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Australia’s Under 19s have taken a 2-1 series lead over Sri Lanka with a convincing 102-run success in the third Youth ODI in Hobart.

After Jack Edwards’ 95 laid the foundation for an imposing total of 7-251, Ryan Hadley and Lloyd Pope did the damage with the ball to dismiss the visitors for 149, despite an unbeaten 55 from middle-order batsman Jehan Daniel.

The Aussie innings got off to a rocky start but the home side was quick to steady.

For Sri Lanka, Praveen Jayawickrama finished with 2-56 from his 10.

Hadley struck with the third ball of Sri Lanka’s innings in reply and the visitors’ innings never really got going thereafter.

Hadley went on to claim another three victims while Sri Lanka at one point slipped to 6-58.

Leg-spinner Pope continued his wicket-taking form with three scalps of his own as the Australians dominated proceedings to take a 2-1 lead in the five-match series.