Sri Lanka U19 beat Pakistan U19 in final youth ODI

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Pakistan Captain Rohail Nazir awarded the series trophy by Chinthaka Edirimanne, Head of Domestic Cricket of SLC

Man of the Match Kamil Mishara

Victorious Pakistan U19 team

The Sri Lanka Under-19 team won the fifth and final Youth ODI played against Pakistan Under-19s at the MRICS, Hambantota yesterday. Pakistan however clinched the series 3-2.

In yesterday’s game, Pakistan, who were put into bat by Sri Lanka, posted a formidable 264 for 7 in their allotted 50 overs. Mohammed Basit ( 56 runs), Haris Khan ( 51 Runs) and Qasim Akram ( 51 runs) scored vital half centuries for the visitors, while Dilshan Madushanka was the pick of the bowlers for the hosts picking up figures of 3 for 45 runs in his 10 overs.

Kamil Mishara led the Lankan chase top-scoring with a 118-ball 87, which included five boundaries. He was ably supported by Ravidu Rashantha, who scored a quick-fire 67-ball 85, inclusive of 13 boundaries.

In what was a comfortable chase, Sri Lanka eventually reached their target in the 47th over for the loss of just five wickets. For Pakistan, Mohamed Wasim and Shiraz Khan picked up two wickets apiece.

Mishara was named ‘Man of the Match,’ while Pakistan skipper Rohail Nazir was awarded the ‘Man of the Series’ for his 320 runs over the five games. 

Sri Lanka Under-19 Coach Hashan Tillakaratne, speaking after the game said: “We used this series to take a look at all the players of the current U19 pool (21 players) in order to prepare for the upcoming tours and the U19 World Cup. That’s the reason we named two squads for the series. Accordingly, we were able to give all the players an opportunity to play. For some players it was the very first time they were tested in the international arena. “We take lots of positives out of this tournament and will use this is a platform to build up for upcoming assignments.’’