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Ranatunge claims 4 scalps but England U19 take upper hand

Sri Lanka U19 Tour of England 2022

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The first four-day Youth Test between Sri Lanka U19 and England U19 began yesterday (21) at Chelmsford.

Ben McKinney, the English skipper, won the toss decided to bat first on a very good surface for batting.

England youth batters who looked to be aggressive from the word go continued that pattern of scoring fast until the fall of their last wicket at 387 in just 78.3 overs.

George Bell, who scored a swashbuckling knock of 107 off just 96 deliveries, completely dominated the young Lankan bowlers, his knock including 16 fours. Ross Whitefield, who also batted brilliantly made a fine 86 which included 8 fours and a six.

Bell and Whitefield also managed to put together an express 185-run stand for the 3rd wicket in just 182 deliveries. After the loss of the 3rd wicket England U19 faltered thanks to a great phase of bowling by the visitors as they grabbed the next 5 wickets for just 67 runs.

But lower order batsman Bertie Foreman managed to bring in some momentum once again to his team with a brisk unbeaten knock of 58 from 56 balls. Thanks to this knock from Foreman, England U19 scored 71 runs off their last wicket.

For the visiting Sri Lankan U19 team, 17-year-old speedster Duvindu Ranatunga took 4 wickets for 100 runs. Ranatunga’s 4 scalps included the prized ones of Bell and Whiteley who troubled the Sri Lankan attack. Dulaj Samuditha provided him good support with a 2-wicket haul alongside Wanuja Sahan who also took 2 wickets.

With 9 overs left in the day the Sri Lankan openers walked out to bat hoping to reach stumps without any casualties but unfortunately lost Sadisha Rajapaksa for 11, leaving Sri Lanka won 25/1 at the close of first day’s play.

Asitha Wanninayake, the unbeaten batter was on 13. With a deficit of 362 runs and a new ball at play, the Sri Lankan top order will have their work cut out  to take the upper hand in this encounter.

Result


England U19
387/10 (78.3) & 292/10 (75.5)

Sri Lanka U19
407/10 (141.1) & 276/7 (57.1)

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Harry Singh c Lahiru Dewatage b Duvindu Ranatunga 27 46 2 0 58.70
Ben McKinney c Vinuja Ranpul b Dulaj Samuditha 33 34 6 0 97.06
Ross Whitfield c Wanuja Sahan b Vinuja Ranpul 86 106 8 1 81.13
George Bell c Dulaj Samuditha b Vinuja Ranpul 107 96 16 0 111.46
Matthew Hurst c Duvindu Ranatunga b Vinuja Ranpul 8 18 1 0 44.44
Alex Horton c & b Wanuja Sahan 0 5 0 0 0.00
Dominic Kelly st Lahiru Dewatage b Raveen de Silva 14 42 1 0 33.33
George Thomas c Vinuja Ranpul b Dulaj Samuditha 19 24 2 0 79.17
Bertie Foreman not out 58 56 4 2 103.57
Eddie Jack c Lahiru Dewatage b Shevon Daniel 8 23 1 0 34.78
Benjamin Cliff c Pawan Pathiraja b Wanuja Sahan 18 21 3 0 85.71


Extras 9 (b 4 , lb 4 , nb 0, w 1, pen 0)
Total 387/10 (78.3 Overs, RR: 4.93)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Dulaj Samuditha 17 1 105 2 6.18
Vinuja Ranpul 10 0 62 0 6.20
Wanuja Sahan 18.3 5 56 2 3.06
Duvindu Ranatunga 17 1 100 4 5.88
Raveen De Silva 9 1 31 1 3.44
Sadisha Rajapaksa 1 0 6 0 6.00
Shevon Daniel 6 0 19 1 3.17
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Sadisha Rajapaksa c Alex Horton b Benjamin Cliff 11 24 2 0 45.83
Asitha Wanninayake b Thomas Aspinwall 132 315 19 0 41.90
Shevon Daniel lbw b Benjamin Cliff 22 33 3 0 66.67
Pawan Pathiraja lbw b Bertie Foreman 32 95 5 0 33.68
Ranuda Somarathne c Bertie Foreman b Eddie Jack 65 114 6 0 57.02
Raveen de Silva b Eddie Jack 62 135 7 0 45.93
Lahiru Dewatage lbw b Thomas Aspinwall 0 1 0 0 0.00
Vinuja Ranpul c Thomas Aspinwall b Bertie Foreman 42 85 4 2 49.41
Wanuja Sahan b Bertie Foreman 13 29 2 0 44.83
Duvindu Ranatunga lbw b Bertie Foreman 1 13 0 0 7.69
Dulaj Samuditha not out 0 4 0 0 0.00


