Durham v Sri Lanka A, Chester-le-Street, 3rd day

Sri Lanka A end tour in style

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August 10, 2007

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Sri Lanka A 379 and 212 for 8 dec (Lokuarachchi 45) beat Durham 220 (Welegedara 5-45) and 217 (Park 51, Welegedara 4-41) by 154 runs

Sri Lanka A ended their tour with a 154-run win against Durham after bowling them out for 217 on the final day. Chanaka Welegedara claimed four wickets as Durham collapsed following a fourth-wicket stand of 93 between Gordon Muchall and Gary Park.

After batting on for a further 50 runs, Sri Lanka set the home side 372 for victory but they never threatened to get close. However, their bid to save the game started solidly with an opening stand of 71 between Will Smith and Mark Stoneman before Smith was trapped lbw by Dilruwan Perera.

Park made 51, but he was caught behind off Welegedara shortly after Muchall had been run out. The lower-order didn't offer much resistance as the last six wickets fell for 50 runs, the third run-out of the innings completing the victory for Sri Lanka and a highly satisfactory tour where a number of fringe players have shown pleasing form.

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