New Zealand vs Sri Lanka 1st Test Day 2: New Zealand still on top despite Karunaratne, Chandimal half-centuries

Karunaratne hit seven boundaries during his knock of 84

Karunaratne hit seven boundaries during his knock of 84

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New Zealand retained the upper hand on the second day of the first Test in Dunedin even though Sri Lanka opening batsman Dimuth Karunaratne scored 84 and wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Chandimal made 83 not out.

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New Zealand vs Sri Lanka 1st Test Day 1: Guptill’s 156 gives New Zealand upper hand

Guptill celebrates after scoring his third Test century

Guptill celebrates after scoring his third Test century

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New Zealand opening batsman Martin Guptill has been under heavy criticism as of late, but he silenced his critics with a superb 156 to put his side in a commanding position against Sri Lanka on the first day of the first Test in Dunedin.

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Five uncapped players included in Sri Lanka’s T20 squad

Kapugedara's last Twenty20 International for Sri Lanka came against Pakistan in June 2012

Kapugedara’s last Twenty20 International for Sri Lanka came against Pakistan in June 2012

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Sri Lanka have opted to include five uncapped players – pace bower Binura Fernando, leg-spinner Jeffrey Vandersay and the batting trio of Shehan Jayasuriya, Dasun Shanaka and Dhananjaya de Silva – in their Twenty20 squad for the upcoming two-match series against Pakistan.

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