BLACKCAPS v Sri Lanka A, three-day warm-up, Colombo

Ajaz Patel claimed five wickets on the only day of play in the BLACKCAPS warm-up match against Sri Lanka A.

Patel bags five on day one

Central Stags spinner Ajaz Patel's laid down an early marker in Sri Lanka by claiming five wickets on day one of the BLACKCAPS warm-up match in Colombo.

Scorecard

The left-arm finger-spinner claimed the first five wickets to peg the hosts back after they posted a 154-run opening stand.

As it happened

Ajaz Patel claimed five wickets on the only day of play in the BLACKCAPS warm-up match against Sri Lanka A.

Rain washes out final two days of warm-up

The weather had the final say at Marians in Colombo on Saturday as a second successive day was rained off to conclude a wet warm-up match for the BLACKCAPS against Sri Lanka A.

After the opening day of play reaped five wickets for Central Stags spinner Ajaz Patel and 323 runs for the hosts, the players were given little option but to leave the ground early on the final two days.

The BLACKCAPS will relocate to Galle on Sunday to prepare for the first Test against Sri Lanka, starting on Wednesday.

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