DIMUTH KARUNARATNE

  • World Cup: Australia, Sri Lanka to play for favourable knock-out draws March 7, 2015

    Sydney: If there's one Asian team not overawed by the Australia experience, it's Sri Lanka. They may trail 31-55 in the overall head-to-head numbers, but in matches against Australian on their turf in the new millennium, they have a 12-17 record - superior to India's (5-11) and vastly better than...
  • World Cup 2015: Dual injury blow for Sri Lanka ahead of Australia clash March 6, 2015

    Sydney: Sri Lanka will be forced to make at least two changes for Sunday's crunch cricket World Cup clash with Australia, with veteran spinner Rangana Herath ruled out and batsman Dimuth Karunaratne being sidelined for the rest of the tournament. The 36-year-old, left-armer Herath has been ruled out after splitting the...
  • World Cup: ICC approves Seekuge Prasanna as replacement for Karunaratne in SL squad March 6, 2015

    Sydney: The ICC has confirmed that the Event Technical Committee of the cricket World Cup has approved Seekuge Prasanna as a replacement player for injured Dimuth Karunaratne in Sri Lanka's squad for the tournament. Karunaratne fractured his little finger during a training session here and has been ruled out of further...
  • Sri Lanka opener Dimuth Karunaratne ruled out of World Cup March 5, 2015

    Colombo: Sri Lanka batsman Dimuth Karunaratne on Thursday was ruled out of the remainder of the cricket World Cup after suffering an injury to his little finger during the team's practice session ahead of Sunday's crucial tie against Australia. An x-ray on the injured finger revealed a fracture, which has put...
  • 1st Test: Dimuth Karunaratne ton delays New Zealand victory push December 28, 2014

    Dimuth Karunaratne thwarted a tiring New Zealand bowling attack to score his maiden Test century and stymie the hosts' push for a win inside three days in the first Test as Sri Lanka reached 293 for five in their second innings at close of play on Sunday. Karunaratne, who resumed the...
  • Uncapped fast bowler Binura Fernando named in Sri Lanka squad August 11, 2014

    Uncapped fast bowler Binura Fernando and lefthand opener Dimuth Karunaratne were included in Sri Lanka's 15man squad for the second Test against Pakistan starting on Thursday. The 19yearold Fernando, who is a leftarm fastmedium 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 twomatch series against South Africa, starting at Galle on July 16. Lefthander 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 10 lead January 12, 2014

    Dubai: Opening batsmen Dimuth Karunaratne and Kaushal Silva hit halfcenturies Sunday and drove Sri Lanka to an emphatic 9wicket victory over Pakistan in the second Test to go 10 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 ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 3 roundup: 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. Leftarm 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 15man squad to face South Africa in the fifth and final oneday international in Colombo on Wednesday. Allrounder Chathuranga de Silva and leftarm 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 24yearold 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 10wicket win November 19, 2012

    Galle: A dramatic collapse of nine wickets for 83 runs, five of which went to leftarm 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 18, 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 firstinnings lead of 26 as they...