Arjun Sachin Tendulkar India Sri Lanka Under-19s
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Arjun Tendulkar struck early for India Under-19s against Sri Lanka Under-19s at Nondescripts Cricket Club Ground, Colombo in the first Youth Test. This is the first match for a representative Indian side for Arjun, son of Sachin Tendulkar. Wicketkeeper-captain Anuj Rawat got Tendulkar to bowl the first over and had Akash Pande from the other end after Nipun Dananjaya opted to bat.

Tendulkar struck with the last ball of his second over (third over of the match), trapping Kamil Mishara a First-Class cricketer, no less leg-before with one that hit the inside of the pad. Mishara had gone off to a breezy start: his 11-ball 9 included 2 fours. Mishara had made his First-Class debut at 15, for Panadura Sports Club against Sri Lanka Ports Authority Cricket Club.


Mishara had added 20 in 3 overs with wicketkeeper Madushka Fernando. The wicket did not slow the pace at which Sri Lanka Under-19s are batting, with Dananjaya joining Fernando.

Later in the day, Vinod Kambli, a close friend of Sachin Tendulkar, composed an emotional tweet:


The India Under-19s tour consists of 2 Youth Tests and 5 Youth ODIs. Tendulkar will feature in only the Youth Tests.

Brief scores:

Sri Lanka Under-19s 34 for 1 (Kamil Mishara 9, Nishan Madushka 18*, Nipun Dananjaya 7*; Arjun Tendulkar 1 for 13) vs India Under-19s.