Touring Bangladesh Under-19 Cricket team suffered 4th consecutive defeat in the five-match Youth ODI series losing to hosts Sri Lanka by one wicket with three balls remaining at Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium on Saturday.
Earlier, Bangladesh youth side suffered 42-run defeat against the Lankans in the first match, conceded a narrow one-run defeat in the 2nd match and a three- wicket defeat in the 3rd match to lose series 0-3.
Bangladesh will play their 5th and last match on Monday (Oct 25) at the same venue.
In the day’s match, visiting Bangladesh team opened the innings first after winning the toss and scored 224 for 8 in stipulated 20 overs, featuring two half centuries by captain SM Meherob and Ariful Islam.
After the dismissal of the top four batters-- opener Mahfijul Islam (34), Iftikher Hossain (11), Prantik Nowrose Nabil (1) and Aich Mollah (37) —for 109 runs in 27.4 overs, captain SM Meherob pairing with Ariful Islam contributed 81 runs in the 5th wicket stand.
Captain SM Meherob scored 52 runs off 71 balls hitting four boundaries while Ariful Islam made 50 runs off 67 balls featuring three fours. Tahjibul Islam quickfired 13-ball 21 runs.
Dunith Wellalage grabbed four wickets for 45 runs.
In reply, Sri Lanka reached their target scoring match-winner 225 for 9 with three balls to spare with number six batter Raveen De Silva hammering 88 runs off 100 balls with nine hits to the fence and one over the fence.
Besides, Shevon Danial (32), Pawan Pathiraja (26) and Vinuja Rampul (23) were the main scorers for the Lankan.
Mushfiq Hasan claimed three wickets for 39 runs while Ahsan Habib took two for 44 runs.