Sri Lanka bounce back to beat Scotland


Sri Lanka bounced back from their first defeat at the hands of Scotland on Sunday to produce a dominant and stellar performance on Tuesday to thrash Scotland by nine wickets in their second one-day warm-up game played at Kent county cricket grounds.

Left-arm chinaman Lakshan Sandakan ripped through the Scotland middle order with a fine spell of bowling taking 4 for 39 in 10 overs to rattle the hosts for 166 before Upul Tharanga and Kusal Mendis smashed superb half centuries (53 not out) and (74 not out) respectively to help Sri Lanka comfortably home in 23 overs.

Sri Lanka rested captain Angelo Mathews, opening batsman Kusal Perera and seamer Suranga Lakmal for Nuwan Kulasekara, Seekkuge Prasanna and Niroshan Dickwella for this game.

The Scotland players wore black armbands as a mark of respect for those killed in the Manchester bomb attack.

Scores: Scotland 166 in 42.1 overs (Matthew Cross 27, Craig Wallace 46, Alasdair Evans 22, Nuwan Kulasekara 2/23, Seekkuge Prasanna 2/28, Lakshan Sandakan 4/39)

Sri Lanka 170-1 in 22.5 overs (Upul Tharanga 53 n.o., Kusal Mendis 73 n.o.)

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