SL 'A' vs WI 'A' ODI results

SL 'A' vs WI 'A' ODI results

Post by Liyana Jayathilak » Thu, 28 Nov 1996 04:00:00

    Allrounder Upul Chandana excels

  LANKA `A' dump Windies by 6 wkts

   BY SA'ADI THAWFEEQ

   Upul Chandana came up with a brilliant all round performance to
   inflict on West Indies `A' their first defeat of the tour of Sri
   Lanka.

   Chandana held four catches, ran out one batsman, took a wicket for
   just 27 runs off 10 overs, and made the winning hit - a straight six
   off paceman Ottis Gibson for Sri Lanka `A' to pull off a six-wicket
   victory over West Indies `A' in the first unofficial one day
   international played at the Tyronne Fernando Stadium, Moratuwa
   yesterday.

   LOWEST TOTAL

   West Indies `A' sent into bat by skipper Marvan Atapattu, were bundled
   out for their lowest total of the tour - 138 in 46.2 overs by an
   inspired fielding and bowling performance, which for once had the
   visitors rattled.

   Sri Lanka `A' knocked off the required runs in the 35th over after
   losing both openers for six apiece. Lanka de Silva was promoted to
   open the batting with Ruwin Peiris, after regular opener Dulip
   Samaraweera suffered an injured thumb while fielding.

   Atapattu and Naveed Nawaz restored Sri Lanka's pride with a 99- run
   third wicket stand off 91 balls. Atapattu made a attacking 51 off 89
   balls with six fours. The tall left-hander, Nawaz, showing a burst of
   aggression towards the latter stages of his innings, scored 45 off 72
   balls with five fours. He was psyched out by a provocative Cameron
   Cuffy, who had him caught behind playing a rather loose shot.

   TOP SCORER

   Top scorer for West Indies was their captain Roger Harper, who made a
   defiant 30 off 71 balls, having seen his side reduced to 77 for 6 by
   Wickremasinghe and Pushpakumara.

   However, the big-hitting Philo Wallace produced the most entertaining
   innings, racing away to 28 off 25 balls with the aid of two sixes and
   two fours.

   All five bowlers tried out by Atapattu obliged him with at least a
   wicket, but that would not have been possible had it not been for
   Chandana's brilliance on the field.

   Despite the heavy overnight rain, the stadium which had under gone a
   Rs. three million face-lift from what it w as three years ago, play
   was able to commence at 10 a.m. with no reduction in the number of
   overs.

   This was the first international match to the played here after the
   improvement to the ground and that it came through without any hiccups
   was a credit to its long-standing curator Marian Cooray.

   The second match of the series starts on Friday at the Saravanamuttu
   Stadium.

WEST INDIES `A'

S. C. Williams c Chandana b Pushpakumara        06
P. A. Wallace c de Silva b Wickremasinghe       28
F. L. Reifer c Atapattu b Pushpakumara          00
D. R. E. Joseph c Chandana b Jayewardene        02
T. O. Powell c Chandana b Kalpage               25
R. D. Jacobs run out                            06
R. A Harper c Atapattu b Wickremasinghe         30
L. R. Williams c Chandana b Pushpakumara        16
O. D. Gibson c de Silva b Chandana              00
 M. V. Nagamootoo not out                       11
C. E. Cuffy lbw b wickremasinghe                04
Extras (LB-3, W-4, NB-3)                        10
TOTAL (all out in 46.2 overs, 192 mins)        138
FALL OF WICKETS: 29, 35, 37, 42, 58, 77, 109, 109, 128, 138
BOWLING: Wickremasinghe 8.2-2-22-3 (NB-3, W-1), Pushpakumara 9-1-34-3 (W-2), Ja
yewardena 9-0-31-1, Kalpage 10-1-21-1, Chandana 10-1-27-1 (W-1)

SRI LANKA `A'

R. PEIRIS c S. Williams b Cuffy              06
S. K. L. DE SILVA c Joseph b Cuffy           06
M. S. ATAPATTU c Harper b Nagamootoo         51
M. M. N. NAWAZ c Jacob c  Cuffy              45
I. S. DE  SARAM  not   out                   11
U. D. CHANDANA not  out                      09
EXTRAS (LB 5, NB-2,W-5)                      12
                                            ---
TOTAL (for 4 wkts, 34.1 overs, 148 mins)    140
                                            ---
FALL OF  WICKETS: 10,  20, 119, 121.
BOWLINGa: CUFFY  10-1-27-3 (2nb), GIBSON 7.1-1-40-0  (5w) L.
WILLIAMS 5-0-25-0, HARPER 8-1-23-0, NAGAMOOTOO 4-0-20-1.

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