Kamil Mishara century to no avail; Australia take lead

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Australia U19s drew first blood in the three-match youth ODI series beating Sri Lanka U19s by 7 wickets in the first match at P. Sara Oval Grounds on Thursday.

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Two left-handers from both teams notched up centuries. But, it was Australia’s Sam Fenning’s quick-fire 94-ball 108 which helped the visitors to chase down 263 with 13 balls to spare. Earlier, Sri Lanka on the back of Kamil Mishara’s century put up a decent score.

After opting to bat first, the home team got off to a solid start. The left-handed opening duo of Navod Paranavithana and Mishara added 126 runs for the first wicket before the former was stumped for 45.

After one-drop batsman Mohammed Shamaz fell cheaply, Mishara found an able batting partner in skipper Nipun Dananjaya as they went onto add a vital 98-run stand to put Sri Lanka in a strong position to launch in the final overs.

Mishara fell in the 46th over, while Dananjaya departed in the penultimate over of the innings. Mishara struck 12 fours and 3 sixes during his fine 123 which came off 157 balls.

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Dananjaya played rapidly to score at a strike rate of 106.81 and managed seven fours during his 44-ball 47.

None of the lower middle order batsmen made hefty contributions as the visitors’ bowlers made a late comeback to restrict the hosts’ final surge.

Fenning, playing his maiden youth ODI along with Corey Hunter raced to 114 before the 20-over mark to lay a perfect platform in their run-chase.

Fenning, was aggressive against the Lankan spin-attack and gave no chance for them to settle on a belter of a surface. He slammed 14 boundaries and 2 sixes as Australia coasted to victory in the 48th over to take a 1-0 lead.

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After Fenning’s dismissal, Oliver Davies made sure Australia do not run into any major hiccups scoring an unbeaten half-century.

The second youth ODI between the two teams will be played on 5th January at the same venue.

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Full Scorecard

Sri Lanka U19

262/6 & 0/0

(0 overs)

Result

Australia U19

263/3 & 0/0

(0 overs)

AUS U19 won by 7 wickets

Sri Lanka U19’s 1st Innings

BattingRB
Navod Paranavithana st Holt b Freeman4578
Kamil Mishara c Oates b Evans123157
Mohomed Shamaz c Sutherland b Sangha34
Nipun Dananjaya c Willans b Kann4744
Avishka Tharindu c Holt b Evans1211
Chamindu Wijesinghe c Evans b Kann23
Sonal Dinusha not out22
Raveen de Silva not out52
Extras
23 (lb 9, nb 1, w 13)
Total
262/6 (50 overs)
Fall of Wickets:
1-126 (ND Paranavithana, 28.3 ov), 2-131 (Mohamed Samaaz, 29.6 ov), 3-229 (K Mishara, 45.6 ov), 4-245 (ND Perera, 48.1 ov), 5-247 (C Wijesinghe, 48.4 ov), 6-256 (A Tharindu, 49.3 ov)
BowlingOMRWE
M Willans102450 4.50
Z Evans80532 6.63
J Kann60272 4.50
JA Freeman101441 4.40
O Davies80380 4.75
T Sangha80461 5.75

Australia U19’s 1st Innings

BattingRB
Corey Hunter b R Sanjaya4763
Sam Fanning c A Tharindu b R de Silva10894
Keegan Oates c & b N Paranavithana2954
Oliver Davies not out5044
Will Sutherland not out2532
Extras
4 (lb 4)
Total
263/3 (47.5 overs)
Fall of Wickets:
1-114 (CB Hunter, 19.2 ov), 2-174 (S Fanning, 32.4 ov), 3-195 (K Oates, 37.3 ov)
BowlingOMRWE
Chamindu Wijesinghe50350 7.00
Dilshan Madushanka60290 4.83
Ashan Daniel90520 5.78
Rohan Sanjaya100451 4.50
Raveen de Silva100581 5.80
Navod Paranavithana7.50401 5.33