Report: SL U19 vs Ind U19, Day 3
In the ongoing four-day match against India Under-19, Sri Lanka Under-19 were trailing by 268 runs with five wickets in hand in the first innings when stumps were called the third day.
Even as inclement weather stalled play at the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, the SL colts added 211 runs to their overnight score, courtesy Kavindu Kulasekara’s patient knock. The No.3 bat, who was unbeaten on five at the end of second day’s play, anchored the innings on Thursday to remain unbeaten on 76; he had faced 264 balls by the time play ended. After opener Hashan Dumindu was the first wicket to fall today for 42, Kulasekara was ably supported Minod Bhanuka, who made 56.
Bhanuka’s stay at the crease was eventually ended by Kuldeep Yadav, who claimed all the four SL wickets that fell on the third day.
When play was called off, SL U19 were 235 for five, with Kulasekara and Ramesh Mendis at the crease.
End of Day 3: Sri Lanka U19 235/5 in 104 overs (K Kulasekara 76*, M Bhanuka 56, R Mendis 14*, K Yadav 4/86)
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*)