Sri Lanka A v Pakistan A, 2nd unofficial Test, Pallekele, 4th day May 16, 2015

Pakistan A wobble before match meanders to draw

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sri Lanka A 327 (de Silva 96, Vithanage 96, Imad Wasim 4-44) and 206 for 3 (Jayasundera 92, Warnapura 80) drew with Pakistan A 333 (Salahuddin 86, Alam 64)
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File photo - Udara Jayasundera made 92 from 151 balls © WICB Media

Like Sri Lanka A had done in their first innings, Pakistan A lost their last five wickets in a heap, but the match wound to a draw to leave the series square at 0-0 after the conclusion of two of the three unofficial Tests.

Pakistan A lost innings top scorer Usman Salahuddin before he could improve on his overnight score of 86, but although Adnan Akmal offered some resistance with a 100-ball 47, the tail folded meekly around him. Though they had been 41 shy of Sri Lanka A's first innings total with five wickets in hand at stumps on day three, Pakistan A manage to eclipse the hosts by only 6 runs, registering 333 all out in their first innings.

Seamer Lahiru Gamage took three wickets on the final day, having begun the opposition's slide by having Salahuddin lbw. He finished with 3 for 71 from his 24 overs. Offspinner Tharindu Kaushal claimed two lower-order scalps to finish with 3 for 88.

With a draw all-but assured, Sri Lanka A's top order put on 206 for 3 before the match was called off. Udara Jayasundera hit 92 from 151 balls, and Madawa Warnapura scored an 80. All three wickets were lost to left arm spin, with Imad Wasim picking up seven scalps in the match.

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