SA vs SL: Dhananjaya de Silva ruled out of Test series with thigh strain

The Sri Lanka batsman suffered a thigh strain on the first day of the first Test in Centurion.

Dhananjaya de Silva leaves the field on Day One of the first Test. - AP

Sri Lanka batsman Dhananjaya de Silva has been ruled out of the rest of the Test series against South Africa after suffering a thigh strain on the first day of the first Test in Centurion on Saturday.

De Silva retired hurt on 79 while batting during Sri Lanka’s first innings. He sustained a grade-two tear on his thigh, according to Sri Lanka Cricket.

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De Silva will not be able to play for about two weeks, a statement by Sri Lanka Cricket read.

Sri Lanka ended the first day on 340 for 6. Dinesh Chandimal top-scored with 85.

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