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Dimuth Karunaratne

Frank Dimuth Madushanka Karunaratne (Sinhala:දිමුත් කරුණාරත්න )(born 21 April 1988 in Colombo) is a Sri Lankan cricketer.

Sri Lanka Mahela Jayawardene Rangana Herath Angelo Mathews Tillakaratne Dilshan Lahiru Thirimanne New Zealand Kumar Sangakkara Wahab Riaz Dinesh Chandimal Shaminda Eranga Sri Lankan Junaid Khan Nuwan Kulasekara Upul Tharanga


In club matches karunaratne scored a century after terrible failier. It means not his talent. Weeknes of our bowling talents
We have resources but he always prefer his school friends Dimuth Karunaratne & Kaushal Silva over others though they always fail
We call it Kaushal Silva, or Dimuth Karunaratne in this part of the world. 😋
Impeccable timing from Peter Nevill to nail the stumping of Dimuth Karunaratne .
Mentor Karunaratne relishing senior role Dimuth Karunaratne, who is one just three batsmen in Sri Lanka's squad to have played Tests in New…
Popli, Smith hit fifties as Sri Lanka continue to struggle: Dimuth Karunaratne and Dushmantha Chameer...
Fast bowler Dushmantha Chameera's 3 for 52 and opener Dimuth Karunaratne's 93 were the highlights ...
Sri Lanka 113-7 vs. New Zealand Cricket President's XI. Dimuth Karunaratne not out on 62.
Sri Lanka struggle in rain curtailed tour game: Dimuth Karunaratne's knock of an unbeaten 49 was the only posi...
Dimuth Karunaratne tucks the ball to the leg side, Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, 1st Test, Galle, 2nd day, June 18, 2015
. Dimuth Karunaratne had a lucky reprieve when he was caught at first slip off a Wahab Riaz no ball in the 2nd over
Kaushal Silva rebuilt the innings after Wahab Riaz removed Dimuth Karunaratne on the second day in Galle.
Dimuth Karunaratne first to fall for Sri Lanka in rain-affected second Test
Dimuth Karunaratne caught off no ball from Wahab Riaz against Pakistan on Day 2 of 1st Test at Galle: Dimuth K...
How is Dimuth Karunaratne vs spin? Haven't seen much. The hundred in NZ was a classic though.
Oh my Good! Dimuth Karunaratne (1) is out, c Mohammad Hafeez b Wahab Riaz, But it is a no-ball.
Finally it's the start. Out come Kaushal Silva and Dimuth Karunaratne, the Sri Lankan openers. Junaid Khan will begin
Here we go! Dimuth Karunaratne and Kushal Silva are the openers while Junaid Khan open the bowl for PAK.
: Kaushal Silva, Dimuth Karunaratne will open the innings while Wahab Riaz& Junaid Khan will share new cherry
Dimuth Karunaratne with his wife in Galle: . ...
Pakistan’s first warm-up ends in a draw: COLOMBO: Openers Shan Masood, Dimuth Karunaratne and Upul Tharanga al...
Openers Shan Masood, Dimuth Karunaratne and Upul Tharanga all hit fifties, and legspinner Jeffrey Vandersay cl...
Pakistan's celebrates the dismissal of Sri Lankan cricketer Dimuth Karunaratne during warm-up match.
Photo shoot with Dimuth Karunaratne and his wife
Photo shoot with Dimuth Karunaratne and his wife: --
Photos from Dimuth Karunaratne's wedding day: --
Leg-spinner Seekkuge Prasanna is to replace injured batsman Dimuth Karunaratne in Sri Lanka's World Cup squad. Karunaratne…
Sri Lanka have suffered a double injury blow with batsman Dimuth Karunaratne ruled out of the World Cup and spinner Rangana Herath likely t…
Dimuth Karunaratne scores his maiden test century - Newsfirst
Dimuth Karunaratne's 18th first-class century lifted Sri Lanka A to a strong position at the end of the first day...
