Report: SL U19 vs Ind U19, 1st ODI
Sri Lanka were 63 for one after 14.1 overs when the first Youth ODI against India was suspended because of persistent rain at the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium on Sunday.
The match was called off with S Samarawickrama (25) and K Kulasekara (5) at the crease and Sri Lanka needing a revised target of 295 runs off 48 overs.
India, in their first innings, set a stiff total of 301 runs for the loss of five wickets in their allotted quota of 50 overs.
After winning the toss and opting to bowl first, Sri Lanka struck as early as in the second over with A Herwadkar getting run-out with just 7 runs on board.
A Bains and V Zol dug in to consolidate and pushed the score to 134 after 26.2 overs before Nanayakkara got the better of Bains (59).
Continuing his purple patch, Vijay Zol scored 76 off 95 balls. Nanayakkara scalped the Indian captain just as he looked determined to breach the three-figure mark.
Wicketkeeper Sanju Samson smashed a half-century (58 runs off 56 balls) to help India get past the 250-run mark. Samson was ably supported by R Bhui (49 runs off 45 balls).
The visitors were looking at a good finish and the lower middle-order comprising D Hooda and S Khan just did that, scoring 34 runs from the last 21 balls.
Brief scores: India U19 301/5 in 50.0 overs (V Zol 76, S Samson 58, A Bains 59, S Nanayakkara 3/57) vs. Sri Lanka U19 63/1 in 14.1 overs (M Bhanuka 30, S Samarawickrama 25*, A Sheth 1/24).