Under 19 Captains together in Colombo: ALEX Gregory of Australia and KUSAL Mendis of Sri Lanka the day before their respective teams faced each other in ODI contest.
Kusal may have been dwarfed but he scored a run-a-ball century and helped Sri Lanka reach 262 runs. This proved more than enough as Sri Lanka’s long line of bowlers, led by three spinners, dismissed Australia for only 167 runs.
|Sri Lanka Under-19s innings (50 overs maximum)||R||B||4s||6s||SR|
|H Dumindu||c Ashkenazi b Bazley||27||46||2||0||58.69|
|S Samarawickrama||c Short b Bazley||12||16||2||0||75.00|
|K Mendis*||c Ashkenazi b Fotia||103||104||10||2||99.03|
|M Bhanuka†||c †McDermott b Andrews||14||17||2||0||82.35|
|PARP Perera||c Morgan b Fotia||14||17||2||0||82.35|
|H Ramanayake||b Ashkenazi||11||20||1||0||55.00|
|HM Rajapaksha||c †McDermott b Fotia||33||36||5||0||91.66|
|SANJ Fernando||not out||19||23||2||0||82.60|
|B Fernando||c Mortimer b Bazley||16||18||1||0||88.88|
|AK Tyronne||not out||3||3||0||0||100.00|
|Extras||(lb 5, w 5)||10|
|Total||(8 wickets; 50 overs)||262||(5.24 runs per over)|
|Did not bat JS Lakshan|
|Fall of wickets 1-36 (Samarawickrama, 6.1 ov), 2-51 (Dumindu, 12.3 ov), 3-70 (Bhanuka, 17.4 ov), 4-106 (Perera, 23.3 ov), 5-147 (Ramanayake, 32.2 ov), 6-222 (Mendis, 42.1 ov), 7-222 (Rajapaksha, 42.4 ov), 8-244 (B Fernando, 48.1 ov)|
|Australia Under-19s innings (target: 263 runs from 50 overs)||R||B||4s||6s||SR|
|KR Smith||st †Bhanuka b Lakshan||8||15||1||0||53.33|
|MW Short||c Dumindu b B Fernando||13||10||3||0||130.00|
|J Morgan||st †Bhanuka b Lakshan||2||14||0||0||14.28|
|BR McDermott†||st †Bhanuka b Rajapaksha||11||33||2||0||33.33|
|D Mortimer||b Rajapaksha||17||27||2||0||62.96|
|AJ Gregory*||c Lakshan b SANJ Fernando||27||63||2||0||42.85|
|JJ Bazley||lbw b Rajapaksha||0||4||0||0||0.00|
|C Valente||c †Bhanuka b Tyronne||47||68||5||0||69.11|
|B Ashkenazi||st †Bhanuka b Tyronne||1||8||0||0||12.50|
|TD Andrews||c †Bhanuka b Perera||20||14||3||1||142.85|
|M Fotia||not out||7||15||1||0||46.66|
|Extras||(b 7, lb 5, w 2)||14|
|Total||(all out; 45.1 overs)||167||(3.69 runs per over)|
|Toss Australia Under-19s, who chose to field
Series Sri Lanka Under-19s led the 3-match series 1-0
|Youth ODI debuts JJ Bazley (Australia Under-19s); HM Rajapaksha and H Ramanayake (Sri Lanka Under-19s)|
|Umpires RD Kottahachchi and RMPJ Rambukwella
Match referee GF Labrooy
Reserve umpire RA Kottahachchi++++++++++
ri Lanka Under-19s 262 for 8 (Mendis 103, Bazley 3-32) beat Australia Under-19s 167 (Valente 47, Rajapaksha 3-21) by 95 runs Scorecard
Kusal Mendis‘ 103 and a tight bowling performance helped Sri Lanka Under-19s rout Australia Under-19s by 95 runs in the first Youth ODI in Colombo.
Set 263 to chase in 50 overs, Australia lost wickets in clusters to end well short. After a brisk opening stand of 23 in three overs, Australia lost their next three wickets in five overs and added just five runs to their tally. From 28 for 3, a fourth-wicket partnership of 23 between Ben McDermott and Damian Mortimer promised recovery, but left-arm pacer Harsha Rajapaksha took three wickets in two overs to leave the side at 57 for 6 in the 18th over.
Cameron Valente tried to shepherd the rest of the line-up with an 68-ball 47 but Sri Lanka’s bowlers stifled the visitors and dismissed them for 167. Rajapaksha finished with figures of 3 for 21 in eight overs, while Lakshan Jayasinghe and AK Tyronne picked up two wickets each. Minod Bhanuka, the Sri Lankan wicketkeeper, also had a good outing, contributing to six dismissals.
Earlier, Mendis anchored the Sri Lanka innings, adding useful partnerships with the middle order to help the side reach 262 for 8. His best stand came with Rajapaksha as the pair added 75 for the sixth wicket in nearly 10 overs to boost Sri Lanka’s score. Both batsmen fell in the 43rd over but a few hits from Anuk Fernando and Binura Fernando pushed the score past 250.