Sri Lanka vs New Zealand 1st Test Day 5: Karunaratne’s 122 helps Sri Lanka ace record chase in Galle

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Dimuth Karunaratne celebrates after scoring his ninth Test century

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Sri Lanka captain Dimuth Karunaratne led from the front as he struck a magnificent 122 to lead his side to a six-wicket win over New Zealand on the final day of the first Test in Galle.

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Sri Lanka vs New Zealand 1st Test Day 4: Karunaratne, Thirimanne leave Sri Lanka 135 runs away from victory

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Dimuth Karunaratne (right) finished on 71 not out, while Lahiru Thirimanne remained unbeaten on 57

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Sri Lanka captain Dimuth Karunaratne and Lahiru Thirimanne scored an unbeaten 71 and 57 not out respectively to put their side 135 runs away from victory heading into the final day in Galle.

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Sri Lanka vs New Zealand 1st Test Day 3: Watling fights but Embuldeniya puts Sri Lanka on top

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Lasith Embuldeniya finished with figures of 4-71 off 29 overs

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Lasith Embuldeniya took four wickets to give Sri Lanka the upper hand on the third day in Galle, even though New Zealand wicketkeeper-batsman BJ Watling scored an unbeaten 63.

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Sri Lanka vs New Zealand 1st Test Day 1: Dananjaya’s five-for puts Sri Lanka in charge on rain-affected day

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Akila Dananjaya finished with figures of 5-57 off 22 overs

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Akila Dananjaya took all five wickets that fell on the first day in Galle to give Sri Lanka the upper hand over New Zealand before rain ended play earlier than expected.

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Sri Lanka vs England 1st Test Day 4: England crush Sri Lanka to end longest winless streak in overseas Tests

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Moeen Ali claimed four wickets as England crushed Sri Lanka by 211 runs

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Moeen Ali took four wickets as England snapped their longest winless streaks in Tests away from home with a 211-run win over Sri Lanka on the fourth day in Galle.

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Sri Lanka vs England 1st Test Day 3: Sri Lanka set 462 to win after Jennings’ career-best 146*

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Keaton Jennings celebrates after bringing up his second Test century

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Sri Lanka were set a target of 462 to win on the third day in Galle after England opener Keaton Jennings stole the spotlight with a career-best knock of 146 not out.

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