Windies book England play-off
West Indies will play England in the Under-19 World Cup fifth-sixth position play-off on Friday after beating Pakistan by 16 runs in Townsville today.
Adam Ball’s side booked their place in Friday’s game with victory over Bangladesh by four wickets yesterday.
The Windies prevailed in a low-scoring contest by defending 182 all out, during which Test batsman and U19 captain Kraigg Brathwaite top-scored with 39 from the top of the order and left-arm seamer Mir Hamza took 3-44.
Pakistan were on course to overhaul that at 71 for two in the 21st over when Umar Waheed, on 31, became a first wicket for left-arm spinner Derone Davis, who added opener Babar Azam for 38 en route to 3-20.
Sri Lanka thrashed Ireland by 109 runs in Brisbane to book a place in Friday’s ninth-10th play-off with Afghanistan and consign today’s opponents to the 11th-12th place game versus Scotland on the same day.
Sandun Weerakkody’s unbeaten 112 underpinned 258 all out as limited-overs international spinner George Dockrell returned 3-39.
Paceman Lahiru Madushanka then destroyed Ireland’s batting with 6-24 from 7.5 overs. Shane Getkate top-scored with 46.