Rain forces draw in first SL-BD U19 Youth Test
With rain washing out play in the first two days the first under 19 cricket test between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh ended in a draw at Barisal yesterday.
Sri Lanka under 19 who won the toss and batted first reached 331-7 declared with skipper Nipun Dhananjaya (67), Sonal Dinusha (58) and Dunith Wellalage (50 n.o.) scoring half-centuries apiece.
Dhananjaya and Dinusha figured in a 113-run stand for the fourth wicket.
Bangladesh under 19 were struggling at 142 for 6 wickets when the game ended. Alvi Hoque top scored with 54 with Matheesha Pathirana who took 3 wickets for 13 runs on his debut was adjudged Man of the Match.
Sri Lanka under 19’s: 331/7 decl (84.3) (Nipun Dhananjaya 67, Sonal Dinusha 58, Dunith Wellalage 50 n.o., Lakshan Gamage 46, Chamindu Wickramasinghe 45, Ravindu Rashantha 21, Chihan Kavindu 15, Ashraful Islam 3/83, Asadullah Galib 2/46, Noman Chowdhury 2/68)
Bangladesh under 19’s: 142/6 at close (Alvi Hoque 54, Pritom Kumar 28, Naimur Rahman 25 n.o., Sajid Hossain Seam 23, Matheesha Pathirana 3/13, Lakshan Gamage 2/12) – YK