Dunith, Sadisha dominate Uganda

ICC U19 World Cup 2022 - Warm-up matches


The high-riding Sri Lanka U19 team took another positive step forward in their World Cup campaign as they pulled off a thumping win over Uganda U19s in their final warm-up match.

Again, getting an opportunity to take first lease of the track, Sri Lanka amassed a total of 277 runs for the loss of 8 wickets.

The chief scorer of the team was Royalist Sadisha Rajapaksa, who staged a knock of class with 75 runs to his name and remained unbeaten. He hit 9 elegant boundaries in his 90-ball stay at the centre.

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The man in form, Shevon Daniel also chipped in with a well-made 46 runs while Yasiru Rodrigo added his trademark lower-order resistance with 32 runs off his willow.

Joseph Baguma was fabulous with the ball for Uganda as the right-arm offie managed to grab a few eyeballs towards him with a brilliant spell of 2 for 25 in his 8 overs.

It was a rather brief outing for the Uganda batters in their chase.

Dunith Wellalage’s 3 overs were too much for the young Ugandans, who are playing just their 3rd World Cup as a nation.

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Wellalage picked up 4 wickets in his 3 overs without giving away a single run. Read that again.

A couple of wickets each from the seamers Yasiru Rodrigo and Chamindu Wickramasinghe saw the job done for the Lankans.

Uganda managed only 46 runs in 21.2 overs.

Brief Scores

SL U19 277/8 (50) Sadisha Rajapaksa 75*, Shevon Daniel 46, Yasiru Rodrigo 32*, Joseph Baguma 2/25, Pascal Murungi 2/63

UGA U19 46/10 (21.2) Dunith Wellalage 4/00, Chamind Wickramasinghe 2/05, Yasiru Rodrigo 2/06

Sri Lanka U19 won by 231 runs