Zimbabwe vs Sri Lanka 2nd Test Day 2: Sri Lanka make steady start after Zimbabwe score 406

Sri Lanka make steady start after Zimbabwe bowled out for 406 2nd Test Day 2 Harare cricket

Dimuth Karunaratne (right) and Oshada Fernando gave Sri Lanka a strong start after Zimbabwe were bowled out for 406

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Sri Lanka captain Dimuth Karunaratne and Oshada Fernando both scored 44 to give their side a steady start after Zimbabwe amassed a first innings total of 406 on the second day in Harare.

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Karunaratne reveals which Pakistan bowler was really ‘mature’ and ‘impressive’

Dimuth Karunaratne admits he was really impressed with the way Naseem Shah bowled in the Test series Sri Lanka Pakistan cricket

Dimuth Karunaratne: “Naseem Shah was really mature. His line and length was very accurate so we couldn’t get many runs. He didn’t give us any loose balls. We weren’t expecting a 16-year-old to bowl like that, he was really impressive”

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Sri Lanka captain Dimuth Karunaratne has admitted that Pakistan pace bowler Naseem Shah was really “mature” and “impressive” during the recently concluded two-Test series.

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Karunaratne reveals which Pakistan batsman ‘was really hungry to score runs’

Dimuth Karunaratne admits Abid Ali was hungry to score runs during the Test series Pakistan Sri Lanka cricket

Dimuth Karunaratne: “Abid Ali was really hungry to score runs because he’s gotten a chance to play Test cricket at 32. We were seeing he wasn’t playing any loose shots, he kept batting and batting and that’s a good sign for Pakistan”

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Sri Lanka captain Dimuth Karunaratne has admitted that Pakistan opener Abid Ali “was really hungry to score runs” during the recently concluded two-Test series.

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Sri Lanka captain Dimuth Karunaratne regrets batting first against Pakistan?

Dimuth Karunaratne doesn't regret his decision to bat first in the first Test against Pakistan Rawalpindi cricket

Dimuth Karunaratne: “For me, batting first is the right decision because we have two spinners”

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Sri Lanka captain Dimuth Karunaratne insists that he made the right decision to bat first, even though his side failed to capitalise on a strong start.

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Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 1st Test Day 1: Pakistan fight back to take upper hand after Sri Lanka’s strong start

Pakistan bowlers carve through Sri Lanka's batting line-up on 1st day of 1st Test against Sri Lanka Rawalpindi cricket

Pakistan seamer Naseem Shah dismissed Oshada Fernando and Angelo Mathews

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Pakistan’s bowlers worked as a cohesive unit to carve through Sri Lanka’s batting line-up on the opening day of the historic first Test in Rawalpindi.

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Akmal sends lovely message to Sri Lanka ahead of Pakistan Test series

Umar Akmal sends heartwarming message to Sri Lanka ahead of Test series against Pakistan cricket

Umar Akmal: “Welcome Sri Lanka team to our country. Wish Dimuth Karunaratne and Azhar Ali [the] very best of luck for the games. Enjoy your stay [in] Pakistan”

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Umar Akmal sent a heartwarming message to Sri Lanka ahead of the two-Test series against Pakistan, which begins in Rawalpindi on Wednesday.

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Dimuth Karunaratne reveals why Sri Lanka have a ‘big advantage’ over Pakistan

Dimuth Karunaratne reveals why Sri Lanka have a big advantage over Pakistan in the Test series cricket

Dimuth Karunaratne: “Mickey was very close to the Pakistan team for the last three years, he knows each and everyone closely, even the batters and bowlers, and how the team is going to get prepared”

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Sri Lanka captain Dimuth Karunaratne has admitted that having Mickey Arthur as head coach will be a “big advantage” for his side during the Test series against Pakistan, which begins on Wednesday in Rawalpindi.

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Karunaratne reveals what convinced the senior players to travel to Pakistan

Dimuth Karunaratne reveals what convinced the senior players to travel to Pakistan Sri Lanka cricket

Dimuth Karunaratne: “Initially, most of the senior players were reluctant to travel to Pakistan over the security situation, but after the one-day and T20 series, those players recommended us to travel here after which we decided to travel”

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Sri Lanka captain Dimuth Karunaratne has admitted that the senior players were initially “reluctant to travel to Pakistan over the security situation”.

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