Dimuth Karunaratne and Lahiru Thirimanne played sensibly after a long break in longer version to take Sri Lanka “A” to the commanding position against visitors West Indies “A”. Upul Tharanga the skipper of Sri Lanka A elected to bat first after winning the toss at Sooriyawewa International Stadium.…
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Sri Lanka vs England 1st Test - Day 2 Yorkshireman Joe Root's maiden double hundred has given England big advantage in the first Test against Sri Lanka at Lord's after the hosts declared their innings on 575 for nine. Sri Lanka fought back well reaching 140 for one at stumps on day two on Friday. The Sri Lankans are still 435 runs behind and need a further 235 to avoid follow on. They lost opener Dimuth Karunaratne for 38 as debutant Chris Jordan claimed a wicket in his first over of Test cricket. But Kaushal Silva added 82 runs for the second wicket with Kumar Sangakkara as the tourists ended on a positive note after a tough start. Sri Lanka haven't lost a Test Match at Lord's in 23 years.
SL solid despite Karunaratne loss Tea Sri Lanka 204 and 71 for 1 (Silva 32*, Sangakkara 14*) trail Pakistan 383 (Younis 136, Misbah 135, Eranga 3-80) by 108 runs Live scorecard and ball-by-ball details Suranga Lakmal and Shaminda Eranga found the right lengths and repeatedly got the ball to deviate off the pitch © AFP Enlarge Related Links Matches: Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Abu Dhabi Series/Tournaments: Sri Lanka tour of United Arab Emirates Teams: Pakistan | Sri Lanka After restricting Pakistan's first-innings lead to 179, Sri Lanka's top three ensured the damage against the new-ball was kept to a minimum as they added 71 runs for the loss of Dimuth Karunaratne. It continued the good work started by their bowlers, who picked up the remaining six wickets on the third morning for 56 runs to limit the lead. The openers gave Sri Lanka their second solid start in the match, scoring 47 in 15. 1 overs while staying firm during a testing spell from Junaid Khan, Rahat Ali and Bilawal Bhatti. Karunaratne was dismis ...
Battered attacks under scanner December 22 time 15:00 (11:00 GMT) Two matches into the series, there is little to pick between the sides. As clashes between these two often go, the cricket has been as entertaining as it has been tense. Both innings in the last match ebbed, flowed, stagnated and resurged. In the end, Angelo Mathews' mettle was the difference. Two largely new trends have also emerged. Pakistan have been adept at constructing one-day innings. Since the new rules only allowing four men outside the 30-yard circle was introduced last year, teams have increasingly adopted circumspection early on, confident that boundaries would flow later on. Neither Pakistan nor Sri Lanka had been quick to embrace this strategy but, in this series so far, there have been extended periods when they have not pursued big shots. Given Pakistan have produced two centurions already and have put up commanding totals as a result, the shift in approach appears a fruitful one, for now. Sri Lanka have also discovered that ...
Sri Lanka beat Pakistan in 2nd ODI Saturday, 21 December 2013 Sri Lanka’s late order batsmen held their nerve to beat Pakistan by two wickets and level the series in a match in which fortunes swung from one side to another in Dubai on Friday. Set 285 to chase, Sri Lanka needed 16 off the last two overs and four off the final, as number ten batsman Sachitra Senanayake drove Shahid Afridi for boundary to seal a tense win for his team with two balls to spare. The win levelled the five-match series at 1-1 after Pakistan won the first match by 11 runs in Sharjah on Wednesday. Ahmed Shehzad smashed a career best 124 off 140 balls for his fourth one-day century as Pakistan posted a challenging 284-4 in 50 overs after being sent in to bat. Sri Lanka needed 44 off the last six overs as Angelo Mathews (47) and Dimuth Karunaratne (16 not out) held their nerves during a match-turning 44-run stand for the eighth wicket.Sri Lanka had set themselves up nicely at 159-2 with Kumar Sangakkara (58) and Dinesh Chandimal ( ...
