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‘Sweep was the best option against Ashwin and Jadeja’

Dickwella says the coaches were specifically speaking about the sweep shots and encouraging the players to sweep.

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Sri Lankan keeper-batsman Niroshan Dickwella has said that their batsmen planned to play the sweep against India’s spinners and used it to good effect in the second innings of the second Test. Sri Lanka’s Dimuth Karunaratne and Kusal Mendis produced their best batting performance to keep India at bay after a first innings debacle, guiding the hosts to 209 for two at stumps on the third day. “We weren’t good in the first session. We had plans before the second innings started, on how to handle spin and how to handle pressure, how to play the new ball, etc. It…

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