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Dickwella and Gunathilaka in record double-ton stand

Sri Lankan cricketers Niroshan Dickwella and teammate Danushka Gunathilaka break record but its not enough to get the win.

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Sri Lanka openers Niroshan Dickwella and Danushka Gunathilaka on Saturday (8) became the first pair in one-day international history to score back-to-back double century partnerships in the fourth ODI against Zimbabwe in Hambantota. The batting duo, who had put on a 229-run match winning stand in the previous ODI, once again took the fight to Zimbabwe by putting together 209 runs at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium. While Dickwella hit his second successive century with a commanding 116, Gunathilaka missed out on what could have been his second ODI ton after being bowled for 87. Zimbabwe off-spinner Malcolm Waller dismissed the two…

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