ICC U19 CWC round-up, Aug 22
Mumbai, Aug 22: Sri Lanka and West Indies emerged victorious in the play-offs against Ireland and Pakistan respectively in the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup 2012 today.
Sri Lanka beat Ireland by 109 runs in the 9th place play-off semi-final at the Allan Border field in Brisbane.
An unbeaten century by Sandun Weerakkody helped the SL colts post 258 on the board, after they opted to bat first. They lost opener Shehan Fernando in the second over and were reduced to two for 44 after the departure of Sebastian Perera (13). Angelo Jayasinghe (55), who replaced Niroshan Dickwella in the middle, added 87 runs for the fourth wicket with Weerakkody before returning to the dressing room. Weerakkody was left stranded on 112 as Sri Lanka kept losing wickets in quick succession at the other end. The SL colts were bowled out in 49.3 overs. With three for 39, George Dockrell was the leading wicket-taker for Ireland.
Chasing a big total, Ireland were bowled out for 149. Lahiru Madushanka caused the most damage as Sri Lanka ran through the Ireland batting line-up in 37.5 overs. The pacer claimed six wickets, while Sanitha de Mel, Ranitha Liyanarachchi and Tharindu Kaushal picked one apiece. With 46 off 57 balls, Shane Getkate was the top-scorer for the Irish.
Madushanka was the Man-of-the-Match for claiming six wickets for 24 runs in 7.5 overs.
West Indies beat Pakistan by 16 runs in the 5th place play-off semi-final at Endeavour Park in Townsville.
After asking them to bat first, Pakistan bowled out the Caribbean lads for 182 in 49 overs. Mir Hamza picked three wickets, while Usman Qadir took two wickets. Opening the innings, skipper Kraigg Brathwaite made 39, which was also the highest score for the WI. Meanwhile, wicketkeeper Stephen Katwaroo added 35 to the total.
Defending the small total, West Indies wrapped up the Pakistan innings for 166 with nine balls to spare. Marquino Mindley set the ball rolling with the key wicket of Sami Aslam in the eighth over. Derone Davis and Jerome Jones then removed the middle order with three and two scalps respectively; while Justine Greaves and Kyle Mayers claimed the tailenders.
Davis was adjudged Man-of-the-Match