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Sri Lanka's Mendis on the mend for Super Eights

September 26, 2012 10:43 IST

Sri Lanka hope spinner Ajantha Mendis can be fit for the opening World Twenty20 Super Eight match with New Zealand on Thursday after he returned to the nets following a side strain.

He suffered the injury during the hosts' opening win against Zimbabwe last week and was left out of the rain-curtailed group defeat against South Africa on Saturday.

Ajantha Mendis"We took an MRI scan on his left side and it showed a slight tear," Sri Lanka manager Charith Senanayake said.

"Mendis bowled a few overs at the nets today, but we will monitor him carefully and take a call whether he is fit enough to play against New Zealand."

Mendis returned Twenty20 record figures of six wickets for eight runs against Zimbabwe before going off the field.

Photograph: Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters

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