Sri Lankans 413 and 404 for 4 dec (Dilshan 67*, Jayawardene 67) drew with Otago 276 and 46 for 2
Poor weather in Dunedin forced an early finish to Sri Lanka's drawn warm-up game against Otago. Mahela Jayawardene and Tillekaratne Dilshan both scored half centuries as the Sri Lankans opted for batting practice, declaring at 404, setting Otago an improbable target of 542.
Overall it was a good outing for all the Sri Lankan batsmen as nine out eleven players managed to spend quality time in the middle. Jayawardene, who missed his half century in the first innings, made a fluent 67 off 78 balls before he was bowled by Nathan McCullum. Dilshan - unbeaten on the same score - and Chamara Silva took the score past 400, before the declaration. Otago finished at 46 for 2 before bad light forced the players off the field at 2.30 PM, shortly before the tea interval.
This is Sri Lanka's only warm-up match before the first Test at Christchurch starting December 7.