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Wellalage’s record-breaking century helps Sri Lanka brush South Africa aside

ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2022

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Dunith Wellalage
 

Sri Lanka U19s beat South Africa U19s by 65 runs in the 5th place Play-off Semi-Final of the ICC U19 World Cup today (30th January).

Having won the toss, Sri Lanka U19s skipper Dunith Wellalage decided to take first lease of the wicket, opting to bat first. Sri Lanka had made one change to their playing XI as they brought in spinner Wanuja Sahan replacing speedster Yasiru Rodrigo.

Sri Lanka U19 (Playing XI): Chamindu Wickramasinghe, Sadisha Rajapaksa, Shevon Daniel, Dunith Wellalage(c), Raveen de Silva, Sakuna Liyanage, Ranuda Somarathne, Anjala Bandara(w), Vinuja Ranpul, Wanuja Sahan, Treveen Mathew

South Africa U19 (Playing XI): Jade Smith, Ronan Hermann, Dewald Brevis, Gerhardus Maree, George Van Heerden(c), Kaden Solomons(w), Andile Simelane, Michael Copeland, Matthew Boast, Asakhe Tshaka, Kwena Maphaka

Sri Lanka got off to a disastrous start with the bat, losing 3 top order batters inside the first powerplay for just 30 runs. But skipper Wellalage and Ranuda Somarathne built a match defining partnership of 130 runs off 139 balls for the 5th wicket, rescuing the Sri Lanka innings to 232 for 6 in the allotted 20 overs.

Wellalage stroked a brilliant century, becoming the first Sri Lanka U19s captain to score a hundred in U19 World Cup history. Wellalage’s knock of 113 runs came off 130 balls with 9 fours and 4 sixes. Somarathne also chipped in with a crucial knock, smashing unbeaten 57 runs off 70 balls with 3 fours and 2 sixes.

Chasing 233 runs to win, South Africa lost 2 early wickets inside first 7 overs putting them on the back foot. Sri Lankan spinners capitalized on the good start as they continued to turn the screws on the Proteas batters and managed to pick up wickets at crucial junctures.

A clinical bowling effort from the whole unit helped Sri Lanka restrict the Proteas to 167 and registered a thumping 65-run win to secure their place in the 5th place Play-off final of the tournament.


Result


South Africa U19
167/10 (37.3)

Sri Lanka U19
232/6 (50)

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Chamindu Wickramasinghe b Kwena Maphaka 8 15 0 0 53.33
Sadisha Rajapaksa b Kwena Maphaka 5 19 0 0 26.32
Shevon Daniel c Asakhe Tsaka b Matthew Boast 29 54 4 0 53.70
Sakuna Nidarshana Liyanage c Andile Simelane b Matthew Boast 0 8 0 0 0.00
Dunith Wellalage c Michael Copeland b Kwena Maphaka 113 130 9 4 86.92
Ranuda Somarathne not out 57 70 3 2 81.43
Vinuja Ranpul c Andile Simelane b Dewald Brevis 6 4 0 1 150.00
Raveen De Silva not out 0 1 0 0 0.00


Extras 14 (b 0 , lb 6 , nb 1, w 7, pen 0)
Total 232/6 (50 Overs, RR: 4.64)
Fall of Wickets 1-14 (5.2) Sadisha Rajapaksa, 2-17 (5.5) Chamindu Wickramasinghe, 3-25 (8.3) Sakuna Nidarshana Liyanage, 4-87 (25.3) Shevon Daniel, 5-217 (48.4) Dunith Wellalage, 6-232 (49.5) Vinuja Ranpul,

Bowling O M R W Econ
Matthew Boast 9 0 21 2 2.33
Kwena Maphaka 10 1 60 3 6.00
Michael Copeland 10 0 35 0 3.50
Andile Simelane 5 0 21 0 4.20
Dewald Brevis 10 0 52 1 5.20
Asakhe Tsaka 6 0 37 0 6.17


Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Jade Smith run out (Dulith Wellalage) 1 6 0 0 16.67
Ronan Hermann c Chamindu Wickramasinghe b Treveen Mathews 34 40 3 1 85.00
Dewald Brevis lbw b Wanuja Sahan 6 12 1 0 50.00
Gerhardus Maree c Raveen De Silva b Dulith Wellalage 44 43 7 0 102.33
George Van Heerden c Chamindu Wickramasinghe b Treveen Mathews 3 12 0 0 25.00
Kaden Solomons lbw b Shevon Daniel 4 7 0 0 57.14
Andile Simelane run out (Raveen De Silva) 20 26 0 1 76.92
Michael Copeland b Ravindu De Silva 20 27 2 0 74.07
Matthew Boast st Anjala Bandara b Ravindu De Silva 14 24 2 0 58.33
Asakhe Tsaka not out 9 20 0 0 45.00
Kwena Maphaka st b Shevon Daniel 8 9 0 0 88.89


Extras 4 (b 0 , lb 1 , nb 1, w 2, pen 0)
Total 167/10 (37.3 Overs, RR: 4.45)
Fall of Wickets 1-8 (2.3) Jade Smith, 2-26 (6.5) Dewald Brevis, 3-54 (11.5) Ronan Hermann, 4-66 (15.1) George Van Heerden, 5-72 (16.4) Kaden Solomons, 6-112 (22.6) Gerhardus Maree, 7-117 (24.6) Andile Simelane, 8-148 (32.1) Michael Copeland, 9-152 (34.2) Matthew Boast, 10-167 (37.3) Kwena Maphaka,

Bowling O M R W Econ
Wanuja Sahan 7 1 29 1 4.14
Vinuja Ranpul 4 0 25 0 6.25
Treveen Mathew 10 1 41 2 4.10
Dunith Wellalage 6 0 29 1 4.83
Shevon Daniel 5.3 0 28 2 5.28
Raveen De Silva 5 0 14 2 2.80