Under-19: Sri Lanka blanks Australia 3-0

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 fours and two sixes.

Anuk Fernando,stroked an unbeaten 25 off 42 balls inclusive of three fours, after picking four wickets earlier.

Brief Score: 

Australia U19 202 (49.4 ov, A Gregory 50, A Fernando 4/55)
Sri Lanka U-19 204/8 (49.2 ov, T Sumanasiri 50, H Rajapaksa 36)
SL Under-19 won by 3 wickets!

Australia., Under 19. VS Sri Lanka, SRL U19 
Result: Sri Lanka, SRL U19 Won

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1st Inning Batting: Australia., Under 19.

                                                   R     B     4's    6's    SR
M Short lbw b L Jayasinghe                         25    35    2      1      71.43

K Smith c   Samarawickrama b SANJ Fernando         22    26    1      1      84.62

J Morgan c WAH Vimarshana b L Jayasinghe           31    37    1      3      83.78

S Willis c   Samarawickrama b SANJ Fernando        46    77    4      0      59.74

J Doran b PARP Perera                              0     3     0      0      0.0

D Mortimer run out (H Dumindu)                     1     15    0      0      6.67

A Gregory lbw b WAH Vimarshana                     50    75    6      1      66.67

J Bazley c SANJ Fernando b SANJ Fernando           0     2     0      0      0.0

T Andrews c PARP Perera b RT Mendis                12    13    1      1      92.31

G Walker c L Jayasinghe b SANJ Fernando            7     11    0      0      63.64

M Fotia not out                                    3     4     0      0      75.0

Extras(w 4, lb 1) 5

Total (10 wickets; 49.4 overs)                     202                       4.07 RPO

Fall of Wicket: 43-1 (M Short 9.1 ov ), 52-2 (K Smith 12.1 ov ), 93-3 (J Morgan 20.4 ov ),
96-4 (J Doran 21.3 ov ), 102-5 (D Mortimer 25.6 ov ), 154-6 (S Willis 40.4 ov ),
154-7 (J Bazley 40.6 ov ), 184-8 (T Andrews 45.4 ov ), 198-9 (A Gregory 48.3 ov ), 202-10 (G Walker 49.4 ov )

1st Inning Bowling: Sri Lanka, SRL U19

                                                   O     M    R    W    EC     AV     EX
WAH Vimarshana                                     6.0   1    33   1    5.50   33.00      

H Ramanayake                                       4.0   0    15   0    3.75   -          

L Jayasinghe                                       10.0  1    29   2    2.90   14.50      

SANJ Fernando                                      9.4   1    55   4    5.69   13.75  (w 2)

RT Mendis                                          9.0   0    40   1    4.44   40.00  (w 1)

PARP Perera                                        7.0   1    12   1    1.71   12.00      

HM Rajapaksha                                      4.0   0    17   0    4.25   -      (w 1)

Notes:
Drinks at 39.0

Power Plays:
Power Play #1 36.1 - 40.0 Batting

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2nd Inning Batting: Sri Lanka, SRL U19

                                                   R     B     4's    6's    SR
H Dumindu b G Walker                               12    20    0      1      60.0

  Samarawickrama c S Willis b G Walker             11    17    1      0      64.71

K Kulasekara run out (J Morgan)                    0     3     0      0      0.0

PARP Perera c S Willis b M Short                   32    46    6      0      69.57

H Ramanayake lbw b T Andrews                       1     2     0      0      50.0

  Sumanasiri c M Short b T Andrews                 50    80    6      0      62.5

HM Rajapaksha c M Short b T Andrews                36    47    2      2      76.6

SANJ Fernando not out                              25    40    3      0      62.5

RT Mendis c J Doran b M Fotia                      22    35    1      1      62.86

L Jayasinghe not out                               2     7     0      0      28.57

Extras(w 7, nb 1, lb 5) 13

Total (8 wickets; 49.2 overs)                      204                       4.14 RPO

Did Not Bat: 
WAH Vimarshana

Fall of Wicket: 24-1 (H Dumindu 5.3 ov ), 24-2 (K Kulasekara 5.6 ov ), 31-3 (  Samarawickrama 7.1 ov ),
41-4 (H Ramanayake 8.1 ov ), 88-5 (PARP Perera 20.2 ov ), 149-6 (HM Rajapaksha 34.2 ov ),
159-7 (  Sumanasiri 36.5 ov ), 193-8 (RT Mendis 45.6 ov )

2nd Inning Bowling: Australia., Under 19.

                                                   O     M    R    W    EC     AV     EX
M Fotia                                            10.0  1    49   1    4.90   49.00  (nb 1)

G Walker                                           7.0   0    31   2    4.43   15.50  (w 6)

T Andrews                                          10.0  1    28   3    2.80   9.33       

J Bazley                                           7.2   0    40   0    5.45   -          

M Short                                            10.0  1    34   1    3.40   34.00      

D Mortimer                                         3.0   0    13   0    4.33   -      (w 1)

K Smith                                            2.0   0    4    0    2.00   -