Cricket match report: Nishan Madushka 150 prepares SL President’s XI response against England Lions

England Lions 413 for 8 dec and 164 for 8 (Robinson 39) lead SL President’s XI 355 for 9 dec (Madushka 150, Udara 93, Tongue 3-22) by 222 runs

Nishan Madushka’s 150 underpinned a strong response from the SL President’s XI on day two of their warm-up game against the England Lions in Colombo. Madushka was looking to run the ball before retiring, but wicketkeeper Rahir Udara gave the Lions part of the first day’s attack back by breaking his 93 off his 85.

The SL President’s XI eventually returned his 58 runs but made great progress as the Lions batted again. In the first innings he took overs at 6.16 The visitors were in the fourth he had 63 but Ollie Robinson and Liam Patterson He White The fight back continued, the latter he 25 From the ball he took 39 balls.

The Lions eventually finished 164-for-8 with a 222-point lead to advance to the final day, with Jack Haynes and Josh Bohannon on the periphery, who scored first innings in their 50s. The day started with Udara joining Madushka at halfway point and the pair pairing for 170 in 24 overs. Jack Carson removed Udala, Patterson White took second of three wickets and Madushka withdrew to leave SL Presidents XI 328-5. Josh Tang then took 3 wickets in 4 overs to finish with a decent 22 for 3.

Lions captain Haseeb Hameed got his second hit in the game, and Alex Leeds added his 22-ball 27 to the first inning 100 before retiring. Tom Haynes and Lyndon James were both bowled by Sahan Arachige and Nimes Vimukthi also scored at odds of 5.29 when the wicket fell with a 2–1 Lions re-challenge.

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