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.