Bangladesh v SL, 2nd U-19 Test, Sylhet, 4th day April 19, 2013

Rain forces tame draw in Sylhet

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sri Lanka Under-19 185 (Mendis 54, Jubair 4-35) and 59 for 0 drew with Bangladesh Under-19 271 for 7 dec (Shanto 69, Mehedy 59, Mosaddek 74, Mendis 4-76)

Rain robbed much of the action in the drawn second four-day game in Sylhet. There were four half-centuries and two four-wicket hauls from either side, and only two completed innings.

Only 5.2 overs were possible on the first day after Sri Lanka captain Kusal Mendis decided to bat. The visitors resumed on the second day, but only to be bowled out for 185. Legspinner Jubair Hossain took four wickets while Mendis top-scored with 54 off 83 balls with nine fours.

After the third day which was completely washed out, Bangladesh responded well on the final day, with Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Mehedy Hasan and Mosaddek Hossain scoring fifties.

For the visitors, offspinner Ramesh Mendis took four wickets before the hosts declared at 271 for 7. Sri Lanka batted out 26 overs in the final session, without losing a wicket, as the match ended in a tame draw.

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