New Zealand A's batsmen crumbled against the spin of Seekkuge Prasanna in Cardiff and fell short of the Duckworth-Lewis target of 136 by 14 runs in their tour game against Sri Lanka A.

New Zealand A made a blazing start to the chase with a flurry of boundaries and were 61 for 1 in the seventh over but Prasanna struck in each of his four overs to reduce the team to 96 for 6 after 15 overs. The Sri Lanka A bowlers kept the pressure on the lower order and bowled New Zealand A out for 121 in the 20th over.

New Zealand A had chosen to bowl after the match had been shortened to 40 overs-a-side. Sri Lanka A had batted for only one over before another spell of run came and the match was further reduced to 20 overs-a-side.

Doug Bracewell struck early and picked up a couple of wickets but a timely half-century from Chaturanga de Silva helped Sri Lanka A post 133. The target was readjusted to 136, and the New Zealand A batsmen failed against the spinners who shared nine wickets between them.