India U19 put on a brilliant team effort to level the 5-match series 2-2, winning the must-win 4th Youth ODI today at the Tyronne Fernando Stadium, Moratuwa by a comfortable 135 runs.
The Indian U19 skipper – Aryan Juyal elected to bat first after winning the toss. Both teams fielded changed XIs. Sri Lanka was forced to make 5 changes as some players were released to sit for the ongoing G.C.E Advanced Level Examination. India also made 3 changes to their team which lost the previous match by 7 runs in Colombo.
Changes made by Sri Lanka U19:
|Kamil Mishara||Nishan Madushka|
|Muditha Lakshan||Nuwanidu Fernando|
|Navodya Vijayakumara||Pasindu Sooriyabandara|
|Avishka Lakshan||Lakshitha Manasinghe|
|Ruvin Peiris||Naveen Fernando|
Sri Lanka U19 continued their winning form, beating India U19 by a mere 7 runs in the 3 rd Youth ODI played at the Sinhalese Sports……
Ruvin Peiris shared the new ball with Nipun Malinga today in the absence of Naveen Fernando and was hit for 24 runs in his first 2 overs while Nipun Malinga on the other end gave away only 3 runs in his first 3 overs. Replacing Peiris in the 6th over of the match, Navodya Vijayakumara gave Sri Lanka the first breakthrough dismissing Atharva Taide who was on 20 with 4 boundaries.
Pavan Shah then paired up with opener Devdutt Padikkal to add 94 runs for the 2nd wicket, fluently. The stylish left-hander Padikkal went onto score a classy half-century while Shah was dismissed by off-spinning all-rounder Sandun Mendis for 36.
Skipper Aryan Juyal and Yash Rathod who paired up after off-spinner Avishka Lakshan bowled Padikkal put up the second 90 plus partnership of the Indian inning. Both batsmen scored brilliant half-centuries.
Sameer Chaudhary coming at 7 gave the finishing touches to a brilliant team innings scoring 24 runs in just 16 deliveries with 2 sixes.
Avishka Lakshan and Sandun Mendis took 2 wickets each while Shashika Dulshan and Navodya Vijayakumara shared the remaining 2 wickets to fall in the Indian inning which ended on 278/6 at the end of 50 overs.
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The Sri Lankan run-chase faced an early blow as pacer Akash Pandey dismissed Kamil Mishara for a duck. In form batters Navod Paranavithana and skipper Nipun Dananjaya then added 60 runs for the 2nd wicket before off-spinning all-rounder Ayush Badoni got rid of Paranavithana for 45 denying him consecutive half-centuries.
Then onwards the Indian spinners just ran through the Lankan batting order with ease picking up the remaining 8 wickets for just 79 runs. Muditha Lakshan (18) and Ruvin Peiris (10) were the only batsmen apart from Paranavithana and Captain Dananjaya (36) who reached the double figure mark.
Ayush Badoni and left-arm spinner Harsh Tyagi claimed 3 wickets each. The hosts were bundled out for 143 runs in 37.2 overs handing India a 135-run victory.
The two teams will meet each other for the last time in this series this Friday (10th) at the same venue as they lock horns in the decider.
Sri Lanka U19
Ind U19 won by 135 runs
India U19’s Innings
|Atharva Taide||c K.Mishara b N.Vijayakumara||20||19|
|Devdutt Paddikal||b S.Lakshan||71||91|
|Pawan Shah||c S.Dinusha b S.Mendis||36||43|
|Aryan Juyal||st K.Mishara b S.Dulshan||60||67|
|Yash Ratod||c N.Paranavitana b S.Mendis||56||60|
|Ayush Badoni||c N.Vijayakumara b S.Lakshan||0||3|
|Sameer Choudhary||not out||24||16|
|Mohit Jangra||not out||1||1|
Sri Lanka U19’s Innings
|Kamil Mishara||c A.Juyal b A.Pandey||0||9|
|Navod Paranavitana||b A.Badoni||45||59|
|Nipun Dananjaya||c & b H.Tyagi||36||56|
|Sonal Dinusha||lbw by A.Badoni||3||7|
|Sandun Mendis||b A.Badoni||4||2|
|Navodaya Vijayakumara||c H.Tyagi b A,Taide||8||25|
|Muditha Lakshan||c A.Juyal b H.Tyagi||18||24|
|Nipun Malinga||c P.Shah b H.Tyagi||0||5|
|Ruvin Peiris||lbw by S.Desai||10||15|
|Shashika Dulshan||not out||2||11|
|Avishka Lakshan||(runout) A.Juyal||9||11|