Sri Lanka bowlers get a workout in only warm-up game

Sanju Samson celebrates his hundred
Indian Board President's XI v Sri Lankans, warm-up game, Kolkata November 12, 2017

Indian Board President's XI 287 for 5 (Samson 128, Prem 39, Gamage 2-41) drew with Sri Lankans 411 for 9 dec (Samarawickrama 74, Dickwella 73*, Mathews 54, Karunaratne 50)

Sanju Samson's quickfire 128 off just 143 balls, gave the Sri Lankan bowlers a good workout in the second day of their only warm-up game, at the Jadavpur University Campus ground in Kolkata.

After Sri Lanka had declared their innings on the overnight score of 411 for 9, seamer Lahiru Gamage struck twice early, having Tanmay Agarwal lbw and Akash Bhandari caught in successive overs.

Jiwanjot Singh and Samson then added 68 runs against Sri Lanka's specialist bowlers. Dilruwan broke the stand when he had Jiwanjot caught behind for 35.

Samson was the beneficiary as Sri Lanka employed part-time bowlers in the second half of the day. He struck 19 fours and a six, before he was caught off fast bowler Vishwa Fernando. The game was drawn at the end of the 75th over with the Board President's XI at 287 for 5.

*4.40am GMT: This report was revised after the scorecard was updated following inconsistencies with the official scorecard

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