Sri Lanka snapped an eight-match One-Day International losing streak ahead of the World Cup with a 35-run win over Scotland in a rain-affected match in Edinburgh on Tuesday. The Scots may not have qualified for the World Cup 2019 but last year beat tournament hosts and favourites England to prove they were well capable of causing an upset. Saturday’s opener had been abandoned without a ball being bowled due to rain, but the teams had better luck with the weather second time. Dimuth Karunaratne, the new Sri Lanka captain, top-scored with 77 in a total of 322 for eight, just his second fifty at this level and first since he reached the landmark against Scotland on the same ground back in 2011.
It was one of three fifties on the innings, including opening partner Avishka Fernando’s maiden ODI half-century.
But both batsmen men dropped off Brad Wheal, Karunaratne at first slip on 13 and Avishka on 22 at mid-off.