Quadrangular Under-19 Series October 3, 2011

India U-19s continue to dominate

ESPNcricinfo staff

India Under-19s continued to dominate in the youth quadrangular series in Visakhapatnam, registering a comprehensive six-wicket win against Australia Under-19s.

Batting first, Australia was in trouble straightaway, losing their top three for only three runs to Sandeep Sharma. Ashton Turner and captain Kurtis Patterson essayed a brief recovery, but once offspinner Baba Aparajith broke the stand, none of the lower middle could get going as Australia folded for 173 in 48.5 overs. In reply, India were solid, knocking off the runs with 17.4 overs to spare. The chase was built around a number of 30 and 40 something cameos from the top order - Aparajith top scored with an unbeaten 48. This is India's fourth win in four games in the series.

A team performance helped Sri Lanka Under 19s to a two-wicket win against West Indies Under-19s.

Choosing to bat, West Indies slumped to 94 for 5 in 28 overs, before a 152-run stand for the sixth wicket between Kavem Hodge and Justin Greaves carried them to a competitive total. Fast bowler Lahiru Madushanka and left-arm spinner Amila Aponso were the pick of the bowlers, claiming five wickets between them, as West Indies put on 258 for 8 in their 50. Sri Lanka's top and middle order all contributed in the chase, with each of the top seven scoring between 22 and 47. While West Indies kept pecking away at the wickets, the cameos were enough to carry Sri Lanka home with nine balls in hand. This is Sri Lanka's third win in four games, while West Indies are yet to register a win in the tournament.

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  • Manoj on October 4, 2011, 19:15 GMT

    Its amazing to see Shehan Fernando is following his great father Sajith Fernando who Captained Sri Lanka Under 24, Sri Lanka A and also played for SL Under 19.Sajith Was a lost generation to SL Cricket and was a such a talented Crickerter and a great batsman and its nice to see the son is following his fathers foot steps and he is still very young and holds a good future.

  • Dummy4 on October 4, 2011, 15:09 GMT

    Come On machan Lahiru Madushanka Ur the Hero............. Ya CRIC SANGA he was the most Sucsess player

  • Dummy4 on October 4, 2011, 5:50 GMT

    Wanna knwo more about this Sandeep Sharma - is he a fast bowler? Medium pace? Which state?

  • Dummy4 on October 4, 2011, 0:06 GMT

    MH19..,., what abt lahiru madushanka? Lahiru is scoring runs more than any else while taking wickets.lahiru is the most competitive bowler and the batsman of sri U19.he is a vastly talented allrounder

  • Manoj on October 3, 2011, 19:58 GMT

    Shehan Fernando looks a promising batsmen for SL soon.

  • Harsh on October 3, 2011, 16:48 GMT

    good to see the future performing well..

  • Agam on October 3, 2011, 16:42 GMT

    Great performance again from the young guns. B Aparajith looks a good future prospect

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