Karunaratne, Mathews keep the fight on for Lanka (Lunch Report)

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Colombo, Aug 6 (IANS) Batsmen Dimuth Karunaratne (136 batting) and Angelo Mathews (28 batting) kept up the Sri Lankan fight against India, posting 302/4 in the second innings by lunch on Day-4 in the second Test here on Sunday.

After losing Malinda Pushpakumara (16) and skipper Dinesh Chandimal (2) shortly in the morning session, Karunaratne and Mathews were unbeaten with 61-run stand between them when the umpires called for lunch.

For India, spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja scalped one wicket each in the morning session.

Brief Scores:

Sri Lanka: 183 and 302/4 (Karunaratne 136 batting, Ashwin 1/106)

against India 622/9 declared.

–IANS

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