CA Chairman's XI v Sri Lankans, Canberra December 8, 2012

Half-centuries for Chandimal, Prasanna in draw

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Cricket Australia Chairman's XI 439 for 6 dec (Henry 207*, Maxwell 91) drew with Sri Lankans 396 for 6 (Dilshan 101, Prasanna Jayawardene 71, Chandimal 57)

Cricket Australia Chairman's XI and Sri Lankans played out a draw at the Manuka Oval in Canberra. Just 31 overs were bowled today and the visitors finished on 396 for 6. They added 120 runs on the day, with Prasanna Jayawardene and Dinesh Chandimal scoring half-centuries. The pair added 110 for the fifth wicket in 27 overs. Both fell before the close. Sri Lanka's batsmen, though, had begun their tour on a positive note, with three half-centuries and a century in response to CA Chairman's XI's 439. The game ended by mutual agreement between the captains.

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  • Guy on December 9, 2012, 0:35 GMT

    About the only thing we've learned from this match is that Glenn Maxwell is not even close to being a Test class spinner. Some useful time in the middle for the strong Sri Lankan batting line-up, but only against bowlers who, with the exception of Butterworth, would be pleased to make their state 2nd XI when at full strength.

  • Philip on December 8, 2012, 22:27 GMT

    And on the third day it shall be put out of its misery. A fitting end. Henry's innings wasn't as chanceless as it has been made out to be. Maxwell played T20 (with both bat and ball), the form of his forte and fortune. Sri Lanka rested two key bowlers while persisting with a three-slip-plus-gully field. SL sent their batsmen out for short net sessions (and extended ones on the field of play). Khawaja bowled offies for a wicket. The first two things will no doubt happen again, the last three are unlikely to be repeated any time soon. As for form-guides of any substance, one may as well consult the dregs in the bottom of a cup of the Sri Lankan tea. The tea met with my agreement though.

  • nuruzzaman on December 8, 2012, 18:37 GMT

    Sangakkara didn't perform as well in NewZealand series.He plays well in this match.So, we expect that we will return Sangakkara as a "Tiger Batsman" in Australia series.The young man Dinesh Chandimal also plays well.We count him as "Future Sangakkara" for Srilankan team.Congrates to DILSHAN,MAHELA,SANGA,PRASANNA,CHANDIMAL.Keep it up.

  • Nilantha on December 8, 2012, 18:26 GMT

    well batted boys but dont forget this flat track will be worlds away from the test wickets so take the confidence and apply yourselves to score again against test bowlers and a much more challenging wicket...good luck SL, make us proud...

  • Dummy4 on December 8, 2012, 13:28 GMT

    Well played Sri Lankans...bowlers must do better than this..

  • Ranil on December 8, 2012, 12:16 GMT

    If the match was an indicator then Karunaratna should open with Dilshan in the Tests;hopefully he too would curb his shots for a long innings. Ranil Herath - Kent

  • Prashan on December 8, 2012, 11:19 GMT

    Not a good choice at all. We should have given our bowlers a run for 2 sessions. Very poor planning.

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