Amila Aponso career best effort

Left-arm spinner Amila Aponso took a career best seven for 125 for Sri Lanka A Emerging Players in their drawn four-day game against the touring South Africa Emerging Players at Dambulla.

The 22-year-old spinner from St Sebastian’s College, Moratuwa finished with a match bag of 11 wickets for 233 bowling 81 overs in the match – the first time he has taken ten wickets or more in his career.

South Africa Emerging Players who trailed the host by 13 runs on the first innings were dismissed in their second innings for 299 leaving Sri Lanka Emerging Players a target of 287 to chase for victory. The home side ended on 100-1.

South Africa lead the three-match series 1-0.


South Africa Emerging Players 375 (David White 137, Diego Rosier 28, Hienrich Klaasen 40, Zubayr Hamza 35, Clyde Fortuin 92, Binura Fernando 3/82, Kasun Madushanka 2/58, Amila Aponso 4/108) and 110-2 contd 299 (Aiden Markram 93, David White 26, Diego Rosier 39, Hienrich Klaasen 57, Kasun Madushanka 2/40, Amila Aponso 7/125)

Sri Lanka A Emerging Players 388 (Kusal Mendis 23, Sadeera Samarawickrama 63, Minod Bhanuka 67, Lahiru Milantha 22, Rumesh Buddhika 47, Lahiru Madushanka 38, Angelo Jayasinghe 81, Tshepo Moreki 3/70, Corbin Bosch 3/81, George Linde 2/106) and 100-1 (Kusal Mendis 58 n.o., Sadeera Samarawickrama 20).