Jehan Daniel fought a lone battle with an unbeaten 55 as the teen Aussie Golds beat Sri Lanka by 102 in the third Youth ODI after setting the visitors a target of 252 in Hobart.
Australian captain Will Sutherland decided to make first use of the Hobart track after winning the toss however, the Aussies got off to the worst possible start as Trinity College left armer Rashmika Dilshan managed to trap Matthew Spoors LBW for a first ball duck with the second delivery of the innings. The hosts got back on track thanks to a 103-run partnership between opener Ryan Hackney and Jack Edwards for the 2nd wicket.
Captain and ambidextrous bowler Kamindu Mendis struck next, dismissing opener Ryan Hackney for 39 off 72 deliveries, however Jack Edwards lived by the sword and powered on past fifty, carrying on with some lusty blows he looked good for a century.
Jonathan Merlo came and went as he was run out for 9 runs thanks to some brilliant work by Hareen Weerasinghe.
Edwards fell short of a century as he missed-timed a big hit off the bowling of Mendis and was caught at mid-on for 95, a knock which included seven fours and two sixes.
The Australia U19s inflicted a humiliating 160 run loss on the touring Sri Lankan U19s…
Austin Waugh partnered with skipper Will Sutherland as the youngsters in gold launched a late-innings assault.
Sutherland slammed 6-4-4 at one stage, powering to 49 from 33 balls before being caught-out at long-off, trying to bring up his milestone with a big hit.
Waugh played the anchor role to captain Sutherland’s fireworks but came out of his shell as the latter departed.
Austin Waugh son of Aussie great, Steve Waugh, brought on the class with a classic slog sweep boundary befitting the surname followed by a straight six helping him to an unbeaten 40 off 54 balls.
For the visitors, left arm spinner Jayawickrama finished with 2-56 from his 10 overs while Kamindu Mendis (1/17), Jehan Daniel (1/29) and Rashmika Dilshan (1/33) were the others to pitch in with wickets.
With a target of 252, Ryan Hadley gave the Aussie Golds the perfect start as the paceman sent back Maris Stella batsman Lasith Croospulle, trapping him plumb in front for a duck off two deliveries.
Sri Lanka U19s defended a below par total to beat Australia U19s by 8 runs in the second youth ODI in Hobart…
The visitors’ innings never got going as a collapse from the top and middle order meant they were reduced to 50 for the loss of 5 wickets early on in the chase.
Left hander Vishva Chathuranga (10) and Trinity College batsman Hasitha Boyagoda (15) was the only two to get into double figures as fellow top order batsmen failed to impact the scoreboard.
All-rounder Jehan Daniel walked in at number six and brought some life back into the Sri Lankan innings with a gritty, unbeaten 55 off 84 balls with 5 fours.
Daniel fought single handedly as the Sri Lankan lower order failed to provide support, resulting in Sri Lanka been bowled out for 149 in 32.4 overs handing the Aussies a convincing 102 run win and a 2-1 lead in the 5 match ODI series.
Ryan Hadley was the pick of the Aussie bowlers with figures of 4 for 61 in 10 overs while Lloyd Pope bagged 3 for 46 in his allotted 10 overs.
The fourth ODI is scheduled to take place on Friday, 21st April at Hobart.
Australia U19 251/7 (50) Jack Edwards 95, Will Sutherland 49, Austin Waugh 40*, Ryan Hackney 39, Praveen Jayawickrama 2/56
Sri Lanka U19 149 (32.4) Jehan Daniel 55*, Ryan Hadley 4/61, Lloyd Pope 3/46
Result: AUSTRALIA U19 WON BY 102 RUNS