Sri Lanka U-19 v England U-19, Colombo December 14, 2015

Asalanka, bowlers hand England second straight loss

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sri Lanka Under-19s 191 (Asalanka 48, Taylor 4-34) beat England Under-19s 139 (Burnham 32, Damitha 2-38, Hasaranga 2-22) by 52 runs

England Under-19s captain Brad Taylor's four-wicket haul was in vain as his side lost to Sri Lanka Under-19s by 52 runs in their second match of the tri-nation series in Colombo on Monday. It is England's second successive defeat in the tournament and leaves them at the bottom of the table behind India and Sri Lanka.

Taylor took 4 for 34, striking with key top and middle order wickets to restrict Sri Lanka to 191 after the hosts had opted to bat. Sri Lanka captain Charith Asalanka top-scored with 48 and shared a 51-run partnership for the third wicket with Shammu Ashan (38). Taylor struck quickly to leave Sri Lanka struggling at 150 for 7 in the 41st over and England's bowlers wrapped up the innings for 191 in the final over.

England's chase was rocked by a collapse that saw them stumble from 64 for 1 in the 12th over to 94 for 7 in the 24th over. Taylor and wicketkeeper Ryan Davies resisted with a 43-run partnership for the eighth wicket but once Taylor was out, England's chase folded within three overs. Left-arm spinner Damitha Silva and legspinner Wanidu Hasaranga ran through England's middle and lower order, picking two wickets each.

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  • Lakpriya on December 15, 2015, 3:39 GMT

    Asalanka, Ashan and opener Avishka looks future international players for sure. SLC need to handle them with care. this SL team looks strong but i doubt whether anyone can stop the Indian u19 team at the youth WC next year, they seem to have a gulf between them and the other teams. i am tipping India, SL, Aus and Bangladesh to play the semis.

  • kethmima on December 15, 2015, 0:55 GMT

    well done lion cubs!go hard blow them off you guys deserve this trophy!

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