By Srian Obeyesekere
One drop batsman Kusal Mendis top scored with 95 and opening batsman Oshada Fernando struck an unbeaten 78 as Sri Lanka ran up 276 for 4 declared against a New Zealand XI in a warm up match on the tour of New Zealand at the Bert Sutcliffe Oval at Lincoln on Saturday.
The New Zealand XI was on 141 for 1 at stumps with skipper Jack Boyle top scoring with 73. Kusal Mendis struck 16 boundaries and 2 sixes in his 87-ball cameo while Oshada Fernando hit 11 boundaries and a six in a 111-ball knock as the pair added 162 for the second wicket.
Angelo Matthews made 38, Dinesh Chandimal 35 and skipper Dimuth Karunaratne 21.
CHIEF SCORES: Sri Lanka 276/4 dcl. (57.3 Overs) (Kusal Mendis 95, Oshada Fernando n.o. 78, Angelo Matthews 38, Dinesh Chandimal 35, Dimuth Karunaratne 21, Rosster Braak 1/36, Sean Davey 1/48, Theo van Weerkom 1/70) New Zealand XI 141/1 (Jack Boyle 73, Jakob Bhulan n.o. 37, Jacob Cumming 27, Lahiru Kumara 1/16).