India vs Sri lanka: Asela Gunaratne ruled out of first Test with fractured left thumb

PTI, Jul, 26 2017

Galle: Sri Lanka on Wednesday suffered a massive setback when middle-order batsman Asela Gunaratne was ruled out of the ongoing opening Test against India with a fractured left thumb.

Sri Lanka's Asela Gunaratne, after being injured during the first day's play. AP

Sri Lanka's Asela Gunaratne, after being injured during the first day's play. AP

Gunaratne sustained the injury while fielding at second slip. He hurt his thumb while attempting a catch of India opener Shikhar Dhawan off the bowling of Lahiru Kumara.

Dhawan was batting on 31 when Gunaratne put down the chance. The India opener later went on to register his fourth Test half-century just before lunch.

Such was the severity of the injury that Gunaratne has been rushed to Colombo for an operation.

Gunaratne's injury means Sri Lanka will bat with only 10 players in both their innings, which would further hamper the chances of the Lankan nation to stage a comeback against their top-ranked opposition.

Published Date: Jul 26, 2017 | Updated Date: Jul 26, 2017



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