Nissanka, Mendis half tons help Sri Lanka A to 223-5 | Daily News

Nissanka, Mendis half tons help Sri Lanka A to 223-5

Pathum Nissanka bats during his innings of 85.
Pathum Nissanka bats during his innings of 85.

Half tons from opener Pathum Nissanka and one drop batsman Kamindu Mendis saw Sri Lanka A end the first day of the second unofficial test against Bangladesh A on 223 for five wickets at Hambantota yesterday.

Winning the toss and batting first Sri Lanka A were boosted by a second wicket stand of 121 between Nissanka and Mendis before Bangladesh fought back to capture four wickets for 70 runs to reduce Sri Lanka from a healthy position of 153-1 to 223-5 by the close.

Nissanka struck 11 fours in his 166-ball innings of 85 and Mendis hit eight fours and one six scoring 62 off 121 balls.

Scores:

Sri Lanka A 223-5 at close in 74 overs (Pathum Nissanka 85, Kamindu Mendis 62, Ashan Priyanjan 28, Ebadat Hossain 2/51, Mehidy Hasan 3/66) v Bangladesh A.


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