Sri Lanka U19s were on the superior side today at Potchefstroom as they stormed past Scotland U19s in the plate semifinal as they defeated Scotland by 97 runs, qualifying to the plate final for the 2nd consecutive time.
Sri Lanka U19s skipper Nipun Dhananjaya won the toss and had no hesitation batting first at the North-West University Ground and the openers responded well with a 90 run-partnership. Wicket-keeper batsman Kamil Mishara was dismissed for 39 but his partner Navod Paranavithana went on to score a fine fifty including 4 boundaries and 1 six.
Last game centurion Ravindu Rashantha couldn’t fire this time as he fell off Jamie Cairne’s bowling for 21. The telling partnership of the innings was constructed by Ahan Wickramasinghe and Captain Dhananjaya for the 4th wicket, 103 runs off 93 balls, laying the foundation for a big score.
Wickramasinghe raced to a quickfire 59 while Dhananjaya mustered a run-a-ball 69 taking Sri Lanka to 277/6 after 50 overs.
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Three half-centuries from opener Navod, Captain Nipun and in-form Ahan steered the Young Lions to a competitive score of 277/6 against Scotland today in the Plate Semifinal of the #U19CWC. ?
The boys have started well with ball too ?
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In reply, the Scottish innings never got going, as they lost Wickets in regular intervals courtesy of Chamindu Wijesinge, Dilshan Madushanka and Kavindu Nadeeshan who shared 7 wickets among them.
Rain disturbed the 2nd innings at the 40-over mark and the game didn’t resume after that point. Scotland was 149/8, 97 runs behind the required target according to the D/L method.
With this win, Sri Lanka U19s are through to the plate finals of ICC U19 Cricket World Cup on 3rd March and will play against the winner of the 2nd plate semifinal between England and Zimbabwe.
|Navod Paranavithana||c Ben Davidson b Charlie Peet||54||73||4||1||73.97|
|Kamil Mishara||b Charlie Peet||39||52||5||0||75.00|
|Ravindu De Silva||c Angus Guy b Jamie Cairns||21||38||0||0||55.26|
|Nipun Dananjaya||c Angus Guy b Jasper Davidson||66||69||3||1||95.65|
|Ahan Wicrkamasinghe||c Daniel Cairns b Kess Sajjad||59||50||5||1||118.00|
|Chamindu Wijesinghe||c Angus Guy b Jasper Davidson||4||4||0||0||100.00|
|Sonal Dinusha||not out||15||10||1||0||150.00|
|Kavindu Nadeeshan||not out||3||4||0||0||75.00|
|Extras||16 (b 7 , lb 1 , nb 0, w 8, pen 0)|
|Total||277/6 (50 Overs, RR: 5.54)|
|Fall of Wickets||1-90 (17.1) Kamil Mishara, 2-117 (25.2) Navod Paranavithana, 3-137 (30.1) Ravindu De Silva, 4-240 (45.4) Ahan Wicrkamasinghe, 5-246 (46.3) Chamindu Wijesinghe, 6-266 (48.3) Nipun Dananjaya,|
|Syed Shah||b Dilshan Madusanka||17||18||3||0||94.44|
|Ben Davidson||c Ravindu De Silva b Dilshan Madusanka||18||25||3||0||72.00|
|Tom Mackintosh||c Nipun Dananjaya b Chamindu Wijesinghe||4||5||1||0||80.00|
|Jasper Davidson||st Kamil Mishara b Kavindu Nadeeshan||20||52||1||0||38.46|
|Angus Guy||c Kamil Mishara b Chamindu Wijesinghe||31||72||0||0||43.06|
|Daniel Cairns||lbw b Kavindu Nadeeshan||3||13||0||0||23.08|
|Kess Sajjad||b Chamindu Wijesinghe||13||20||0||0||65.00|
|Liam Naylor||st Kamil Mishara b Ashian Daniel||8||10||1||0||80.00|
|Jamie Cairns||not out||10||14||1||0||71.43|
|Charlie Peet||not out||5||11||0||0||45.45|
|Extras||20 (b 4 , lb 5 , nb 0, w 11, pen 0)|
|Total||149/8 (40 Overs, RR: 3.73)|
|Fall of Wickets||1-35 (6.3) Ben Davidson, 2-41 (7.5) Tom Mackintosh, 3-42 (8.1) Syed Shah, 4-95 (25.1) Jasper Davidson, 5-103 (29.2) Daniel Cairns, 6-117 (32.5) Angus Guy, 7-130 (34.6) Kess Sajjad, 8-135 (36.3) Liam Naylor,|