Pallekele - Sri Lanka batsman Dinesh Chandimal has been
ruled out of the remaining two one-dayers against India after fracturing his
thumb while batting at Pallekele, his country's cricket board said on Monday.
Chandimal, who was playing his first match of the series
Sunday, sustained the injury while negotiating a bouncer from fast bowler
India won the day-night game, the third of five matches in
the series, by six wickets to take an unassailable 3-0 lead.
"Test Captain Dinesh Chandimal will be out of action
for the rest of series after sustaining a hairline fracture to his right
thumb," Sri Lanka Cricket said in a statement.
The batsman would consult a specialist in Colombo to help
the board get an idea of the timeline of his recovery, SLC added.
The fourth one-dayer will be played in Colombo on Thursday
with the fifth and final match slated for Sunday at the same venue.
The only Twenty20 between the sides is on September 6.