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Sri Lanka U19s win series despite draw in 2nd Youth Test

Sri Lanka U19 tour of England 2022

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The 2nd Youth Test between Sri Lanka U19s and England U19s ended in a draw today (31st) August) at Derby. Sri Lanka U19s won the 2-match Youth Test series, 1-0.

Sri Lanka resumed the final of the 2nd Youth Test in a strong position at 480/8 with a 99-run lead over the hosts with skipper Raveen de Silva (65*) and No. 10 batter Duvindu Ranatunga unbeaten at the crease.

The duo added another 41 runs for the 9th wicket in the morning session before De Silva was trapped in front after scoring a well-compiled 75 runs off 197 balls with 7 fours and a six. Ranatunga provided late impetus to Sri Lanka’s innings scoring 54 runs off 58 balls with 8 fours and 2 sixes as they posted a mammoth 542 runs for their first innings.

For England U19s, left-arm spinner Yousef Majd, who picked up 3 wickets for 104 runs, was the best on show with the ball.

Harry Singh and Ben McKinney opened the batting for England in their 2nd essay with the hosts trailing by 161 runs. The duo provided a good start putting on 79 runs for the opening wicket. McKinney and No. 3 batter Ross Whitfield put on another successful partnership of 79 runs.

When England were sailing along smoothly, Sri Lanka managed to make an excellent comeback thanks to their spinners who picked 4 quick wickets for 41 runs putting the hosts onto the back foot. After being 1 for 158, England went into the Tea break reeling at 5 for 189.

However, England showed excellent application and resistance with the bat in the post-tea session as their No. 4 batter James Rew and No. 7 batter Tom Lawes built an unbeaten 60-run partnership for the 6th wicket helping their side holding onto a draw. Leg spinner Raveen de Silva was the pick of the bowlers for Sri Lanka as he bagged 3 wickets for 83 runs.

With the 2nd Youth Test ending in a draw, Sri Lanka managed to win the 2-match series, 1-0 which is their 2nd consecutive Youth Test series win on England soil after they emerged victorious in their last visit to England in 2016 defeating the hosts, 1-0 in a 2-match series.

Result

Match drawn

England U19
381/10 (122.2) & 249/5 (59.4)

Sri Lanka U19
542/10 (157.1)

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Harry Singh b sahan mihira 104 304 6 0 34.21
Ben McKinney c Asitha Wanninayake b Wanuja Sahan 22 34 3 0 64.71
Ross Whitfield c & b Wanuja Sahan 2 8 0 0 25.00
James Rew c Lahiru Dewatage b Duvindu Ranatunga 9 22 2 0 40.91
Matthew Hurst c Lahiru Dewatage b sahan mihira 116 189 11 0 61.38
Bertie Foreman c Raveen de Silva b Duvindu Ranatunga 10 29 1 0 34.48
James Sales b Vinuja Ranpul 52 66 6 0 78.79
Tom Lawes run out (Duvindu Ranatunga) 10 22 1 0 45.45
Stanley McAlindon c & b Raveen de Silva 20 41 2 0 48.78
Benjamin Cliff c Lahiru Dewatage b Raveen de Silva 2 11 0 0 18.18
Yousef Majid not out 11 12 2 0 91.67


Extras 23 (b 11 , lb 6 , nb 4, w 2, pen 0)
Total 381/10 (122.2 Overs, RR: 3.11)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Vinuja Ranpul 18 1 81 1 4.50
Duvindu Ranatunga 23 4 58 2 2.52
sahan mihira 19 4 75 2 3.95
Wanuja Sahan 31 8 67 2 2.16
Raveen de Silva 23.2 4 56 2 2.41
Shevon Daniel 1 0 2 0 2.00
Asitha Wanninayake 7 1 25 0 3.57
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Asitha Wanninayake b Tom Lawes 4 14 1 0 28.57
Abisheak Liyanaarachchi run out (Bertie Foreman) 49 91 8 0 53.85
Shevon Daniel c Harry Singh b Benjamin Cliff 155 237 25 1 65.40
Pawan Pathiraja c James Rew b Benjamin Cliff 55 155 9 0 35.48
Ranuda Somarathne c Benjamin Cliff b Bertie Foreman 37 67 7 0 55.22
Raveen de Silva lbw b Yousef Majid 74 197 7 1 37.56
Lahiru Dewatage b James Sales 0 6 0 0 0.00
Vinuja Ranpul c Ben McKinney b Yousef Majid 65 108 7 2 60.19
Wanuja Sahan c James Sales b Bertie Foreman 2 10 0 0 20.00
Duvindu Ranatunga c James Sales b Yousef Majid 54 58 8 2 93.10
sahan mihira not out 0 1 0 0 0.00


Extras 47 (b 10 , lb 22 , nb 3, w 12, pen 0)
Total 542/10 (157.1 Overs, RR: 3.45)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Benjamin Cliff 28 3 94 2 3.36
Tom Lawes 18 3 50 1 2.78
Stanley McAlindon 12 1 62 0 5.17
James Sales 20 4 53 1 2.65
Yousef Majid 36.1 10 104 3 2.88
Bertie Foreman 41 8 139 2 3.39
Ben McKinney 2 0 8 0 4.00


Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Harry Singh c Asitha Wanninayake b Raveen De Silva 25 57 2 0 43.86
Ben McKinney lbw b Raveen de Silva 74 104 9 0 71.15
Ross Whitfield st Lahiru Dewatage b Shevon Daniel 63 46 5 4 136.96
James Rew not out 34 77 4 0 44.16
Matthew Hurst lbw b Wanuja Sahan 6 14 0 0 42.86
James Sales b Raveen de Silva 1 6 0 0 16.67
Tom Lawes not out 33 55 3 0 60.00


Extras 13 (b 0 , lb 8 , nb 1, w 4, pen 0)
Total 249/5 (59.4 Overs, RR: 4.17)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Duvindu Ranatunga 4 0 26 0 6.50
Wanuja Sahan 17 4 52 1 3.06
sahan mihira 10 0 48 0 4.80
Raveen de Silva 22 2 83 3 3.77
Shevon Daniel 6 0 31 1 5.17
Ranuda Somarathne 0.4 0 1 0 2.50