Bangladesh U-19 v Sri Lanka U-19, 5th ODI, Mirpur December 19, 2007

Sri Lanka demolish Bangladesh for consolation win

Cricinfo staff

Sri Lanka U-19 125 for 4 (Munaweera 34, Thirimanne 30) beat Bangladesh U-19 123 (Ashraful 28, Fernando 5-28, Peiris 4-30) by 6 wickets
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Sri Lanka Under-19 pulled off a convincing six-wicket win over Bangladesh Under-19 in the last match of the series after its opening bowlers shared nine of the ten wickets to restrict the hosts to a modest 123.

Opting to bat Bangladesh lost four wickets in the first nine overs of the match as Denuwan Fernando and Chathura Peiris caused plenty of problems. Bangladesh never really recovered from that dismal start and only brief fightbacks, with three batsmen reaching the 20-run mark, enabled them to cross 100. Ashraful Aziz, batting at No. 8, top scored for Bangladesh with a patient 28 as his side was all out in the 41st over.

Fernando finished with 5 for 28 while Peiris picked up four wickets. Lokuge Chandimal, Sri Lanka's wicketkeeper, shone behind the stumps by picking up four catches.

Sri Lanka never really faltered in a reply and a 68-run opening partnership between Chandimal (28) and Dilshan Munaweera (34). Although both batsmen fell in quick succession, followed by two more wickets towards the end, the target was too small for Bangladesh bowlers to pose serious problems as Sri Lanka completed a consolation win after having already lost the series.

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