This time it was no walk in the park for the Srilankan A team who took on the visiting Canadians once more, playing a 50 over match at Colombo Colts Club.
Canadians did their best to chase the very decent total achieved by the Sri-Lankans, but losing by 45 runs.
Sri-Lankan total of 290 was boosted by Tharanga Paranavithana scoring 77 runs. A massive improvement from his last match.
Farveez Maharoof re confirming his all round ability, was handy for the Srilankans with the bat today. Maharoof scored a 67 unbeaten runs in 59 balls and that included 2 sixes and 4 boundaries.
Mahela Udawatte and Gihan Rupasinghe both scored 31 runs before becoming victims for Bhatti. Chamara Kapugedera also became a target of Bhatti even before he had a chance to get going.
Canadian bowling attack was led by Umar Bhatti once again, taking 3 wickets while Khurram Chohan contributed with an equal amount of wickets.
Harvir Singh Baidwin, who had a stint with the Colts Cricket Club during Srilankan club season last year, managed 1 wicket too.
Taking 3 wickets was not evidently enough for Umar Bhatti. He also fought with the bat scoring 51in Canada’s reply of 245 runs.
Kaushal Silva was ducking and diving behind the wicket, taking a catch to restrict Shaheed Keshvani at 3. Ashish Bagai scored 75 runs before getting run out by a combined fielding effort by Chamara Kapugedera & Kaushal Silva. Not before Kapugedera & Silva getting a bit of practice by instigating the down fall of Saad Bin Zafar who was on 23.
Rizwan Cheema scored a fast and furious 29 runs off 15 balls before going back to the shade in the Colts pavilion courtesy of Vidanapathirana special delivery.
Chamara Vidanapathirana who represents CCC, took 2 wickets while Nuwan Kulasekera, Seekuge Prasanna and Sachithra Senanayake helped with a wicket each.
Sri-Lanka A team meets Afganistan at P Sara stadium next on Thursday.