Cottrell four dismantles SL A for 107 to set up series-leveling win

West Indies A 152 (Brooks 35, Vimukthi 4-25) beat Sri Lanka A 107 (Karunanayake 47, Cottrell 4-19, Mayers 3-24) by 45 runs

Fast bowler Sheldon Cottrell's second consecutive four-for helped West Indies A defend a middling 152 and draw the one-day series against Sri Lanka A with a 45-run win. Pace bowlers from either side dominated the low-scorer, taking 16 out of 20 wickets.

Cottrell and Kyle Mayers, who took 3 for 24, bundled Sri Lanka A out for a mere 107, their innings lasting only a little over 38 overs. The Sri Lanka A chase never really got going once their top order was dismissed by the 11th over, and opener Nipun Karunanayake played a lone hand of resistance. He fell for 47, the last wicket to be dismissed, after resisting for 113 balls.

West Indies A were thwarted by four wickets from left-arm fast bowler Vimukthi Perera, who was playing his first match of the series. Vimukthi's 4 for 25 accounted for West Indies A's top three, including Shamarh Brooks, who top-scored with 35. Brooks, Sunil Ambris and Andre McCarthy all got starts but Lahiru Kumara and Dasun Shanaka helped keep the hosts in check with two wickets each.

Sri Lanka A 2nd innings Partnerships

1st6KPNM KarunanayakeDS Weerakkody
2nd6ARS SilvaKPNM Karunanayake
3rd16KPNM KarunanayakeDM de Silva
4th25KPNM KarunanayakeKIC Asalanka
5th0KPNM KarunanayakePWH de Silva
6th15KPNM KarunanayakeGSNFG Jayasuriya
7th0KPNM KarunanayakeDSK Madushanka
8th12KPNM KarunanayakeMA Aponso
9th22KPNM KarunanayakeNVR Perera
10th5KPNM KarunanayakeCBRLS Kumara