Josh Bohannon hits 50 as British Lions draw First Test vs Sri Lanka A | Cricket News
Josh Bohannon scored 57 points as the British Lions beat Sri Lanka A on the final day of the first Unofficial Test in Galle.
England sealed the victory with a score of 333 after Sri Lanka A claimed a score of 662-9 after beating six players in eight runs from 654-3.
The lions wobbled with the score 71-4 when Tom Abell (11) – named in England senior white team for Bangladesh tour in March – along with Alex Lees (1), captain Haseeb Hameed (15) and Tom Haines (20) were fired.
Bohannon and Jack Haynes (43) settled the rounds with a fifth racquet of 84, and as they fell within three rounds, Jamie Smith (39no) and Liam Patterson-White (25) scored. 62 more as England finished 221-7.
Patterson-White (3-230) and spinner Jack Carson (4-173) won seven combined shots in the second round Sri Lanka A, one in which Nishan Madushka made 241, Oshada Fernando 114 and Nipun Dhananjaya 128.
England’s highlights throughout the match included a five-stroke for Yorkshire swimmer Matt Fisher in the first inning of the Sri Lanka A and a century for Sussex hitter Tom Haines in the opening match. of the Lions.
England will face Sri Lanka A in the second Four-Day Test from Tuesday, before the sides play three games a day on 15, 18 and 21 February.