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Last Updated: Tuesday, 22 April, 2003, 11:33 GMT 12:33 UK
Chandana puts Kiwis in a spin
Tour match, Colombo: Sri Lanka A 264; New Zealand 263. Match drawn

Upul Chandana
Chandana took five wickets with his leg-breaks
Sri Lanka's second-string side emerged with a moral victory after bowling the tourists out for one run fewer than they themselves managed on Monday.

With this two-day warm-up match officially a two-innings affair, the match ended in a draw. But Sri Lanka spinner Upul Chandana had a fine day, taking 5-98.

Mark Richardson, who hit the highest score in the Black Caps' only other warm-up match, was again the leading performer with the bat.

The opener collected 93 this time before falling to Chandana's leg-breaks.

By then, five top batsmen had already fallen by the wayside, Jacob Oram's 26 the best effort among a collection of failures.

Wicket-keeper Robbie Hart held together the latter half of the Kiwi innings with a patient unbeaten 34.

But when Russel Arnold took the final wicket by bowling Shane Bond for six, the home team could argue with some justification that they had enjoyed a better day and a better match.

New Zealand's second highest score was extras, with 38, as the Sri Lanka A bowlers produced 15 no balls.


Scorecard:

Sri Lanka A 1st innings:
MG Vandort c Vettori b Tuffey 19
GI Daniel c Wiseman b Bond 15
TM Dilshan c Butler b Vettori 39
MN Nawaz c Oram b Bond 25
RP Arnold b Butler 14
HAPW Jayawardene c Jones b Oram 22
MSR Wijeratne not out 38
UDU Chandana c Wiseman b Vettori 55
MTT Mirando c Butler b Wiseman 23
ABT Lakshitha c Hart b Wiseman 0
AS Polonowita c Wiseman b Vettori 20

Extras (lb 9, nb 5) 14
Total (for 9 wickets, 80.3 overs) 264

Fall: 1-24 2-42 3-105 4-120 5-140 6-158 7-179 8-259 9-284

Bowling: Tuffey 10-3-26-1, Bond 13-5-35-2, Butler
13-2-57-1, Oram 9-2-22-1, Vettori 19-1-72-3, Wiseman 16.3-3-63-2

New Zealand 1st innings:
MH Richardson c Nawaz b Chandana 93
MJ Horne b Ranjith 4
*SP Fleming b Mirando 15
MS Sinclair lbw b Chandana 22
RA Jones c Polonita b Chandana 1
JDP Oram b Ranjith 26
+RG Hart not out 34
DL Vettori c Wijeratne b Mirando 10
PJ Wiseman c DIlshan b Chandana 17
DR Tuffey b Chandana 17
SE Bond b Arnold 6

Extras (b 11, lb 12, nb 15) 38
Total (all out, 84.5 overs) 283

Bowling: Lakshitha 14-3-51-0, Ranjith 16-3-44-2, Chandana 33-9-98-5, Mirando 12-3-44-2, Arnold 9.5-1-23-1.




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21 Apr 03  |  Cricket

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