Dean Brownlie put the Lankan A bowlers to the sword with a fine century for New Zealand A

Sri Lanka A bowlers were sent on a leather hunt by Dean Brownlie and Henry Nicholls who both hit centuries as New Zealand A made a strong reply on the second day of the second 4-day unofficial test played at Lincoln.

Reply to Sri Lanka’s first innings of 303, New Zealand finished the day on a healthy 402-3, a lead of 199 with two more days left in the match.

Brownlie scored 113 off 151 balls with 12 fours and two sixes and Nicholls was unbeaten on 105 at stumps having hit 12 fours and a six in his 123-ball innings.

Jeet Raval who made 65 and Brownlie laid the foundation for a big first innings total with an opening stand of 155, which was followed by an unfinished partnership of 166 for the fourth wicket between Nicholls and Will Young (66 not out).

Scores: Sri Lanka A 303

New Zealand A 402-3 at close (Jeet Raval 65, Dean Brownlie 113, Michael Bracewell 45, Henry Nicholls 104 n.o., Will Young 66 n.o.)