Sri Lanka U19s lose World Cup warm-up to India
By Staff Writers | August 7, 2012
Brisbane – Sri Lanka lost to India by 33 runs in a low-scoring ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2012 warm-up match at the Bill Albury Oval in Wynnum-Manly on Tuesday.
A 98-run fourth-wicket partnership between Vijay Zol (43) and Hanuma Vihari (64) helped India to a modest 191 for eight after Sri Lanka had made early inroads to have its rivals reeling at 32/3.
Sri Lanka’s new ball pair of Chamod Pathirana (2/13 from seven overs) and captain Sanitha de Mel (2/44) performed strongly but India were able to post a defendable thanks to the fourth-wicket stand.
India then dismissed Sri Lanka for 158 in the 46th over, after batsman Angelo Jayasinghe had threatened to inspire his side at one point. Jayasinghe finished unbeaten on 64 but his effort was not enough to lift Sri Lanka to victory, as they struggled to overcome the loss of wickets just when partnerships where threatening to blossom.
For India, Punjab paceman Kamal Passi picked up 3/34.
Sri Lanka's next warm-up match takes place on Wednesday against Ireland at Trevor Hohns Field in Sandgate-Redcliffe.
India 191/8 (H Vihari 64, V Zol 43 - C Pathirana 2/13, L Madushanka 2/28, S de Mel 2/44)
Sri Lanka 158 (A Jaysinghe 64 not out - K Passi 3/34).
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