Johnson hits 52 but Sri Lanka U19s in strong position at stumps on day one of second Youth Test

By September 12, 2023
Jordan Johnson hit 52 off 49 balls. Jordan Johnson hit 52 off 49 balls. CWI Media

Hosts Sri Lanka ended day one of the second Youth Test against West Indies U19s with a 64-run first innings lead at the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium on Tuesday.

Sri Lanka first dismissed the young West Indians for 127 in 36.4 overs after the tourists won the toss and chose to bat.

Left-hander Jordan Johnson followed up his 149 in the last game with a 49-ball 52 including six fours and two sixes while openers Stephan Pascal and Steven Wedderburn hit 28 and 24, respectively.

Vihas Thewmika led the way with the ball for Sri Lanka with 5-43 from 11.4 overs while Malsha Tharupathi took 3-16 from five overs.

Sri Lanka then reached 191-4 off 51 overs at stumps.

Rusanda Gamage was the top scorer with 58 from 52 balls including 10 fours while Ravishan de Silva hit 43 and Pulindu Perera made 41.

Isai Thorne, Deshawn James and Nathan Sealy took the wickets.

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