Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Jacobs six-for makes short work of Sri Lanka A in emphatic win

West Indies A 364 for 8 dec (Ambris 106, V Singh 81, Pushpakumara 3-104) beat Sri Lanka A 212 (Dhananjaya 104, Joseph 3-33, Cornwall 3-69) and 139 (Weerakkody 56, Jacobs 6-27, Cornwall 3-53) by an innings and 13 runs

A six-for from legspinner Damion Jacobs knocked Sri Lanka A out for 139 following on; the visitors lost all ten wickets for 57 after a solid start in their second-innings collapse, and just like that West Indies A had wrapped up victory by an innings and 13 runs in the first unofficial Test in Jamaica.

Having skittled the opposition for 212 runs in the first innings early on the fourth day, West Indies A enforced follow-on with a 152-run lead. Sandun Weerakkody, the Sri Lanka keeper and opener, struck a brisk half-century - 56 off 58 - in an 82-run first-wicket stand with Ron Chandraguptha, but the latter's dismissal in the 16th over triggered a dramatic slide. Only two other batsmen got into double digits as Jacobs kept dealing out blows. Offspin-bowling allrounder Rahkeem Cornwall abetted his cause with returns of 3 for 53. Jacobs finished with 6 for 27 off his 15 overs and a match haul of eight to claim the Man of the Match award.

Sri Lanka A 3rd innings Partnerships

1st82DS WeerakkodyRK Chandraguptha
2nd2DM de SilvaDS Weerakkody
3rd12DM de SilvaKIC Asalanka
4th1MD ShanakaDM de Silva
5th19GSNFG JayasuriyaDM de Silva
6th13GSNFG JayasuriyaPWH de Silva
7th7C KarunaratnePWH de Silva
8th2PM PushpakumaraPWH de Silva
9th1PM PushpakumaraCBRLS Kumara
10th0CBRLS KumaraAM Fernando