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Shehan Jayasuriya

Sri Lanka ‘A’ cricketers opened their tour of New Zealand with a comprehensive 82-run win over NZC Winter Training Squad at Bert Sutcliffe Oval in Lincoln.

Batting first Sri Lanka ‘A’ rattled up 342-8 with half-centuries from Danushka Gunathilaka, Kithuruwan Vithanage and Shehan Jayasuriya, and dismissed the hosts for 260 in 43.1 overs.

The locals batting fell to the off-breaks of Jayasuriya who ended up taking seven wickets for 44.

Scores: Sri Lanka A 342-8 (50) (Danushka Gunathilaka 66, Kithuruwan Vithanage 69, Ashan Priyanjan 34, Shehan Jayasuriya 58 rtd out, Chamara Kapugedera 32, Jacob Duffy 3/67, Ed Nuttall 2/75)

NZC Winter Training Squad 260 (43.1) (Michael Pollard 76, Michael Bracewell 47, Mitchell Santner 48, Tom Blundell 29, Shehan Jayasuriya 7/44)