Avishka, Ramesh display early form

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Opening batsman Avishka Fernando and spin all-rounder Ramesh Mendis hit half-centuries apiece, while bowlers Akila Dananjaya, Chamika Karunaratne and Asitha Fernando captured three wickets each to make early claims for a place in Sri Lanka’s white-ball team in the first Intra-Squad practice match played at Old Trafford, which ended in a tie on Wednesday.

Kusal Mendis’ team batting first totalled 250/9 and Kusal Perera’s side replied with the identical total, finishing on 250/9.

The second and final Intra-Squad practice match takes place at the same venue today before Sri Lanka take on England in three T20Is starting on 23 June at Cardiff.


Kusal Mendis’s Team 250/9 (50) (Ramesh Mendis 71, Isuru Udana 44, Oshada Fernando 39, Kusal Mendis 19, Akila Dananjaya 3/28, Chamika Karunaratne 3/38, Binura Fernando 2/38, Nuwan Pradeep 1/20) drew with Kusal Perera’s Team 250/9 (50) (Avishka Fernando 64, Dasun Shanaka 44, Danushka Gunathilaka 30, Kusal Perera 28, Asitha Fernando 3/43, Dushmantha Chameera 2/26, Praveen Jayawickrama 2/44, Wanindu Hasaranga 1/37, Ramesh Mendis 1/39)


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