The England-A team (England Lions) will be on a tour of Sri Lanka. In this tour, she will play 2 unofficial Tests and 3-match ODI series against Sri Lanka-A. This team includes the best players like Ollie Robinson and Haseeb Hameed. In a practice match before the start of the series, a young Sri Lankan batsman tore apart the English bowlers.
In the 3-day practice match being played in Colombo between Sri Lanka Board President-XI vs England Lions, Habeeb Hameed Captain of England Lions won the toss and elected first. Took the bat Opener Haseeb walked without opening the account on the third ball of the match.
After this, Alex Lass took over the innings and scored 103 runs in 97 balls, which included 12 fours and 2 sixes. England Lions scored 413 for 8 wickets in their first innings and declared the innings. After this the Sri Lankan team came out to bat.
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From Sri Lankan opener Nishan Madushka thrashed the English bowlers a lot. He scored 150 runs in 158 balls, which included 24 fours and 1 six. The English bowlers could not get Nishan out, he retired hurt and returned to the pavilion. Sri Lanka’s Lahiru Udara also batted explosively, adding 93 runs in 85 balls with the help of 12 fours and 2 sixes. Sri Lanka scored 355 for 9 wickets in their first innings and declared the innings. After that, in the second innings, the Sri Lankan bowlers took 10 wickets for the English team’s score of 250 runs.
Chasing the target for victory, Sri Lanka scored 309 runs losing 6 wickets in their second innings and won the match. In the second innings, Sri Lankan opener and captain Lasith Croospulle played a brilliant inning of 116 runs in just 84 balls with the help of 15 fours and 5 sixes at a strike rate of 138.09.