By Srian Obeyesekere
Ton up opening batsman Sineth Jayawardene was the toast of the Sri Lanka U19 team’s five-run triumph over Bangladesh in the Under 19 Tri Nations Series match played at the Sheikh Sayed Stadium in Dubai.
The left handed Jayawardene, a product of Royal College, Colombo set the ball rolling striking 101 off 122 deliveries hitting 9 boundaries and 2 sixes as Sri Lanka reached 234 for 5 off 44.3 overs chasing Bangladesh’s 229 for 8 in 50 overs. He found great support from his opening partner Hirun Kapurubandara who scored a run a ball 51 as their first-wicket partnership topped the 100-mark in giving their side the upper hand. Wicket-keeper batsman Kapurubandara struck 9 boundaries and a six in his run a ball knock.
CHIEF SCORES: Sri Lanka 234/5 (44.3 Overs).(Sineth Jayawardene 101, Hirun Kapurubandara 51, Hiran Jayasundera 35, Shevon Daniel 15, Jishan Alam 3/21)
Bangladesh 229/8 (50 Overs) (Jishan Alam 40, Chowudhry mid Rizwan 38, Ashiqur Rathman Ruhit 18, Ashraf Amen 50, Malsha Tharupathi 3/37, Vishva Lahiru 1/37′, Guruka Sanketh 1/22, Traveen Mathew 1/40)