Report: SL U19 vs Ind U19, Match 2, Day 1
India Under-19 were trailing by 142 runs with eight wickets in hand at stumps on Day 1 of the second four-day match against Sri Lanka Under-19, after spinning the opposition out for 212. Left-arm spinner, Kuldeep Yadav was the chief architect of the SL downfall at the Welagedara Stadium in Kurunegala. He finished with impressive figures of 17.2-3-38-6 in the first innings.
Earlier, after SL U19 opted to bat first, pacer Atul Singh provided early breakthroughs by claiming the hosts’ openers, while Pankaj Jaiswal dismissed Sadeera Samarawickrama to leave SL on 75 for the loss of three wickets. Yadav then ran through the rest of the line-up, while Aamir Gani chipped in with the wicket of Priyamal Perera, who presented some late resistance lower down the order with a 68-ball 36. Even as wickets fell in quick succession, No.3 bat, Kavindu Kulasekara held up one end with a gritty knock to help the home team past the 200-run mark. His run in the middle was finally ended for 84 off 180 balls, when Yadav trapped the batsman leg-before.
In response, the Indian colts were 70 for the loss of two wickets. The visitors lost both their openers with 59 runs on the board. Akhil Herwadkar was the first to be sent back for eight by AK Tyronne, while Shubham Khajuria was dismissed for 36 by Chamika Karunaratne. When play ended, Vijay Zol and Sanju Samson were batting on 12 and five respectively.
End of Day 1: SL U19 1st inn 212 all-out in 68.2 overs (K Kulasekara 84, P Perera 36, K Yadav 6/38, Atul Singh 2/45); Ind U19 1st inn 70/2 in 19 overs (V Zol 12*, S Samson 5*, AK Tyronne 1/13)