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Sunday, 28 September 2008





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Kaushal pilots Sri Lanka 'A' to victory

Kaushal Silva made a blistering century to pilot Sri Lanka 'A' to an easy 81-run win over South Africa 'A' in their fourth one day 'international' against South Africa in Bloemfontein on Friday night.

Deciding to bat first in the day-night game, the visitors slumped to 65 for 3 in the 12th over before Man of the match Silva (126 of 121 balls with two sixers and 13 fours) and Thilina Kandamby (88 off 101 balls with two sixers and six boundaries) shared a commanding 210-run partnership for the fourth wicket.The win enabled Sri Lanka 'A' to take a winning 3-1 lead in the five-match series and today's final game would only have an academic interest.

Sri Lanka 'A': 301 for 6 in 50 overs (Upul Tharanga 20, Tharanga Paranavithana 30, Kaushal Silva 126, Thilina Kandamby 88, Ethey Ebhalaty 4 for 58).

South Africa 'A': 220 all out in 44 overs (Gulam Bodi 74, Juan Theron 44, Chanaka Welagedara 2 for 41, Rangana Herath 2 for 24, Ishara Amarasinghe 2 for 41, Isuru Udana 2 for 41).



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