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Lankan tour opener ends in tame draw

The day belonged to leg-spinner Mishra and offie Parida who snared the Sri Lankan batsmen easily.

india Updated: Nov 29, 2005 13:08 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India

Spinners Amit Mishra and Kulamani Parida shared seven wickets between them and troubled Sri Lankan batsmen as the tour opener for the visitors against Board President's XI at M Chinnaswamy Stadium ended in a draw here on Monday.

Heavy rains a few days before the match played spoilsport as one-and-half days of the three-day encounter were lost due to unplayable ground conditions.

The visitors declared their first innings at 171 for 9, and both teams decided to call off the match with only a few overs remaining to be bowled.

The day belonged to Haryana leg-spinner Mishra (4/64) and Railways offie Parida (3/77) who snared the Sri Lankan batsmen easily.

The visitors failed to apply themselves with the first Test at Chennai is scheduled to be held on December 2.

Kumara Sangakkara top-scored for the islanders with 43, laced with five fours, while Malinga Bandara and Thilan Samaraweera chipped in with 28 and 27 respectively.

Earlier, resuming at 217 for two, the Board President's XI declared their innings at 317 for 4 in 75 overs. S Sriram hit an 89-ball 61 with five fours, and skipper Y Venugopala Rao made 46.

First Published: Nov 29, 2005 13:08 IST