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Sri Lanka fight to save first U19 test against Bangladesh

Sri Lanka had a fight on their hands to save the first under 19 youth test against Bangladesh after ending the penultimate day of the four-day fixture 17 runs ahead with five second innings wickets in hand at Khulna yesterday.

In reply to Sri Lanka’s first innings of 184, Bangladesh continuing from their overnight score of 321-8 totalled 354 to gain a first innings lead of 160.

Skipper Nipun Dananjaya was the pick of the Lankan bowlers taking four wickets for 35 runs with his off-breaks.

Sri Lanka struggled for runs in their second innings losing wickets at regular intervals to 17-year-old pacie Mehedi Hasan who ended the day with three wickets for 39.

Sonal Dinusha scored a fighting half century making 55 off 148 balls batting for 221 minutes and hitting four fours. Dananjaya was unbeaten on 29 and on him rest a heavy burden if Sri Lanka are to get out of jail today, the fourth and final day.

Scores: Sri Lanka (U19) 184 and 187-5 at close (75) (Kushan Wickramasinghe 24, Ravindu Rasantha 33, Sonal Dinusha 55, Nipun Dananjaya 29 n.o., Mehedi Hasan 3/29)

Bangladesh (U19) 354 (120.4) (o/n 321/8) (Meherab Hasan 33 n.o., Kushan Wickramasingha 2/19, Dulith Wellalage 2/68, Nipun Dananjaya 4/35)

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