Boyagoda’s 191 leads 311-run rout of Kenya


Sri Lanka 419 for 4 (Boyagoda 191, Madushka 60) beat Kenya (Ochieng 45, Buddila 4 for 27) by 311 runs

Sri Lanka opener Hasitha Boyagoda and left-arm spinner Haren Buddila lead a brutal rout of Kenya, of 311 runs in the ninth place playoff in Lincoln. Boyagoda racked up the highest score in Under-19 ODIs, scoring 191 off 152 balls, as he took Sri Lanka Under-19 to their highest-ever ODI total of 419 for 4. In reply, Kenya were bowled out for 108 with a four-for from Buddila.

Opting to bat, Sri Lanka’s openers brought up 87 runs in 11.2 overs. Boyagoda went on to stitch a 147-run partnership with Nishan Madushka (60) for the second wicket, and was then involved in an 89-run partnership with Jehan Daniel (37 off 24). Kenya seamers Sachin Bhudia and Jasraj Kundi were thrashed for over 60 runs in their respective six-over spells. It was Rene Were who found some respite with Boyagoda’s wicket, but after the batsman had struck 28 fours and two sixes. Soon, an unbeaten 21-ball 53 from captain Kamindu Mendis took Sri Lanka’s total past 400.

Kenya slid in the chase from 18 for 0 to 49 for 6 in a span of nine overs, as Nipun Malinga removed the openers before Buddila ran through the middle and lower order. Allrounder Thomas Ochieng provided the only resistance, scoring 45 off 63 balls. Only two other Kenya batsmen reached double-digit scores, as they were flattened in 35.5 overs. Buddila finished with figures of 4 for 27 in 10 overs.



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