England Lions won the first unofficial test against Sri Lanka ‘A’ by 196 runs at the Pallekelle International Cricket Stadium when they wrapped up shortly after the lunch break on day 4 on Monday.

Sri Lanka ‘A’ who commenced the day at 41 for 2 chasing a mammoth target of 365 were shot out for a low 169 shortly after lunch on the final day. Only Udara Jayasundera batted with some authority scoring an unbeaten 64. His knock included five boundaries and three massive sixes. He was well supported by number 10 batsman Asitha Fernando who stroked an elegant 30. Sri Lanka after being placed 9 down for 115 put on 54 runs for the 10th wicket which gave some respectability on the scorecard. England Lions took a 1-0 lead in the series.

England ‘A’ 316 all out in 80.2 overs (T Westley 97, L Livingstone 59, T Roland-Jones 82, M. Pushpakumara 4 for 97) and 215 all out in 80.5 overs (K Jennings 37, M Pushpakumara 4 for 77, D Perera 5 for 73)

Sri Lanka ‘A’ 167 all out in 47.4 overs (S Weerakkody 68, D Perera 37, M Pushpakumara 26, T Roland-Jones 4 for 51) and (41 for two overnight) 169 all out in 58.1 overs (U Jayasundera 64 not out, A Fernando 30, D De Silva 20, S M Curran 3 for 21, T K Curran 3 for 35, O P Rayner 2 for 53)