Sri Lanka U19s participated in their first match of the ICC U19 World Cup 2020 today (19th January) at Bloemfontein and failed to register a win, going down by 90 runs against tournament favorites India.
Sri Lanka skipper Nipun Dhananjaya won the toss and invited Priyam Garg’s team to have a crack at the pitch and that’s exactly what the Indians did.
From beginning to end, the Indian youngsters paced the innings so well they almost carried the team over 300. IPL millionaire Yashashvi Jaiswal laid the foundation for a huge score with a glorious half-century while skipper Garg also mustered half-century in the first match.
Indian youngsters Yashasvi Jaiswal, Priyam Garg and Dhruv Jurel were the stars of the batting unit, as bad fielding efforts also helped India to 290+. Sri Lanka U19s granted 17 extras in their bowling effort against the defending champions.
The Sri Lankan death bowling looked clueless as the Indian U19s stole 98 runs in the last 10 overs from Sri Lanka.
Skipper Nipun Dhananjaya was the sole batsman to reach 50-mark in Sri Lanka’s 207 during the reply innings. The Sri Lanka captain was on his way to the target as he balanced the required run rate.
Ravindu Rashanstha also played well as he missed a half-century by 1 run.
Ultimately, the Indians were too good for Sri Lanka as the islanders were dismissed for 207 inside 46 overs, to hand India U19s a comfortable victory in their title defense.
Sri Lanka U19s will play their 2nd match in the ICC U19 World Cup against New Zealand on 22nd January at the same venue and that fixture will be vital for Sri Lanka to qualify for the knockout stages.
|Yashasvi Jaiswal||c Kamil Mishara b Dilshan Madusanka||59||74||8||0||79.73|
|Divyansh Saxena||c Nipun Dananjaya b Amshi De Silva||23||27||3||0||85.19|
|Thakur Tilak Varma||st Kamil Mishara b Ashian Daniel||46||53||3||0||86.79|
|Priyam Garg||st Kamil Mishara b Kavindu Nadeeshan||56||72||2||0||77.78|
|Dhruv Jurel||not out||52||48||3||1||108.33|
|Siddhesh Veer||not out||44||27||6||1||162.96|
|Extras||17 (b 0 , lb 1 , nb 1, w 15, pen 0)|
|Total||297/4 (50 Overs, RR: 5.94)|
|Fall of Wickets||1-66 (11.5) Divyansh Saxena, 2-112 (21.4) Yashasvi Jaiswal, 3-171 (31.3) Thakur Tilak Varma, 4-234 (42.2) Priyam Garg,|
|Amshi De Silva||6||0||40||1||6.67|
|Navod Paranavithana||c Akash Singh b Sushant Mishra||6||13||0||0||46.15|
|Kamil Mishara||b Siddhesh Veer||39||59||4||1||66.10|
|Ravindu De Silva||b Yashasvi Jaiswal||49||70||5||0||70.00|
|Thaveesha Abhishek||c Thakur Tilak Varma b Karthik Tyagi||15||33||0||0||45.45|
|Nipun Dananjaya||lbw b Akash Singh||50||59||2||1||84.75|
|Sonal Dinusha||c Dhruv Jurel b Akash Singh||16||16||0||1||100.00|
|Kavindu Nadeeshan||b Ravi Bishnol||4||11||0||0||36.36|
|Ashian Daniel||lbw b Ravi Bishnol||0||1||0||0||0.00|
|Amshi De Silva||c Priyam Garg b Siddhesh Veer||5||4||1||0||125.00|
|Dilshan Madusanka||not out||4||4||1||0||100.00|
|Matheesha Pathirana||run out (Divyansh Saxena)||0||3||0||0||0.00|
|Extras||19 (b 4 , lb 1 , nb 1, w 13, pen 0)|
|Total||207/10 (45.2 Overs, RR: 4.57)|
|Fall of Wickets||1-19 (3.6) Navod Paranavithana, 2-106 (22.5) Ravindu De Silva, 3-113 (24.5) Kamil Mishara, 4-148 (33.2) Thaveesha Abhishek, 5-181 (38.2) Sonal Dinusha, 6-195 (41.5) Kavindu Nadeeshan, 7-195 (41.6) Ashian Daniel, 8-203 (43.4) Amshi De Silva, 9-203 (44.3) Nipun Dananjaya, 10-207 (45.2) Matheesha Pathirana,|