Sanjaya, Sandun spin SL Youth to victory

SL U19 V Australia U19 3 Day Match


Tissa Central, Kalutara spinner Rohan Sanjaya and Richmond’s Sandun Mendis took four wickets each to restrict Australia Under-19s to 151 runs in the second innings as Sri Lanka Under-19s pulled off three wickets victory in the three-day Youth match at the SSC grounds on Saturday.

Commencing from the overnight score of 287 for seven wickets in the morning the hosts declared their innings after three overs with a lead of 40.

In their second essay the visitors batted for 66 overs but could muster only 151 as Sanjaya and Mendis bowled the bulk of overs. The duo bowled almost 50 overs and provided the key for victory.

The hosts reached the target in 20 overs with skipper Nipun Dananjaya scoring 35 runs in 32 balls. He scored three fours and a six. Mohamed Samaaz and Chamindu Wijesinghe added valuable 20s.


Australia U19s 269 for 9 decl and 151 all out in 65.4 overs (Lachlan Hearne 23, Tanveer Sangha 25, Jarrod Freeman 52n.o.; Rohan Sanjaya 4/37, Sandun Mendis 4/56)

Sri Lanka U19s 287 for 7 overnight 309 for 8 decl. in 98 overs (Kamil Mishara 105, Mohamed Samaaz 43, Nipun Dananjaya 20, Chamindu Wijesinghe 39, Sandun Mendis 22, Rohan Sanjaya 19n.9.; Zak Evans 2/57, Tanveer Sangha 2/61, Jarrod Freeman 3/82) and 114 for 7 in 19.4 overs (Mohamed Samaaz 22, Nipun Dananjaya 35, Chamindu Wijesinghe 29; Zak Evans 6/44)

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