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Bowling and Fielding errors cost Sri Lanka U19s their tournament opener

ICC U19 World Cup 2020

ICC Under 19 World Cup 2020 - India U19 vs Sri Lanka U19

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.


Sri Lanka U19
207/10 (45.2)
India U19
297/4 (50)
Yashasvi Jaiswal c Kamil Mishara b Dilshan Madusanka59748079.73
Divyansh Saxena c Nipun Dananjaya b Amshi De Silva23273085.19
Thakur Tilak Varma st Kamil Mishara b Ashian Daniel46533086.79
Priyam Garg st Kamil Mishara b Kavindu Nadeeshan56722077.78
Dhruv Jurel not out524831108.33
Siddhesh Veer not out442761162.96
Extras17 (b 0 , lb 1 , nb 1, w 15, pen 0)
Total297/4 (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 Silva604016.67
Matheesha Pathirana804906.12
Ashian Daniel1013913.90
Dilshan Madusanka1006916.90
Kavindu Nadeeshan1005815.80
Navod Paranavithana604106.83

Navod Paranavithana c Akash Singh b Sushant Mishra6130046.15
Kamil Mishara b Siddhesh Veer39594166.10
Ravindu De Silva b Yashasvi Jaiswal49705070.00
Thaveesha Abhishek c Thakur Tilak Varma b Karthik Tyagi15330045.45
Nipun Dananjaya lbw b Akash Singh50592184.75
Sonal Dinusha c Dhruv Jurel b Akash Singh161601100.00
Kavindu Nadeeshan b Ravi Bishnol4110036.36
Ashian Daniel lbw b Ravi Bishnol01000.00
Amshi De Silva c Priyam Garg b Siddhesh Veer5410125.00
Dilshan Madusanka not out4410100.00
Matheesha Pathirana run out (Divyansh Saxena)03000.00
Extras19 (b 4 , lb 1 , nb 1, w 13, pen 0)
Total207/10 (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,
Karthik Tyagi7.202713.75
Sushant Mishra703414.86
Akash Singh912923.22
Siddhesh Veer603425.67
Ravi Bishnol1004424.40
Subhang Hegde201005.00
Yashasvi Jaiswal301816.00
Tilak Varma10606.00