Monday 11 August 2014 

Sri Lanka Call Up Binura Fernando, Recall Karunaratne

Dimuth Karunaratne
Dimuth Karunaratne has been recalled to the Sri Lanka Test squad
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Sri Lanka have called up uncapped fast bowler Binura Fernando and recalled opening batsman Dimuth Karunaratne ahead of the second and final Test against Pakistan in Colombo.

Fernando replaces Nuwan Pradeep, who has been ruled out of the match at the Sinhalese Sports Club due to injury while Karunaratne comes in as fast bowler Suranga Lakmal is also unavailable due to injury.

Left-arm quick Fernando has played three Test matches and 16 One-Day Internationals for Sri Lanka Under-19s but is yet to make his first-class debut.

Left-hander Karunaratne, who has played 12 Tests since making his debut in 2012, was dropped following the tour of England in favour of Upul Tharanga.

Sri Lanka won the opening Test in Galle in dramatic circumstances when they chased down 99 in 16.2 overs in the final session.

The second Test was originally scheduled to be hosted by the P Sara Oval before the game was moved to the SSC, the home ground of Mahela Jayawardene, who will retire from Test cricket after this match.

Sri Lanka Test squad: Angelo Mathews (captain), Niroshan Dickwella, Shaminda Eranga, Binura Fernando, Rangana Herath, Mahela Jayawardene, Dimuth Karunaratne, Dilruwan Perera, Dhammika Prasad, Kumar Sangakkara, Kaushal Silva, Upul Tharanga, Lahiru Thirimanne, Kithuruwan Vithanage, Chanaka Welagedara

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Fixtures & Results
6th-10th August: 1st Test, Galle
Sri Lanka 533-9 dec. & 99-3 beat
Pakistan 451 & 180 by seven wickets
14th-18th August: 2nd Test, Colombo
Sri Lanka 320 & 282 (Sangakkara 59) beat
Pakistan 330 & 165 (Herath 5-57) by 105 runs
23rd August: 1st ODI, Hambantota
Pakistan 277-6 (Sohaib Maqsood 89no) beat
Sri Lanka 275-7 by four wickets (D/L)
26th August: 2nd ODI, Hambantota
Sri Lanka 310-9 (Mathews 93, Jayawardene 67) beat
Pakistan 233 (Mohammad Hafeez 62) by 77 runs
30th August: 3rd ODI, Dambulla
Sri Lanka 104-3 (Dilshan 50no) beat
Pakistan 102 (Perera 4-34) by seven wickets