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U-19 WC: Sri Lanka advances to fifth place play off, Uganda beats Scotland to complete Thirteenth

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Captain Dunith Wellalage led from the entrance as Sri Lanka defeated South Africa by 65 runs to advance to the fifth-place play-off on the ICC U-19 males’s World Cup.

The match’s main wicket-taker Wellalage shone with the bat as he struck 113 from 130 balls to assist Sri Lanka put up 232 for six on Sunday.

Chasing the goal of 233, the Proteas scored nicely however misplaced wickets cheaply as they have been bundled out for 167 as Sri Lanka arrange a gathering with both Bangladesh or Pakistan.

Sri Lanka received the toss, and Wellalage selected to bat, and it was not lengthy earlier than the star man was out within the center.

Openers Chamindu Wickramasinghe and Sadisha Rajapaksa might placed on solely 14 for the first-wicket stand as Kwena Maphaka bowled Rajapaksa.


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The left-arm seamer then dismissed Wickramasinghe three balls later earlier than Sakuna Liyanage went for an eight-ball duck to deliver Wellalage out to the center with Sri Lanka precarious on 25 for 3.

Alongside Shevon Daniel, the skipper added 62 runs earlier than forming an much more fruitful partnership with Ranuda Somarathne, placing on 130 runs for the fifth wicket.

Wellalage was ultimately dismissed by Maphaka however solely after hitting 113 for his first century of the match.

Somarathne ended on an unbeaten 57 as Sri Lanka set South Africa a chase of 233, which might show an excessive amount of for the Proteas.

Opener Jade Smith was run out for one as Sri Lanka took common wickets to stint South Africa’s progress.

The Proteas have been scoring above the required run fee, however frequent dismissals hampered their progress because the Sri Lankan bowlers cut up the wickets between them.


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Wicketkeeper Anjala Bandara took his second stumping to dismiss Maphaka as South Africa fell 65 runs quick and can now go into the seventh place play-off.

Uganda win the rain-affected match to seal Thirteenth place 

In one other match, Uganda didn’t let the rain dampen their spirits as they beat Scotland by 51 runs in a shortened match to earn Thirteenth place total. The Thirteenth-place playoff between Uganda and Scotland obtained off to a delayed begin in Diego Martin as rain prevented the 2 sides from taking the sphere for over an hour, and the sport was initially diminished to 45 overs a aspect.

Batting first, Ronald Lutaaya top-scored for Uganda with 64, including 75 runs for the third wicket alongside captain Pascal Murungi.

Each have been ultimately dismissed by Jamie Cairns, two of the left-arm spinner’s 4 caught and bowled, on his option to the most effective bowling figures of the match with six for twenty-four.


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Cairns took the ultimate wicket of Edwin Nuwagaba to bowl Uganda out for 226 with 14.2 overs of their innings remaining.

Charlie Tear was out for a first-ball duck, with Muhaymen Majeed following him again to the dugout not quickly after having each been dismissed by Juma Miyaji earlier than Oliver Davidson and Tomas Waterproof coat steadied the Scottish ship with a partnership of 46 runs.

Jack Jarvis then got here in to switch Waterproof coat and scored rapidly as he added 37 off 33 balls, however rain would intervene once more with Scotland on 122 for seven and two new batters on the crease.

The climate brightened, however Scotland’s job solely obtained more durable as they have been now chasing the identical goal however solely had 11 overs through which to do it.

Captain Charlie Peet performed a cautious innings as he seemed to remain the space, however couldn’t discover a companion, as Rafay Khan fell for 10 and Cairns a duck earlier than Sean Fischer-Keogh’s dismissal left him stranded on 29 not out.

Scotland ended their World Cup 51 runs quick (D/L technique) of Uganda ending 14th within the match. 

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