At lunch on the final day of the 1st unofficial Test, Australia A tour of Sri Lanka, the hosts were 101 for 3 wickets at lunch in their second innings reply needing 217 runs to win in trying conditions at Hambanthota. Earlier, on day three Nic Maddinson and wicket-keeper Josh Philippe added 111 runs for the third wicket as Australia’ A ‘ scored 212 for 5 wickets before rain halted play.
In other sports news Athletics:
Sri Lankan sprinter Yupun Abeykoon finished fifth in the 100m event at the Diamond League meet held in Oslo, Norway yesterday, clocking a time of 10.16 seconds. Abeykoon is the only Sri Lankan to compete at a Diamond League event, having also taken part in the Rome meet last year.
He went on to compete at the Men’s 100m event at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, becoming the first Sri Lankan athlete in 25 years to take part in that event.