The first two days of the youth international fixture between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh were completely washed off due to rain at Barisal.
Starting the game 2 days and a session later, the Sri Lankan youth team won the toss and elected to bat first. They took an early blow as opener Thaveesha Abhishek was clean bowled in the second over of the game.
Steady partnerships from then on by the rest of the top-order made sure that Sri Lanka got off to a comfortable start. Mahanamian Sonal Dinusha scored a half-century, coming in at No. 4, while opener Chamindu Wickramasighe departed with 48 runs to his name.
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The Sri Lankan skipper, who led the middle-order, held the innings together for the Lankans as he went on to become the top-scorer with an elegant 67 runs to his name. The Josephian duo Lakshan Gamage and Dunith Wellalge met at the crease to add more colour to the Sri Lankan innings by putting up 92-run stand for the 7th wicket.
Wellalage stood unbeaten at the crease with 50 runs to his name while Gamage got to a busy 46. The Islanders scored 331 runs for the loss of 7 wickets and declared their innings. The promising left-arm quick, Dilshan Madushanka brought the early breakthrough for Sri Lanka with the ball when he got the edge of the Bangladeshi opener Prantik Nawrose Nabil with just the 4th ball of the innings.
The host were at 63 for 2, recovering slightly from the early strike, when young Matheesha Pathirana decided to pull them down again. The square-arm speedster picked up 3 quick wickets within the next 3 runs. He was skiddy and on-target as he managed to walk away with excellent figures of 3 for 13 in his 6.2 over spell on debut. Lakshan Gamage also picked up 2 wickets to add up to his value as an all-rounder.
Bangladesh were on 145 for 6 by the fourth evening of the game as it ended in a draw.
|Chamindu Wickramasinghe||c Pritom Kumar b Asadullah Galib||45||51||9||0||88.24|
|Thaveesha Abhishek||b Asadullah Galib||1||9||0||0||11.11|
|Ravindu De Silva||lbw b Noman Chowdhury||21||54||3||0||38.89|
|Sonal Dinusha||c Pritom Kumar b Ashraful Islam||58||110||7||1||52.73|
|Nipun Dananjaya||c Shahadat Hossain b Ashraful Islam||67||112||6||3||59.82|
|Chihan Kalindu||lbw b Ashraful Islam||15||16||1||1||93.75|
|Lakshan Gamage||c Pritom Kumar b Noman Chowdhury||46||78||2||3||58.97|
|Dunith Wellalage||not out||50||85||5||0||58.82|
|Extras||28 (b 10 , lb 9 , nb 8, w 1, pen 0)|
|Total||331/7 (84.3 Overs, RR: 3.92)|
|Fall of Wickets||1-1 (1.5) Thaveesha Abhishek, 2-74 (13.4) Chamindu Wickramasinghe, 3-92 (21.5) Ravindu De Silva, 4-205 (50.2) Sonal Dinusha, 5-227 (56.1) Chihan Kalindu, 6-238 (60.4) Nipun Dananjaya, 7-331 (84.3) Lakshan Gamage,|
|Prantik Nawrose Nabil||c Nipun Dananjaya b Dilshan Madusanka||0||4||0||0||0.00|
|Sajid Hossain Seam||c Dulith Wellalage b Matheesha Pathirana||23||52||2||0||44.23|
|Pritom Kumar||lbw b Avishka Lakshan||28||39||5||0||71.79|
|Alvi Hoque||c Chilan Kalindu b Avishka Lakshan||54||100||7||1||54.00|
|Shahadat Hossain||c Avishka Lakshan b Matheesha Pathirana||2||7||0||0||28.57|
|Amite Hasan||lbw b Matheesha Pathirana||0||3||0||0||0.00|
|Naimur Rahman||not out||25||66||3||0||37.88|
|Ashraful Islam||not out||0||2||0||0||0.00|
|Extras||10 (b 4 , lb 0 , nb 6, w 0, pen 0)|
|Total||142/6 (48 Overs, RR: 2.96)|
|Fall of Wickets||1-0 (0.4) Prantik Nawrose Nabil, 2-47 (12.4) Pritom Kumar, 3-63 (17.5) Sajid Hossain Seam, 4-66 (19.5) Shahadat Hossain, 5-66 (21.2) Amite Hasan, 6-142 (44.1) Alvi Hoque,|