Chopra can't deny Sri Lanka A
Sri Lanka A 415 for 7 and 9 for 0 beat MCC 167 and 254 (Chopra 106) by 10 wickets
Sri Lanka A completed a comprehensive 10-wicket victory against MCC at Arundel, although Aakash Chopra's century at least made them bat again for the win.
When MCC fell to 158 for 7 an innings defeat was on the cards, but Chopra added 77 with Christopher Prowting, whose 48 nudged MCC into the lead. Chopra, who played 10 Tests for India between 2003 and 2004, hit 13 boundaries in his century before being bowled by Dilruwan Perera, one of three wickets for his offspin.
Perera and Mahela Udawatte then took less than an over to knock off the seven runs required to open the tour in confident style. Their next match is a one-day outing against Worcestershire on Saturday at, conditions permitting, New Road which is still trying to recover from the recent floods.