Karunaratne and Chandimal post record breaking partnership of 238

Karunaratne and Chandimal post record breaking partnership of 238

Karunaratne and Chandimal post record breaking partnership of 238

Written by Staff Writer

15 Oct, 2015 | 1:42 pm

Sri Lanka’s Dimuth Karunaratne and  Dinesh Chandimal broke a record for the third wicket against the Carribbean after 14 years, by posting a partnership of 238, which is also the highest partnership at the venue.

The previous pair was veteran batsman Kumar Sangakkara and Sri Lanka’s former captain Mahela Jayawardene who posted 162 runs. Opener Dimuth Karunaratne played a patient innings of 186 runs during the partnership with 16 boundaries and one six to his name.

Dinesh Chandimal who was dropped on 11 and 82 managed to get to his 2nd consecutive century at the venue. Chandimal is currently on 140 with 15 boundaries and 2 sixes along with Angelo Matthews who joined him after the dismissal of Karunaratne.

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