Board XI vs Development XI, four-day tri-series, 2nd day October 9, 2013

Prasanna ton prop Board XI to 575

Development XI 129 for 0 (Perera 70*, Jayasuriya 56*) trail Board XI 575 all out (Silva 125, Sangakkara 107, Eranga 4-95) by 446 runs
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Prasanna Jayawardene may just be vying for a return to the Sri Lanka Test side after he hit the third hundred of the Board XI's innings, in the four-day match against the Development XI. Jayawardene's unbeaten 105 from 220 deliveries drove Board XI to a mammoth 575, after Kaushal Silva and Kumar Sangakkara had made centuries on day one.

Prasanna began the day on 27, and though he lost overnight partner Angelo Mathews in the sixth over of the morning, he formed a prosperous seventh-wicket stand with Nuwan Kulasekara, who made 75. The pair made 123 together, with Kulasekara dominating the scoring, as he struck seven fours and five sixes in his 91-ball innings. Prasanna moved to triple figures following Kulasekara's demise at 543 for 7, in the company of the tail.

Shaminda Eranga was again the Development XI's best bowler, taking two wickets for 35 inside ten overs on day two, to finish with 4 for 95 from the innings.

Board XI's bowlers were unable to make a breakthrough in 28 overs at the Development XI openers, who both progressed to half-centuries and took the total to 129 by stumps. Kusal Perera was the more aggressive of the left-handers, hitting nine fours and two sixes in an unbeaten, almost run-a-ball 70, while Shehan Jayasuriya made 56 from 92 balls.

Board XI captain Angelo Mathews gave 12 overs to the spinners, but the P Sara Oval surface has been unfriendly for every bowler but Eranga so far in the match.

Andrew Fidel Fernando is ESPNcricinfo's Sri Lanka correspondent. He tweets here

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  • on October 9, 2013, 16:45 GMT

    3 centuries by wicket keepers so far & the 4th one is on the way...sri lanka is blessed with so many quality wicket keeper batsmen at present...good luck to chandimal & niroshan also...

  • on October 9, 2013, 16:45 GMT

    3 centuries by wicket keepers so far & the 4th one is on the way...sri lanka is blessed with so many quality wicket keeper batsmen at present...good luck to chandimal & niroshan also...

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  • on October 9, 2013, 16:45 GMT

    3 centuries by wicket keepers so far & the 4th one is on the way...sri lanka is blessed with so many quality wicket keeper batsmen at present...good luck to chandimal & niroshan also...