Rohan Sanjaya shines for Sri Lanka U19 on opening day

Australia U19 tour of Sri Lanka 2019 Youth Test – Day 1

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The first day of the 3-day Youth Test between the visiting Australia U19s and hosts Sri Lanka U19 saw the tourists score a formidable 269 runs after winning the toss at the SSC grounds in Colombo.

Wicket keeper batsman Kalindu Chihan of St. Servatius’ College Matara was handed a Sri Lanka U19 debut while opening batsman Thaveesha Abhishek (Richmond College Galle) and fast bowler Ruvin Peiris (Trinity College Kandy) made their Youth Test debut today.

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The only two fast bowlers in the side, Nalandian Chamindu Wijesinghe and Ruvin Peiris started off decently for the hosts bowling 14 overs with the new ball. Wijesinghe kept things tight with 3 maidens giving away just 8 runs in his 7 overs. Peiris on the other hand, blessed with extra pace, made the first breakthrough for Sri Lanka dismissing Sam Fanning, who scored a century in the Youth ODIs, in the 9th over.

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Corey Hunter who then got together with number 3 batsman Keegon Oates added 81 runs for the 2nd wicket. The duo batted for 29.1 overs together keeping Australia in a strong position by lunch. Few overs after lunch, Oates who played second fiddle to Hunter in that stand, was dismissed by left-arm spinner from Tissa Central College Kalutara, Rohan Sanjaya for a 81-ball 27.

Hunter was soon bowled by Sanjaya for 71 runs before all-rounder Oliver Davies became Sanjaya’s third victim for 13 runs. After a short period of rebuilding by all-rounder Lachlan Hearne and Captain Baxter Holt, Vijayakanth Viyaskanth broke the 26-run partnership as the leg spinner from Jaffna dismissed Hearne for 13.

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Jarrod Freeman, who has played one first class game in Australia, put on a valuable 84-run stand with his skipper, to give some reprieve to Australia from 151/5. Captain Holt was then was dismissed for 36 runs by off-spinning all-rounder, Richmondite Sandun Mendis for a well-made 60.

Freeman was also dismissed soon after Holt’s dismissal by Sanjaya for 36 runs leaving Australia 7 down for 245 runs. The Ausssie pace duo, Josh Kann and Zak Evans, however managed to help Australia reach 269/9 when they decided to declare their innings. Kann remained unbeaten on 16 while Evans was dismissed by counterpart Ruvin Peiris for 13.

The lone specialist spinner in the Aussie line-up, Tanveer Sangha was the 9th man to fall in the Australian innings and it was the final delivery of their innings as well. Rohan Sanjaya who claimed the final wicket before the declaration came, completed the innings with figures of 5/94 in 32.3 overs. This is his 3rd 5-wicket haul in Youth Tests.

Ruvin Peiris and Viyaskanth were a bit on the expensive side although they picked up 2 and 1 wicket respectively. All-rounder Sandun Mendis impressed, bowling 22 overs of his classic off-spin while specialist spinner Viyaskanth was used for only 6 overs.

The Sri Lankan opening pair of Thaveesha Abhishek and in-form Kamil Mishara saw through the day facing 5 overs for 20 runs. Interestingly only 2 overs of pace by Zack Evans was bowled while the remainder was bowled by spinners Freeman and Tanveer Sangha.

The match will be continued for the 2nd day tomorrow at SSC grounds.









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Full Scorecard

Australia U19

269/9 & 151/10

(65.4 overs)

Result

Sri Lanka U19

309/8 & 114/7

(19.4 overs)

SL U19 won by 3 wickets

Australia U19’s 1st Innings

Batting R B
Sam Fanning c C Kalindu b R Peiris 7 22
Corey Hunter b R Sanjaya 71 134
Keegan Oates st C Kalindu b R Sanjaya 27 81
Oliver Davies c K Mishara b R Sanjaya 13 16
Lachlan Hearne c S Dinusha b V Viyaskanth 13 39
Baxter Holt lbw by S Mendis 60 104
JA Freeman st C Kalindu b R Sanjaya 36 69
Josh Kann not out 13 18
Tanveer Sangha c Kahaduwaarachchi b R Peiris 13 13
Zak Evans c K Mishara b R Sanjaya 4 2
Extras
12 (b 5, lb 6, nb 1)
Total
269/9 (83.2 overs)
Fall of Wickets:
1-22 (S Fanning, 8.1 ov), 2-103 (K Oates, 37.2 ov), 3-120 (CB Hunter, 41.3 ov), 4-125 (O Davies, 43.4 ov), 5-151 (L Hearne, 54.4 ov), 6-235 (BJ Holt, 76.3 ov), 7-245 (JA Freeman, 79.2 ov), 8-264 (T Sangha, 82.5 ov), 9-269 (Z Evans, 83.2 ov)
Bowling O M R W E
Ruvin Peiris 10 1 40 2 4.00
Chamindu Wijesinghe 13 3 30 0 2.31
Rohan Sanjaya 32.2 3 94 5 2.92
Sandun Mendis 22 5 57 1 2.59
Vijayakanth Viyaskanth 6 0 37 1 6.17

