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Dinesh Chandimal undergoes CAT scan

"Sri Lanka Vice-Captain Dinesh Chandimal has undergone a CAT scan and is awaiting results after the severe blow to his ribs in the first ODI against Australia," said Team Manager Charith Senanayake yesterday.

According to Senanayake, the X-ray which was taken on the match day itself had not revealed any damage, but as a precaution they had gone for a CAT scan just to make sure he is out of danger.

Chandimal was the backbone of the Sri Lanka total when he scored an unbeaten 80 runs batting through the innings in pain as wickets fell at regular intervals.

Chandimal was hit on the ribs by a delivery off Moises Henriques in the 42nd over of the match, as he came down the track and Henriques reacted with an off-cutter that dug into the pitch and leapt up at the batsman. Chandimal was trying to play across the line when he was struck on his ribs. He went down immediately and got physiotherapist attention, but it was clear he was playing through pain during the rest of his innings and he was sent for medical attention while Kusal Perera took over the duties behind the wickets.

Chandimal was affected by dehydration in the last Test match too, and he did not take the field during Australia's second innings though he came out to bat in the second innings and scored 43 runs following his match saving eight hours marathon of 132 runs in the first innings.
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