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Spinner makes early claims for T20 spot

Danushka Gunathilaka was set and flying along, determined to carry Sri Lanka out of a hole and on to a remarkable victory at Bay Oval this week.

The dashing left-hand opener had got to 46 in 28 balls in the first T20 international on Thursday when he tried to turn a ball from legspinner Ish Sodhi towards mid-wicket.

He was fooled. It was Sodhi's googly, perfectly pitched and which spun and took the leading edge of Gunathilaka's bat and ballooned to point.

Next ball, Sodhi beat the capable hitter Thisara Perera clean as a whistle with another ball which went the other way.

As a early application form for a trip to the world T20 in India in March, it was impressive.

There's plenty of cricket to be played before then, and other spinners will be given a chance to present their credentials.






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