Thrilling Last Over Victory snatched by SL Under 19 Team

 Karuppiah Ramakrishnan in Sunday Observer, 13 January 2019

A brilliant all-round show helped Sri Lanka Under-19 thrash Australia Under-19 by three wickets in their youth Test match at the SSC ground yesterday. The Sri Lankans reached the required target of 112 runs in the last over of the day with just two balls to spare. Rohan Sanjaya and Sandun Mendis played major roles in the second innings to wreck the Australian line up by taking four wickets each. The visitors were bowled out for 151 runs in the second innings with Jarrod Freeman making 52.

Australia under-19 batsman Ian Carlisle is bowled by Sandun Mendis (not in picture) Pictures by Saman Mendis

 The Sri Lanka Under 19 squad comprising Nipun Perera (captain), Navod Paranavithana, Kamil Mishara, Sonal Dinusha, Mohammed Shamaz, Raveen de Silva, Thaveesha Abishek, Avishka Tharindu, Lakshan Gamage, Chamindu Wijesinghe, Praveen de Silva, Dilshan Madusanka, Ashain Daniel, Rohan Sanjaya and Dilum Sudeera pose with their trophy after beating Australia

Sri Lanka skipper Nipun Perera (35), Mohamed Samaaz (22) and Chamindu Wijesinghe (29) ensured the victory as fast bowler Zak Evans took six wicket for Australia.

Chief Scores:

Australia Under-19 269/9 and 151 (JA Freeman 52, R Sanjaya 4/32, Sandun Mendis 4/56)

Sri Lanka Under-19 309/8 and 114/7 (Nipun Perera 35, Chamindu Wijesinghe 29, Z Evans 6/44)


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