Chandimal stars in Sri Lanka U-19's win
Sri Lanka Under-19 274 (Chandimal 95, Kushal Janith Perera 61, Rajapaksha 52) beat Bangladesh Under-19 236 (Saikat Ali 76) by 38 runs
Dinesh Chandimal's brisk 95 and solid contributions from two other top-order batsmen helped Sri Lanka Under-19 reach a match-winning total in the first youth ODI against Bangladesh Under-19. Chandimal was supported by Banuka Rajapaksha and Kushal Janith Perera, who scored 52 and 61, as Sri Lanka reached 274. Bangladesh were dismissed for 236 in the 47th over in reply.
Sri Lanka, though, were on course for a much larger score after their top order had set a platform of 200 for 2. However, the rest of the batsmen caved after Chandimal fell leg before to Taijul Islam. None of the last six batsmen made more than 5 and Sri Lanka had to settle for 274.
Bangladesh lost opener Mohammad Rubel in the first over of their chase but recovered through an 87-run stand between Amit Majumder and Saikat Ali. Ali top-scored with 76 but the batting collapsed after Majumder's dismissal for 46. Bangladesh lost wickets at regular intervals and the lack of a partnership in the middle-order deprived them of the momentum necessary to challenge Sri Lanka's total.