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Rain-hit game ends in draw

Published:Wednesday | October 22, 2014 | 10:00 AM

MATARA, Sri Lanka (CMC):

West Indies A and Sri Lanka A played to a tame draw after rain again interrupted play on the fourth and final day at the Uyanwatte Stadium yesterday. Only 25 overs of play were possible as the match headed to a certain draw after the first day?s play was completely rained out.

Resuming from their overnight score of 63 for four, Sri Lanka could not get going once again and tumbled to 161 for nine at the close. Part-time spinner Jermaine Blackwood, who slowed down the Sri Lanka innings on Monday by picking up two wickets, finished with best figures of three for 44, while Miguel Cummins picked up two for 31.

Sri Lanka A lead the series one-nil with the third and final unofficial ?Test? due to start Saturday in Moratuwa.

Blackwood and Cummins helped to send Sri Lanka?s innings into strife at 103 for seven, but Niroshan Dickwella and Tharindu Kaushal produced cameos to ensure they lasted the day.