Sri Lanka U19s fall short by 7 runs

Australia U19 Tour of Sri Lanka 2019

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Sri Lanka U19s succumbed to a close 7-run defeat at the hands of Australia U19s in their second youth ODI played on Saturday at P. Sara Oval Grounds.

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With the visitors having taken a 1-0 lead prior to this match, the hosts needed an improved performance to topple the junior Aussies.

Australia U19s won the toss and opted to bat first on a belter of a surface. Right arm seamer Chamindu Wijesinghe took two early wickets to peg back the visiting team. But, a fine defiance from Keegan Oates and Oliver Davies set a solid foundation.

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Davies in particular scored at a brisk pace to score a 48-ball 52 with 6 fours and 2 sixes. He fell to the left-arm spin of Rohan Sanjaya in the 24th over.

Just when the home team looked to tighten the screws on the run flow, Will Sutherland came in and smashed a brilliant 115 off just 91 balls with 10 boundaries and 5 maximums to put Australia over the 300-run mark.

Oates played the anchor role scoring an excellent 95 at number three position. He and Sutherland added 112 runs for the fourth wicket.

Chasing a stiff target of 305, Sri Lanka got off to the worst possible start when in-form Navod Paranavithana fell in the very first ball. The centurion from the last game, Kamil Mishara fell cheaply. But, Mohammed Shamaaz and skipper Nipun Dhananjaya steadied the chase with a 115-run stand for the 3rd wicket.

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Shamaaz had to retire himself due to an injury, which brought Avishka Tharindu to the crease. Tharindu and Dhananjaya, both fell within two deliveries as Liam Marshall dented the Lankan innings.

Thereafter, Chamindu Wijesinghe and Sonal Dinusha gave a fighting opportunity for the young Lions with a 98-run stand. Wijesinghe scored at nearly 120, accumulating 63 off 53 balls with 9 fours. His dismissal triggered yet another collapse as Sri Lanka failed to surpass the Aussie score.

Left-handed Dinusha held his fort scoring an unbeaten 59 off 56 balls. But, there was no support from the tailenders as the Sri Lanka U19s fell short by 7 runs.

With Australia U19s already taking an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series, the third and final ODI will be played for pride on 8th January at the same venue.   

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Full Scorecard

Australia U19

304/5

(50 overs)

Result

Sri Lanka U19

297/9

(50 overs)

Aus U19 won by 7 runs

Australia U19’s Innings

BattingRB
Sam Fanning b C Wijesinghe26
Corey Hunter c N Paranavithana b C Wijesinghe1537
Keegan Oates (runout) N Paranavithana95100
Oliver Davies c & b R Sanjaya5248
Will Sutherland (runout) Madushanka11591
Lachlan Hearne not out1718
Extras
8 (lb 6, w 2)
Total
304/5 (50 overs)
Fall of Wickets:
1-7 (S Fanning, 1.6 ov), 2-39 (CB Hunter, 9.5 ov), 3-117 (O Davies, 23.2 ov), 4-229 (K Oates, 42.2 ov), 5-304 (W Sutherland, 49.6 ov)
BowlingOMRWE
Dilshan Madushanka80340 4.25
Chamindu Wijesinghe90602 6.67
Ashan Daniel60390 6.50
Avishka Tharindu10180 18.00
Rohan Sanjaya100511 5.10
Raveen de Silva70310 4.43
Navod Paranavithana90650 7.22

Sri Lanka U19’s Innings

BattingRB
Navod Paranavithana c Holt b Carlisle01
Kamil Mishara c Holt b Carlisle1523
Mohamed Samaaz c Marshall b Kann7975
Nipun Dananjaya c Oates b Marshall5471
Avishka Tharindu c Hearne b Marshall01
Sonal Dinusha not out5956
Chamindu Wijesinghe lbw by Freeman6353
Raveen de Silva c Sutherland b Freeman13
Ashan Daniel c Oates b Carlisle1015
Rohan Sanjaya c Davies b Carlisle42
Dilshan Madushanka not out00
Extras
12 (lb 2, w 10)
Total
297/9 (50 overs)
Fall of Wickets:
1-0 (ND Paranavithana, 0.1 ov), 2-35 (K Mishara, 6.3 ov), 3-151 (A Tharindu, 27.2 ov), 4-151 (ND Perera, 27.3 ov), 5-249 (C Wijesinghe, 42.1 ov), 6-257 (Mohamed Samaaz, 43.5 ov), 7-259 (R de Silva, 44.4 ov), 8-281 (A Daniel, 48.2 ov), 9-286 (R Sanjaya, 48.5 ov)
BowlingOMRWE
Iain Carlisle90604 6.67
Liam Marshall60372 6.17
Josh Kann100731 7.30
Oliver Davies100440 4.40
Jarrod Freeman100532 5.30
Lachlan Hearne50280 5.60