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New Zealand tour match affected by rain

Ajaz Patel took five wickets for 41 runs for New Zealand

The second day of the three-day warm-up game between touring New Zealand and Sri Lanka Board President’s XI was washed off without ball bowled, due to heavy rains, at the FTZ Grounds, Katunayake on Friday, 9 August.

The home team were 326/6 declared after the first day’s play on Thursday.

Two SL Board President’s opening batsmen Danushka Gunathilaka and Sadeera Samarawickrama scored 98 and 80 runs respectively.

Left-arm leg-spinner Ajaz Patel took five wickets for 41 runs.

Danushka Gunathilaka celebrates his fifty

 

SL Board President’s XI opener Sadeera Samarawickrama on his way to his 80 runs