Zimbabwe Provinces v Sri Lanka A, Harare October 14, 2007

Silva hits ton as Sri Lanka A draw tour game

Cricinfo staff

Sri Lanka A 377 ( Silva 122, Charumbira 4-84) drew with Zimbabwe Provinces 247 for 7 (Matsikenyeri 45, Zhuwawo 44, Mutizwa 42)

Sri Lanka A started their tour of Zimbabwe with a draw in a two-day game against Zimbabwe Provinces at the Harare Sports Club. Kaushal Silva starred for the visitors with a hundred while Patiant Charumbira led the hosts' attack with a four-wicket haul.

Silva, the wicketkeeper, hit an unbeaten 194-ball 122 while Mahela Udawatte and Dammika Prasad scored fifties as Sri Lanka scored at 4.24 runs per over to compile 377 in their first innings. Charumbira, the right-arm fast-medium bowler, grabbed his first four-wicket haul of his career as Sri Lanka were bowled out by the end of the first day.

In their reply, Zimbabwe lost wickets regularly and were stuttering at 131 for 6 before Forster Mutizwa, with a patient 105-ball 42, and Cephas Zhuwawo, with a 61-ball 44, lifted their side to 247 for 7 by the end of the second and the final day.

The first four-day game between Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka A will start on October 14 in Harare while the second will be played at the Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo from October 20.