Resolute Karunaratne proves to be Sri Lanka’s one-man resistance army

Flicking Jasprit Bumrah towards fine-leg, Dimuth Karunaratne set off for the run that would complete his fourteenth hundred. He kept sprinting, battling his weary legs and tired shoulders, not gazing towards the ball. The ball seemed inevitably destined to nudge the ropes, but he did not pause for celebration. His mind was on the double that could retain his strike and not expose Lasith Embuldeniya to Bumrah.

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