Sri Lanka started batting in 2nd innings of warm up match

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 | 0

Sri Lankan cricket team is currently touring South Africa to play dual tournament against Proteas and the tournament will start in next 26th December, 2016. They will start their competition with long format match where they are scheduled to play three Test, three Twenty 20 and five One Day International (ODI) matches.

But before that, Sri Lankan team are starting to play a three days warm up match which would be very helpful to examine the South African environment and would probably help them to match with their condition too. The warm up match is about to an end. First two days has passed and now, they are playing the last day.

Sri Lanka started batting in 2nd innings of warm up match

The match is against South African Invitation XI and the Lankan team won the toss and scored 373 runs by losing all wickets. The four Lankan players crossed fifty in their first innings but two openers were retired out when team run was 159. However, Sri Lanka did not take the match seriously. Olivier took the highest four wickets for Invitation XI where Linde took three wickets so far. At the second day, Invitation XI came to bat but their two openers Ramela and Markram did not make high score but only scored 11 and 16. Though, du Plooy made a century of 142 in their first innings and based on his century, Invitation XI made their runs to 289 with all wickets. Plooy was getting out when the team run was 272. So, it seems that he led his team to that position.

Now, at the final day of the warm up match, Sri Lanka has come to bat again and this time Perera and Tharanga are here to open the second innings. According to the latest news, Sri Lanka scored 68 runs totally by losing none of them where Perera scores 29 and Tharanga scores 38 runs so far. Invitation XI is trying to use different bowling line up to make variation which would help them to take wickets.

However, Sri Lanka still almost 90 runs ahead of the Invitation XI and through the second innings, they would added some runs to the scoreboard and give them a target probably.

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