Scotland, included in Group D of the tournament, played their first match against Sri Lanka, in which they lost by 40 runs.
Sri Lankan captain who took 5 wickets for 27 runs became the hero of victory
under 19 world cup (U19 World Cup) in Sri Lanka (SL U19) The start has been a bang. And, why not come forward when there is a weak adversary like Scotland. Scotland (SCO U19) He didn’t even get a ticket for the tournament. It got the license to play the Under-19 World Cup at the last moment after New Zealand’s name was withdrawn. Scotland, included in Group D of the tournament, played their first match against Sri Lanka, in which they lost by 40 runs. The big thing is that the entire Sri Lankan team did not have to struggle to beat Scotland. Rather, the Sri Lankan captain’s paw was enough for him.
Sri Lankan captain Dunith Velaj’s paw meant his 5 wickets in the match, which he took in 9 overs giving 27 runs at an economy of 3. He wrote the script of these wickets when the Scotland team came out to chase Sri Lanka’s score. In other words, the Sri Lankan captain single-handedly bundled out half of the Scotland team for just 27 runs.
Sri Lanka all out after scoring 218 runs
Now let’s understand in detail how all this happened. Sri Lanka batted first in the match. The batting of Sri Lankan team was also not much better. In just 45.2 overs, the entire team was all out after scoring 218 runs. Sri Lanka’s highest run or, say, the only half-century, wicket-keeper batsman Sakuna Nidarshan scored an innings of 85 runs.
Scotland’s bowlers made the match, the batsmen drowned
Scotland now had a target of 219 runs to win. But chasing this target, the entire team could score only 178 runs in 48.4 overs and lost the match. The match made by the bowlers of Scotland was let go by the batsmen. And, his biggest difficulty in this task became Sri Lankan captain Dunith Velaj. Those who did not add any color with the bat but wreaked havoc with the ball.
Sri Lankan captain’s ‘paw’ became the reason for victory
The Sri Lankan captain took 5 wickets for 27 runs, which included wickets from the top order to the lower order of Scotland. Apart from the Sri Lankan captain, the rest of the bowlers also distributed the wickets among themselves. But his performance was going to affect the outcome of the match. For this impressive performance, the Sri Lankan captain was adjudged the player of the match. After becoming the hero of victory in the very first match of the tournament, the enthusiasm of the captain must have been high. This can also prove to be a morale booster for the team.