Friday, 18 October 2013 00:00
ESPNCricinfo: Pabasara Waduge struck an unbeaten 54 as Sri Lanka A sauntered to a seven-wicket victory over Development XI in the second four-dayer, at SSC. Sri Lanka A required 74 to win, with all wickets intact on the fourth morning, and though two batsmen were dismissed in the third over of the day, Waduge ensured the stumble would be of little consequence. He hit six fours and a six in his 74-ball knock.
Vishwa Fernando had been the bowler whose double-strike provided Development XI with a sliver of hope, but he only got three overs in the innings, as captain Lahiru Thirimanne rifled through his attack, searching for inspiration. Kasun Madushanka removed Kithuruwan Vithanage for 16, with the opposition needing 19 more to win.
Sri Lanka A will begin the final four-dayer against Board XI, who also won their match against Development XI, at SSC on Monday.
chief Scores: Sri Lanka A 94 for 3 (Waduge 54*, Fernando 2-13) and 449 (Chandimal 162, de Silva 76, Prasanna 3-67) beat Development XI 265 (Thirimanne 95*, Alvitigala 3-52, Pradeep 3-61) and 276 (Dickwella 94, Jayasuriya 46, Priyanjan 2-20) by seven wickets