SL under-19 completes record 5-0 whitewash as Bangladesh falls short again

For the third time in the five-match Under-19 ODI series Bangladesh fell agonisingly short of beating Sri Lanka and lost the fifth and final match by four runs at the Rangiri Dambulla International Cricket Stadium yesterday.

The win meant that Sri Lanka made a clean sweep of the series 5-0, the first time they have ever achieved the feat at this level of cricket in a bilateral series. Sri Lanka won the first ODI by 42 runs, the second by one run, the third by three wickets and the fourth by one wicket.

Chasing a target of 241, Bangladesh seemed on course to record their first win of the series at 223-4. At that stage Bangladesh required 18 off 17 balls with six wickets in hand. But once again they made a complete hash of it and threw away a golden opportunity as they lost their last six wickets for 13 runs to be all out for 236.

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