Northamptonshire' Keogh shines in draw against Sri Lanka
Northampton: Sri Lanka's final tour match before next week's first Test against England saw them draw with Northamptonshire at Northampton yesterday.
A draw was always the most likely outcome after Saturday's third day of four was washed out without a ball bowled and became all but inevitable after Sri Lanka opted against enforcing the follow-on on Sunday.
Sri Lanka made 558 for eight declared with Lahiru Thirimanne — captain for this match in the absence of the rested Angelo Mathews — top-scoring with a career-best 156 after being dropped first ball and opener Kaushal Silva 152 before retiring hurt.
The hosts responded with 345 all out featuring Rob Keogh's 120 — the first first-class hundred by a Northamptonshire batsman this season.