Bangladesh U-19s v SL U-19s, 5th match, Mirpur April 29, 2013

Sri Lanka take series with 62-run win

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Sri Lanka Under-19s 185 (Anurudhda 50, Rifat 3-29) beat Bangladesh Under-19s 123 (Mehedy 37, Mendis 3-24) by 62 runs

Sri Lanka completed a series victory over Bangladesh by beating them by 62 runs in the fifth and final game of the series in Mirpur. It was an impressive turnaround for the young visitors, after they were down 2-1 after the third game.

Once again it was Ramesh Mendis who was instrumental in Sri Lanka's victory. The offspinner took three wickets, including that of Bangladesh captain Mosaddek Hossain for 18. He later removed the last two batsmen, and also inflicted a run-out towards the end. For the home side, Mehedy Hasan made a run-a-ball 37 that included four boundaries and a six, but he found little support at the other end.

After losing the toss, Sri Lanka were held together by Roshan Anurudhda's half-century. The Sri Lankan No. 6 was at the crease in the 18th over with the score on 73 for 4. He made 50 off 77 balls with six boundaries, and was the ninth batsman out. Minod Bhanuka struck four boundaries and a six in his 63-ball 37. Rifat Pradhan took three wickets while Mehedy picked up two.

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  • Dummy4 on April 30, 2013, 11:03 GMT

    proud of sri lankan team's good to win the series..but bd all so has done well..

  • associate cricket fan on April 30, 2013, 3:16 GMT

    I can see why BD U19 team has a dominant record over SL U19. Most of the matches were played in BD. They lost to SL U19 in away games. Although SL won series, i wouldnt comment on who has better future. Its the 1st class structure that decides the players class. So far Sri lankas 1st class structure is better than BD. Players like Rohit, Kapugedera, Kaif, were excellent players at U19 level, but failed to deliver it in international games. So i wouldnt judge any of these youngstars based on this performance.

  • Dummy4 on April 30, 2013, 1:00 GMT

    Hopefully we are getting one more shakib from here ( mosaddek hossain)

  • Lakpriya on April 29, 2013, 23:43 GMT

    Good effort by the SL team, normally Bangladesh have a good U-19 team and they are good at home

  • Mihil on April 29, 2013, 15:02 GMT

    Good! It's becoming difficult to defeat Bangladsh at home. A good win for u-19 team.

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