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Sri Lanka eased to 333 in warm up against India

BIRMINGHAM (Sporting Alert) — Sri Lanka made 333 for three off their allotted 50 overs in the warm up clash against India at Edgbaston here in Birmingham on Saturday morning.

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After losing the toss and sent in to bat first, openers Kusal Perera and Tillakaratne Dilshan put on 160 for the first wicket before Perera retired to give another his teammates a chance to bat in the middle.

The 22-year-old hit 82* runs off 94 deliveries, with seven boundaries and 3 sixes before walking off to give Mahela Jayawardene a chance to bat.

Dilshan also retired his wicket when he was on 84, after striking nine 4s and a six off 78 balls.

“I really enjoyed batting in the middle,” Dishan said. “I enjoyed batting with Kusal.

“I hope we can get a good start like this going into the ICC Champions Trophy tournament.”

Wicketkeeper/batsman Kumar Sangakkara was also in an aggressive mood, scoring 45 runs off just 32 balls, including seven 4s, while Dinesh Chandimal made 46 off 48 and Jayawardene played an aggressive 30.

So India will need 334 runs off 50 overs to win this warm up game, while Sri Lanka will be hoping to bowl them out or restrict them for less.

Sports is just pure awesomeness. That's Mark's favourite saying and he does enjoy covering various sporting events in the Caribbean. Mark has been covering Caribbean related events since the mid 2000s.

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