Australia and Sri Lanka start with victory in ICC U19 World Cup


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Australia and Sri Lanka start with victory in ICC U19 World Cup

Georgetown. In the ICC U19 World Cup, Australia and Sri Lanka managed to start with a win. Australia beat West Indies by 6 wickets while Sri Lanka beat Scotland by 40 runs in Group D match. The Australian bowlers bundled out West Indies for 169 and made 170 for four in 44.5 overs. Teague Willey scored 86 runs in 129 balls with the help of eight fours. Captain Akim Auguste scored 57 runs in 67 balls for the West Indies.

Batting first, Sri Lanka scored 218 runs in 45.2 overs in the second match. In reply, however, Scotland were bowled out for 178 with eight balls to spare. Dunith Vellallage took five for 27. Batting after winning the toss, West Indies got off to a poor start. His three wickets fell for 12 runs in six overs. After this, Auguste and wicketkeeper Rivaldo Clark added 95 runs for the fourth wicket.

Indian-origin spinner Nivethan Radhakrishnan broke the partnership by dismissing Clarke. He also sent Anderson Mahase and Johan Lane to the pavilion. Captain Cooper Connelly also took three wickets. In reply, Australia lost the wicket of Corey Miller early on but Willie, the second opener, scored a half-century. He added 53 runs with skipper Connolly. Connolly fell victim to Onaje Amori in the 18th over.

Willie then added 75 runs with Radhakrishnan (31). In the second match, Sakuna Nidarshan scored 84 runs in 84 balls for Sri Lanka while Chamindu Wickremesinghe contributed 28 runs. Lower down the order Ravin de Silva scored 30 runs in 50 balls. Sean Fisher Coog took three wickets for Scotland. For Scotland, no batsman could survive except Jack Jarvis, who added 55 runs in 61 balls.

(With Bhasha Inputs)