Navod Paranavithana special helps Sri Lanka U19 level series

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh 3rd Youth ODI

With plenty of rain around ahead of the 3rd Youth ODI against Bangladesh, the Sri Lanka  U19s won the toss and elected to field first at the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium on Saturday. 

Gritty Navod Paranavithana shines on opening day

A tame opening day of the 2nd U19 Test saw Sri Lanka U19s reach 219/9 in 90 overs against the visiting Bangladeshis at the FTZ…

The game was already reduced to a 45 over affair before the rain intervened once again with Bangladesh 26.4 overs into their innings.
The visitors were setting themselves up for a formidable score reaching 114/3 but rain meant that the Sri Lanka U19s were given a revised target of 161 to win in 25 overs.
Right arm quick from St. Joseph’s College, Lakshan Gamage was impressive for the hosts, capturing 2/14, while Tanzid Thamim top scored with 38 for the Bangladeshis.
Sri Lanka, who had a couple of poor shows with the bat in the series, came out all guns blazing with Mahindian Navod Paranavithana continuing from where he left off in the previous game. The stylish left hander hailing from the south, went on to hit a quick-fire 62 following his 83 in the 2nd Youth ODI.

>>Photos: Sri Lanka U19 vs Bangladesh U19 | 1st Youth ODI<<

His knock helped Sri Lanka U19s reach the target in just 16.4 overs to square the series at 1-1.

Ravindu Rashantha(32*) and Nipun Dananjaya(38*) made sure there were no further hiccups after the dismissal of Paranavithana, as Sri Lanka U19s batting finally came good in the crunch game.
Bangladesh U19 – 114/3 (26.4): Tanzid Hassan Thamim 38, Mahmudul Hssan Joy 25*, Tawhid Hridoy 20, Lakshan Gamage 2/14 

Sri Lanka U19 161/2 (16.4): Navod Paranavithana 62, Nipun Dananjaya 38*, Ravindu Rashantha 32*,  Kamil Mishara 26
Revised target – 161(25)


Full Scorecard

Ban U19


(26.4 overs)


Sri Lanka U19


(13.4 overs)

Ban U19’s Innings

Tanzid Hasan c & b L Gamage3836
Pritom Kumar c R de Silva b L Gamage835
Towhid Hridoy lbw by R de Silva2038
Hassan Joy not out2539
Shamim Hossain not out512
18 (b 4, w 14)
114/3 (26.4 overs)
Fall of Wickets:
1-57 (Tanzid Hasan, 10.4 ov), 2-60 (Pritom Kumar, 12.2 ov), 3-105 (Towhid Hridoy, 23.5 ov)
Chamindu Wijesinghe50420 8.40
Ashan Daniel6.40160 2.50
Lakshan Gamage40142 3.50
Raveen de Silva80251 3.13
Rohan Sanjaya3130 1.00

Sri Lanka U19’s Innings

Navod Paranavithana st A Ali b S Hossain6239
Kamil Mishara c T Hridoy b A Galib2612
Nipun Dananjaya not out3815
3 (w 3)
161/2 (13.4 overs)
Fall of Wickets:
1-66 (ND Paranavithana, 5.5 ov), 2-115 (ND Paranavithana, 12.1 ov)
Shoriful Islam30390 13.00
Mittunjoy Chowdhury30350 11.67
Shamim Hossain30221 7.33
Asadullah Galib3.40371 10.88
Rakibul Hasan1090 9.00