Worcestershire batter Jack Haynes played a significant part in England Lions recovering to draw the first Test with Sri Lanka A in Galle today (Friday).
Haynes came to the wicket with the Lions in trouble at 67-4 after being set a target of 333 by the home side.
But Haynes and Lancashire’s Josh Bohannon steadied the innings by adding 88 for the fifth wicket.
Haynes finished as the Lions second top scorer with 43 from 38 deliveries with three boundaries.
It followed on from his two half centuries against the Sri Lanka Board X1 last week.
Bohannon (57) and Haynes, who was lbw, both were dismissed in the space of three deliveries from Lakshitha Manasinghe.
The Lions were then 158-6 but Jamie Smith (39 not out) and Liam Patterson-White (25) continued the recovery and they reached 221-7 before the two sides shook hands.
Earlier, Sri Lanka A had declared at a massive 663-9 declared, a sharp contrast to their first innings when they were bowled out for 136.
They were 654-3 at one stage but then lost six wickets for nine runs before the declaration with Jack Carson finishing with 4-173.
Haynes and the Lions will now start preparing for the second Test, also in Galle, which begins on Tuesday (February 7).