Sri Lanka level one-day series against Pakistan with thrilling win: Dimuth Karunaratne and Sachithra Senanayak...
"Dimuth Karunaratne is a much better choice for the ODI team than Lahiru Thirimanne."
Dimuth Karunaratne with a bit of ball bending.
Would you believe it Dimuth Karunaratne is the Sri Lankan Test opener :/ 44 off 36 balls with 3 wickets in hands SL 241/7 in 44 overs
Dimuth Karunaratne, left handed bat, comes to the crease
I almost forgot Dimuth Karunaratne is in our team!
Dimuth Karunaratne is an opening batsman today he will bat at no. 11 Sri Lankan Cricket team logic
Dimuth Karunaratne is apparently the extra bowler Sri Lanka played in their XI today because their batting is so strong like that.
Can't wait to see Dimuth Karunaratne bat. Hope he uses his opportunity well tonight
Thirimanne will not play today.he's injured and Dimuth Karunaratne is replacing for him.
Kula is back & Lakmal out. Thirimanne who got injured while warming up is replaced by Dimuth Karunaratne.
Bad news : Lahiru Thirimanne has injured himself in the warm-ups. Dimuth Karunaratne will replace him while Nuwan...
There are two changes in Sri Lanka's squad - Kulasekara comes in to replace Suranga Lakmal and Dimuth Karunaratne...
Cricket: Sri Lanka bat against New Zealand Sri Lanka's captain Angelo Mathews won the toss and chose to bat in the second one-day international against New Zealand in Hambantota on Tuesday. The first match on Sunday at the same venue was rained off, with the Black Caps on 13-1 off 4.2 overs in reply to the home team's 288-9. Bad weather is also expected to hit Tuesday's match as rain clouds gathered over the southern coastal town. New Zealand: Kyle Mills (capt), Tom Latham, Anton Devcich, Rob Nicol, Grant Elliott, Colin Munro, Luke Ronchi, James Neesham, Nathan McCullum, Adam Milne, Andrew Ellis. Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews (capt), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, Dinesh Chandimal, Lahiru Thirimanne, Nuwan Kulasekara, Lasith Malinga, Rangana Herath, Sachithra Senanayake. Umpires: Bruce Oxenford (AUS) and Ruchira Palliyaguruge (SRI) TV umpire: Raveendra Wimalasiri (SRI) Match referee: Chris Broad (ENG)
Toss New Zealand chose to bowl v Sri Lanka Live scorecard and ball-by-ball details New Zealand's stand-in captain Kyle Mills chose to bowl in the first ODI against Sri Lanka, on a pitch with a layer of grass that promised movement for the seam bowlers. The threat of rain, which would put the team bowling second at a disadvantage - as they contend with a wet ball - may have influenced Mills' decision as well. Angelo Mathews, however, said he was happy to bat first, and expected the pitch to wear later in the evening. Tom Latham was slated to open alongside Anton Devcich for New Zealand, with Luke Ronchi also in the team, as wicketkeeper. Fast bowlers Adam Milne and Mitchell McClenaghan both made the XI, as did Corey Anderson, but James Neesham missed out due to a groin injury. He was expected to recover in time for Tuesday's second ODI. Neil Broome was also not considered for this match, as he has not yet arrived in the country. Dimuth Karunaratne will open for Sri Lanka, after three months of excellent fi ...
Prasanna trumps Simmons as WIA lose (Submitted by Sports Journalist) AN AGGRESSIVE half century from Seekkuge Prasanna upstaged a century by opener Lendl Simmons as West Indies A lost the momentum and toppled to a four wicket defeat against Sri Lanka A in their first ODI at the national stadium here Sunday. Prasanna smashed a busy unbeaten 51 to hasten a run rate that slowed down after a number of wickets fell on the heels of a solid opening stand that gave the visitors an impressive start. Parasanna cracked a boundary to bring up his half century and carried Sri Lanka A to 287 for six after West Indies A had posted a competitive 282 for nine in 50 overs. He faced just 17 balls, batted for 25 minutes and hit three fours and five sixes to bring his side firmly back into the game thereby avoiding a chase to the wire. Dimuth Karunaratne and Niroshan Dockwella gave Sri Lanka A a powerful start by putting on 138 runs for the first wicket before Nikita Miller made the break through shortly after he was brought ...
