Kusal Mendis

Kusal Mendis hospitalised after complaining of chest pain during Dhaka Test

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Sri Lanka's Kusal Mendis has been taken to the hospital after he walked off the field holding his chest during the second Test against Bangladesh.

The Sri Lanka batter complained of chest pain during the 23rd over shortly before the lunch break on day one of the Dhaka Test on Monday. 

Manzur Hossain Chowdhury, the Bangladesh Cricket Board's doctor, confirmed that Mendis was taken to the hospital for "proper diagnosis and better management".

Chowdhury also added that the Sri Lankan was struggling with dehydration leading into the match.

An ECG (Electrocardiogram) test at the hospital has come out clear but Mendis continues to remain under observation and Sri Lanka coach Chris Silverwood is hoping the 27-year-old will be fit to return to the team for the remainder of the Test.

"Kusal is currently having some checks done on him to make sure he's OK," Silverwood said. 

"Hopefully, he will be OK and back with us in the hotel tonight."

Mendis had made 54 and 48 runs in the first Test in Chattogram.

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