Vijay Zol shines in India U-19 victory

Published: Wednesday, August 7, 2013, 11:20 [IST]
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Vijay Zol shines in India U-19 victory

Kurunegala (Sri Lanka), Aug 7: Indian colts recorded their first victory in the tour of Sri Lanka as they pipped the hosts by 22 runs in the second ‘Youth ODI', here on Tuesday (August 6).

The two Youth Tests were drawn and the first Youth ODI did not yield any result after being abandoned due to rain.

In Tuesday's match, the India Under 19 team, after deciding to bat, put on board a fighting 240 before being bowled out in 48.4 overs. Skipper Vijay Zol top scored for the side with a 65-run knock which came off 75 balls with the help of seven boundaries, including a six.

The Indians then bundled out hosts for 218 in 47 overs to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match ODI series.

Medium fast bowler Abhimanyu Lamba (3/35) was the pick of the bowlers with a three-wicket haul while off-spinner Aamir Gani (2/41) and Kuldeep Yadav (2/35) scalped two batsmen each.

Middle-order batsman Thilaksha Sumanasiri played a fighting unbeaten knock of 73 for the Sri Lankan side but ran out of partners.

Brief scores: India U-19: 240 all out in 48.4 overs (Vijay Zol 67, Ankush Bains 38, Akhil Herwadkar 33; Chamika Karunaratne 4-44, Roshan Anurudda 3-45) bt Sri Lanka U-19: 218 all out in 47 overs. (Thilaksha Sumanasiri 73 n.o., Priyamal Perera 47; Abhimanyu Lamba 3-35).


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