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Sri Lanka 93-2 at lunch, 1st day of 1st test vs South Africa

AP  |  Galle (Sri Lanka) 

Veteran opener Dimuth Karunaratne, making a comeback after missing the tour due to injury, was unbeaten on 37 and was 93 for two at lunch on the first day of the first test against on Thursday.

The 30-year-old, playing his 50th test, hit three elegant fours and pulled for six after won the toss and elected to bat.

Kusal Mendis was unbeaten on 19 and during his innings completed 2,000 test runs with a swept boundary off left-arm spinner

Suranga Lakmal is leading the Sri Lankan side in the absence of Dinesh Chandimal, who pleaded guilty for conduct that is contrary to spirit of and will miss the two-test series along with

refused to take the field on the third morning of the St. Lucia test against the last month in protest of a ball-tampering charge against Chandimal.

Veteran paceman is making a comeback after The 35-year-old Steyn needs three more wickets to overtake Shaun Pollock's tally of 421 wickets to become the highest wicket-taker for

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First Published: Thu, July 12 2018. 12:50 IST