first_img Associated Press CanberraFebruary 3, 2019UPDATED: February 3, 2019 09:54 IST Kusal Perera tried to continue and add to his 29 but play was stopped again shortly after as the batsman left the field (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSPerera ducked into a ball from Australian fast bowler Jhye Richardson and received treatment on the fieldPerera was replaced by Dimuth Karunaratne, who had retired hurt on day two after being hit in the neckOpener Karunaratne was cleared to return to the crease, less than 24 hours after being felled by a Pat Cummins deliveryBatsman Kusal Perera left the field in the second Test against Australia on Sunday after he was hit on the helmet, the second Sri Lankan player in two days to leave with a head injury.Perera was to undergo a mandatory concussion test after he was unable to continue batting at Canberra’s Manuka Oval in the first session of the third day.At lunch Sunday, Sri Lanka was 215-7 chasing Australia 534-5 declared, trailing by 319 runs. Wicketkeeper Niroshan Dickwella was out lbw for 25 on the last bowl before lunch, and with Perera unsure of returning, could be eight wickets down.Fast bowler Mitchell Starc has taken 3-54 for Australia.Perera ducked into a ball from Australian fast bowler Jhye Richardson and received treatment on the field, with play stopping for several minutes. He tried to continue and add to his 29 but play was stopped again shortly after as Perera left the field, which ended a promising 37-run partnership with Dhananjaya de Silva.Perera was replaced by Dimuth Karunaratne, who had retired hurt on day two after being hit in the neck by a bouncer. Opener Karunaratne was cleared to return to the crease, less than 24 hours after being felled by a Pat Cummins delivery.Play was stopped for almost 15 minutes on Saturday as Karunaratne was treated on the field before he was put on a stretcher and taken from the field to Canberra Hospital by ambulance.He was released on Saturday night and given the all clear before Sri Lankan officials confirmed he could return to the crease.advertisementAustralia beat Sri Lanka by an innings and 40 runs in the first Test at Brisbane.Also Read | Alzarri Joseph plays Test vs England hours after mother’s demise, gets standing ovationAlso Read | Dimuth Karunaratne discharged from hospital after blow to neck in Canberra TestAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Australia vs Sri LankaFollow Kusal PereraFollow Dimuth Karunaratne 2nd Test: Sri Lanka’s Kusal Perera hit on helmet, retires hurt on Day 3 vs AustraliaKusal Perera became the second Sri Lankan player in two days to leave the field with a head injury as Dimuth Karunaratne had suffered a bouncer blow during Day 2 of the ongoing second Test vs Australia in Canberra. advertisementlast_img

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