Bangladesh’s Under-19 squad was defeated by Sri Lanka in DLS technique in their first warm-up match ahead of the ICC Under-19 World Cup in Pretoria yesterday.
Pulindu Perera’s 50, along with excellent contributions from the remainder of the batting order, helped Sri Lanka record 238-9 in 49 overs in the rain-affected encounter.
With a pair of scalps, Bangladesh’s finest performer with the ball was leg-spinner Wasi Siddquee.
Bangladesh were given a revised target of 232 in 36.2 overs but failed to reach it.
Jishan Alam top-scored with 26, but none of the other batters reached the 20-run mark as the Young Tigers could only manage 119-9 in their allotted overs.
The Sri Lankans were led by medium pacer Vishen Halambage, who struck three times.
On Wednesday, Bangladesh will play Australia in their second and last warm-up match.
On January 19, the ICC U19 World Cup will begin.