Sri Lanka v India, 3rd Youth ODI, Dambulla August 8, 2013

Sarfaraz, Samson complete series win

ESPNcricinfo staff

India U-19 141 for 3 (Khajuria 34, Tyronne 2-27) beat Sri Lanka U-19 137 (Perera 50, Bhanuka 42, Sarfaraz 4-27) by 7 wickets

Sarfaraz Khan's four-wicket haul, along with Sanju Samson's unbeaten 31, helped India U-19 wrap up the ODI series against Sri Lanka 2-0 with a comfortable win in Dambulla.

India won the toss and put Sri Lanka in to bat. The openers didn't last long, with Abhimanyu Lamba removing Sadeera Samarawickrama for a duck. Sri Lanka continued to lose wickets through the first fourteen overs as the bowlers kept the scoring in check. Opener Minod Bhanuka did most of the scoring initially, scoring 42 in 53 balls, but he was dismissed in the 14th over. A 59-run stand between Priyamal Perera and Sanjika Ridma revived the Sri Lankan innings briefly, but Sarfaraz broke the partnership, dislodging Ridma for 23, to pick up the first of his four wickets.

Sarfaraz then tore into Sri Lanka's middle order, removing Thilaksha Sumanasiri and Roshan Anurudda soon after. Seven wickets fell for the addition of 27 runs as Sri Lanka crashed to 137 in the 40th over when Perera, on 50, was caught by Vijay to Zol to give Sarfaraz his best figures of 4 for 27. Kuldeep Yadav chipped in with 3 for 16.

Facing a below-par total, India started well, putting on 39 for the first wicket. Zol, who has been in prolific form with his last four innings reading 67, 76, 128 and 173, was only able to muster 23 before being caught by Saveen Nanayakkara off the bowling of AK Tyronne. In came Sanju Samson. He put on 29 with Shubham Khajuria (34), and then knocked off the remaining 38 with Mohammad Saif, ending the match with a six in the 33rd over.