Lankans hammered by English kids
Sri Lanka's preparations for the first Test at Lord's suffered a
big blow when they went down to an embarrassing 10-wicket defeat
by England A. The tourists resumed day three on 68-5 and were skittled
for 118, Jon Lewis ending with match figures of 9-110.
Dilshan held up England A with a dogged 40 but when he fell to Stuart
Broad (3-17) the end was swift. Alastair Cook and Rob Key needed
only eight overs to knock off the 39 needed shortly after lunch
began confidently by hitting Rikki Clarke for successive boundaries
in the second over of the day. But the slide started when Chamara
Kapugedera edged Liam Plunkett behind, while Farveez Maharoof chipped
Lewis straight to Key at mid-on.
produced a lifting delivery to surprise Dilshan into edging to Cook
at second slip and there was little resistance from the tail-enders.