The third Youth Test between South Africa U19 and Sri Lanka U19 has ended in a draw.
After a good bowling performance from William Sendin, who took three wickets in 10 overs, and Wiaan Mulder who had impressive returns of 4-28 at an economy rate of 1.75 to add to his first innings half-century – South Africa bowled Sri Lanka out for 262 to take a slight lead of 33 runs going into the final day.
South African openers Ricardo Vasconcelos and Joshua van Heerden put on a first-wicket partnership of 81. Vasconcelos was the first to depart for 48 off 102 balls. Van Heerden was joined at the crease by Jesse Christensen and they added a further 41 runs before Christensen was dismissed for 18. Van Heerden followed soon after for a well-played 78 off 188 balls. No 4 batsman Jerome Bossr was forced to retire hurt on two, while Raynard van Tonder scored 14 runs for his part.
The Test was declared a draw at the end of the 81st over with South Africa on 201-4. This means that the three-match Youth Test series has ended 0-0, and the teams will switch formats, moving on to a three-match, One-Day International series from 9-13 July.
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