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Praveen Jayawickrama twirls into the chaos with six-for on Sri Lanka debut

Praveen Jayawickrama is essentially Sri Lanka’s fourth-choice left-arm spinner. If Lasith Embuldeniya or Duvindu Tillakaratne had been fit, or if Prabath Jayasuriya had passed a fitness Test, he would have struggled to find a place in the squad.

But such are the manic, dramatic turns that both engulf and somehow also enliven the island’s cricket, Jayawickrama took 6 for 92 to become Sri Lanka’s most-successful bowler on debut, surprising everyone, but also, in a sense, no one…

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