Sri Lanka A v New Zealand A, 1st unofficial Test, 1st day September 17, 2013

Rain mars opening day

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sri Lanka A 115 for 3 (Kaushal Silva 49*) v New Zealand A

Sri Lanka A finished the rain-affected first day of the first unofficial Test against New Zealand A on 115 for 3, thanks in part to an unbeaten 49 from Kaushal Silva. Rain delayed the start of the match, then returned to interfere after 21 overs, before impeding play for a third and final time, in the afternoon. Only 40 overs were possible in the day.

Kusal Perera's lean trot with the bat did not improve, as he was caught behind for 2 off Mark Gillespie during the fifth over of the day. Gillespie also trapped captain Dinesh Chandimal in front for 6, to finish with the day's best figures of 2 for 40. Corey Anderson took the other wicket - that of the opener Dimuth Karunaratne.

Silva and Ashan Priyanjan had put on an unbeaten stand of 48 when stumps were drawn.

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  • jared on September 18, 2013, 10:26 GMT

    i like the look of our bowling attack, very well balanced but the batting line up for this game looks very shakey. while ronchi is a better first class player than one day player, he's just not an opener, devcich is in very good form but is more a one day than test opener, munro is so woefull at the moment he's lucky to be touring at all, i hope they all do well but looks like mitchell cachopa and anderson will have to score the bulk of the runs

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