Tuesday, 20 August 2013 00:00
Singapore: Sri Lankaâ€™s Under-23 team got off to a winning start at the Asian Cricket Council Emerging Teams Cup held in Singapore on Sunday when it beat Bangladesh by 62 runs at The Padang stadium.
Left-arm bowler Charith Jayampathi was the hero as he ran through the Bangladeshi middle order with a five wicket haul.
After setting the opposition a target of 260, Jayampathi picked up five for 20 as Bangladeshâ€™s Under-23 was bowled out for 197 in 47.4 overs. Openers Udara Jayasudara (70) and Shehan Jayasuriya (85) shared 157 runs for the first wicket and the Sri Lankans reached 259 for six in their allotted 50 overs.
Sri Lankaâ€™s next game is on Tuesday against the UAE. The other teams taking part in the competition are Afghanistan, India, Nepal, Pakistan and host country Singapore.
Sri Lanka Under-23 259/6 (50)
(U. Jayasundara 70, S. Jayasuriya 85, M. Gunatilleke 29*, Sabbir Rahman 3/44)
Bangladesh Under-23 197 all out (47.4)
(Rony Talukder 56, Litton Das 39, Asif Ahmed 36, C. Jayampathi 5/20)