Nepalsports, Dipendra Ghimire,
Nepal suffers opening defeat in U-19 Asia Cup. Sri-Lanka defeated Nepal in the opening match of the 2019 U-19 Asia Cup by 5 wickets. Batting first Nepal have a target of 160 runs from 42 overs.
Opener Pawan Sarraf made 4 runs where a another opener Rit Gautam made 54 runs from 85 deliveries. Skipper Rohit Kr Paudel made 47 runs from 80 deliveries whereas WK Hari bahadur Chauhan made 12. At the end Rashid Khan made 15 runs (not out). D Madushanka andand ND Paranavithana took 3 wickets each for Sri-Lanka. R Sanjaya and A Daniel took a wicket each.
For SrviLanka, Opener Kamil Mishara played a brialliant knock of 55 runs. Top order batsman R Rasantha made 15 runs of 15 balls whereas skipper ND Parera made 18 runs. A wikramshinghee made 30 runs and A Tharandu made not out 25 runs to give opening win for Sri-lanka U-19.