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Saturday, 11 November 2017 - 13:07
Update: Sri Lanka begins India tour with a bang, makes 411/6 on day 1 of tour match
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Sri Lanka batsmen are getting ready for the strenuous 3-match Test series against, making a strong 411 for 6 on day one of their tour match against Indian Board President's XI.

Openers Sadeera Samarawickrama and Dimuth Karunaratne added 134 for the first wicket before the latter retired out for 50.

The two other senior Sri Lankan batsmen, current and former captains Dinesh Chandimal (29) and Angelo Mathews (54), also retired out.

Samarawickrama went on to top score with 74 off 77 balls, with 13 fours, while wicketkeeper Niroshan Dickwella was unbeaten on a 59-ball 73 (13x4) at stumps.

Batting down the order, Dilruwan Perera (48) and Roshen Silva (36*) made useful contributions too.

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Sadeera and Dimuth start Indian tour on a positive note
A tour match between visiting Sri Lanka team and India President's XI is now being played at Kolkata.

A short while ago, Sri Lanka was on 205 for 2.

Opener Dimuth Karunaratne made 50 before being retired hurt and Sadeera Samarawickrama scored 77-ball 74.

They added 134 runs for the 1st wicket.

Lahiru Thirimanne made 17.
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