Sri Lanka U19 earns consolation win, Pakistan claims series 3-2

08:38 PM | 5 Jun, 2019
Sri Lanka U19 earns consolation win, Pakistan claims series 3-2
LAHORE – Captain Kamil Mishara and Ravindu Rasantha put on 132 runs for the third wicket to guide Sri Lanka U19 to a five-wicket victory over Pakistan U19 in the fifth and last 50-over match in Hambantota on Wednesday. Pakistan won the series 3-2.

Mishra scored 87 and Rasantha contributed 85 as Sri Lanka U19 achieved the 265-run target for the loss of five wickets with 19 balls to spare.

The two batsmen had joined hands after their side had slipped to 43 for two. The partnership ended at the score of 175 when Rasantha departed, becoming Shiraz Khan’s second scalp. Mishra fell at the score of 258, becoming Mohammad Wasim’s second wicket, but by that time the match was firmly within Sri Lanka’s control.

Mishra’s 118-ball innings included five fours, while Rasantha was more punishing – hitting 13 fours in a 67-ball outing.

Pakistan captain, Rohail Nazir, who was later declared player of the series, reflecting on the series, said: “We played good consistent cricket throughout the series. Our bowlers were slightly behind in the final game, but overall, they bowled very well and that is reflected in the series result.

“It has been a competitive series, which has provided players from either side invaluable experience and exposure. Apart from acquiring cricket knowledge, we have made good friends on this trip who will remain with us for a very long time.

“On behalf of the Pakistan cricket team, I want to thank Sri Lanka Cricket for the way they have looked after us. It has been a memorable experience and I am sure all of us would want to return to this country with our senior sides.”

Earlier, put into bat, Pakistan posted an impressive 264 for seven that revolved around half-centuries from Basit Ali, Haris Khan and Qasim Akram, and another useful contribution from the in-form wicketkeeper-batsman Rohail Nazir.

Basit Ali came back strongly after a disappointing first-ball duck on his debut, with an impressive 56 from 82 balls with seven fours. After Haider Ali (five) departed at the score of six, Basit added 81 runs for the second wicket with Rohail, who contributed a 59-ball 41 with four fours to finish the series with 320 runs including three half-centuries.

Haris Khan and Qasim Akram then continued the momentum with stroke-full innings.

Haris clubbed five fours in a 47-ball 54, while Qasim struck two fours and a six in a 54-ball 51. A late flurry by Mohammad Junaid (run-a-ball 22 with two fours) ensured Pakistan posted a decent score on the board.

Sri Lanka had won the opening match by 26 runs, before Pakistan won three match on the trot by three, five and seven wickets, respectively.

Fifth 50-over match – Sri Lanka U19 beat Pakistan U19 by five wickets

Scores in brief:

Pakistan U19 264-7, 50 overs (Basit Ali 56, Haris Khan 54, Qasim Akram 51, Rohail Nazir 41, Mohammad Junaid 22; Dilshan Madushanka 3-45)

Sri Lanka U19 267-5, 46.5 overs (Kamil Mishara 87, Ravindu Rasantha 85, Avishka Tharindu 40 not out; Mohammad Wasim 2-39, Shiraz Khan 2-47)

Player of the series: Rohail Nazir

Pakistan won five-match series 3-2.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 22 February 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 22, 2024 (Thursday)

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.6 for buying and 282.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 300.2 for buying and 303.2 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.6 for buying, and 354.1 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.2 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.45.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 22 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.6 282.4
Euro EUR 300.2 303.2
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.6 354.1
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.2 76.95
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.45 75.2
Australian Dollar AUD 181.15 183.15
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207.15 209.15
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.41 911.41
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.96 733.96
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207.1 209.1
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 316.9 319.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08


Follow us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter

Sign up for Newsletter