Sri Lanka U19’s 1st Innings

Batting R B
TA Kahaduwaarachchi c Freeman b Sangha 36 68
Kamil Mishara c Oates b Sangha 105 235
Mohamed Samaaz c & b Freeman 43 92
Nipun Dananjaya c Holt b Evans 20 51
Sonal Dinusha c Holt b Carlisle 2 17
Chamindu Wijesinghe c Holt b Freeman 39 55
Sandun Mendis c Holt b Evans 22 46
Chihan Kalindu b Freeman 4 11
Rohan Sanjaya not out 19 14
V. Viyaskanth not out 3 1
Extras
16 (b 8, lb 5, nb 2, w 1)
Total
309/8 (98 overs)
Fall of Wickets:
1-93 (TA Kahaduwaarachchi, 26.2 ov), 2-177 (Mohamed Samaaz, 53.3 ov), 3-215 (ND Perera, 73.2 ov), 4-215 (K Mishara, 74.4 ov), 5-223 (GS Dinusha, 79.4 ov), 6-279 (C Wijesinghe, 91.1 ov), 7-283 (C Kalindu, 93.6 ov), 8-297 (ST Mendis, 96.6 ov)
Bowling O M R W E
Zak Evans 18 5 57 2 3.17
Jarrod Freeman 32 9 82 3 2.56
Tanveer Sangha 16 3 61 2 3.81
Iain Carlisle 17 3 47 1 2.76
Josh Kann 4 1 16 0 4.00
Keegan Oates 6 1 15 0 2.50
Oliver Davies 5 0 18 0 3.60

Australia U19’s 2nd Innings

Batting R B
Sam Fanning c S Dinusha b R Sanjaya 14 33
Corey Hunter c Kalindu b C Wijesinghe 0 11
Keegan Oates st. Kalindu b S Mendis 5 9
Oliver Davies lbw by S Mendis 0 8
Lachlan Hearne c N Dananjaya b S Mendis 23 66
Baxter Holt c N Dananjaya b R Sanjaya 5 73
JA Freeman not out 52 95
Josh Kann b R Sanjaya 13 13
Tanveer Sangha lbw by S Dinusha 25 60
Zak Evans c K Mishara b R Sanjaya 4 18
Iain Carlisle b S Mendis 1 11
Extras
9 (lb 5, nb 3, w 1)
Total
151/10 (65.4 overs)
Fall of Wickets:
1-9 (CB Hunter, 4.4 ov), 2-18 (K Oates, 6.5 ov), 3-20 (S Fanning, 9.3 ov), 4-20 (O Davies, 10.3 ov), 5-50 (BJ Holt, 31.6 ov), 6-56 (L Hearne, 34.1 ov), 7-69 (J Kann, 37.5 ov), 8-143 (T Sangha, 57.1 ov), 9-148 (Z Evans, 62.5 ov), 10-151 (I Carlisle, 65.4 ov)
Bowling O M R W E
Chamindu Wijesinghe 7 1 19 1 2.71
Rohan Sanjaya 31 16 37 4 1.19
Sandun Mendis 18.4 4 56 4 3.04
Vijayakanth Viyaskanth 3 0 18 0 6.00
Sonal Dinusha 6 0 16 1 2.67

Sri Lanka U19’s 2nd Innings

Batting R B
TA Kahaduwaarachchi b Evans 0 2
Kamil Mishara c Freeman b Evans 8 12
Mohamed Samaaz c Fanning b Evans 22 26
Nipun Dananjaya (runout) Hunter 35 32
Sonal Dinusha c Fanning b Evans 6 12
Chamindu Wijesinghe c Freeman b Evans 29 23
Sandun Mendis not out 6 5
Chihan Kalindu c Kann b Evans 0 4
Rohan Sanjaya not out 1 2
Extras
7 (lb 5, w 2)
Total
114/7 (19.4 overs)
Fall of Wickets:
1-0 (TA Kahaduwaarachchi, 0.2 ov), 2-19 (K Mishara, 4.4 ov), 3-38 (Mohamed Samaaz, 8.1 ov), 4-48 (GS Dinusha, 10.5 ov), 5-94 (ND Perera, 16.4 ov), 6-103 (C Wijesinghe, 18.1 ov), 7-108 (C Kalindu, 18.6 ov)
Bowling O M R W E
Zak Evans 10 1 44 6 4.40
Jarrod Freeman 8 0 51 0 6.38
Josh Kann 1.4 0 14 0 10.00