Pushpkumara heroics hands Sri Lanka A thumping win against West Indies A

Written by Abhishek Patil

Sri Lanka A registered a thumping win against West Indies A in the second unofficial four-day test at Jamaica, as left arm spinner Malinda Pushpkumara rattled home team batting lineup second time in the match. After a humiliating defeat in first test, Sri Lanka A bounced back in style, won the match inside three days and leveled the Series 1-1.

Pushpkumara was adjusted player of the match, with the figure of 41-15-98-12 in the match.

Chasing a target of 425, West Indies A lost the plot from the itself, as Pushpkumara dismissed J Kampbell in the third over.

After the early blow, home team lost wickets at regular intervals and never were in the match. Eventually, they bundled out for paltry 144 as Sri Lanka A won by 280 runs. Pushpkumara dismantled West Indies A batting order second time around at he picked 6 wickets for 46 runs  in his 21 overs. Ambris was the top scorer for West Indies A with patient 41.

Earlier, Sri Lanka A started day three on their overnight score of 213/6. Roshen Silva could add only one run in his overnight score and dismissed on 86. But, young Sri Lanka allrounder Wanindu Hasaranga shown his batting abilities once again as he made a stroke filled 50 in just 62 balls.  Eventually, Sri Lanka A declared on 267/9.

Day Three :

SL Won by 280 Runs

Pushpakumra 21-8-46-6
Jaysuriya 18-0-48-2
DD Silva 2-0-7-1
Rajitha 6-1-13-1
Fernando 4-2-9-0
Shanaka 3-0-10-0

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