Sri Lanka U19s fall short by 13 runs in thriller

Bangladesh U19 tour of Sri Lanka 2018 – 1st Youth Test – Day 4


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.

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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.

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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.

Read: Bangladesh takes lead despite Sonal Dinusha’s century

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.


Full Scorecard

Ban U19

309/10 & 115/10

(45.2 overs)


Sri Lanka U19

288/10 & 123/10

(43.3 overs)

BAN U19 won by 13 runs

Ban U19’s 1st Innings

Tanzid Hasan b Wijesinghe4231
Prantik Nabil c Mishara b Daniel45114
Mahmudul Joy b Mendis1971
Towhid Hridoy c Silva b Sanjaya54105
Shamim Hossain c Mishara b Daniel4366
Akbar Ali lbw by Sanjaya1728
Amite Hasan c Mishara b Wijesinghe6499
Rakibul Hasan c Dananjaya b Mendis624
Rishad Hossain c Mishara b Wijesinghe438
Shoriful Islam b Wijesinghe47
Shahin Alam not out122
10 (b 8, lb 2)
309/10 (96.1 overs)
Fall of Wickets:
1-54 (T Hasan), 2-93 (M Joy,), 3-139 (P Nabil), 4-209 (S Hossain), 5-213 (T Hridoy), 6-235 (A Ali), 7-258 (Rakibul), 8-276 (R Hossain), 9-282 (S Islam), 10-309 (A Hasan)
Naveen Fernando40240 6.00
Chamindu Wijesinghe16.11684 4.22
Ashan Daniel204642 3.20
Rohan Sanjaya3511702 2.00
Sandun Mendis181692 3.83
Navod Paranavithana3040 1.33

Sri Lanka U19’s 1st Innings

Navod Paranavithana b T Hridoy4045
Kamil Mishara b T Hridoy1958
Nipun Dananjaya lbw by H Joy1129
Mohomed Shamaz b S Alam31128
Sonal Dinusha c S Islam b R Hasan100202
Janishka Perera c A Ali b S Islam1440
Sandun Mendis lbw by R Hasan1420
C Wijesinghe c A Hasan b S Alam819
Ashan Daniel c A Hasan b S Islam2171
Naveen Fernando c A Ali b R Hasan1558
Rohan Sanjaya not out11
14 (b 6, nb 3, w 3, lb 2)
288/10 (113 overs)
Fall of Wickets:
1-55 (N Paranavithana), 2-75 (N Paranavithana), 3-78 (N Dananjaya), 4-168 (M Shamaz), 5-193 (J Perera), 6-212 (S Mendis), 7-229 (C Wijesinghe), 8-270 (A Daniel), 9-278 (S Dinusha), 10-288 (N Fernando)
Shoriful Islam202572 2.85
Sahin Alam205432 2.15
Mahmudul Joy60210 3.50
Shamim Hossain4320 0.50
Rishad Hossain123230 1.92
Rakibul Hasan324793 2.47
Towhid Hridoy194553 2.89

Ban U19’s 2nd Innings

Tanzid Hasan c R Sanjaya b A Daniel65
Nawrose Nabil c S Mendis b R Sanjaya1348
Hassan Joy c K Mishara b C Wijesinghe1432
Towhid Hridoy c J Perera b C Wijesinghe01
Shamim Hossain lbw by R Sanjaya1934
Amite Hasan b A Daniel69
Akbar Ali c M Shamaz b A Daniel4274
Rakibul Hasan c N Dananjaya b S Mendis621
Rishad Hossain st. K Mishara b R Sanjaya324
Sahin Alam not out211
Shoriful Islam c R Sanjaya b A Daniel05
4 (b 4)
115/10 (45.2 overs)
Fall of Wickets:
1-7 (T Hasan, 1.2 ov), 2-30 (H Joy, 11.3 ov), 3-30 (T Hridoy, 11.4 ov), 4-43 (N Nabil, 17.1 ov), 5-54 (A Hasan, 20.1 ov), 6-62 (S Hossain, 23.2 ov), 7-89 (R Hasan, 32.3 ov), 8-107 (R Hossain, 40.2 ov), 9-115 (A Ali, 43.3 ov), 10-115 (S Islam, 45.2 ov)
Chamindu Wijesinghe92382 4.22
Ashan Daniel16.28194 1.17
Rohan Sanjaya162433 2.69
Sandun Mendis41111 2.75

Sri Lanka U19’s 2nd Innings

Navod Paranavithana lbw by S Hossain1614
Kamil Mishara lbw by S Alam03
Nipun Dananjaya c T Hridoy b R Hasan2137
Mohomed Shamaz lbw by R Hasan1134
Sonal Dinusha (runout) T Hridoy2457
Janishka Perera lbw by R Hasan111
Sandun Mendis (runout) T Hasan1330
Chaminda Wijesinghe c A Ali b S Islam2937
Ashan Daniel c A Hasan b S Alam03
Nuwanidu Fernando c M Hasan b S Alam210
Rohan Sanjaya not out425
2 (b 1, w 1)
123/10 (43.3 overs)
Fall of Wickets:
1-0 (K Mishara, 1.3 ov), 2-26 (N Paranavithana, 4.2 ov), 3-49 (N Dananjaya, 12.2 ov), 4-52 (M Shamaz, 16.3 ov), 5-54 (J Perera, 18.3 ov), 6-76 (S Mendis, 27.4 ov), 8-91 (A Daniel, 33.3 ov), 9-97 (N Fernando, 35.4 ov), 10-123 (C Wijesinghe, 43.3 ov)
Shoriful Islam6.31231 3.65
Shahin Alam126313 2.58
Shamim Hossain30101 3.33
Towhid Hridoy71240 3.43
Rakibul Hasan152343 2.27