Dimuth Karunaratne

  • Uncapped fast bowler Binura Fernando named in Sri Lanka squad August 11, 2014

    Uncapped fast bowler Binura Fernando and left-hand opener Dimuth Karunaratne were included in Sri Lanka's 15-man squad for the second Test against Pakistan starting on Thursday. The 19-year-old Fernando, who is a left-arm fast-medium bowler, has been called up after performing well for Sri Lanka under 19 sides. Karunaratne, a regular Test...
  • Upul Tharanga recalled to Sri Lanka Test squad July 12, 2014

    Opening batsman Upul Tharanga is in line for his first Test appearance in seven years after being named in the Sri Lanka squad for the two-match series against South Africa, starting at Galle on July 16. Left-hander Tharanga's last Test was against England in 2007 but he has been out of...
  • 2nd Test: Clinical Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 9 wickets, take 1-0 lead January 12, 2014

    Dubai: Opening batsmen Dimuth Karunaratne and Kaushal Silva hit half-centuries Sunday and drove Sri Lanka to an emphatic 9-wicket victory over Pakistan in the second Test to go 1-0 up in the series. Karunaratne remained unbeaten on 62 while Silva fell for 58 as Sri Lanka reached 137 for 1 for...
  • Angelo Mathews' century takes Sri Lanka out of danger January 3, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 3 round-up: Debutant fast bowler Bilawal Bhatti dismissed experienced duo Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene in consecutive deliveries as Pakistan strengthened their hold on the first Test against Sri Lanka in Abu Dhabi on Thursday. Left-arm paceman Junaid Khan...
  • Sri Lanka call up two newcomers for final ODI against South Africa July 30, 2013

    Colombo: Sri Lanka have named two uncapped players in their 15-man squad to face South Africa in the fifth and final one-day international in Colombo on Wednesday. All-rounder Chathuranga de Silva and left-arm seam bowler Vimukthi Perera, both 23, are among changes made to the team who have already taken a...
  • Rookie Dimuth Karunaratne to open for Sri Lanka December 14, 2012

    Hobart: Rookie Dimuth Karunaratne was picked to open the Sri Lankan batting with veteran Tillakaratne Dilshan in the first Test against Australia in Hobart on Friday. The 24-year-old will be making only his second Test appearance on an expected lively Bellerive Oval wicket in the first of three Tests. Nuwan Kulasekara,...
  • SL v NZ, 1st Test: Herath sets up 10-wicket win November 19, 2012

    Galle: A dramatic collapse of nine wickets for 83 runs, five of which went to left-arm spinner Rangana Herath, set the tone for a crushing Sri Lankan win over New Zealand before tea on day three. From an overnight 34 for 1, New Zealand slumped to 118 all out with...
  • SL v NZ, 1st Test: Match evenly poised after Day 2 November 19, 2012

    Galle: Seamer Tim Southee spearheaded a great fightback by New Zealand on day two of the first test against Sri Lanka to leave the match fascinatingly poised on Sunday. Southee's four for 46 was crucial in helping to restrict the home side to a first-innings lead of 26 as they...