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.
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.
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.
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