit a four and two sixes on consecutive balls to cross the 200 mark when he jumped for joy amidst the loud applause of the crowd. The first six hit a boy who was walking outside the stadium, while the second six took him beyond 200 runs.
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Starc took four wickets while the league spinner Mitchell Swapson It took three to polish the tail. The hosts started the day at 431-6 in reply to Australia’s first innings 364. پتھم نسانکا He was knocked out before the start of the game with Kwid 19 on Monday, becoming the sixth Sri Lankan player to fall victim to the virus in the past two weeks.
Overnight pair Chandimal and Ramesh Mendis Added 68 before Stark’s breakup. In another impressive bowling spell, Starc lbw Ramesh for 29 and almost debuted. Mahesh Thakshna. When the umpire dismissed him, the catch fell behind but the batsman successfully examined it.
Chandimal, who recorded his 13th Test century on Sunday, faced the opposition bowlers after losing Prabhat Jayasuriya without a loss as he went ahead of his previous best of 164 runs.
Australia have taken a 1-0 lead in the two-match series after an early victory in three days at the same venue.
With AFP input
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