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

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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  • Naresh on December 18, 2015, 6:54 GMT

    @sumail28 - this tournament is more gauging the team so that when the WC comes the coaches know who is who. So giving the players chances by benching others is more to spread the net. I also feel that Safaraz Khan is ready for the big league (India short version games) He is a precious talent that was nurtured by his dad.

  • harry on December 17, 2015, 18:22 GMT


  • harry on December 17, 2015, 18:18 GMT

    I totally agree with Rahul Dravid and his support coaches Abhayshrma and PARS for plans to build the future indian crickters , After a long time we have seen coaches who are ready to take this kind of plans and giving all players opportunity to all players before the U-19 world . GUYS WE SHOULD UNDERSTAND AND REALIZE SOME THING VERY GOOD IS HAPPENING WITH INDIAN CRICKET, HOPE RAHUL AND HIS SUPPORT STAFF SOON GIVEN INDIAN TEAM.

  • Ammarhit on December 17, 2015, 16:27 GMT

    Wonder why Jehan Daniel isn't playing. Done exceptionally well against Pak U19, and hes only 16 odd years old. Hopefully he gets afew games. Well done to India, they have a strong team.

  • sohail on December 17, 2015, 14:48 GMT

    I dont agreed wd rahul dravid rotational last 5 matches sarfaraz khan has played only 2 matches...young cricketer are looaing their concentration

  • Amit on December 17, 2015, 14:21 GMT

    Khaleel Ahmed Looks bright prospect as a left arm seamer, He along with Avesh Khan can make formidable fast bowling department in World cup. Also Washington Sundar, 16 Yr old boy will be the player to watch out for in World cup. Well Played Boys!! Win the Tri-Series and get ready for World Cup. Best Wishes!!!

  • sohail on December 17, 2015, 14:06 GMT

    final mtach againts bangalsesh sarfaraz khan has scored 57* runs in 24 ball..i dont agree wd rahul dravid also he didnt include sarfaraz khan..he didnt include him on 1st game than he played 2nd game in that much he has scored 84..than he didnt include him on 3rd match..than again he played on 4th game in that match he has score again in todays match he didnt include him..he is sublime form but coz of this he is loosing his concentrarion..

  • Anurag Agarwal on December 17, 2015, 14:05 GMT

    Good that Ind under 19s are playing so well and defeating SL in SL. But i want to see SL as the next best team after India as they are good people and good cricketers. Hope they rebuild soon after the retirement of some of their good players.

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