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Sri Lanka outplayed Kyrgyzstan on Thursday (11) to top Group A in the ongoing Davis Cup by Rakuten 2022 being played at SLTA Clay courts.

In the first singles, Yasitha de Silva outplayed Ilgiz Kamchibekov in two sets (7/6 (5), 6/0). Ilgiz put up a great fight in the first set, but totally lost his rhythm in the second. Harshana Godamanne followed a similar script to edge Mirgiiaz Mirdzhaliev 6/4, 6/2.

In the doubles, Chathurya Nilaweera teamed up with Thehan Wijemanne to comfortably get the better of Mirgiiaz Mirdzhaliev and Evgeniy Babak 6/4, 6/2.

Sri Lanka will next meet Iraq who topped Group ‘B’ on Saturday.

The Davis Cup by Rakuten 2022 commenced on the 8th and will continue till 13 August with the participation of 7 countries.

The host team Sri Lanka is slotted in Group ‘A’ along with Bangladesh and Kyrgyzstan, while Iraq, Yemen, Maldives and Brunei battle it out in Group ‘B’.

(MS)