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Ervine's highest Test score frustrates Sri Lanka in one-off Test

Ervine's highest Test score frustrates Sri Lanka in one-off Test

Of course the big focus will be on the new captain for Lanka as it will be the first assignment for Dinesh Chandimal who takes charge from Angelo Mathews.

The sudden resignation of Angelo Matthews has prompted Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) to appoint Dinesh Chandimal as the national team's Test captain while veteran Upul Tharanga was handed over the reins of the side in the shorter formats.

Mathews had said he was contemplating his future as captain and cricket website ESPNcricinfo reported that the all-rounder had informed the Sri Lanka selectors of his decision to step down in all three formats of the worldwide game.




Speaking during a press conference, Mathews said, "Yes, there have been significant poor performances, and I'm humble enough to accept it". The team's interests supersede the individuals. "There are candidates who can take over the reins". "I am going to put my heart and soul into the team", Chandimal said.

"I thought we may have given couple of wickets away. He's a match-winner for us, and I have huge hopes that he will continue to be one in the coming years as well".

Craig Ervine hit an unbeaten 151 for his highest score as Zimbabwe recovered from a shaky start to reach 344 for eight at stumps against hosts Sri Lanka on the opening day of the one-off test at R. Premadasa Stadium.


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