Karunaratne celebrates 50th Test in style

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4 - The number of Sri Lankan openers who have carried their bat in a Test innings. Dimuth Karunaratne joins Sidath Wettimuny (63* v New Zealand, 1983), Marvan Atapattu 216* v Zimbabwe, 1999) and Russel Arnold (104* v Zimbabwe, 1999) in this elite group.

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What a excellent gritty test innings from Dimuth considering next highest score was 26. Batted well with Lakmal and Sandakan to control strike against quicks and look to score runs. What invaluable runs.

Credit to Lakmal and Sandakan for hanging around. They face more deliveries than any other batsmen bar Dimuth.

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