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Dilruwan Perera Dilruwan Perera Height: 1.78 m DOB: July 22, 1982
The least aggressive on the field of the three Pereras in the Sri Lanka set up at the moment, Dilruwan is a classical off-spinner with a more than handy batting repertoire. He was selected into the national squad as early as the World T20 2007 and made his ODI debut later that year in October. But he made an impression only in 2014 when he was handed his Test debut. With the island currently boasting of a number of spinners with different styles, Perera will need to work hard on his bowling and batting if he wants to prolong his international career.
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Sri Lanka vs South Africa Test

1st Test: Sri Lanka win after spinners rout South Africa for 73

Cricket | Jul 14, 2018, 05:38 PM IST

Perera was the most devastating as he recorded figures of 6 wickets for 32 runs with Herath and Sandakan sharing the rest.

Suranga Lakmal

2nd Test: Lakmal, Perera strike early after Bangladesh wrap Sri Lanka for 222 on Day 1

Cricket | Feb 08, 2018, 06:17 PM IST

The modest total of 222 looked imposing after the Sri Lanka bowlers went to work and reduced Bangladesh to 56/4 at stumps.

India vs Sri Lanka

It's disappointing to miss a century, says Dilruwan Perera

Cricket | Jul 28, 2017, 10:03 PM IST

Perera scored a valiant unbeaten 92 and together with Angelo Mathews (83) had put on 62 runs for the sixth wicket to keep Sri Lanka afloat in their first innings, which eventually finished at 291 runs in Galle Test.

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SL vs PAK: Pakistan dismissed for 180, Sri Lanka eyes victory

Cricket | Aug 10, 2014, 04:40 PM IST

GALLE, Sri Lanka:  Left-arm spinner Rangana Herath's six-wicket haul brought Sri Lanka close to a fascinating victory after Pakistan was bowled out for 180 on the last day of the first test on Sunday.   Sri

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SL vsPak:Pakistan holds slim lead over Sri Lanka at tea on day 5

Cricket | Aug 10, 2014, 03:50 PM IST

GALLE, Sri Lanka: Left-arm spinner Rangana Herath's four-wicket haul reduced Pakistan to 153-8 as Sri Lanka pushed for victory on the last day of the first test on Sunday.   Pakistan is 71 runs ahead after

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SL vs Pak: Pakistan struggles to force draw, reaches 66-4 against Sri Lanka at lunch

Cricket | Aug 11, 2014, 12:44 PM IST

GALLE, Sri Lanka: Pakistan was reduced to 66-4 at lunch as it battled to salvage a draw on the fifth and final day of the first test against Sri Lanka on Sunday.   The visitors still

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SL vs SA: South Africa win Sri Lanka test series 1-0

Cricket | Jul 28, 2014, 07:15 PM IST

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka:  South Africa frustrated Sri Lanka's spin attack with a defensive batting strategy to earn a draw in the second test on Monday and win the two-match series, 1-0.   Sri Lankan spinner Rangana

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Sri Lanka vs South Africa Scoreboard

Cricket | Jul 27, 2014, 05:13 PM IST

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka :  Scoreboard Sunday at the end of Sri Lanka's second innings on the fourth day of the second test between Sri Lanka and South Africa at Sinhalese Sports Club:Sri  Lanka 1st innings: 

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Sri Lanka sets South Africa 369 to win

Cricket | Jul 27, 2014, 04:57 PM IST

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka:  Sri Lanka set South Africa a daunting 369 to win the second test after declaring its second innings on 229-8 late on the fourth day Sunday.   Kumar Sangakkara (72) and captain Angelo

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Jayawardene out, Sri Lanka 395-6 against South Africa

Cricket | Jul 25, 2014, 01:05 PM IST

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka:  Sri Lanka's Mahela Jayawardene was run out for 165 after helping the hosts build a strong total on day two of the second test against South Africa, moving to 395-6 at lunch