Bowlers hand Pakistan A advantage

Sri Lanka A 95 (Vithange 33*, Priyanjan 12*, Hamza 2-31) trail Pakistan A 401 (Amin 99, Alam 72, Kaushal 6-117) by 306 runs

Pakistan A took control of the first unofficial Test in Colombo, claiming three Sri Lanka A scalps in 21 overs, after having posted 401. The visitors resumed on 244 for 5, and captain Fawad Alam drove the innings forward with his 72. He struck up a 67-run seventh-wicket stand with Shehzad Azam, who hit 47 not out, before Tharindu Kaushal had him caught behind.

Kaushal was by a distance Sri Lanka A's best bowler with figures of 6 for 117. He was especially effective against the tail, after having taken two top-order scalps on day one. He had also been impressive in the List-A series.

Sri Lanka A lost their first wicket in the third over, when Mir Hamza had Dhananjaya de Silva caught behind. Hamza also dismissed opener Udara Jayasundera, before Madawa Warnapura was out to Zia-ul-Haq. Sri Lanka finished the day on 95 for 3. Kithuruwan Vithanage was unbeaten on 35 from 33 balls.

Sri Lanka A 2nd innings Partnerships

16MDUS JayasunderaDM de Silva
26MDUS JayasunderaMS Warnapura
25KDK VithanageMS Warnapura
32SMA PriyanjanKDK Vithanage
16SMA PriyanjanMDKJ Perera
198MDKJ PereraDAS Gunaratne