Sri Lanka U-19 v India U-19, 1st Youth Test, Colombo, 2nd day August 5, 2007

Appanna and Jadeja put India in front

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Day 2 India Under-19 301 and 82 for 1 (Mukund 46*) lead Sri Lanka Under-19 247 (Mathurage 74, Tissara 64, Appanna 4-74, Jadeja 5-28) by 136 runs

The left-arm spin duo of Ravi Jadeja and KP Appanna shared nine wickets between them to dismiss Sri Lanka Under-19 for 247 and help India Under-19 gain a first-innings lead of 54 on the second day in Colombo.

Jadeja finished with figures of 5 for 28 in 17 miserly overs, while Appanna sent down 25 overs and finished with 4 for 74. The resistance from the home side came from Mathurage Perera and Tissara Perera who both scored half centuries when the chips were down. Mathurage walked in with his side wobbling at 8 for 3, and added 78 for the fifth wicket with Roshen Silva. His knock of 74 included seven boundaries. Tissara, who walked in after Mathurage was dismissed, did the bulk of the scoring from thereon and pushed the score close to the 250 mark. His 64 included five fours and three sixes.

In reply, Abhinav Mukund and captain Tanmay Srivastava built on the lead of 54 and added a quick 82 in 16 overs to strengthen their position in the first Test.