Dasun Shanaka scored a fluent 91 and shared a 126-run unbeaten partnership for the ninth wicket with Rangana Herath as Sri Lanka recovered from 192 for eight to post 318 for eight at the end of day one in the tour match against Leicestershire in Leicester.
The executive chairman of the Federation of International Cricketers' Association has raised doubts over the efficacy of the World Anti-Doping Agency program when it comes to safeguarding clean cricketers in the aftermath of the incident involving Sri Lanka's Kusal Perera.
Jaik Mickleburgh and Tom Westley smashed fluent centuries as Essex posted 412 for four and took a 158-run lead before declaring their innings, leaving the Sri Lankan bowlers to toil hard on day two of the tour match in Chelmsford.
Kusal Mendis and Niroshan Dickwella hit fifties and were the only bright spots for the Sri Lankans as they were bowled out for 254 runs in 63 overs on the first day of the tour match against Essex in Chelmsford.
Australia continue their reign at the top of the International Cricket Council One-Day International rankings while New Zealand have claimed the pole position in the shorter format of the game according to the latest update.