SL A v WI A, 3rd unofficial Test, Moratuwa, 1st day October 25, 2014

SL A fight back after Fudadin ton

ESPNcricinfo staff

West Indies A 239 for 6 (Fudadin 103, Kraigg 75, Kaushal 5-94) v Sri Lanka A

Assad Fudadin's fourth first-class hundred helped West Indies A to a strong start in Moratuwa, but a five-wicket haul from the offspinner Tharindu Kaushal dragged the visitors down to 239 for 6 at stumps.

Opting to bat, West Indies began brightly as Fudadin and his opening partner Kraigg Brathwaite put up a 137-run stand. Kraigg muscled seven fours to make his way to 75, but his dismissal in the 38th over triggered a slide, as Kaushal struck at quick intervals to reduce West Indies A to 178 for 5.

Fudadin, though, batted through the collapse and managed to score 103, with 11 fours. He and Chadwick Walton hinted at a recovery with a 41-run partnership, but Fudadin was caught by Kaushal off his own bowling towards the end of the day.