U-19 Asia Cup: Sri Lanka record 2nd win

Shashika Dulshan

Shashika Dulshan picked up his maiden five-wicket haul as Sri Lanka Under-19 beat Hong Kong Under-19 by ten wickets in their second match of the 5th Under-19 Asia Cup, conducted by the Asian Cricket Council, at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong, Bangladesh on Sunday, 30 September.

Hong Kong bowled out for 56 –

Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to field. Hong Kong U-19 were bowled out for a paltry 56 in 33.1 overs.

Left-arm orthodox spinner Dulshan picked up five wickets for just 19 runs. He was adjudged the Man of the Match. Dunith Wellalage and Kalana Perera took two wickets each.

Sri Lanka’s reply –

Sri Lanka U-19 reached the target for no loss in just 9.2 overs.

Openers Navod Paranavithana and Nishan Madushka made an unbroken 58-run stand for first-wicket.

Paranavithana scored 35 not out in 29 balls with five boundaries while Nishan Madushka scored an unbeaten 21 in 27 balls, with four boundaries.

Brief Scores:

Hong Kong U-19 56 in 33.1 overs (Shashika Dulshan 5-19, Dunith Wellalage 2-05, Kalana Perera 2-11)

Sri Lanka U-19 58/0 in 9.2 overs (Navod Paranavithana 35 n.o., Nishan Madushka 21 n.o.)

Sri Lanka will meet Pakistan on Tuesday, 2 October in their last Group-stage match.

The top two teams in the two Groups will meet in a semi-final-round on 4 and 5 October before the final on Sunday, 7 October.

Sri Lanka U-19 before their departure, at the SLC headquarters last week. Their team is assisted by renowned veterans in the caliber of Hashan Tillakaratne, Chaminda Vaas, Upul Chandana and Hemantha Devapriya

Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by 6 wickets –

Meanwhile Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by six wickets in their opening match on Saturday, 29 September.

Sri Lanka U-19 won the toss and elected to field.

Bangladesh were bowled out for 141 runs in 46.4 overs. Towhid Hridoy scored 35 and Tanzid Hasan scored 24 runs.

Shashika Dulshan, Dunith Wellalage and  Kalhara Senarathne took two wickets each.

Sri Lanka scored 144 for the loss of four wickets in 37.5 overs.

Right-hand bat Nuwanidu Fernando made an unbeaten 64 in 94 balls with seven boundaries and a six. He was adjudged the Man of the Match.

Pasindu Sooriyabandara (36), Nishan Madhushka (12) and Dunith Wellalage (10 n.o.) batted well for Sri Lanka U-19.

Nuwanidu Fernando and Pasindu Sooriyabandara made 90 runs for the fourth-wicket.

Shortiful Islam took two for 29 for Bangladesh.

Brief Scores:

Bangladesh U-19 141 in  46.4 overs (Towhid Hridoy 35, Tanzid Hasan 24, Shamim Hossain 20; Shashika Dulshan 2-11, Dunith Wellalage 2-21, Kalhara Senarathne 2-31)

Sri Lanka U-19 144-4 in 37.5 overs (Nuwanidu Fernando 64 n.o., Pasindu Sooriyabandara 36, Nishan Madhushka 12, Dunith Wellalage 10 n.o., Shortiful Islam 2/29)

Afghanistan, Pakistan and India win matches –

Meanwhile Afghanistan, Pakistan and India won their matches against UAE, Hong Kong and Nepal respectively on the first day of the Under-19 Asia Cup in Bangladesh.

India U-19 beat Nepal U-19 by 171 runs and Pakistan U-19 beat Hong Kong U-19 by nine wickets. Afghanistan U-19 beat UAE U-19 by five wickets.

Opening batsman for India, Yashasvi Jaiswal scored 104 runs in 113 balls with eight fours and five sixes against Nepal.