Second One-day International


At P. Saravanamuttu Stadium, Colombo, December 12. Sri Lanka won by eight wickets. Toss: Sri Lanka.

Crowe pulled out of the last two matches of the tour, leaving Jones to lead a demoralised and injury-stricken side. The acting-captain admitted that the players were starting to think of home and a lifeless performance ended in defeat by eight wickets.

Asked to bat, they scrambled an untidy 190 for seven, Hartland top-scoring with 54 and Nash unbeaten after a fighting 40 which included two sixes. Sri Lanka swept home with more than 12 overs to spare. Mahanama's rich form continued, as he struck seven fours and a six in his 84 not out, with De Silva also unbeaten on 43, hitting five fours and two sixes.

Man of the Match: R. S. Mahanama.

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