Sri Lanka U19s beat West Indies U19s by 3 wickets to register their third consecutive win and qualify for the quarter-finals of ICC U19 World Cup today (21st January).
Having won the toss, Sri Lanka Skipper Dunith Wellalage chose to bowl first at Basseterre and came up with an unchanged playing XI against Windies. Sri Lanka got off to a good start with the ball, as spinners Traveen Mathew and Dunith Wellalage came to the act very early in the innings, dismissing both the West Indies opening batters inside the first 8 overs.
However, West Indies batters Teddy Bishop and Kevin Wickham did the repair work, building a 68-run partnership for the 3rd wicket before the Skipper Wellalage struck again to take Bishop’s scalp in the 27th over.
Wickham built another crucial half-century stand with Jordan Johnson, as Windies posted 250 for 9 in the allotted 50 overs. Wellalage, who has been in great touch with the ball throughout the tournament, picked up another 3-wicket haul, while speedster Matheesha Pathirana also chipped in with 3 scalps for Sri Lanka.
- Sri Lanka U19s start World Cup campaign with a rousing win
- Sri Lanka put one foot in U19 World Cup quarter-finals
Chasing 251 runs to win, Sri Lanka faced a huge blow as their opening batter Chamindu Wickramasinghe lost his wicket in the very first over of the innings. However, the other opening batter Sadisha Rajapaksa rescued the innings building vital partnerships of 52, 40 and 78 with Shevon Daniel, Sakuna Liyanage and Anjala Bandara respectively to guide the islanders over the line.
Rajapaksa top scored with 76 runs off 115 balls with 5 fours to his name while Bandara also chipped in with valuable 40 runs off 52 balls with 2 fours and a six. Sri LankaU19s will now take on Afghanistan in their next assignment in the quarter final of U19 World Cup.
Group D – Points Table
|Shaqkere Parris||b Dulith Wellalage||16||29||2||0||55.17|
|Matthew Nandu||lbw b Matheesha Pathirana||7||12||0||0||58.33|
|Teddy Bishop||Treveen Mathews b Dulith Wellalage||45||62||7||0||72.58|
|Kevin Wickham||c Chamindu Wickramasinghe b Matheesha Pathirana||56||91||5||1||61.54|
|Jordan Johnson||c Sadisha Rajapaksa b Dunith Wellalage||47||56||4||1||83.93|
|Rivaldo Clarke †||run out (Anjala Bandara)||45||35||2||4||128.57|
|Giovonte Depeiza||run out (Anjala Bandara)||0||2||0||0||0.00|
|Nathan Edwards||run out (Matheesha Pathirana)||1||2||0||0||50.00|
|McKenny Clarke||b Matheesha Pathirana||21||12||1||2||175.00|
|Extras||12 (b 0 , lb 1 , nb 1, w 10, pen 0)|
|Total||250/9 (50 Overs, RR: 5)|
|Fall of Wickets||1-20 (5.2) Matthew Nandu, 2-34 (8.2) Shaqkere Parris, 3-102 (26.3) Teddy Bishop, 4-160 (37.4) Kevin Wickham, 5-194 (44.3) Jordan Johnson, 6-194 (44.5) Giovonte Depeiza, 7-202 (45.5) Nathan Edwards, 8-248 (49.5) Rivaldo Clarke †, 9-250 (49.6) McKenny Clarke,|
|Raveen De Silva||6||0||36||0||6.00|
|Chamindu Wickramasinghe||c McKenny Clarke b Nathan Edwards||4||5||0||0||80.00|
|Sadisha Rajapaksa||lbw b Isai Thorne||76||115||5||0||66.09|
|Shevon Daniel||c Rivaldo Clarke † b McKenny Clarke||34||33||5||1||103.03|
|Sakuna Nidarshana Liyanage||c Rivaldo Clarke † b Giovonte Depeiza||9||22||1||0||40.91|
|Anjala Bandara||c Rivaldo Clarke † b Isai Thorne||40||52||2||1||76.92|
|Dunith Wellalage||c & b||15||15||0||0||100.00|
|Ranuda Somarathne||not out||28||27||0||0||103.70|
|Raveen De Silva||b||13||14||0||0||92.86|
|Yasiru Rodrigo||not out||6||9||0||0||66.67|
|Extras||26 (b 6 , lb 3 , nb 2, w 15, pen 0)|
|Total||251/7 (48.2 Overs, RR: 5.19)|
|Fall of Wickets||1-4 (0.5) Chamindu Wickramasinghe, 2-56 (11.4) Shevon Daniel, 3-96 (19.6) Sakuna Nidarshana Liyanage, 4-174 (35.2) Anjala Bandara, 5-199 (39.4) Sadisha Rajapaksa,|