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Dananjaya plays captain’s knock to draw second U19 test and series

Sri Lanka under 19 skipper Nipun Dananjaya played a marathon knock of 81 to force a draw in the second under 19 youth test against Bangladesh.
Sri Lanka under 19 skipper Nipun Dananjaya played a marathon knock of 81 to force a draw in the second under 19 youth test against Bangladesh.

Nipun Dananjaya played a captain’s knock of 81 to force a draw in the second under 19 youth test against Bangladesh at Khulna yesterday and draw the two-match series nil-all.

Dananjaya stuck it out for 483 minutes facing 318 balls to ensure his team from defeat after they had resumed the fourth and final day at 187-5 only 17 runs ahead with five second innings wickets in hand.

Dananjaya hit only four fours in his marathon knock that saw him figure in valuable stands of 68 and 82 for the sixth and seventh wickets with Lakshan Gamage (45) and Dulith Wellalage (45) that saw Sri Lanka reach a respectable 346-9 before declaring.

Bangladesh left with a target of 177 lost three cheap wickets for 37 in 14 overs before the game ended.

Scores: Sri Lanka (U19) 184 and 346-9 decl (149) (o/n 187/5) (Nipun Dananjaya 81, Lakshan Gamage 45, Dulith Wellalage 45, Mehedi Hasan 3/52, Ashraful Islam 3/76)

Bangladesh (U19) 354 and 37-3 (14) (Amshi de Silva 2/10)


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