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India vs Sri Lanka 2017: Dinesh Chandimal ruled out of remainder of ODI series due to fractured thumb

  • AFP
  • August 28th, 2017
  • 14:03:10 IST

Pallekele: Sri Lanka batsman Dinesh Chandimal has been ruled out of the remaining two one-dayers against India after fracturing his thumb while batting at Pallekele, his country's cricket board said Monday.

Dinesh Chandimal grimaces in pain after he was hit by a delivery by Hardik Pandya

Dinesh Chandimal grimaces in pain after he was hit by a delivery by Hardik Pandya. AP

Chandimal, who was playing his first match of the series Sunday, sustained the injury while negotiating a bouncer from fast bowler Hardik Pandya.

India won the day-night game, the third of five matches in the series, by six wickets to take an unassailable 3-0 lead.

"Test Captain Dinesh Chandimal will be out of action for the rest of series after sustaining a hairline fracture to his right thumb," Sri Lanka Cricket said in a statement.

The batsman would consult a specialist in Colombo to help the board get an idea of the timeline of his recovery, SLC added.

The fourth one-dayer will be played in Colombo on Thursday with the fifth and final match slated for Sunday at the same venue.

The only Twenty20 between the sides is on 6 September.

Updated Date: August 28, 2017 14:03:10 IST

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