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Wednesday, 27 June 2018 - 8:39
Kusal & Dilruwan guide Sri Lanka to series levelling win
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The Pereras - Kusal, and Dilruwan - put on a luck-filled but plucky 63-run partnership to haul Sri Lanka to victory on the fourth afternoon of the third Test.

There were heart-stopping moments for Sri Lanka in this session, particularly when their best batsman Kusal Mendis was hit in front of the stumps before the team could get off the mark on the day.

But although Jason Holder completed an outstanding five-wicket haul at his home venue, and despite the relentless pressure, the West Indies quicks created Sri Lanka's seventh-wicket stand held firm.

Kusal Perera, having returned from his brief stint in the hospital the previous night, made a measured 28 not out off 43 balls - by far his most consequential innings of the series. Dilruwan showcased the fight for which he keeps getting picked, surviving 68 balls as he staggered to an unbeaten 23.

Between them, this pair only hit four intentional boundaries. One of those was Dilruwan's slap over mid-off, to reach the target.
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