Dhaka – Bangladesh Under-19 cricket team took 1-0 lead in the two-match Youth Test series against host Sri Lanka having a 13-run victory in the first Test, which ended on day-four at Nondescripts Cricket Club Ground in Colombo on Saturday.Having 309 runs, the young Tigers’ resumed the second innings with overnight score of 18 for 1 and a lead of 39 runs, but Sri Lankan bowlers fought back in the early morning by taking wickets in regular intervals as Bangladesh finished on 115 for all in 45.2 overs, setting up a target of 137 for the hosts.
To defend a low total, Sahin Alam and Rakibul Hasan equally shared six wickets for Bangladesh’s win, restricting Sri Lanka on 123/10 in 43.3 overs in the second innings.
Shamim and Shoriful picked up one wicket each for the winning side.
Bangladesh U19 1st innings: 309/10 in 96.1 overs; Amite Hasan 64, Towhid Hridoy 54, Prantik Nawroz Nabil 45, Shamim Hossain 43, Tanzid Hasan 42, Chamindu Wijesinghe 4/68.
Bangladesh U19 2nd innings: 115/10 in 45.2 overs [overnight 18/1 in 9 overs], Akbar Ali 42, Shamim Hossain 19, Ashian Daniel 4/19, Rohan Sanjaya 3/43.
Sri Lanka U19 2nd innings: 288/10 in 113 overs; GS Dinusha 100, ND Paranavithana 40, Towhid Hridoy 3/55, Rakibul Hasan 3/79.
Sri Lanka U19 2nd innings: 123/10 in 43.3 overs; Chamindu Wijesinghe 29, GS Dinusha 24, Sahin Alam 3/31, Rakibul Hasan 3/34, Shamim Hossain 1/10, Shoriful Islam 1/23.UNB