Sri Lanka U19 got their World Cup campaign off to a solid start as they beat Scotland U19 by 40 runs in their first game of the ICC U19 World Cup today (14th January).
Having won the toss, Sri Lanka Skipper Dunith Wellalage chose to bat first at Everest Cricket Club Grounds in Georgetown. The left-handed duo Chamindu Wickramasinghe and Shevon Daniel opened the batting for Sri Lanka, but their stand lasted for only 1.5 overs as the in-form batter Daniel ran himself out for just 4 runs.
Wickramasinghe and number three batter Sadisha Rajapaksa then added a vital 52-run partnership for the second wicket before the former was dismissed for 28 runs in the 10th over. After the dismissal of Wickramasinghe, the islanders witnessed a batting collapse as they lost half of the side for just 78 runs in 13 overs.
The left-hand batter Sakuna Liyanage and Skipper Dunith Wellalage tried to rescue the innings, but they were unable to add only 21 runs as the latter departed for just 10 runs, putting pressure on the tail-enders to deliver with the bat.
Liyanage and Raveen De Silva built a match defining 77-run partnership for the 7th wicket as Sri Lanka U19 posted a respectable 218 runs on the board. Liyanage top-scored with 85 runs off 85 balls, with 3 fours and 4 sixes.
In reply, Scotland got off to a slow start as they made only 25 runs for 1 wicket in the first 10 overs. The Sri Lankan bowlers continued to put screws on the opposition as the batters found it difficult to accelerate with the asking rate climbing high.
The Scotland U19s were eventually restricted to 178 runs, handing a 40-run victory for the islanders. The Skipper Wellalage was the pick of the bowlers for Sri Lanka as he snared 5 wickets for 27 runs.
Sri Lanka U19 218 (45.2) Sakuna Liyanage 85, Raveen De Silva 30, Chamindu Wickramasinghe 28, Sadisha Rajapaksa 24, Sean Fischer-Keogh 3/56
Scotland U19 178 (48.4) Jack Jarvis 55, Dunith Wellalage 5/27, Shevon Daniel 2/16
Result – Sri Lanka U19 won by 40 runs
|Chamindu Wickramasinghe||c & b Jack Jarvis||28||31||1||1||90.32|
|Shevon Daniel||run out ()||4||4||1||0||100.00|
|Sadisha Rajapaksa||b Olly Davidson||24||26||2||0||92.31|
|Pawan Pathiraja||st Charlie Tear b Jack Jarvis||0||2||0||0||0.00|
|Ranuda Somarathne||lbw b Olly Davidson||5||12||1||0||41.67|
|Sakuna Nidarshana Liyanage||c & b Sean Fischer-Keogh||79||84||2||4||94.05|
|Dunith Wellalage||c & b Rafay Khan||10||33||0||0||30.30|
|Raveen De Silva||b Sean Fischer-Keogh||27||49||3||0||55.10|
|Yasiru Rodrigo||b Sean Fischer-Keogh||9||14||1||0||64.29|
|Wanuja Sahan||not out||7||15||0||0||46.67|
|Matheesha Pathirana||run out ()||4||5||0||0||80.00|
|Extras||12 (b 0 , lb 0 , nb 3, w 9, pen 0)|
|Total||209/10 (45.2 Overs, RR: 4.61)|
|Fall of Wickets||1-8 (1.5) Shevon Daniel, 2-60 (9.2) Chamindu Wickramasinghe, 3-61 (9.4) Pawan Pathiraja, 4-63 (10.3) Sadisha Rajapaksa, 5-78 (12.6) Ranuda Somarathne, 6-99 (22.3) Dunith Wellalage, 7-167 (36.6) Raveen De Silva, 8-191 (40.6) Sakuna Nidarshana Liyanage, 9-198 (42.6) Yasiru Rodrigo,|
|Charlie Tear||lbw b Shevon Daniel||17||26||3||0||65.38|
|Olly Davidson||lbw b Dunith Wellalage||15||56||0||0||26.79|
|Sam Elstone||c Ranuda Somarathne b Dulith Wellalage||13||50||1||0||26.00|
|Tom Mackintosh||lbw b Matheesha Pathirana||19||30||2||0||63.33|
|Jack Jarvis||c Raveen De Silva b Dulith Wellalage||55||61||3||3||90.16|
|Rafay Khan||c Ranuda Somarathne b Dulith Wellalage||7||18||1||0||38.89|
|Lyle Robertson||c Shevon Daniel b Wanuja Sahan||14||26||0||0||53.85|
|Charlie Peet||b Dulith Wellalage||10||12||0||0||83.33|
|Christopher Cole||run out (Shevon Daniel)||3||7||0||0||42.86|
|Jamie Cairns||not out||1||3||0||0||33.33|
|Sean Fischer-Keogh||lbw b Shevon Daniel||2||3||0||0||66.67|
|Extras||22 (b 3 , lb 3 , nb 0, w 16, pen 0)|
|Total||178/10 (48.4 Overs, RR: 3.66)|
|Fall of Wickets||1-24 (8.1) Charlie Tear, 2-49 (21.4) Olly Davidson, 3-57 (23.1) Sam Elstone, 4-79 (29.2) Tom Mackintosh, 5-103 (35.1) Rafay Khan, 6-151 (43.2) Lyle Robertson, 7-165 (45.3) Jack Jarvis, 8-170 (46.6) Christopher Cole, 9-175 (47.5) Charlie Peet, 10-178 (48.4) Sean Fischer-Keogh,|
|Raveen De Silva||8||0||37||0||4.62|