The third unofficial one day between India A and Sri Lanka will be played tomorrow at KSCA Stadium, Belagavi. India A continued their winning streak against Sri Lanka A and secured a thumping 10 wickets win in the second ODI on Saturday.
Opting to bowl first after winning the toss, India restricted Sri Lanka at 242/7 in the first innings on the back of two wickets each from Tushar Deshpande and Shivam Dube. Later, centuries from both the openers Ruturaj Gaikwad and Shubhman Gill mean an easy run chase for the hosts.
It is a must-win game for Sri Lanka to stay alive in the series as the hosts have already gained the 2-0 lead and another win tomorrow will give them an unassailable lead in the five match series.
The fourth and fifth one-dayers will be played at KSCA Hubli Cricket Ground in Hubli on June 13, Thursday and June 15, Saturday respectively.
India A vs Sri Lanka A, 3rd Unofficial ODI
KSCA Stadium, Belagavi
10th June 2019
India A Squad:
Playing XI (probable): Washington Sundar, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Tushar Deshpande, Shreyas Gopal, Ishan Kishan (c & wk), Deepak Hooda, Prashant Chopra, Shivam Dube, Ricky Bhui, Ishan Porel
Bench: Prashant Chopra, Shreyas Gopal, Ishan Porel, Shubman Gill
Sri Lanka A Squad:
Playing XI (probable): Kamindu Mendis, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Dasun Shanaka, Ishan Jayaratne, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Shehan Jayasuriya, Ashan Priyanjan (c), Lahiru Kumara, Akila Dananjaya, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Asitha Fernando
Bench: Lakshan Sandakan, Pathum Nissanka, Danushka Gunathilaka, Chamika Karunaratne
Ruturaj Gaikwad from India and Shehan Jayasuriya from Sri Lanka have hit two consecutive century in as many games and are a must-have pick in any fantasy team
Ruturaj Gaikwad’s both innings score – 187* off 136 & 125* of 94
Shehan Jayasurya’s both innings score – 108* off 120 & 101 off 139
Tushar Deshpande have Shivam Dube have bagged three wickets each in two innings and are the leading wicket-takers in the series
Dasun Shanaka is a crucial all-rounder from Sri Lanka. In two games he has scored 64 runs but has been unlucky with the ball. In the first game, he conceded 21 runs in two overs and didn’t bowl in the second game
Lahiru Kumara is the most successful bowler from Sri Lanka. In two innings he has bagged three scalps