SL, Pakistan share series after another stalemate

Saturday, 17 October 2015 00:00 -     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Sri Lanka Under-19 and Pakistan Under-19 had to settle for a draw for the second game in a row, meaning that the two-match series ended 0-0.

Sri Lanka, having been inserted, made the early running in the game, as a century from their captain Charith Asalanka powered the hosts to 305. Asalanka, who had scored a double-century in the first Test, struck 15 fours during his 124. Sixteen-year-old medium-pacer Sameen Gul was the pick of the bowlers, picking up 3 for 56, while 15-year-old Hayatullah collected 3 for 81.

Pakistan, in reply, lost early wickets to fall to 71 for 5, but half-centuries from Hamza Khan (81) and Hasan Mohsin (60) steadied the innings. However, no other batsman contributed with a meaningful knock, as a four-wicket haul from fast bowler Geethal Malinga bundled the team out for 252.

It meant the hosts had a lead of 53 in hand, but with just over 30 overs of play remaining in the game, their chances of forcing an outright win remained unlikely. The team managed their way to 119 for 5 before stumps were called, with Shammu Ashan top-scoring with 46. 

Pakistan Under 19 Tour of Sri Lanka 2015

The visiting Under 19 Team of Pakistan will play 4 One Day matches starting from Monday.

The lineup is as follows

19 October at NCC

21 October at NCC

23 October at SSC

25 October at SSC