U-19 warm-up match against Uganda: Wellalage returns astounding figures of four for none

CEYLON TODAY | Published: 2:00 AM Jan 14 2022
Sports U-19 warm-up match against Uganda: Wellalage returns astounding figures of four for none

Sri Lanka’s bowlers produced a remarkable display to bowl out Uganda for just 46 at the 2022 ICC U19 Men’s CWC, with skipper Dunith Wellalage the pick of the bunch in Guyana.

Wellalage finished with figures of four for none from his three overs as he raced through the Ugandan middle and lower order in a 231-run success.

The game had not started well for Sri Lanka, with opener Chamindu Wickramasinghe bowled second ball by Pascal Murungi for a duck.

A 96-run partnership between Shevon Daniel (46) and Sadisha Rajapaksa (75 retired not out) got the innings back on track, while Yasiru Rodrigo’s unbeaten 32 helped Sri Lanka to 277 for eight from their 50 overs.

Rodrigo (2-6) and Wickramasinghe (2-5) then tore through the top order, reducing Uganda to ten for four in reply.

The wickets kept coming as Wellalage came on, and despite a final wicket partnership of 17, Uganda’s innings ended after 21.2 overs.

Brief Scores:

SL U19: 277/8 (50) Sadisha Rajapaksa 75*, Shevon Daniel 46, Yasiru Rodrigo 32*, Joseph Baguma 2/25, Pascal Murungi 2/63)

UGA U19: 46 (21.2) (Dunith Wellalage 4/00, Chamindu Wickramasinghe 2/05, Yasiru Rodrigo 2/06)

Sri Lanka begin their campaign against Scotland today

The 2022 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup will commence today with 16 nations taking part at the tournament being held in the Caribbean islands for the first time in history and will see 48 matches played in four venues: Antigua, Guyana, Saint Kitts and Trinidad. The venue for the final will be Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in North Sound, Antigua. 

Along with Sri Lanka, 15 other teams will be participating in the biennial event and have been slotted in four groups, where they will face each other in a round-robin format to reach the Plate and Super League stages.

Group A - Bangladesh, Canada, England, UAE

Group B - India, Ireland, South Africa, Uganda

Group C - Afghanistan, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Zimbabwe

Group D - Australia, Scotland, Sri Lanka, West Indies’

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CEYLON TODAY | Published: 2:00 AM Jan 14 2022

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