Nick Compton does remind me of Dimuth Karunaratne. Talent is there but just need to see the RONS flow.
mahela should sit out the last two ODI's and let mathews captain if chandimal is fit to play! Kusal Perera, Dinesh Chandimal, Dimuth Karunaratne, Lahiru Thirimanne looks good! old heads needs to go!
Worst Test Team of the Year-2012 1. Adrian Barath 6 matches, 11 inns, 179 runs @ 16.27, 0x100, 0x50 The diminutive West Indian had little clue against Australia and England, and was always going to be the one to lose his place upon Chris Gayle's return to the Test XI. 2. Tharanga Paranavitana 5 matches, 10 inns, 249 runs @ 27.66, 0x100, 1x50 Arguably Test match cricket's most dogged opener, Paranavitana hardly converted determined starts into telling proportions, and rightly lost his place to the more promising Dimuth Karunaratne come the series in Australia. 3. Taufeeq Umar 6 matches, 12 inns, 246 runs @ 24.60, 0x100, 2x50 Pakistan whitewashed England despite Umar's poor stretch of form, which brought him a mere 23 runs in five innings after a half-century in the series opener. He later, to a marginal degree, rectified an otherwise dour 2012 record against Sri Lanka. 4. Shaun Marsh 3 matches, 4 inns, 14 runs @ 3.50, 0x100, 0x50 A permanent berth in Australia's middle-order was ripe for the picking, parti ...
Sri Lanka 87 ahead of Australia after day 3 Sri Lanka faces a struggle to avoid a series whitewash against Australia after finishing day three of the third and final test on 225-7 in its second innings, just 87 runs ahead. Wicketkeeper Matthew Wade's unbeaten 102 before lunch helped Australia to a first-innings 432-9 declared at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Sri Lanka started its second innings strongly, but the loss of five wickets for 46 runs after tea turned the match firmly back toward the home side. Sri Lanka still had hope of a first ever test win in Australia while Dimuth Karunaratne and Mahele Jayawardene were at the crease but Karunaratne edged Jackson Bird to Wade for 85 to start the slump. The dismissal of Jayawardene for 60 made it 178-6 and exposed the inexperienced Sri Lanka tail. Six wickets in the final session and a likely quick mopping-up of the tail on Sunday should allow Australia to push for a 3-0 series victory. However the SCG is notoriously difficult for sides batting last. The highes ...
Social media kills Sri Lankan cricketers Rangana Herath and Chaminda Vaas False news of death of two cricketers flood social media By Reuters Published Saturday, January 05, 2013 As Mark Twain might have said, rumours of the death of Sri Lankan spinner Rangana Herath which spread like wildfire across social media late on Friday proved to be greatly exaggerated. Far from lying in a Sydney morgue alongside former test bowler Chaminda Vaas after perishing in a car crash as the reports had suggested, Herath was very much alive when he pitched up for work at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Saturday. The most prolific wicket-taker in test cricket last year, the 34-year-old leg spinner claimed two Australian wickets to seal a haul of four for 95 and then contributed nine runs with the bat. Team mate Dimuth Karunaratne told reporters at the conclusion of the day's play that the team had been dumbfounded by the rumours. "I heard about it when we having breakfast but I had no idea where that came from," he said with a ...
