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Sri Lanka’s Mendis taken to hospital with chest pains

May 23, 2022 GMT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Sri Lanka batter Kusal Mendis was taken to a hospital with chest pains during the opening day of the second test against Bangladesh on Monday, although tests ruled out any major medical issues.

Mendis underwent an ECG test at a Dhaka hospital and the results showed no major complications, team officials said.

“Kusal is currently having some checks done on him to make sure he’s OK,” Sri Lanka head coach Chris Silverwood said. “Hopefully, he will be OK and back with us in the hotel tonight.”

Mendis appeared to be in discomfort and laid down on the field during the last over before lunch on the first day of the second test against Bangladesh.

He was attended by medical staff but left the field soon after, holding his chest.

Manzur Hossain Chowdhury, the Bangladesh Cricket Board doctor, said initially that Mendis’ discomfort could have been caused by dehydration or gastritis.

Mendis was replaced by Kamindu Mendis.

Mendis scored 54 off 131 balls in the first innings in the drawn first test, followed by a quick 48 in the second stint.

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