Sri Lanka take lead in rain-affected match

Sri Lanka Under-19 133 for 4 in 27 overs (Weerakkody 62, Dumindu 24) beat Bangladesh Under-19 137 in 47.1 overs (Sayeem 43, Fernando 3-32) by 62 runs (D/L method)
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Sri Lanka Under-19 took a 1-0 lead over Bangladesh Under-19 in the five-match Youth ODI series, after they were declared winners by 62 runs, according to the Duckworth-Lewis method. Rain interrupted the second innings, with Sri Lanka at 133 for 4, within reach of Bangladesh's 138-run target. The visitors were declared winners as they had to score just 72 runs in the same number of overs according to Duckworth-Lewis method. The match was called off at 3:40pm, due to persistent rain.

Sandun Weerakkody's 62 off 80 balls set Sri Lanka on course for a victory. Legspinner Jubair Hossain was the pick of the bowlers once again, taking 2 for 34 from his seven overs.

Earlier, the home side made a poor start and slipped to 62 for 5 in the 23rd over. Captain Mosaddek Hossain and Abu Sayeem added 50 runs for the sixth wicket to lift the total over 100. Sayeem made 43 off 66 balls with four fours and a six.

For the visitors, Binura Fernando took three wickets while legspinner Lakshan Jayasinghe took two wickets.

S'Lanka U19 2nd innings Partnerships

27BKG MendisH Dumindu
33DS WeerakkodyH Dumindu
18DS WeerakkodyM Bhanuka
54DS WeerakkodyPD Wickramasinghe
1S RidmaPD Wickramasinghe