India U-19 v Sri Lanka U-19, Tri-nation tournament, Colombo December 17, 2015

Virat, Sundar extend India Under-19s' winning run

ESPNcricinfo staff

India U-19s 223 for 6 (Sundar 61, Virat 60*, Kumara 2-33) beat Sri Lanka U-19s (Bandara 74, Mendis 65, Ahmed 4-55) by four wickets
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Virat Singh and Washington Sundar struck fifties as India Under-19s took their fourth successive win in the tri-nation tournament, against Sri Lanka Under-19s in Colombo.

Chasing 222, India lost their openers early but Sundar and Anmolpreet Singh put their side back on track with a 55-run partnership. Even as Anmolpreet was run out for 25 in the 19th over, Sundar carried onto make 61, before he fell in a similar manner. Virat, aided by Mahipal Lomror, then accumulated, and closed out the game with an unbeaten 60 off 89 balls.

Having opted to bowl, India made early inroads to reduce Sri Lanka to 75 for 3 in 17.3 overs. Opener Kaveen Bandara, though, held firm, and added 91 with Kamindu Mendis. Both batsmen made fifties, but exited in quick succession, which sparked a slide. Sri Lanka lost their last six wickets for 55 runs and were kept to 221. Seamer Khaleel Ahmed was the most penetrative bowler for India, claiming figures of 4 for 55.

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