Baugh seals tie for West Indies A
Sri Lanka A 253 for 8 (Jayantha 73, Gunawardene 68, Mohammed 4-44) tied with West Indies A 200 for 6 (Baugh 65*, Mohammed 33, Dilhara 3-21) D/L method
Sri Lanka A and West Indies A fought out a tie in the opening match of their five game series, at the Nondescripts Cricket Club Ground in Colombo. West Indies A were set a revised target of 201, from 41 overs, they managed a share of the honours despite falling to 99 for 6.
They were indebted to the young Test wicketkeeper Carlton Baugh made an aggressive 65 not out from 67 deliveries to revive West Indies A's hopes of victory, before falling one run short. Baugh recieved strong support from Dave Mohammed, who stroked 33 of 37 balls, and they both coped well with despite the asking rate being more than a run-a-ball. Loku Dilhara removed the top-order with 3 for 21 from six overs.
Mohammed's innings completed an impressive match for the allrounder after Sri Lanka A won the toss and chose to bat first. Saman Jayantha top-scoring with 73 but Mohammed who has played two Tests for West Indies, took 4 for 44 with his left-arm chinamen.