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India U-19 team tightens grip on Sri Lanka in Youth Test

Following on, Sri Lanka U-19 continued to find it difficult to negotiate the Indian bowlers and were soon reduced to 47 for 3 at stumps.

Reported by: PTI, Hambantota [ Published on: July 26, 2018 19:51 IST ]
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India U-19 and Sri Lanka U-19 cricketers in action

India U-19 team inched towards a clean sweep after dismissing Sri Lanka for 316 in their first innings and then reducing the hosts to 47 for 3 at stumps, having enforced a follow-on here on the penultimate day of the second 'Youth Test'.

Left-arm medium pacer Mohit Jangra (4/76) was the pick of the bowlers while Yatin Mangwani (2/30), Ayush Badoni (2/39) and Siddharth Desai (2/84) scalped two wickets each to wrap up the hosts for 316 in 114.3 overs.

Following on, Sri Lanka U-19 continued to find it difficult to negotiate the Indian bowlers and were soon reduced to 47 for 3 at stumps.

At the draw of stumps, Nuwanidu Fernando (2) and Kalhara Senarathne (0) were at the crease with Sri Lanka U-19 still needing 250 runs with 7 wickets in hand to make India U-19 team bat again. Arjun Tendulkar has got a wicket in the second innings.

Resuming their first innings at 140 for 4, overnight batsman P Sooriyabandara scored a hundred while GS Dinusha's 51 and Sandun Mendis' 49 came off 195 and 153 balls respectively. Sri Lanka were dismissed in 114.3 overs.

Tendulkar, who went wicket-less in the first innings, provided the first breakthrough in Sri Lanka's second essay when he dismissed K Mishara in the fourth over. Mangwani and Badoni also picked one wicket each.

Brief Score: 

India U-19 1st innings: 613/8d 

Sri Lanka U-19 1st innings: 316-all out in 114.3 overs (P Sooriyabandara 115; M Jangra 4/76) 

Sri Lanka U-19 2nd innings: 47 for 3 (F/O) in 18 overs (N Fernando 25; Y Mangwani 1/2).

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