ACC U-19 Youth Asia Cup 2017: Day 1 - Sri Lanka v UAE

The ACC U-19 Youth Asia Cup 2017 takes off with a short match between UAE and Sri Lanka here at Royal Selangor Club. UAE won the toss and sent Sri Lanka to field first.

UAE loses their first wicket when the first bowl of the match by Fahad Nawz bowled Rashmika Dilsha out. It was a bad start for UAE, but Aryan Larka mounted a fightback with a four. Unfortunately, he was dismissed for 4 in the following over after a catch by Praveen Jayawickrama off Rashmika, leaving UAE with 7 for 2.

Sri Lanka took the next wicket at 3.4 overs, dismissing Muhammad Ali for just 1, caught by Krishan Sanjula off Kalana Perera. UAE started losing wickets faster than they can make runs. 4.1 overs, Krishna Lakhani was dismissed lbw by Rashmika for a duck. Syed Haider then swung a boundary at 5.2 overs. After just 16 runs, UAE lost another batsman at 6.2 overs – Ansh dismissed caught by Ashen Bandara off Rashmika for 2.

Only five wickets left standing and only 19 runs, UAE tried their best to hold off Sri Lanka’s killer bowls. Syed Haider’s boundary in 10.3 over bought up the score to 38. All-rounder Jehan halted UAE’s efforts with two consecutive wickets that dismissed Hrithik for 11 and Syed Haider for 16 in the 12th over.

Jehan continued his stellar performance with another wicket that dismissed Rahul Neelesh for 3 with an lbw. At this point, UAE only had 48 runs with just two wickets left standing. The runs were at an all-time low, but Sri Lanka did not hold back. The 9th wicket fell at 19.4 overs, dismissing Brandon Adam for 8, caught and bowled by Praveen Jayawickrama.

Shah Faisal Khan swung a 4 at 20.3 over that brought up the team 60, before he walked out for 6 at 21.6 over following a bowl by Praveen; ending UAE’s innings with a low total of 66 runs.  

With only 67 to chase, it didn’t take long for Sri Lanka to finish the match. In the 2nd over, Dananjaya Lakshan delivered a double four off Krishna Lakhani. At 2.2 overs, Shah Faisal Khan bowled out Hasitha Boyagoda for 3.

Before Dananjaya could make any more damage, Fahad Nawaz dismissed him at 3.5 overs for 11 runs, caught by Shah Faisal Khan. Krishan Sanjula walked in to bat and swung a four off his first ball, bringing the team 20.

Into the 7th over, Krishnan delivered another four, bringing up Sri Lanka’s score to 30, and Kamindu Mendis quicken their chase with another boundary. Krishnan was dismissed caught by Fahad just right after by UAE’s Shah Faisal Khan at 8.6 overs. 3 wickets already down, but Sri Lanka’s was comfortable with 42 runs.  

The two batsmen standing, Kamindu Mendis and Nipun Dananjaya continued Sri Lanka’s chase with a couple of fours at the 12th and 13th over. Kamindu Mendis then delivered the winning boundary at 15.6 overs, ending Sri Lanka’s innings with 68 runs and 7 wickets to spare.

Day 1: Nov 10, 2017

Sri Lanka v UAE at RSC
UAE won the toss and chose to bat
UAE: 66 all out off 22 overs (R.Dilshan 4-17, J.Daniel 3-14)
Sri Lanka: 68 for 3 off 16 overs

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Photos by Alex Liew
Filed November 10th, 2017