The South Africa U19 team has drawn the second of three Youth Tests against their Sri Lankan counterparts at Kurunegala.
Going into day three of the Test the Sri Lankans looked to have had the upper hand after they closed day two on 251-4 after batsman Pathum Nissanka had scored 150. He only added 22 runs to his overnight score before being dissmissed for 172 off 195 balls. Sri Lanka were 378-7 when they declared, with a lead of 134.
Daniel Moriarty was the pick of the bowlers for the South Africans, after bowling a staggering 50 overs, taking two wickets at an economy rate of 1.96.
In their second innings South Africa lost the early wicket of opening batsman Ricardo Vasconcelos, who departed for 16 from 26 balls, but Josh van Heerden and Raynard van Tonder scored 72 runs for the second wicket. The paired faced 307 balls for their toil to secure a draw. The teams are 0-0 after the first Test was also a stalemate.
The final and series-deciding third Test will be played between July 3-5 at Kurunegala.
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