The Indian U-19 team came out with a stupendous bowling performance as they dismissed Sri Lanka for 316 in their first innings and then reducing the hosts to 47 for 3 at stumps, having enforced a follow-on in Colombo on the penultimate day of the second ‘Youth Test’ in Colombo on Thursday.
Resuming their first innings at 140 for 4, overnight batsman P Sooriyabandara scored a hundred while GS Dinusha’s 51 and Sandun Mendis’ 49 came off 195 and 153 balls respectively. Sri Lanka were dismissed in 114.3 overs.
Left-arm medium pacer Mohit Jangra (4/76) was the pick of the bowlers while Yatin Mangwani (2/30), Ayush Badoni (2/39) and Siddharth Desai (2/84) scalped two wickets each to wrap up the hosts for 316 in 114.3 overs.
Following on, Sri Lanka U-19 continued to find it difficult to negotiate the Indian bowlers and were soon reduced to 47 for 3 at stumps.
At Stumps, Nuwanidu Fernando (2) and Kalhara Senarathne (0) were at the crease with the hosts still needing 250 runs with seven wickets in hand to make India U-19 team bat again.
Sachin Tendulkar’s son Arjun, who went wicket-less in the first innings, provided the first breakthrough in Sri Lanka’s second essay when he dismissed K Mishara in the fourth over. Mangwani and Badoni also picked one wicket each.
(With PTI inputs)