Report: SL U19 vs Ind U19, Day 2
Sri Lanka Under-19 were trailing by 479 runs with nine wickets in hand in the first innings at stumps on Day 2 against India Under 19 at the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium.
The Vijay Zol-led India U19 side added 170 to their overnight score, before declaring their first innings for 503/7 on a rain and bad light-affected second day of the first four-day game. Sanju Samson, who was unbeaten on 74 along with the skipper when play resumed today, was the first to depart for 89. Meanwhile, Zol posted 173. Both the batters departed after edging pacer Chamika Karunaratne to the ‘keeper earlier in the day.
Shreyas Iyer, who had replaced Samson in the middle, helped strengthen the visitors’ position, before being removed for 65. The rest of the lower order also contributed vital runs to the total, until India declared their innings and asked SL U19 to bat with a mountainous score behind them.
The Indian colts then dealt an early blow by claiming opener and SL captain Kusal Mendis for six. Atul Singh trapped Mendis leg-before to stamp India’s domination, until bad light interrupted play.
When play was called off, SL U19 were 24 for one with Hashan Dumindu and Kavindu Kulasekara at the crease.
End of Day 2: India U19 503/7 decl. in 127 overs (V Zol 173, S Samson 89, SS Iyer 65, C Karunaratne 4/94), Sri Lanka U19 24/1 in 16 overs (H Dumindu 10*, K Kulasekara 5*, Atul Singh 1/10)
End of Day 1: India U19 333/2 in 90 overs (V Zol 129*, SV Samson 74*)