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Injured Dhananjaya de Silva ruled out of Test series

Sri Lanka’s Dhananjaya de Silva (C) is helped off the field by medical staff after being injured during the first day of the first Test cricket match between South Africa and Sri Lanka at SuperSport Park in Centurion on December 26, 2020. (Photo by Christiaan Kotze / AFP) (Photo by CHRISTIAAN KOTZE/AFP via Getty Images)

kriralok desk:

Sri Lanka suffered a big setback after middle order batsman Dhananjaya de Silva was ruled unavailable for about two weeks after suffering a thigh injury.

The batsman, who led Sri Lanka’s fine recovery, retired hurt on 79 during the opening day of the Test against South Africa in Centurion.

Sri Lanka Cricket, in a statement, also confirmed that de Silva had sustained “a grade 2 tear on his thigh” which will keep him out of action for two weeks.

Sri Lanka, who finished the first day on 340/6, will thus be a player short for the rest of the Test. The second match starts on January 3 in Johannesburg.

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