Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat first.
Sri Lanka had an excellent start with the opening batsmen racing to 50 off 56 balls before losing 2 quick wickets. Pakistan slowly started to pull the game back taking another 3 wickets before drinks approached with the score on 111/5 off 25 overs. After drinks, Sri Lanka started gaining a bit of momentum only for them to lose 3 wickets in 7 overs leaving them on 153/8 off 38 overs. With the tail batting, Pakistan managed to bowl out Sri Lanka for 180 off 46.4 overs.
Pakistan’s run chase got off to a bad start losing 2 wickets in the first few overs, by the 13th over Pakistan lost there 3rd followed by another wicket in the 19th before Pakistan managed to see it through to drinks on 75/4 off 25 overs requiring 109 runs for victory. After drinks, Sri Lanka got 2 more wickets in 5 overs to put more pressure on Pakistan. In the 36th over Pakistan were 7 down, the following over I.Bakht 63 (83) reached 50 off 72 balls giving Pakistan a glimmer of hope but it wasn't meant to be as I.Bakht was dismissed first ball into the 41st over with Sri Lanka finishing off the tail bowling Pakistan out for 143/10 off 42.3 overs winning by 37 runs. R.Indrajith finishing with figures of 8-0-24-4.
Jaffar Shad (c)
Matiullah Qudsi (wk)
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Match Ratings Sri Lanka U20 Pakistan U20 Batting - Top Order 9,582 9,897 Batting - Middle Order 7,986 8,426 Batting - Tail 4,352 5,634 Bowling - Seam 9,815 (20) 8,388 (10) Bowling - Spin 9,661 (30) 10,011 (40) Fielding/Keeping 9,913 9,948 Overall 161,682 168,474
NAT U20 Pakistan Management Team