Dhananjaya de Silva scores century for Sri Lanka ‘A’ | Sunday Observer

Dhananjaya de Silva scores century for Sri Lanka ‘A’

Sri Lanka A captain Dhananjaya de Silva pulls on the leg side watched by  West Indies ‘A’ wicket-keeper John Hamilton during his innings of 104 on  the third day of the first unofficial test at Jamaica.
Sri Lanka A captain Dhananjaya de Silva pulls on the leg side watched by West Indies ‘A’ wicket-keeper John Hamilton during his innings of 104 on the third day of the first unofficial test at Jamaica.

JAMAICA, Friday - Sri Lanka ‘A’ team skipper Dananjaya de Silva returned to form with a determined century to steer his team to a score of 201 for seven wickets at the end of the third day of the first 4-day unofficial test against West Indies ‘A’ played at Trelawney Multiplex in Jamaica on Friday.

West Indies ‘A’ declared their first innings at the overnight score of 364-8 and Sri Lanka were soon in trouble losing Sandun Weerakkody for a first ball duck in the second over and then the wickets of Ron Chandragupta (11) and Charith Asalanka (10) to be 73-3 before recovering to 171-4 thanks to De Silva’s fighting knock that saw him complete a century (104) off 143

balls inclusive of 10 fours and 3 sixes before being dismissed.

Sri Lanka ‘A’ trail West Indies A by 163 runs with three first innings wickets in hand going into the fourth and final day. Play was stopped for the day at 4.40 pm (local time) due to rain.

Scores: West Indies ‘A’ 364-8 decl;

Sri Lanka ‘A’ 201-7 at close in 53 overs (Dhananjaya de Silva 104, Dasun Shanaka 20, Wanidu Hasaranga 24, S Cottrell 2/41, K Joseph 2/28, K Jacobs 2/33) 

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