England U19s beaten again in Sri Lanka

Thursday, 3 February 2011 00:51 -     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

Sri Lanka U19s beat England U19s by nine wickets in the third ODI at Colombo and take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five match series.

The tourists were dismissed for 132 runs and Sri Lanka needed just 19 overs to knock off the runs for the loss of one wicket.

Things got off to a bad start for England when openers Daniel Bell-Drummond and Sam Wood were both dismissed inside six overs, Shehan Jayasuriya removing both.

Sanitha de Mel struck next for Sri Lanka, taking the wickets of Rammy Singh and Adam Rossington for one and two runs respectively, while Adam Ball and Ateeq Javid also fell cheaply to leave England reeling on 52 for six.

Andrew Salter steadied the ship with 36 off 75 balls but Lahiru Jayaratne removed the tail with three for 18 from seven overs.

Jayasuriya then added to his two wickets with a quick-fire 60 from 53 balls, helped by Ramith Rambukwella (38) and Yasoda Lanka (22 not out).