Johnson notches third century on Sri Lankan tour

Jamaica and West Indies Under-19 batter Jordan Johnson says backing his abilities and spending time at the crease have been key recipes on the tour of Sri Lanka so far after notching his third century.

Johnson produced a scintillating effort to close the day on 133 as the West Indies Under-19's batting a second time, reached 251-8, a slender lead of 52 runs in Dambulla.

Johnson who followed up his 149 in the first youth test with a half-century in the first innings, has been the stand-out batter for the Windies with 133 not out.

His knock has been littered so far with 16 fours and a six. Another Jamaican, Steven Wedderburn made 37 and shared in a 71 run second wicket partnership with Johnson.

Earlier, Nathan Sealy with 4-82 and Isai Thorne and Tarrique Edward with two wickets each, combined to dismiss Sri Lanka Under 19's for 326 in their first innings reply to the Caribbean team's 127 all out on day one.

Malsha Tharupathi led the way for the hosts with 70, while Rusanda Gamage also got 58.

Jamaican Deshawn James also picked up 1-39.

Scores in the game: West Indies Under19s: 127 & 251-8 declared, Sri Lanka 326 all out.



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