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Sri Lanka A vs England Lions

England Lions tour of Sri Lanka: Sam Robson stars in Colombo draw

Sam Robson: Firmly in the frame for England Test call-up

Sam Robson strengthened his Test claims with a century as England Lions clinched a series-winning draw against Sri Lanka A in Colombo.

The Middlesex opener hit an unbeaten 147 - his third century of the tour - as the Lions closed the final day on 273-5 in their second innings, winning the three-match series 1-0 as a result.

Aiming to play his way into contention for England's first Test of the summer in June, Robson took his average for the series to 80 with another impressive knock against Sri Lanka's second string.

The 24-year-old remained composed after the Lions had slumped to 123-5 in their second knock.

He and Varun Chopra (56 not out) shared an unbroken 150-run partnership for the sixth wicket before both sets of players shook hands with no result possible.

The Lions won the opening Test by 167 runs in Pallekele and dominated the drawn second Test in Dambulla.

Match Details

26th Feb - 1st Mar 2014
England Lions won the toss and elected to bat.
R. Premadasa Stadium
Danasinghe, I D Gunawardene

england lions BATTING CARD

Batsman R
A.Z. Lees b Gamage 9
S.D. Robson Not out 147
S.G. Borthwick c Dickwella b Kaluhalamulla 18
J.W.A. Taylor b Kaluhalamulla 2
J.M. Bairstow c Dickwella b Chameera 13
C.R. Woakes lbw Kaluhalamulla 13
V. Chopra Not out 56
Extras 3nb, 4w, 8b, 15
Total 92.0 Overs 273 - 5
Full Batting Card

sri lanka a BOWLING CARD

Bowler O M R W
P.L.S. Gamage 13 5 35 1
P.V.D. Chameera 9 2 35 1
H.K.S.R. Kaluhalamulla 36 9 85 3
M.V.T. Fernando 8 0 31 0
B.M.A.J. Mendis 9 2 25 0
F.D.M. Karunaratne 9 1 23 0
A.R.S. Silva 3 0 12 0
P.B.B. Rajapaksa 2 0 8 0
D.P.D.N. Dickwella 3 0 11 0
Full Bowling Card