Assad Fudadin scored a century as West Indies ‘A’ ended the first day of their unofficial four-day Test against Sri Lanka ‘A’ on 239 for 6 at the Tyrone Fernando Stadium in Moratuwa today.
The Guyanese left-hander struck 11 boundaries in 187 balls to register 103, his fourth first-class century. He shared an opening stand of 137 with Barbadian right-hander Kraigg Brathwaite, who continued his good form with a fluent 75 made in 119 balls in which he hit seven boundaries.
However, when Brathwaite was dismissed in the 38th over by off-spinner Tharindu Kaushal, the innings went into steady decline slipping to 178 for 5 with the cheap dismissals of Jermaine Blackwood, Jonathan Carter, Andre Fletcher and Sunil Ambris.
Fudadin was finally dismissed in the 64th over with the score on 219 for 6. At the close captain Carlos Brathwaite and wicketkeeper/batsman Chadwick Walton were unbeaten on 18 and 16 respectively.
Kaushal has been the pick of the Sri Lankan bowlers so far with figures of 5 for 94 in 28 overs.