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Uncapped duo in 214-stand after Thirimanne falls for a duck


Suraj Randiv 5 for 73 makes a comeback

A vigorous 214 run stand between Udara Jayasundera (124 n.o) and Minod Bhanuka (101) for the third wicket took the Sri Lanka Cricket Presidentís XI to 233 for 3 in reply to the West Indies first innings total of 209 on the second day of their three-day match played at the SSC ground yesterday.

The third wicket pair of Jayasundera and wicket keeper Minodh Bhanuka got their act together when the home side had lost the wickets of opener Kusal Mendis and skipper Lahiru Thirmanne with nothing on the board.

Paceman Kemmer Roach took both wickets.

The third wicket pair batted with assurance and added 214 runs with both Jayasundera and Bhanuka completing centuries.

Jayasundera who faced 177 deliveries struck 17 fours and two sixes while Bhanuka faced 160 deliveries with 15 fours and one six.

Brief scores:

West Indies 209 in 63.3 overs (K.C.Braithwaite 46, D.Bravo 21, S.Hope 26, C.R.Braithwaite 54, Suranga Lakmal 3 for 26, M.Fernando 2 for 39, Suraj Randiv 5 for 73)

SL Cricket Presidentís XI 233 for 3 in 58.4 overs (Udara Jayasundera 124 n.o, Minodh Bhanuka 101, Kemmar Roach 2 for 25)

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