Good Morning! Hello and Welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of the 2016 ICC U-19 World Cup match 3 between American minnows Canada U-19, who take on Asian giants Sri Lanka U-19 at the Sylhet District Stadium on Thursday. Canada, who are playing their second U-19 World Cup would like to get off to a winning start as they aim to cause an upset straightaway, by taming the Lankan Lions, who are yet to win the tournament. However, going by the lkike of the Sri Lankan team, it would be more of an uphill task for the Canadians to get rid of the Lankans so easily. Live Cricket Scorecard, ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup 2016, Canada U19 vs Sri Lanka U19, Match 5 at Sylhet

Live cricket score Canada U19 119 | Overs 39.2 | Target: 316 | BATTING: Arslan Khan 42 (71): Canada U19 lost a terrible game against Sri Lanka U19 and Sri Lanka played a very good game with their batsmen scoring half-centuries and contributing to a huge total. Their bowlers were restricting Canada on regular intervals.


Live cricket score Canada U19 112/9 | Overs 35 | Target: 316 | BATTING: Arslan Khan 36 (52), P Wijayaraj 0 (6): Canada U19 hope to win this match looks doubtful. Clearly they require just one wicket to lose out this game. Sri Lanka are playing very well in this game right from batting and now bowling spells. Fernando, Kumara, Nimesh have picked two wickets each.


Live cricket score Canada U19 95/8 | Overs 31 | Target: 316 | BATTING: Arslan Khan 21 (36): Canada do not look good with the constant wickets falling off. Might be all within 100 runs. OUT! Miraj Patel and Kurt Ramdath bowled by Silva and his second wicket this over. 


Live cricket score Canada U19 79/6 | Overs 25 | Target: 316 | BATTING: Miraj Patel 1 (9), Arslan Khan 13 (21): Canada U19 are struggling to get runs and are also losing wickets side by side. Sri Lanka U19 Nimesh and Silva have picked two wickets each and are playing very well.


Live cricket score Canada U19 62/4 | Overs 18 | Target: 316 | BATTING: Sarbot Sivia 0 (3), Arslan Khan 0 (1): Canada are not looking good at the moment with consecutive wickets down. Nimesh picked two wickets and was hat-trick but missed his chance to pick third wicket in a row. Sri Lanka are posing good threat to Canada with their bowling spells. OUT! Adhihetty, Gill, Thaker, Abraash Khan from Canada Under 19.


Live cricket score Canada U19 35/1 | Overs 11 | Target: 316 | BATTING: BS Adhihetty 20 (27), AS Gill 10 (27): Adhihetty and Gill are playing well and have already built 30 runs partnership. They are playing at 5 runs per over. Sri Lanka are unable tp pick any wickets at the moment and are going slow with spells.


Live cricket score Canada U19 15/1 | Overs 6 | Target: 316 | BATTING: BS Adhihetty 8 (17), AS Gill 6 (16): Canada have picked the game after a shaky start. Canada need to be quick in getting runs on board. If Sri Lanka can restrict Canada time to time victory is easily on their hands


Live cricket score Canada U19 1/1 | Overs 1 | Target: 316 | BATTING: BS Adhihetty 0 (0), AS Gill 0 (3): Canada begin their innings and lose a wicket immediately. OUT! T Anantharajah lbw by Fernando. Canada need a string partnership here if they need to win this match.


Live cricket score Sri Lanka U19 315/6 | Overs 50 | BATTING: S Ashan 74 (61), Badan Silva 0 (0): Ashan leads Sri Lanka to a huge total of 315 runs. Though wickets fell, Sri Lankans U19 team have played tremendous innings with every batsmen putting up runs on board scoring half-centuries. OUT! PWH De Silva goes for 28 from mere 13 balls.


Live cricket score Sri Lanka U19 278/5 | Overs 48 | BATTING: S Ashan 55 (56), PWH de Silva 11 (6): PVR de Silva completes his half-century and gets OUT! PWH de Silva comes on crease to bat for rest of overs. Ashan has also scored his half-century and is playing well. Abraash Khan picked wicket of de Silva.


Live cricket score Sri Lanka U19 217/4 | Overs 39.2 | BATTING: S Ashan 32 (31), PVR De Silva 25 (26): Sri Lanka are playing extremely well in spite of two wickets down. They are moving 5 runs per over and are playing stably. Haseeb has picked two wickets until now for Canada and Patek has picked one.


Live cricket score Sri Lanka U19 170/4 | Overs 32 | BATTING: S Ashan 10 (12), PVR De Silva 0 (1): Sri Lanka have lost two wickets in past few overs and S Ashan and Silva are on crease. Asalanka and Bandara scored half-centuries and were out of crease. One was a run out and the other wicket was picked by Haseeb.


Live cricket score Sri Lanka U19 120/2 | Overs 24 | BATTING: WMK Bandara 50 (67), KIC Asalanka 48 (51): Bandara has completed his half-century while his counterpart is just two runs away from completing his half-century. Bandara and Asalanka have moved Sri Lanka to yet another level and helped them to go par 100 runs quickly.


Live cricket score Sri Lanka U19 88/2 | Overs 19 | BATTING: WMK Bandara 37 (52), KIC Asalanka 30 (37): Bandara and Asalanka are approaching to build partnership between them which is required by Sri Lanka at the moment. Canada’s Haseeb is bowling his 6th over spell and has done tremendous job for his side.


Live cricket score Sri Lanka 66/2 | Overs 13 | BATTING: WMK Bandara 27 (36), KIC Asalanka 18 (15): Sri Lanka are moving in perfect direction with 66 runs on board already. Bandara has played well in spite of two wickets down. Asalanka has come on crease and is playing well. Haseeb has picked both the wickets until now and is showing great skills with his spells.


TOSS: Sri Lanka win toss, elect to bat first


Canada, who previously participated in the 2010 U-19 World Cup in New Zealand, couldn’t make it past the group stage and managed to win a couple of games. As they missed out of the berth in the next couple of editions, they are back this year with a stronger side, which is coached by Errol Barrow and led by Abraash Khan. While the Sri Lankans, who are yet to win the tournament, would fancy themselves to do so this time and would love to get off to a winning start against the minnows with a strong team as well, that is coached by Roger Wijesuriya and led by Charith Asalanka. The Lankans, who finished eighth in the previous edition in UAE, would definitely vow to finish way above and probably contest for the title. The Lankan squad, who also consist of talented players like Wanidu Hasaranga, Kamindu Mendis, Lahiru Samarakoon and many more can posses serious threat to the Canadians.

Squads:

Canada U-19: Abraash Khan (c), Bhavindu Adhihetty, Thursaanth Anantharajah, Akash Gill, Abdul Haseeb, Wijayaraj, Suliman Khan, Arslan Khan, Mamik Luthra, Miraj Patel, Shlok Patel, Kurt Ramdath, Sarbot Sivia (wk), Harsh Thaker, Amish Taploo, Prushoth.

Sri Lanka U-19: Charith Asalanka (c), Sammu Ashan, Kaveen Bandara, Jehan Daniel, Avishka Fernando, Asitha Fernando, Wanidu Hasaranga, Lahiru Kumara, Kamindu Mendis, Charana Nanayakkara, Thilan Nimesh, Vishard Randika (wk), Lahiru Samarakoon, Damitha Silva.