Sunday Observer Online
 

Home

Sunday, 31 January 2016

Untitled-1

observer
 ONLINE


OTHER PUBLICATIONS


OTHER LINKS

Marriage Proposals
Classified
Government Gazette

Sri Lanka escape Afghan noose

Sri Lanka beat Afghanistan by 33 runs but not before a major scare as they were forced into defending a total of 184 in their Under-19 Cricket World Cup match in Bangladesh yesterday. Winning the toss and deciding to bat first, the Sri Lankans were kept in constant check apart from some resistance put up by skipper Charith Asalanka who top scored with 71 that had eight fours and one six.

Sri Lanka were eventually bowled out inside 50 overs for a total of 184. Sammu Ashan was a failure with the bat as he struggled to make just three runs off 23 before he was ruled out leg-before.In pursuit of the target Afghanistan were cruising along comfortably at 66 for 2, but Charith Asalanka taking matters into his hand plucked two quick wickets with his off-spinners to turn the tide and keep the proceedings in check. Afghanistan could not recover from the setbacks and were finally dismissed for 151 inside 45 overs.Off spinner Kamindu Mendis ensured the impressive stuff dished out by his captain was well received as he grabbed three scalps while accounting for the late order batsmen.

Scores:

Sri Lanka U-19 184 in 48.1 overs (Kaveen Bandara 20, Avishka Fernando 30, Kamindu Mendis13, Charith Asalanka 71, Hasaranga de Silva 20, Damitha Silva 14)

Afghanistan U-19 151 in 44.5 overs (Karim Janat 40, W Shafaq 47, Charith Asalanka 2 for 18, Kamindu Mendis 3 for 36, Damitha Silva 2 for 33)

 | EMAIL |   PRINTABLE VIEW | FEEDBACK

TENDER - Sale of GOSS COMMUNITY PRESS
eMobile Adz
 

| News | Editorial | Finance | Features | Political | Security | Sports | Spectrum | World | Obituaries | Junior |

 
 

Produced by Lake House Copyright 2016 The Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Ltd.

Comments and suggestions to : Web Editor