Pakistan Under 19 settled the score with a 3-wicket win over the hosts Sri Lanka Under 19 in the second Youth ODI on May 28th. Now with the series poised at 1-1, both teams will look to go one step ahead of their opposition when they meet in the third ODI.
After wrapping up Sri Lanka U19 for a modest total of 220, Pakistan U19 with some hiccups in the middle chased down the score on the second-last bowl of the innings when Abbas Afridi scored 3 of Navod Paranavithana. Skipper Rohail Nazir was impeccable in the chase with a witty 87 off 98 and kept one-end intact. The innings got strangled when the middle order collapsed but Abbas Afridi held his nerves to take his side over the finishing line with an unbeaten 16 off 21.
Another dry surface is expected at Hambantota with the spinners getting some purchase. The batsmen will have to be patient to get going.
Pakistan Youth: W, L, L, L, W
Sri Lanka Youth: L, W, W, W, L
Pakistan Youth vs Sri Lanka Youth
Venue: Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium
Time: May 31, 10:00 AM
Pakistan Youth squad to face Sri Lanka Youth:
Rohail Nazir (c), Akhtar Shah, Mohammad Wasim, Shiraz Khan, Mohammad Junaid, Basit Ali, Haider Ali, Suleman Shafqat, Mohammad Taha, Mohammad Haris, Abbas Afridi, Niaz Khan, Qasim Akram, Khayyam Khan, Saim Ayub.
Sri Lanka Youth squad to face Pakistan Youth:
Nipun Dananjaya(c), Rohan Sanjaya, Dilshan Madushanka, Pawan Ratnayake, Chamindu Wijesinghe, Naveen Fernando, Abhishek Kahaduwaarachchi, Kavindu Nadeeshan, Avishka Tharindu, Ravindu Rashantha, Raveen De Sliva, Dunith Wellalage, Sandun Mendis, Kamil Mishara, Kavindu Wickramasinghe.
Sri Lanka Youth: Nipun Dananjaya (c), Kamil Mishara, Chamindu Wijesinghe, Navod Paranavithana, Ashian Daniel, Sonal Dinusha, Rohan Sanjaya, Avishka Tharindu, Sudeera Thilakaratne, Dilshan Madushanka, Mohammed Shamaaz. (Doubt: P Rathnanayake)
Pakistan Youth: Khayam Khan, Rohail Nazir, Saim Ayub, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Abbas Afridi, Akhtar Shah, Haider Ali, Mohammad Haris, Mohammad Junaid, Mohammad Taha, Suleman Shafqat (Doubt: Qasim Akram)