India’s warm-up match ends in draw
The three-day warm-up match between India and Sri Lanka Board XI ended in a draw at the Nondescripts Cricket Club Ground on Sunday.
After India declared their first innings at overnight score of 196 for eight, the hosts scored 247 for six in 55 overs before asking Anil Kumble and his men to take strike again. Zaheer Khan and Ishant Sharma removed off-colour Upul Tharanga (5) and Mahela Udawatte (15) to reduce the hosts to 29 for two.
India lost Virender Sehwag (14) and Rahul Dravid (26) before reaching 129 for two in 31 overs. Gambhir, who had scored just four in the first innings, was not out on a fluent 60 off 82 balls with the help of eight boundaries. Sourav Ganguly was unbeaten on 22 off 45 balls that included just one boundary as the left-hander decided to spend maximum time in the middle.