In the exciting second match, Bangladesh U-19 team lost to Sri Lanka by 1 run. As a result, the visiting Bangladesh went ahead 2-0 in the five-match series. In the first match of the series, Bangladesh Youth team lost to the host Sri Lanka by 42 runs.
Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat first at the Dambulla Rangiri International Cricket Stadium. Sri Lanka scored 226 for 6 in 50 overs with two batsmen hitting half-centuries. Sadish Jayawardene scored 56 and Pawan Pathiraja 51 runs.
In reply, Bangladesh were on the way to victory with 146 runs for 3 wickets at the end of 33 overs. But then Bangladesh lost the last 6 wickets for 69 runs and had to accept defeat.
Bangladesh lost the ninth wicket for 212 runs. After that, the last two batsmen Ashikur Rahman and Ripon Mandal were running towards the target. They need 6 runs in the last over. But Mandal was run out in the third ball. Bangladesh were bowled out for 228 in the second match in a row. Opener Mahfizul Islam scored maximum 75 runs.
The remaining three matches of the series will be played on October 20, 23 and 25 at this venue.
The young Tigers are playing this series in preparation for the upcoming Under-19 World Cup. Bangladesh is the current champion of U-19 World Cup.