Under-19 World Cup 2012 August 22, 2012

Contrasting wins for Sri Lanka, West Indies

ESPNcricinfo staff

A solid all-round performance from Derone Davis helped West Indies to a 16-run victory over Pakistan in their fifth-place play-off semi-final in Townsville. West Indies were sent in and their captain Kraigg Brathwaite (39) was the key in the top order as wickets fell around him, including three to the new-ball bowler Mir Hamza. When Brathwaite departed in the 32nd over, West Indies were in trouble at 106 for 6, but the wicketkeeper Stephen Katwaroo (35) and Davis (24) helped push them to 182 before the side was dismissed after 49 overs.

Pakistan lost two early wickets in the chase before Babar Azam (38) and Umar Waheed (31) put things back on track, but once their 51-run stand ended the wickets just kept falling. The left-arm spin of Davis earned him 3 for 20, including the wicket of Usman Qadir, which left Pakistan wobbling at 134 for 7. The final three partnerships put on 32 but it wasn't enough for Pakistan, who were bowled out for 166 in the 49th over.

Sandun Weerakkody and Lahiru Madushanka starred as Sri Lanka routed Ireland by 109 runs in the ninth-place play-off semi-final in Brisbane.

Sri Lanka chose to bat and their total of 258 was anchored by Weerakkody's unbeaten 112. Weerakkody and Angelo Jayasinghe (55) put on 87 for the fourth wicket to take Sri Lanka to 155 for 3 in the 35th over as Sri Lanka looked set for a big total. Ireland captain George Dockrell picked up three quick wickets as Sri Lanka slipped from 197 for 4 to 219 for 8 before they were finally bowled out for 258.

However the target proved to be too much for Ireland, who kept losing wickets at regular intervals. Shane Getkate (46) was the only batsman to offer some resistance as medium-pacer Lahiru Madushanka ran through their batting, ending with figures of 6 for 24. Ireland lasted just 37.5 overs as they were bowled out for 149.

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  • Nishantha on August 23, 2012, 14:28 GMT

    im still confused with the Sri Lanka caption Sanitha bats at No-10? hes a realy good batsman who can hit so big and yet hold his cool.... i seen him do this under presure so many times... then many who bat above him for SL

  • associate cricket fan on August 23, 2012, 3:38 GMT

    @ Cpt.Meanster. its just to give equal amount of matches for every team.for example a team goes to the final will play 6 mathces. similarly the losing team will also play 6 matches.

  • Dummy4 on August 23, 2012, 3:34 GMT

    @Parakrama I think playing in SLPL gave more international exposure to people like Akila than the tournament. True the priority should be given to play for the country. But considering he is chosen for the T20 world cup team SLPL is a fast track for him to succeed.

  • Jay on August 23, 2012, 0:56 GMT

    I don't understand this world cup one bit. What is all this matches for ? A 5th place stand off ? Hmm.. never heard of that before. So is this tournament a league style one ?

  • Dummy4 on August 22, 2012, 22:49 GMT

    Well Pakistan Under-19 will be facing Bangladesh Under-19 in which this will be both their last match for the 7th place position. I'm going to be fair on this one Pakistan are strong favourites for this even though their head to head meeting at Under-19 is 5-5 but I just want the Pakistani fans to know that you should feel a bit ashamed for having to face a team like Bangladesh for your last match because Pakistan are usually much better than this whereas Bangladesh Under-19 did what they had to do and that was to break into that top 8 and get through to the last 8 rather than playing in the Plate Championship. I've always said that Bangladesh are going up and Pakistan are sliding a bit down and that analyses I just did was the starting point.

  • Dummy4 on August 22, 2012, 21:29 GMT

    @explicit Dear it just matter of form he has got talent no question about it but this talent need to be polished...it is too early to say that he can makes 100 only weaker opposition.

  • Dummy4 on August 22, 2012, 21:06 GMT

    today PAKISTAN not played wit full strength they drop SAAD ALI who were good in no.5 slot..his stroke playing ability is awesome only against INDIA he failed but he got out on an extra ordinary delivery on that match against INDIA. in my opinion PAKISTAN need to polish him for no.5 slot and make used of his talent....similarly AHSAN ADIL would be a potential all rounder in future if PCB nurture him properly along with M NAWAZ ....SAMI, BABAR and IMAM UL HAQ already registered themselves in GOOD BOOK ....but PCB think seriously they should not waste these U-19 talent tanks as they r ruining HAMMAD AZAM ,ALI ASAD AND M WAQAS who did well in past U-19 WC...

  • Cool on August 22, 2012, 20:18 GMT

    @WickyRoy.paklover - But Pakistanis are worlds biggest CHOKERS. There is no way around this.

  • Krishna on August 22, 2012, 20:13 GMT

    Come on Pakistan if you guys don't win your next match against Bangladesh i guess you will get some harsh comments from Bangladesh fans

  • Wicky on August 22, 2012, 17:15 GMT

    I speak what i meant ,had pak won today i would nt have commentd here as 99.99 pakis includng me lost d interest at d time when pak were out of contentn to win d title,they were a far strngr team then ind,bd,sl,nz,bt jst about equal with aus,wi bt unfortunatly they lost d wining streak at d wrng time n now nobdy cares here in pak whethr thse lads stand 5th,or 11(honestly),in terms of future prospects,babar,zia.ul.haq,umar wahed would make thir way to highest level one day,enuff said.

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