Windies A suffer 10-wicket loss

An impressive century stand for the eighth wicket between Shane Shillingford and Nikita Miller averted an innings defeat but offered little hope of a significant come-back as West Indies A suffered a humiliating ten-wicket loss to Sri Lanka A on the fourth day of their opening four-day “Test” in Hambantota, Sri Lanka, yesterday.

Shillingford and Miller spearheaded a tail end rally to reverse a batting slump before Sri Lanka mopped up remaining resistance and coasted to an easy target without losing a wicket in the morning session at the Mahinda Rajapaksa Cricket Stadium.

Openers Dimuth Karunaratne and Jehan Mubarak got to 34 runs in only 4.3 overs after West Indies, resuming from an overnight 267 for seven, were bowled out for 285 in their second innings.

Shillingford and Miller help the visitors avert an innings defeat on the third day with a powerful half century stand for the eighth wicket which matured into a 106 run stand on the final day…



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