The fourth under 19 one-day international between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh was abandoned yesterday due to bad weather in Katunayake.The visitors, put into bat after Sri Lanka's captain Nipun Dananjaya won the toss, were off to a flying start making 155 for 6 from 22 overs after a delayed start.The foundation was laid by Bangladesh’s openers who put on 49 runs before Rohan Sanjaya had Hasan Tamim caught behind for 29, Pritom Kumar was deceived by Sanjaya and was stumped by Kamil Mishara for 24 runs.
Captain Tawhid Hridoy then hit a brisk 59 inclusive of 3 fours and 2 sixes.Rohan Sanjaya was Sri Lanka’s most impressive bowler, taking three wickets for 29 runs in 5 overs in the brief period of play. Pacer Raveen De Silva also picked two wickets for 37.
The umpires stopped play with Sri Lanka not too happily placed at 34 runs for 5 wickets after 8.5 overs. The match, the fourth in the series of five, was then called off at 5.10 PM.Tawhid Hridoy took three wickets for 8 in three overs, while the other opening bowler Shamim Patwary claimed two wickets for 19 runs in just four overs.The fifth and final ODI will be played at the same venue on November 9.
Bangladesh under 19: 155 for 6 in 22 overs (Tawhid Hridoy 59, Hasan Tamim 25, Pritom Kumar 24, Rohan Sanjaya 3/29, Raveen De Silva 2/37)
Sri Lanka under 19: 34 for 5 in 8.5 overs (Tawhid Hridoy 3 for 8, Shamim Patwary 2 for 19)