Dimuth inspires win over Kiwis with record chase: 1st Test, Day 5 (Galle)

Skipper Dimuth Karunaratne stroked 122 to help Sri Lanka to secure a six-wicket victory against New Zealand.

Sri Lanka chased down 268 with relative ease, bettering the previous record chase at Galle by 99 runs.

Karunaratne's 161-run opening stand with Lahiru Thirimanne (64) set the tone for a successful chase.

Sri Lanka 249 (Dickwella 61, Mendis 53, Patel 5-89, Somerville 3-83) and 268 for 4 (Karunaratne 122, Thirimanne 64, Mathews 28*) beat New Zealand 249 (Taylor 86, Nicholls 42, Akila 5-80, Lakmal 4-29) and 285 (Watling 77, Latham 45, Embuldeniya 4-99, De Silva 3-25) by six wickets.

Aug 2019.

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