Australia v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Sydney, 3rd day Australia tighten grip on Test Sri Lanka 294 and 225 for 7 (Karunaratne 85, Jayawardene 60) lead Australia 432 for 9 dec (Wade 102*, Hughes 87, Herath 4-95) by 87 runs Australia tightened their hold on the Sydney Test on the third day and stand an excellent chance of sealing a clean sweep against Sri Lanka. Matthew Wade scored his second Test century in front of a raucous crowd engulfing the venue in a sea of pink on Jane McGrath day, and stretched his team's lead to 138 before Michael Clarke declared. Half-centuries from Dimuth Karunaratne and Mahela Jayawardene gave Sri Lanka hope, not just of recovery but even putting Australia under pressure in the fourth innings, but much of it was crushed by a middle-order implosion in good conditions for batting. The opener Karunaratne and captain Jayawardene had taken Sri Lanka to within six runs of erasing the deficit, after the early loss of Tillakaratne Dilshan, but Australia wrested the control they had achieved ...
Mitchell Johnson will carry the drinks for Australia against Sri Lanka, with the hosts lining up as follows: Warner, Cowan, Hughes, Watson, Clarke, Hussey, Wade, Starc, Siddle, Hilfenhaus, Lyon, Johnson (12th man) Sri Lanka will be as follows: Dimuth Karunaratne, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene (c), Thilan Samaraweera, Angelo Mathews, Prasanna Jayawardene, Nuwan Kulasekera, Chanaka Welegedera, Shaminda Eranga, Rangana Herath (12th man to be decided upon) During his press conference, Mahela also announced his decision to relinquish the captaincy of the test team, saying that he'll remain at the helm until the end of this series. He has endorsed Angelo Matthews as his successor.
Sri Lanka get Dilshan boost for Kiwi Test: Tillakaratne Dilshan has returned to bolster Sri Lanka's batting for the second and final Test against New Zealand starting in Colombo on Sunday after recovering from a back injury. The opener, who missed the first Test in Galle, will replace Dimuth Karunaratne, his skipper Mahela Jayawardene told reporters on the eve of the match.
"When I got out, Angie [Angelo Mathews] came to me and said, 'Don't worry man, I got out for a duck in my debut as well'," Dimuth Karunaratne said. " A few others said that as well. No one scolded me or was harsh on me. They just said, 'Don't worry about it. It's in the past, just think about the future. You can bounce back from this.' I'm lucky that I get to play with understanding cricketers like that." Dimuth Karunarathne
Sri Lanka batsman Tillkaratne Dilshan has been ruled out of the first Test against New Zealand due toa back injury. Dilshan sustained the injury during the five-match ODI series against thesame opposition earlier this month, and didn't play in the final two fixtures. It was hoped the hard-hitting right-hander would recover in time for the opener to the two-Test series, which gets underway in Galle on Saturday, but the uncapped Dimuth Karunaratne has been called up to the squad as cover. "Dilshan has not come good with his back problem. Batting probably he can manage, but on the field, movement is still giving him problems," said captain Mahela Jayawardene. "We assessed him on Wednesday and he wasn't 100 percent and we had a chat to give him this Test off and provide him with some time to see whether he could be fit for the next Test." The 24-year-old Karunaratne played two ODIs against England and Scotland last year, and averages 45.10 after 47 first-class matches. including a highest score of 201 not out ...
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Teams news Tillakaratne Dilshan has not recovered from his back injury, which means left-hand batsman Dimuth Karunaratne has been brought into the squad, and will get a Test debut. Sri Lanka's major selection conundrum is who their second seam bowler will be. Nuwan Kulasekara had a decent return to Test cricket against Pakistan, but Shaminda Eranga seems the better long-term option for Sri Lanka, as he has both height and speed over Kulasekara, though he cannot swing the ball as prodigiously. Sri Lanka (probable) 1 Dimuth Karunaratne, 2 Tharanga Paranavitana, 3 Kumar Sangakkara, 4 Mahela Jayawardene (capt), 5 Thilan Samaraweera, 6 Angelo Mathews, 7 Prasanna Jayawardene (wk), 8 Suraj Randiv, 9 Nuwan Kulasekara/Shaminda Eranga, 10 Rangana Herath, 11 Chanaka Welegedara
3 wickets for Jacob Oram. He got the wickets of Dimuth Karunaratne and Brad Hodge after Daniel Smith. Impressive bowling by him till now.
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