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Pawan and Wanuja help Sri Lanka draw first blood in the series

England U19 Tour of Sri Lanka 2021 – 2nd Youth ODI

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Sri Lanka U19 registered a 148-run win in the second Youth ODI against visiting England U19 at SSC Grounds in Colombo.

Sri Lanka U19 Skipper Dunith Wellalage won the toss and chose to bat first. Chamindu Wickramasinghe and Anjula Bandara opened the innings for the hosts, but the duo could not provide them a good start as both of them were inside the first 5 overs.

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The left-handed duo Pawan Pathiraja and Shevon Daniel steadied the ship with a 68-run partnership for the third wicket. After the dismissal of Daniel, Pathiraja was joined by Ranuda Somaratne at the middle, and they built a match changing stand for the fourth wicket putting on 105 runs 129 balls.

The Skipper coming to bat at 6 provided the late impetus to the innings, as Sri Lanka reached 251 for 4 in the allotted 50 overs.

Chasing 252 runs to win, the visitors witnessed a chaotic period from the ball one as they continued to lose wickets at regular intervals, and hurtled to a massive defeat at the end.

The left-arm spinner Wanuja Sahan was the pick of the bowlers for Sri Lanka as he snared 5 wickets for 21 runs. The speedsters Yasiru Rodrigo and Matheesha Pathirana also chipped in with taking 2 scalps each.

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With this win, Sri Lanka U19 leveled the 5-match Youth ODI series 1-1, with 3 more matches remaining.




Result


Sri Lanka U19
251/4 (50)

England U19
103/10 (31.4)

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Chamindu Wickramasinghe c James Rew b Joshua Boyden 7 15 0 0 46.67
Anjala Bandara c Tom Prest b Joshua Boyden 0 5 0 0 0.00
Shevon Daniel c & b Rehan Ahmed 18 52 0 0 34.62
Pawan Pathiraja c Thomas Aspinwall b Rehan Ahmed 113 131 0 0 86.26
Ranuda Somarathne not out 58 79 0 0 73.42
Dunith Wellalage not out 38 22 0 0 172.73


Extras 17 (b 1 , lb 2 , nb 4, w 10, pen 0)
Total 251/4 (50 Overs, RR: 5.02)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Joshua Boyden 8 3 42 2 5.25
Thomas Aspinwall 6 0 42 0 7.00
Tom Prest 8 1 23 0 2.88
Jacob Bethell 3 0 28 0 9.33
Rehan Ahmed 9 1 41 2 4.56
James Coles 6 1 19 0 3.17
Danial Ibrahim 4 0 17 0 4.25
Fateh Singh 6 0 36 0 6.00


Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Jacob Bethell c Amshi De Silva b Yasiru Rodrigo 4 19 0 0 21.05
Tom Prest lbw b Yasiru Rodrigo 0 3 0 0 0.00
George Balderson c Dulith Wellalage b Wanuja Sahan 5 22 0 0 22.73
William Luxton c & b Matheesha Pathirana 12 27 0 0 44.44
James Rew c Pawan Pathiraja b Dulith Wellalage 50 57 0 0 87.72
Danial Ibrahim lbw b Wanuja Sahan 0 2 0 0 0.00
Rehan Ahmed c Wanuja Sahan b Matheesha Pathirana 3 9 0 0 33.33
James Coles st Anjala Bandara b Wanuja Sahan 5 11 0 0 45.45
Thomas Aspinwall lbw b Wanuja Sahan 5 13 0 0 38.46
Fateh Singh c Matheesha Pathirana b Wanuja Sahan 11 16 0 0 68.75
Joshua Boyden not out 0 11 0 0 0.00


Extras 8 (b 0 , lb 0 , nb 0, w 8, pen 0)
Total 103/10 (31.4 Overs, RR: 3.25)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Yasiru Rodrigo 6 0 18 2 3.00
Treveen Mathews 8 1 27 0 3.38
Wanuja Sahan 10 4 21 5 2.10
Matheesha Pathirana 4 0 20 2 5.00
Shevon Daniel 2 1 16 0 8.00
Dunith Wellalage 1.4 0 1 1 0.71