IND vs SL: Batting didn’t capitalize on these conditions, says Dimuth Karunaratne

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IND vs SL: Batting didn't capitalize on these conditions, says Dimuth Karunaratne
IND vs SL: Batting didn't capitalize on these conditions, says Dimuth Karunaratne

IND vs SL: Batting didn’t capitalize on these conditions, says Dimuth Karunaratne

IND vs SL: After being thrashed by India in the second Test at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Monday, Sri Lanka captain Dimuth Karunaratne expressed his disappointment.

India won the two-match series 2-0 by defeating Sri Lanka by 238 runs in the second Test at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium.

“I would have been happier if we had won, but it was a tough one, we batted under lights and it was tough. But I have worked hard on my batting. We have a good team, the batting didn’t capitalize on these conditions, the bowling was good, but we kept bowling loose deliveries every now and then, that’s what we need to work on going further,” said Karunaratne in a post-match presentation.
“There have been several youngsters coming up and this was an experience for them. It has been special playing alongside Lakmal and I wish him well for the upcoming county season,” he added.
IND vs SL: Batting didn't capitalize on these conditions, says Dimuth Karunaratne
Batting didn’t capitalize on these conditions, says Dimuth Karunaratne

Sri Lanka skipper Dimuth Karunaratne and Niroshan Dickwella put on a 50-run partnership. For the fifth wicket after resuming the post-Tea session at 151/4. Left-arm spinner Axar Patel ended the 55-run partnership by dismissing wicket-keeper batsman Dickwella for 12 after he was stumped by wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant.

Charith Asalanka joined his skipper but couldn’t help much. As he became Axar Patel’s second victim, caught by Rohit Sharma for 5, putting Lankans in even more danger at 180/6.

Karunaratne continued to battle as he scored a century. Therefore, combined with Lasith Embuldeniya, lifted Sri Lanka’s total past 200 runs.

Jasprit Bumrah reintroduced into the attack. And the bowler dismissed centurion Karunaratne for 107, reducing the visitors to 204 for the loss of their seventh wicket. Lasith Embuldeniya dismissed leg before wicket for 2 in the next over.

Bumrah struck for the third time in the innings, dismissing tail-ender Suranga Lakmal for one. And claiming his eighth wicket of the game. Vishwa Fernando removed for 2 by Ashwin, who bowled out the visitors for 208 runs. Also in the second innings, Ashwin took four wickets.

This was India’s third victory in as many day-night Test matches on home soil.