Sangakkara warms up with matchwinning 110
Sri Lanka 7 for 301 (Sangakkara 110, Silva 75, Laughlin 3-54) beat Queensland 189 (Philipson 69, Fernando 4-41, Prasad 3-43) by 112 runs
Sri Lanka rested four of their stars but Kumar Sangakkara's century was enough to kick off their tour with a comprehensive win over Queensland. The visitors left out Muttiah Muralitharan, Lasith Malinga, Mahela Jayawardene and Tillakaratne Dilshan, but still managed to register an imposing 7 for 301 after winning the toss at the Gabba.
Sangakkara racked up a brisk 110 and had strong support from Chamara Silva (75) in a 100-run partnership, after he also combined with Chamara Kapugedera for an 87-run stand. He brought up his hundred with a six off the legspinner Cameron Boyce, before he eventually fell to Ben Laughlin, caught at midwicket off a full toss.
It was an impressive effort given that Sangakkara shook off a hamstring strain to take part in the match, the first of three warm-ups before Sri Lanka begin their limited-overs series against Australia. The bowlers also enjoyed the outing and Dammika Prasad began the defence by running through the local top order.
Prasad finished with 3 for 43, including two wickets in the 14th over, and from there Queensland were never in the contest. Craig Philipson held off the Sri Lankans with a run-a-ball 69 but Dilhara Fernando troubled the lower order with 4 for 41 and finished off the Bulls in the 37th over.