Extras 27 (b 11 , lb 9 , nb 1, w 6, pen 0)
Total 407/10 (141.1 Overs, RR: 2.88)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Benjamin Cliff 28 5 68 2 2.43
Thomas Aspinwall 31 8 98 2 3.16
Dominic Kelly 23 6 65 0 2.83
Eddie Jack 23 6 62 2 2.70
Bertie Foreman 36.1 11 94 4 2.60
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Harry Singh lbw b Wanuja Sahan 2 8 0 0 25.00
Ben McKinney c Lahiru Dewatage b Wanuja Sahan 56 99 3 0 56.57
Ross Whitfield b Vinuja Ranpul 110 134 12 1 82.09
George Bell c Duvindu Ranatunga b Wanuja Sahan 29 27 3 1 107.41
Matthew Hurst b Duvindu Ranatunga 39 105 0 1 37.14
Alex Horton c Wanuja Sahan b Raveen De Silva 14 18 2 0 77.78
Dominic Kelly b Wanuja Sahan 3 11 0 0 27.27
Thomas Aspinwall c Shevon Daniel b Raveen De Silva 13 22 2 0 59.09
Bertie Foreman c Vinuja Ranpul b Duvindu Ranatunga 12 14 2 0 85.71
Eddie Jack c Vinuja Ranpul b Duvindu Ranatunga 7 16 1 0 43.75
Benjamin Cliff not out 1 1 0 0 100.00


Extras 6 (b 0 , lb 5 , nb 0, w 1, pen 0)
Total 292/10 (75.5 Overs, RR: 3.85)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Dulaj Samuditha 3 0 16 0 5.33
Wanuja Sahan 27 2 89 4 3.30
Sadisha Rajapaksa 6 1 15 0 2.50
Vinuja Ranpul 11 1 45 1 4.09
Duvindu Ranatunga 7.5 0 34 3 4.53
Asitha Wanninayake 4 0 13 0 3.25
Raveen De Silva 16 0 70 2 4.38
Shevon Daniel 1 0 5 0 5.00


Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Sadisha Rajapaksa b Thomas Aspinwall 4 9 1 0 44.44
Asitha Wanninayake c Ben McKinney b Dominic Kelly 22 51 3 0 43.14
Shevon Daniel b Thomas Aspinwall 6 13 1 0 46.15
Pawan Pathiraja lbw b Thomas Aspinwall 4 14 0 0 28.57
Ranuda Somarathne not out 120 115 12 1 104.35
Raveen De Silva lbw b Ben McKinney 22 38 3 0 57.89
Lahiru Dewatage lbw b Dominic Kelly 49 49 8 0 100.00
Vinuja Ranpul c Harry Singh b Thomas Aspinwall 18 31 1 0 58.06
Wanuja Sahan not out 23 23 1 0 100.00


Extras 8 (b 0 , lb 6 , nb 0, w 2, pen 0)
Total 276/7 (57.1 Overs, RR: 4.83)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Benjamin Cliff 10.1 0 43 0 4.26
Thomas Aspinwall 16 3 67 4 4.19
Dominic Kelly 11 1 52 2 4.73
Eddie Jack 4 0 13 0 3.25
Bertie Foreman 13 0 74 0 5.69
Ben McKinney 3 0 21 1 7.00