Shashika Dulshan’s five-fer script Hong Kong thrashing

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Sri Lankan spinners’ dazzling performances guided Sri Lanka U19 side to a comfortable 10-wicket victory against the less fancied Hong Kong team in their U19 Asia Cup 2018 match in Bangladesh on Sunday.

Once again Sri Lankan skipper Nipun Dananjaya won the toss and elected to field on the same Chittagong wicket. Sri Lanka made only one change from their previous victory, Royalist Kamil Mishara came into the side at the expense of fast bowler Naveen Fernando.

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As expected, the Sri Lankan bowlers were right on the money from the word go. Kalana Perera dismissed both openers for ducks before the spinners came into play. Shashika Dulshan and Dunnith Wellalage then tested the inexperienced Hong Kong side with their spin, accompanied by Kalhara  Senarathna. The Hong Kong batsmen had no reply to the Sri Lankan spin trio, as they were all dismissed for 56 runs. Except for Adit Gorawara’s 10 runs no other batsman even cross the double digit score.

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Continuing his form from the  previous match, Dulshan  picked up his maiden 5 wicket haul for just 19 runs. Wellalage and Senarathna picked up 2 wickets and 1 wicket respectively.

The Sri Lankan opening pair achieved this target inside 10 overs with ease. Skipper Dananjaya scored 35 off 29 balls and guided the team to a comfortable victory.

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Dulshan was elected as the Player of the Match for his scintillating performance.

Sri Lanka will next meet Pakistan  on the 2nd of October.


Full Scorecard

Hong Kong U19


(33.1 overs)


Sri Lanka U19


(9.2 overs)

SL U19 won by 10 wickets

Hong Kong U19’s Innings

Harpreet Singh lbw by K Perera015
Kalhan Challu c N Madushka b K Perera04
Wajid Shafi c N Dananjaya b S Dulshan444
Kabir Sodhi c N Dananjaya b S Dulshan622
Adit Gorawara c K Senarathne b S Dulshan1033
Daniyal Butt b D Wellalage315
Haroon Arshed c D Wellalage b S Dulshan66
Nasrulla Rana c N Dananjaya b D Wellalage930
Hassan Khan lbw by S Dulshan18
Mohammad Hassan b K Senarathne321
Raunaq Kapur not out01
14 (lb 6, w 8)
56/10 (33.1 overs)
Fall of Wickets:
1-6 (K Challu, 2.3 ov), 2-11 (H Singh, 4.2 ov), 3-22 (K Sodhi, 11.1 ov), 4-29 (W Shafi, 17.4 ov), 5-36 (A Gorawara, 21.2 ov), 6-42 (D Butt, 22.5 ov), 7-42 (H Arshed, 23.2 ov), 8-45 (H Khan, 25.2 ov), 9-56 (N Rana, 32.5 ov), 10-56 (M Hassan, 33.1 ov)
Kalana Perera50112 2.20
Nipun Malinga5440 0.80
Kalhara Senarathne7.11111 1.55
Shashika Dulshan104195 1.90
Dunith Wellalage6352 0.83

Sri Lanka U19’s Innings

Navod Paranavithana not out3529
Nishan Madushka not out2127
2 (w 2)
58/0 (9.2 overs)
Fall of Wickets:
Haroon Arshed20140 7.00
Mohammad Hassan2.20160 7.27
Raunaq Kapur30110 3.67
Nasrulla Rana10130 13.00
Hassan Khan1040 4.00