Dimuth Karunaratne (Characterize by Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Photos)
Sri Lankan captain Dimuth Karunaratne said his crew would try to pause sure after losing basically the most valuable Sign in opposition to South Africa by an innings and 45 runs inside four days at SuperSport Park in Centurion on Tuesday.
Karunaratne bemoaned the injuries that derailed his bowling attack, with mercurial bowlers Kasun Rajitha and Lahiru Kumara both suffering groin injuries and being unable to bowl again.
“We had been within the utilizing seat after scoring virtually 400 runs,” the skipper said. “We had been doing sparkling noteworthy as a batting unit nonetheless we misplaced a few bowlers.”
Sri Lanka started the match properly, making 396 after winning the toss, nonetheless an ruin-depleted bowling attack conceded 621 runs when South Africa batted, with man-of-the-match Faf du Plessis hitting 199.
Sri Lanka had been bowled out for 180 within the second innings despite half-centuries from Kusal Perera (64) and debutant Wanindu Hasaranga (59).
Karunaratne said Rajitha and Kumara wouldn’t beget time to recuperate ahead of the second and closing Check, which starts at the Wanderers in Johannesburg on Sunday.
Nonetheless he anticipated key bowler Suranga Lakmal to beget recovered from the hamstring ruin which saved him out of basically the most valuable Check, while mercurial bowler Dushmantha Chameera was as soon as ready within the wings.
“We beget one other game to spin and I will try to aid them together. We should always aid a sure mindset. Suranga and Dushmantha can live a valid job for us,” he said.
Sri Lanka furthermore misplaced batsman Dhananjaya de Silva, who was as soon as dominated out of the series with a torn thigh muscle after scoring an spectacular 79 in basically the most valuable innings. He did no longer bat within the second innings.
Karunaratne did no longer expose who can also substitute De Silva at the Wanderers nonetheless hinted it’s far typically a “child”.