SL beat Bangladesh to clinch Youth ODI series
The 17-year-old left-hander played the sheet anchor role as Sri Lanka Under-19 overtook their opponents’ total of 184 with three wickets and three overs to spare.
The number three batsman hoisted one six and struck seven boundaries and was associated in a third wicket stand of 75 with Pawan Pathiraja.
However, it was his unfinished eighth wicket stand of 66 runs with Wanuja Sahan that really sealed the contest in Sri Lanka’s favour.
Earlier, Bangladesh Under-19 recovered from 71 for seven to post a modest 184 mainly due to a fighting unbeaten half-century from Ashikur Zaman.
Bangladesh Under-19: 184 in 49.3 overs (Iftikher Hossain 25, Aich Mollah 23, Ahosan Habib 33, Ashikur Zaman 54 n.o, Naimur Rohman 27, Vinuja Ranpul 3/32, Wanuja Sahan 2/26, Raveen de Silva 3/38)
Sri Lanka Under-19: 188/7 in 46.4 overs (Shevon Daniel 85 n.o, Pawan Pathiraja 31, Wanuja Sahan 38 n.o, Mushfik Hasan 3/46, Ahosan Habib 2/24).