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Sri Lanka draws with President's XI in tour match

Sri Lanka prepares for 1st New Zealand test with drawn tour match against Presidents XI

Sri Lanka draws with President's XI in tour match

QUEENSTOWN, New Zealand (AP) -- Captain Angelo Mathews made an unbeaten half century as Sri Lanka prepared for the first cricket test against New Zealand with a draw Sunday in a three-day match against a President's XI.

Mathews made 54 not out, opener Udara Jayasundera made 63 and Kithuruwan Vithanage hit 61 as Sri Lanka reached 226-6 in its second innings at the Queenstown Events Centre after trailing by 206 runs after the first innings.

The President's XI reached 399-8 in its first innings in reply to Sri Lanka's 193, helped by Shawn Hicks' unbeaten 79 and Tim Johnston's 72 batting at No.9. Dushmantha Chameera finished with 4-57.

Sri Lanka batted the remainder of the day with the help of three half centuries, including Mathews' from 87 balls. The first test starts Thursday at Dunedin.


Updated : 2021-09-17 05:45 GMT+08:00