Kusal Perera guides Sri Lanka A to easy win

Sri Lanka A 204 for 2 (Perera 114 retired hurt, Priyanjan 57*) beat Pakistan A 203 (Alam 58, Chameera 3-34) by eight wickets

A ton from Kusal Perera and a half-century from Ashan Priyanjan guided Sri Lanka A to an eight-wicket win over Pakistan A in the first unofficial ODI in Matara.

Chasing 204, Sri Lanka's didn't start well as they lost Shehan Jayasuriya and Dhanuskha Gunthilaka for single digits inside six overs. Perera then had an unbeaten 152-run partnership with Priyanjan for the third wicket. He struck 114 from 88 balls including 18 fours and a six, before retiring hurt in the 30th over.

Priyanjan played second fiddle to Perera in the partnership, scoring an unbeaten 57 from 77 balls with four fours and one six. Milinda Siriwardana and Priyanjan saw Sri Lanka home after Perera retired hurt.

Pakistan A had chosen to bat and found themselves at 66 for 3 in the 17th over. Umar Amin and Fawad Alam then put on 62 for the fourth wicket, a stand that ended with the fall of Amin's wicket, leaving them 128 for 4 in the 32nd over.

A couple of 30-plus partnerships took Pakistan past 200 but they were bowled out for 203. Their captain Alam top-scored with a 74-ball 58. Tharindu Kaushal, Lahiru Gamage and Jayasuriya picked up two wickets each while Dushmantha Chameera ended with figures of 3 for 34

Sri Lanka A 2nd innings Partnerships

1st27MDKJ PereraGSNFG Jayasuriya
2nd5MDKJ PereraMD Gunathilaka
3rd152SMA PriyanjanMDKJ Perera
3rd20TAM SiriwardanaSMA Priyanjan