Subha ud sanak! Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage and blog of the fifth One-Day International (ODI) between Sri Lanka U19 and England U19 at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. Sri Lanka, who have layed three games in the series so far, have lost a coule of games, thus registering just a win, which puts them in a do-or-die situation against England, who have not managed to win a single game, and a win here along with a better run-rate could see either of the teams making it through to the final. Thus, the tie expects to be a thriller with both the teams battling out for the final sot against India.

The match has been disturbed by bad light

Live Cricket Score England U-19 41/2 in 10 overs | Batting: George Bartlett 4(9), Ryan Davies 17(20): England are in bit of trouble having lost two wickets already. Thilan Nimesh and Lahiru Kumara have taken two wickets each.

Live Cricket Score Sri Lanka U-19 227 in 45 overs | Batting: Thilan Nimesh 1(1): Not the most ideal end for Sri Lanka. They lost three wickets in that over from Sam Curran in the end. They could have added a valuable 20-30 runs more had they shown more application in the end. Curran finishes with four wickets after being rather ordinary early on. Kamindu Mendis finishes as the top-scorer for the home team with more than 50 runs to his name.

Live Cricket Score Sri Lanka U-19 174/5 in 36 overs | Batting: Malinga Amarasinghe 14(24), Wanidu Hasarange 12(13): The young Sri Lankans are playing some attractive cricket now. They must look to continue this partnership and try and take the game into the final overs. Earlier, Kamindu Mendis was out after scoring a fifty.

Live Cricket Score Sri Lanka U-19 137/4 in 29 overs | Batting: Malinga Amarasinghe 1(7), Kamindu Mendis 43(55): The game is poised in England’s favour at the moment but it seems one of cricket’s most frequent unwanted guests have arrived. It’s raining at the R Premadasa Stadium and the game is currently stalled.

The India Under-19 team too is travelling to Sri Lanka for another tri-nation tournament ahead of the next year’s World Cup in Bangladesh. Former India captain and U19 coach Rahul Dravid said besides the Sri Lanka tri-series next month, he has also suggested the BCCI to organize a few matches in January to shape the team ahead of the January 22-February 14 tournament. “We go straight from here to Sri Lanka for a tri-series that also involves England, and I have requested the Board to try and organise some matches in January before we leave for the World Cup. Maybe we can get some more match practice,” Dravid said.

Squads:

Sri Lanka U-19: Charith Asalanka (c), Kasun Randika (wk), Shammu Ashan, Wanidu Harasanga de Silva, Avishka Fernando, Asitha Fernando, Lahiru Kumara, Kamindu Mendis, Salindu Ushan Pereira, Lahiru Samarakoon, Damitha Silva.

England U19: Alastair Cook (c), Alex Hales, Nick Compton, Joe Root, James Taylor, Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Gary Ballance, Stuart Broad, Mark Foottit, James Anderson.