Sri Lanka U19 were bowled out for 123 runs in their chase of 137 against the touring Bangladesh U19s today at the NCC Grounds in Colombo.
Early in the day Sri Lanka restricted the Bangladesh 2nd inning for just 115 runs to set themselves a target of 136 runs.
Sri Lanka U19s ended day two of the 1st Youth Test against Bangladesh in a decent position as they scored 65 runs for the …
Hero with the ball in the 1st inning for Sri Lanka, Chamindu Wijesinghe started the Bangladeshi collapse early in the day when he dismissed Mahamudul Hassan for 14. From 30/2 Bangladesh soon reduced to 62/6.
Akbar Ali who came at 7 then together with number 8 batsman, Rakibul Hasan added 37 valuable runs for the 7th wicket. Sri Lanka’s most successful bowler of the inning, left-arm spinner Rohan Sanjaya then broke the threatening partnership.
Akbar Ali stood firm for the visitors as he compiled 42 vital runs for his team to give them a chance with a lead of 136 runs.
Rohan Sanjaya and right-arm off-spinner Ashien Daniel were the chief destroyers of the Bangladesh inning as the duo claimed figures of 4/19 and 3/43 respectively.
The Sri Lankan run-chase of 137 dealt an early blow as Kamil Mishara was out LBW off a Shamim Alam delivery in the 2nd over of the inning. Since the early blow Sri Lanka managed to put on a couple of partnerships worth 26 and 23.
Sri Lanka kept losing wickets at regular intervals since the dismissal of Captain Nipun Dhananjaya for 21.
Centurion in the 1st inning, Sonal Dinusha and Sandun Mendis brought some hope for the hosts as they built up a decent partnership for the 6th wicket taking Sri Lanka close to a thrilling coming-from-behind win.
Unfortunately the stand lasted only 22 runs as Mendis ran himself out leaving Sri Lanka on 76/6. In-from Sonal too was run out for 24 when the total was on 89.
Chamindu Wijesinghe once again stood up for Sri Lanka, this time with the bat as he fought alone to take Sri Lanka home in a thrilling contest. Shoriful Islam bringing his experience of representing the Bangladesh ‘A’ team held his nerve to dismiss Wijesinghe as the final Sri Lankan wicket and handed his team a famous 13-run win. Wijesinghe ended his heroics as the top scorer for his team with 29 runs.
In bowling for Bangladesh seamer Shamim Alam and spinner Rakibul Hasan grabbed 3 wickets each.
The two teams will meet again in the 2nd Youth Test at Katunayake on the 23rd Tuesday.
309/10 & 115/10
Sri Lanka U19
288/10 & 123/10
BAN U19 won by 13 runs
Ban U19’s 1st Innings
|Tanzid Hasan||b Wijesinghe||42||31|
|Prantik Nabil||c Mishara b Daniel||45||114|
|Mahmudul Joy||b Mendis||19||71|
|Towhid Hridoy||c Silva b Sanjaya||54||105|
|Shamim Hossain||c Mishara b Daniel||43||66|
|Akbar Ali||lbw by Sanjaya||17||28|
|Amite Hasan||c Mishara b Wijesinghe||64||99|
|Rakibul Hasan||c Dananjaya b Mendis||6||24|
|Rishad Hossain||c Mishara b Wijesinghe||4||38|
|Shoriful Islam||b Wijesinghe||4||7|
|Shahin Alam||not out||1||22|
Sri Lanka U19’s 1st Innings
|Navod Paranavithana||b T Hridoy||40||45|
|Kamil Mishara||b T Hridoy||19||58|
|Nipun Dananjaya||lbw by H Joy||11||29|
|Mohomed Shamaz||b S Alam||31||128|
|Sonal Dinusha||c S Islam b R Hasan||100||202|
|Janishka Perera||c A Ali b S Islam||14||40|
|Sandun Mendis||lbw by R Hasan||14||20|
|C Wijesinghe||c A Hasan b S Alam||8||19|
|Ashan Daniel||c A Hasan b S Islam||21||71|
|Naveen Fernando||c A Ali b R Hasan||15||58|
|Rohan Sanjaya||not out||1||1|
Ban U19’s 2nd Innings
|Tanzid Hasan||c R Sanjaya b A Daniel||6||5|
|Nawrose Nabil||c S Mendis b R Sanjaya||13||48|
|Hassan Joy||c K Mishara b C Wijesinghe||14||32|
|Towhid Hridoy||c J Perera b C Wijesinghe||0||1|
|Shamim Hossain||lbw by R Sanjaya||19||34|
|Amite Hasan||b A Daniel||6||9|
|Akbar Ali||c M Shamaz b A Daniel||42||74|
|Rakibul Hasan||c N Dananjaya b S Mendis||6||21|
|Rishad Hossain||st. K Mishara b R Sanjaya||3||24|
|Sahin Alam||not out||2||11|
|Shoriful Islam||c R Sanjaya b A Daniel||0||5|
Sri Lanka U19’s 2nd Innings
|Navod Paranavithana||lbw by S Hossain||16||14|
|Kamil Mishara||lbw by S Alam||0||3|
|Nipun Dananjaya||c T Hridoy b R Hasan||21||37|
|Mohomed Shamaz||lbw by R Hasan||11||34|
|Sonal Dinusha||(runout) T Hridoy||24||57|
|Janishka Perera||lbw by R Hasan||1||11|
|Sandun Mendis||(runout) T Hasan||13||30|
|Chaminda Wijesinghe||c A Ali b S Islam||29||37|
|Ashan Daniel||c A Hasan b S Alam||0||3|
|Nuwanidu Fernando||c M Hasan b S Alam||2||10|
|Rohan Sanjaya||not out||4||25|