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Dinura Kalupahana hundred makes it Sri Lanka’s day

West Indies U19 tour of Sri Lanka 2023

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West Indies U19 tour of Sri Lanka 2023

Dinura Kalupahana blasted an unbeaten 150 as Sri Lanka U19s dominated day two of the first Youth Test against West Indies U19s at Rangiri Dambulla International Cricket Stadium in Dambulla.

The hosts resumed the second day at 163/3 after a rain-hampered opening day, during which only 38 overs were bowled. Right-arm pacer Isai Thorne provided the Windies with the perfect start, dismissing the overnight batter Ravishan Nethsara (31) in the very first over. Tarrique Edward’s off-spin created problems for Sri Lanka as Sharujan Shanmuganathan (17) and Vishwa Rajapaksa (9) departed, reducing them to 215/6.

Malsha Tharupathi partnered with the other overnight batter Dinura Kalupahana in the middle. The duo forged an impressive 102-run partnership for the 7th wicket, pushing the islanders past the 300-run mark. Part-time bowler Joshua Dorne changed the fortunes for the visitors by dismissing Tharupathi for 65 runs. His aggressive innings came off just 58 balls, featuring 8 fours and 2 sixes.

Vihas Thewmika, who came next, played a pivotal role in building the highest partnership of the innings, adding 114 runs with Kalupahana for the 8th wicket. During that partnership, the latter achieved his maiden hundred in Sri Lanka U19 colors.

Sri Lanka U19s declared on a massive 432/8 after dismissing Thewmika for 35, while the centurion remained not out, delivering a marathon knock of 150 off 229 balls, which included 16 fours and 2 sixes. On the bowling front, Tarrique Edward was the most successful bowler for the tourists, claiming 3/99. Apart from him, Isai Thorne and Nathan Sealy each captured a couple of wickets.

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Vihas Thewmika was introduced early in the innings, and he dismissed Adrian Weir (15) in the 5th over. Stephan Pascal (5*) and Joshua Dorne (6*) remained not out as West Indies U19 were 27/1 in 7 overs when the umpires called for stumps on day two due to bad light.

Brief Scores:

Sri Lanka U19 432/8d (105) Dinura Kalupahana 150*, Pulindu Perera 71, Malsha Tharupathi 65, Vihas Thewmika 35, Sineth Jayawardene 34, Tarrique Edward 3/99, Isai Thorne 2/58, Nathan Sealy 2/100, Joshua Dorne 1/14

West Indies U19 27/1 (7) Adrian Weir 15, Vihas Thewmika 1/7

Day 2 Stumps.

Result

Match drawn

Sri Lanka U19
432/8 (105) & 122/4 (25)

West Indies U19
309/10 (89.5)

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Pulindu Perera c & b Nathan Sealy 71 66 8 2 107.58
Sineth Jayawardena c Tarrique Edward b Isai Thorne 34 34 7 0 100.00
Ravishan Nethsara b Isai Thorne 31 82 3 0 37.80
Rusanda Gamage b Tarrique Edward 7 20 0 0 35.00
Dinura Kalupahana not out 150 229 16 2 65.50
Sharujan Shanmuganathan c Jewel Andrew b Tarrique Edward 17 32 2 0 53.12
Vishwa Rajapakse c Nathan Edward b Tarrique Edward 9 23 2 0 39.13
Malsha Tharupathi c Reon Edwards b Joshua Dorne 65 58 8 2 112.07
Vihas Thewmika b Nathan Sealy 35 88 2 0 39.77
Vishwa Lahiru not out 0 1 0 0 0.00


Extras 13 (b 2 , lb 6 , nb 3, w 2, pen 0)
Total 432/8 (105 Overs, RR: 4.11)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Nathan Edward 17 0 80 0 4.71
Reon Edwards 11 2 62 0 5.64
Isai Thorne 22 5 58 2 2.64
Nathan Sealy 27 2 100 2 3.70
Tarrique Edward 23 0 99 3 4.30
Jordan Johnson 2 0 11 0 5.50
Joshua Dorne 3 0 14 1 4.67
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Adrian Weir b Vihas Thewmika 15 15 2 1 100.00
Stephan Pascal lbw b Vishwa Lahiru 11 41 1 0 26.83
Joshua Dorne c Vishwa Rajapakse b Vishwa Lahiru 6 14 1 0 42.86
Jordan Johnson c & b Vihas Thewmika 149 207 11 2 71.98
Steve Wedderburn c Rusanda Gamage b Vihas Thewmika 41 104 2 1 39.42
Jewel Andrew b Malsha Tharupathi 8 30 1 0 26.67
Nathan Sealy c Malsha Tharupathi b Vishwa Lahiru 9 19 1 0 47.37
Nathan Edward lbw b Vihas Thewmika 36 83 4 0 43.37
Tarrique Edward c Vishwa Rajapakse b Vihas Thewmika 10 22 1 0 45.45
Reon Edwards not out 0 3 0 0 0.00
Isai Thorne lbw b Vihas Thewmika 0 1 0 0 0.00


Extras 24 (b 10 , lb 6 , nb 0, w 3, pen 5)
Total 309/10 (89.5 Overs, RR: 3.44)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Dinura Kalupahana 13 1 52 0 4.00
Vishwa Lahiru 24 8 61 3 2.54
Vihas Thewmika 28.5 4 78 6 2.74
Sineth Jayawardena 9 0 25 0 2.78
Vishwa Rajapakse 3 0 20 0 6.67
Malsha Tharupathi 12 0 42 1 3.50


Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Pulindu Perera c Nathan Sealy b Reon Edwards 13 18 1 0 72.22
Sineth Jayawardena c Jewel Andrew b Isai Thorne 0 2 0 0 0.00
Ravishan Nethsara c Mavendra Dindyal b Tarrique Edward 50 52 8 0 96.15
Rusanda Gamage b Nathan Sealy 7 10 0 0 70.00
Sharujan Shanmuganathan not out 26 46 2 0 56.52
Dinura Kalupahana not out 22 22 3 0 100.00


Extras 4 (b 2 , lb 2 , nb 0, w 0, pen 0)
Total 122/4 (25 Overs, RR: 4.88)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Isai Thorne 5 0 35 1 7.00
Reon Edwards 4 0 18 1 4.50
Nathan Sealy 8 1 26 1 3.25
Tarrique Edward 8 0 39 1 4.88