Head-to-Head: Accounts of the U19 Matches in ColomboDecember 14, 2015
From ESPN cricket staff
India Under-19s 254 for 7 in 34 overs (Sarfaraz 84, Anmolpreet 56, Green 3-28) beat England Under-19s 159 for 9 in 29 overs (Lawrence 55, Lomror 4-10) by 86 runs (D/L method)
An 84-run blast from Sarfaraz Khan, followed by a four-wicket haul from the legpsinner Mahipal Lomror powered India Under-19s to an 86-run D/L win against England Under-19s in Colombo. With their innings reduced to 34 overs, India, after being put in, rode on a 126-run partnership between Anmolpreet Singh (56) and Sarfaraz. Anmolpreet drilled 56 off 41 balls with seven fours and a six, while Sarfaraz’s 66-ball 86 featured seven fours and six sixes. Their efforts, combined with handy knocks from Ricky Bhui, Ishan Kishan and Lomror meant India posted a sizable total of 254 for 7.
Chasing a revised target of 246 from 29 overs, England lost wickets at regular intervals, failing to put together a substantial stand. Their opener Dan Lawrence top-scored with 55 off 46 balls, but only two other batsmen managed more than 20, as the team was kept to 159 for 9. All four of Lomror’s victims were bowled, as he ended with figures of 5-1-10-4. Kanishk Seth and Mayank Dagar chipped in with two scalps each.
Khare century leads India to narrow win
India U-19s 284 for 7 (Khare 102, Washington 77, Asitha Fernando 3-54) beat Sri Lanka U-19s 250 for 5 (Avishka Fernando 75, Asalanka 74) by 4 runs (D/L method)
A century from Amandeep Khare laid the platform for India Under-19s to wrap up a four-run D/L win over Sri Lanka Under-19s at the Premadasa Stadium. Khare, who came in to bat after a 77-run opening stand between Washington Sundar and Ishan Kishan, made 102 off 98 balls, with nine fours and a six. He added 107 with Washington, who was out for 77, and a further 82 with Virat Singh (30) to take India to 266 for 2 with 3.1 overs remaining. Sri Lanka struck back, taking five wickets and conceding only 18 runs off the last 19 balls of India’s innings to limit them to 284 for 7.
Set a revised target of 255 in 47 overs, Sri Lanka began well, with Avishka Fernando (75, 89b, 4×4) adding 60 for the first wicket with Salindu Ushan and 94 with Charith Asalanka (74, 86b, 7×4) for the second wicket. When Fernando was run out in the 31st over, Sri Lanka needed 101 from 99 balls. Though Shammu Ashan (23), Wanidu Hasaranga (27) and Kamindu Mendis (15 not out) all made useful scores, they fell just short, ending on 250 for 5. Rahul Batham (2 for 32) and Zeeshan Ansari (1 for 32) played key roles in India’s defence, maintaining a combined economy rate of 3.96 across the 16 overs they bowled.