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Sri Lanka beat New Zealand in first Test by six wickets

Captain Dimuth Karunaratne posted his ninth Test hundred as he scored 122 in a key opening partnership of 161 runs with Lahiru Thirimanne.

Sri Lanka's cricket team captain Dimuth Karunaratne (R) celebrates after scoring a century (100 runs) during the final day of the first Test cricket match between Sri Lanka and New Zealand at the Galle International Cricket Stadium in Galle on 18 August 2019.  Picture: AFP

GALLE - Sri Lanka chased down a target of 268 for the loss of just four wickets to win the first Test against New Zealand at Galle on Sunday and take a 1-0 lead in the two-match series.

Captain Dimuth Karunaratne posted his ninth Test hundred as he scored 122 in a key opening partnership of 161 runs with Lahiru Thirimanne, who made 64, as Sri Lanka collected their first points of the World Test Championship.