MCC v Sri Lanka A, Tour match, Arundel, 2nd day July 11, 2007

Silva leads Sri Lanka charge

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MCC 167 and 100 for 4 (Chopra 46*, Westley 30*) trail Sri Lanka A 415 for 7 (Silva 118*, Wijekoon 68, Mubarak 62) by 148 runs
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Sri Lanka A are well on course for a convincing win against MCC at Arundel after their middle order feasted on a friendly attack. Wicketkeeper Kaushal Silva struck an unbeaten 118 while Test batsman Jehan Mubarak and allrounder Gayan Wijekoon contributed useful innings.

Ishara Amerasinghe, the seam bowler, then took out three of MCC's top order as they again struggled with the bat. Craig McMillan completed his second failure of the match when he was caught for a four-ball duck and it was left to former India opener Aakash Chopra to provide the main resistance.

MCC were boosted early in the day when they trapped Thilan Samaraweera lbw for 21, but they didn't have much more to celebrate. Silva and Mubarak added 96, then Silva added another 102 with Wijekoon, as the Sri Lankans built a handsome lead of 248 before declaring.

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