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Welagedara doubtful for second Australia test

Sri Lanka paceman Chanaka Welagedara is a doubt for the second test against Australia starting in Kandy tomorrow because of a knee injury, opening the way for Shaminda Eranga to make his debut.

cricket Updated: Sep 07, 2011 14:32 IST

Sri Lanka paceman Chanaka Welagedara is a doubt for the second test against Australia starting in Kandy on Thursday because of a knee injury, opening the way for Shaminda Eranga to make his debut.

"We have to assess him this evening (Wednesday) and the physio will make a decision tomorrow morning," Sri Lanka captain Tillakaratne Dilshan told reporters on Wednesday.

"Eranga is in the final 13 and he may play."

Welagedara had match figures of 3-74 in the first Test in Galle, including the dismissal of Australian opener Shane Watson with the first ball of the second innings.

Australia won the first Test by 125 runs and lead the three-match series 1-0.