England Lions 413 for 8 dec and 164 for 8 (Robinson 39) lead SL President’s XI 355 for 9 dec (Madushka 150, Udara 93, Tongue 3-22) by 222 runs
The Lions eventually closed on 164 for 8, leading by 222 ahead of the final day, with Jack Haynes and Josh Bohannon – who both made first-innings fifties – at the crease.
The day began with Udara joining Madushka at the crease, and the pair put on a stand worth 170 in 24 overs. Jack Carson removed Udara and there was a second success for Patterson-White, before Madushka retired out to leave SL President’s XI on 328 for 5. Josh Tongue then picked up three wickets in the space of four overs, to finish with tidy figures of 3 for 22.
Lions captain Haseeb Hameed fell cheaply for the second time in the match, and Alex Lees added a 22-ball 27 to his first-innings hundred before retiring. Tom Haines and Lyndon James were both bowled by Sahan Arachchige, while Nimesh Vimukthi also picked up two-for as the Lions cracked on again, scoring at a rate of 5.29 while wickets tumbled.