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Under-19 World Cup 2022: Sri Lanka defeat Australia; West Indies register win over Scotland

Left-arm spinner Dunith Wellalage scalped five wickets as Asia Cup runners-up Sri Lanka bowled out Australia for 175 in a group D league match of the ICC U-19 World Cup.

India TV Sports Desk Edited by: India TV Sports Desk
Basseterre (St Kitts and Nevis) Updated on: January 18, 2022 10:57 IST
File image of SL vs AUS match in Under-19 World Cup 2022
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File image of SL vs AUS match in Under-19 World Cup 2022 

Highlights

  • SL skipper Dunith Wellalage was awarded as the Player of the Match for his fifer and 52 runs.
  • Shiva Sankar of WI was named the Player of the Match for his three wickets at an economy of 2.40.

Sri Lanka beat Australia by four wickets while West Indies piped Scotland by 7 wickets during their respective matches in the Under-19 World Cup 2022 on Monday.

Dunith Wellalage led from the front with an all-round show as Sri Lanka defeated Australia by four wickets to register their second consecutive win in Group D of the ICC U-19 World Cup here.

Wellalage (5/28) first spun the web around Australia batsmen with his slow left-arm tweakers to bundle out the opposition for 175 runs after opting to bowl at the Conaree Sports Club on Monday.

Opener Campbell Kellaway was the top-scorer for Australia with a 77-ball 54-run knock as Sri Lankan bowlers picked up wickets at regular intervals to make life difficult for their opponents.

Besides, Wellalage, Treveen Mathew (2/32) and Matheesha Pathirana (2/34) picked up two wickets apiece for Sri Lanka.

Chasing a modest target, Sri Lanka suffered early jolts and were reduced to 49 for four at one stage before Wellalage steadied the ship with a 71-ball 52 and stitched two crucial partnerships with wicketkeeper Anjala Bandara (33) and Ranuda Somarathne (32 not out) to take Islanders home in 37 overs.

Sri Lanka are leading Group D with four points from two games, while Australia are placed third with a win.

West Indies beat Scotland in a Group D match in Basseterre

In another Group D match in Basseterre, West Indies thrashed minnows Scotland by seven wickets to register their first win of the tournament.

Electing to field, West Indies first bundled out Scotland for 95 in 35.
4 overs and then chased down the target in 19.
4 overs by losing just three wickets.

Right-arm pacer Shiva Sankar (3/17) was the star performer for West Indies with the ball, while off-break bowler Onaje Amory (2/26) and left-arm spinner Anderson Mahase (2/16) also chipped in with wickets.

By virtue of a better net run rate, West Indies currently occupy the second spot in Group D standings ahead of Australia.

- With inputs from PTI