Sri Lanka tackled a third-string Board President’s XI bowling attack with ease, with as many as four batsmen scoring half centuries.
Sri Lanka batsmen made merry against a docile bowling attack by Board President’s XI, posting 411/6 declared at stumps on the first day of their two-day warm-up tie at the Jadavpur University campus ground on Saturday.
In the end of play, Niroshan Dickwella was batting on 73 with Roshen Silva for company on 36.
Warrier’s second scalp was the promising Dhananjaya De Silva who could manage only 10 off 17 balls. Pacer Suranga Lakmal went for three with Bhandari getting him trapped in front. Saxena also got a wicket, that of Dasun Shanaka who contributed just two runs to the total.
Brief scores: Sri Lanka 411/6 decl (Sadeera Samarawickrama 74, Niroshan Dickwella 73 not out, Angelo Mathews 54, Dimuth Karunaratne 50; Sandeep Warrier 2/60)