Sri Lanka under 19 skipper Dinesh Chandimal the man in form continued his form with another fine knock of 95 helping his side to go one up in the five match limited over series against their Bangladesh U19 counterparts. His knock enabled the Sri Lanka U19 team record a 38 runs win in the first match played at Motiur Rahman Stadium in Khulna Bangladesh yesterday.
Chandimal’s knock which came in 113 balls comprised seven boundaries. He was supported by two other half tons from Kusal Perera and Bhanuka Rajapakse with the duo contributing knocks of 61 and 52 respectively. Kusal’s 73 ball knock consisted six boundaries while Bhanuka took only 39 balls for his knock which had seven boundaries and a six.
Sri Lanka skipper Chandimal winning the toss and electing to bat lost their first wicket with the score on 28. But two invaluable partnerships first for the second wicket of 87 runs between skipper Chandimal and Bhanuka and the other of 85 runs between Chandimal and Kusal put them in a strong position.
Later Kusal and Angelo Perera put on another useful stand of 43 runs for the fourth wicket before Sri Lanka began losing wickets at regular intervals and ultimately being bowled out for a formidable score of 274. Bangladesh U19’s in their run chase failed. Besides a second wicket partnership of 86 runs between opener Amit Majumder and Saikat Ali who made a top score of 76, they were unable to make any headway before being bundled out for 236.
The two teams will clash again tomorrow at the Jessore District Stadium in Khulna.
Sri Lanka U19 274 in 49.3 overs (Dinesh Chandimal 95, Kusal Perera 61, Bhanuka Rajapakse 52, Angelo Perera 32: Noor Hossain 2 for 39, Kamrul Islam 2 for 47, Abul Hasan 2 for 47)
Bangladesh U19 236 in 46.1 overs (Saikat Ali 76, Amit Majumder 43, Taibur Rahman 36, Irfan Sukkur 32, Noor Hossain 28: Lahiru Jayaratne 2 for 37, Imesh Udayanga 2 for 37, Shameera Weerasinghe 2 for 43, Chathura Peiris 2 for 59)