Bangladesh U-19s v Sri Lanka U-19s, 4th match, Mirpur April 27, 2013

Sri Lanka level series in rain-hit game

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sri Lanka Under-19s 200 for 4 (Karunaratne 49*) beat Bangladesh Under-19s 244 for 8 (Joyraz 58, Mendis 5-43) by 6 wickets (D/L method)

Sri Lanka Under-19s stormed back into contention in the five-match series by beating Bangladesh Under-19s by six wickets in the rain-affected fourth game in Mirpur. After rain interrupted play towards the end of the Bangladesh innings, the visitors were set a target of 197 runs from 29 overs.

They reached the target in the 23rd over, thanks to Chamika Karunaratne's unbeaten 49 off 47 balls, which had five fours and a six. His job was made slightly easier by Sandun Weerakkody, who blasted 42 off 16 balls with six fours and two sixes. Sadeera Samarawickrama also gave the visitors a fast start with his 20-ball 33.

After winning the toss, Bangladesh had made 244 for 8 in the 48th over before rain stopped play. Joyraz Sheik scored 58 while the offspinner Ramesh Mendis took 5 for 43.

The final match will be held on April 29, the series is level at 2-2.