Sri Lanka Under-19 110 for 2 (Chandimal 60*) lead Bangladesh Under-19 197 (Hasan 82*, Ekanayake 3-32, Matheesha Perera 3-30) by 87 runs
Sri Lanka Under-19 kicked off their tour of Bangladesh with a strong performance on the opening day of their two-day match in Savar. Sri Lanka's bowlers dismissed Bangladesh for only 197 after the hosts chose to bat and Dinesh Chandimal ensured that the visitors made a steady reply in their first innings.
Sri Lanka's new-ball attack cut through Bangladesh's top-order, reducing them to 37 for 4. The captain Mahmudul Hasan rallied and held the middle order together with a solid innings of 82 before he had to retire hurt. Fast bowlers Lahiru Jayarathne and Madushan Ekanayake along with legspinner Matheesha Perera struck regularly and ensured Bangladesh fell short of 200. Perera and Ekanayake took 3 for 30 and 3 for 32 respectively.
Sri Lanka's openers, Chandimal and Udara Jayasundera, added 54 runs in quick time before Jayasundera was bowled for 29. Buwaneka Ekanayake fell cheaply but Chandimal remained unbeaten on 670 off 67 balls at the end of the day.