Ambris hit century for Windies ‘A’
FLORENCE HALL – Vincentian Sunil Ambris sent a message to the West Indies’ selectors that he should’ve been chosen for the tour of Zimbabwe with a fourth first-class century yesterday.
The right-handed Ambris hit 12 fours in a knock of 106 as the West Indies ‘A’, resuming from 236 for four overnight, reached 364 for eight off 120 overs when rain stopped play 40 minutes after on the second day of the first “Test” against Sri Lanka “A” at the Trelawny Multiplex in Jamaica.
With play starting half hour early, the Windies ‘A’ batsmen added 128 runs in the 44 overs which were possible.
The 24-year-old Ambris, who made an encouraging One-Day International debut against England with an unbeaten 38, took took centre stage after resuming from 62 not out.
He batted overall for 264 minutes and faced 156 balls before he was sixth out with the total on 332.
He shared a fifth-wicket stand of 136 runs with diminutive left-hander Vishaul Singh, who was trapped leg before wicket by fast bowler Asitha Fernando for 81 after restarting on 56.
Singh, who was dropped after failing in three home Tests against Pakistan earlier this year, batted for 309 minutes and faced 219 balls. He only struck four boundaries.
Heavy-set all-rounder Rahkeem Cornwall weighed in with 36, which included five fours as he and Ambris added a further 51 runs for the sixth wicket.
Left-arm spinner Malinda Pushpakumara was the leading bowler for Sri Lanka ‘A’ with three for 104 off 36 overs, while fast medium bowler Chamika Karunaratne took two for 61 in 21 overs. (EZS)