Samson hogs the limelight

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SL vs India Board President’s XI 


Impulse-1-1India Board President’s XI Captain Sanju Samson hogged the limelight with a fine century even as Sri Lanka used the final day of its two-day warm-up engagement at the Jadavpur University Ground to give its bowlers some match time ahead of the first Test against India, starting at the Eden Gardens on November 16. 

Learning from its heavy defeat in the Test series back home, Sri Lanka has left no stone unturned as far as its preparations for the upcoming series is concerned. .

The fact that it used 10 bowlers and two wicket-keepers in the drawn affair spoke how meticulously the touring side took care of every aspect of the game. 

The task was well cut out for the Lankan bowlers as the team management did not want to stretch them too much even while getting them warmed up for an important series. 

Most of them bowled short spells with only three bowling in excess of 10 overs. Chinaman bowler Lakshan Sandakan bowled the longest spell of 

eight overs.  The use of 10 bowlers, including regular wicket-keeper Niroshan Dickwella, might have been a well thought out plan to give everyone who could roll his arm over a feel of the conditions. 

Sanju emerged as the hero of the day with a well-crafted hundred. Treating the opportunity seriously, he played the balls on merit. The Kerala batsman executed some crispy shots to the boundary, most of them coming from a straight bat.