Under-19: Sri Lanka blanks Australia 3-0

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Anuk Fernando’s four-wicket haul and a vital unbeaten 25, helped Sri Lanka U-19 wrap up the Youth One Day series against Australia 3-0 with a thrilling win in R.Premadasa Stadium in Colombo today (6). Australia who elected to bat first were restricted to 202 runs and Future Lions reached the target losing eight wickets and with four deliveries to spare. Chasing 202 runs to win, Sri Lanka got off to a bad start, they were 41 for 4 before Priyamal Perera(32) and Thilaksha Sumanasiri helped them recover with a 47-run fifth-wicket partnership. Sumanasiri top scored with 50 runs facing 78 deliveries and put on a partnership of 61 runs for the sixth wicket with Harsha Rajapksha, who made 36 runs from 47 balls inclusive of  two… Read More →

Under-19: Sri Lanka registered the second win against Australia

An allround performance by Harsha Rajapakse who cracked a 43 and grabbed three scalps and a 58 by Priyamal Perera helped Sri Lanka Under- 19 to record a massive 111 runs win over Australian Under-19s in their Second Youth One Day cricket match played at Colts grounds today. The victory followed their earlier win by 95-run margin in the opening match and puts them into an unassailable 2-0 lead with one game remaining. Australia could reply with only 137  runs with Damien Mortimer top scoring with 41 runs. For the Sri Lanka bowling camp, Harsha Rajapaksa bagged three wickets while Lakshan Jayasinghe and Anuk Fernando claimed two each. Brief Score: Sri Lanka U-19s 246 all out (48.5 ov) (Priyamal Perera 58,  Harsha… Read More →

Under-19: Sri Lanka beat Australia in first youth one-day clash

The Sri Lankan under-19 cricket team produced a fine all-round performance to outplay Australia and notch a 95-run win in its first Under-19 Youth ODI played at the Colts ground in Colombo today. Sri Lanka put into bat first made 262-8 and Australia in return was bowled out for 167 with 29 deliveries to spare. Brief Score: Sri Lanka U-19s 262 for 8 wickets (50) (Hashan Dumindu 27, Kusal Mendis 103, Harsha Rajapaksha 33, Anuk Fernando 19n.o, Binura Fernando 16, James Bazley 3/32, Matthew Fotia 3/63) Australia U-19s 167 all out (45.1) (Damien Mrtimer 17, Alex Gregory 27, Cameron Valente 47, Thomas Andrews 20, Harsha Rajapaksha 3/21, AK Tyronne 2/30, Lakshan Jayasinghe 2/31) Click here for Full Scorecard   Sri Lanka, SRL U19… Read More →