Hamstring injury forces Dilshan Madushanka ouster from remaining fixtures

Hamstring injury forces Dilshan Madushanka ouster from remaining fixtures. Madushanka took two wickets in the second ODI at Chattogram, conceding just 30 runs in 6.4 overs.

Sri Lanka’s injury woes are never-ending. They were dealing with injury concerns during the World Cup 2023, and their bad luck continues as Dilshan Madushanka joins the list. Madushanka will miss the final ODI against Bangladesh due to a hamstring injury.

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In the second ODI against Bangladesh, the pacer appear to be in good form

He had taken two wickets while conceding only 30 runs in 6.4 overs. His onslaught is palpable, He dismiss Litton Das in his first over and then send Bangladesh captain Najmul Hossain Shanto packing shortly after the powerplay.

However, during his seventh over, Madushanka felt a muscle pull and walked off the field in discomfort. After that, he did not take the field as Sri Lanka defeated Bangladesh by three wickets. Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) issue a statement regarding the pacer’s injury. Stating that his tour to be cut short due to the mishap. “Dilshan Madushanka will not continue on the current tour as he will return to begin rehabilitation after suffering an injury during the second ODI. Madushanka, who left the field while bowling in the second ODI, suffered a left hamstring injury, according to an MRI scan,” the statement read.

Sri Lanka manage to stay alive in the series with emphatic win

Bangladesh batted first and scored 286 runs, with Towhid Hridoy contributing 96. Sri Lanka struggled early in the chase, with their top order collapsing before reaching 50 runs. Pathum Nissanka (114 off 113) and Charith Asalanka (91 off 93) came to the rescue, stitching together a crucial 185-run partnership that put the Lankans back in the game. The series stands at 1-1, with the final ODI scheduled for March 18.

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