Bangladesh U19 go 1-0 up despite Navod Paranavithana heroics

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh -2nd Youth ODI


Navod Paranavithana starred with both bat and ball for the hosts, but it wasn’t sufficient as Sri Lanka U19s went down by a whisker on the Duckworth-Lewis method against  Bangladesh U19s on Thursday (01). 

Overnight rain meant the game was already reduced to a 43 over affair, as Sri Lanka surprisingly won the toss and batted first with gloomy skies around at the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium.

Sri Lanka U19s still put up a respectable 192/9 in their allotted 43 overs, with Paranavithana – who has impressed throughout the tour – the star with the bat once again.

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Paranavithana went on to make 83 useful runs to help Sri Lanka U19s to a competitive score while he got good support from Avishka Tharindu who chipped in with 43 runs.

Sahin Alam was the pick of the Bangladeshi U19 bowlers capturing four scalps while Shoriful Islam picked up 3/49.

Navod Paranavithana had Bangladesh in all sorts defending 192 as him and Ashian Daniel captured two wickets apiece to get Sri Lanka ahead on Duckworth-Lewis.

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But a timely partnership between unbeaten batsmen Akbar Ali (30*) and Shamim Tatwary (27*) made sure Bangladesh got back ahead at the completion of 20 overs. The visitors eventually got to 101/4 at 20.4 overs and made sure they were 8 runs ahead on D/L when the heavens opened up.

Sri Lanka U19192/9 (43) Navod Paranavithana 83, Avishka Tharindu 43, Nipun Dananajaya 23, Sahin Alam 4/43, Shoriful Islam 3/49, Mrittunjoy Chowdhury 2/42 

Bangladesh U19101/4 (20.4) Akbar Ali 30*, Shamim Tatwary 27*, Ashian Daniel 2/15, Navod Paranawithana 2/31