Australia defeated Sri Lanka by 53 runs in warm-up game
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U19 World Cup 2018: Australia defeated Sri Lanka by 53 runs in warm-up game

by Sahir Usman Jan 09, 2018 • 16:49 PM

Jan.9 (CRICKETNMORE) - Australia defeated Sri Lanka by 53 runs in ICC U19 World Cup in warm-up game.

Australia had a good outing as most of their players came good with either bat or ball. They got runs through opener Jack Edwards (50) and Jonathan Merlo, who smashed four fours and four sixes during his knock of 78.

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The total of 251 for seven in 50 overs was easily defended as all-rounders Will Sutherland and Jason Rolston made good use of the seaming conditions to finish with three wickets each, while Austin Waugh, son of Steve Waugh, picked up two wickets as Sri Lanka were dismissed for 198 in 42.5 overs.

Sri Lanka were 64 for six in the 17th over and it took an 84-run seventh-wicket partnership between Hasith Boyagoda (69) and Ashen Bandara (51) to lift the Asian side to a decent score.

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Brief Scores

Australia 251-7, 50 overs (Jonathan Merlo 78, Jack Edwards 50, Nathan McSweeny 31; Praveen Jayawickrama 2-18, Nipun Malinga 2-41, Thisaru Rashmika 2-59)
Sri Lanka 198 all out, 42.5 overs (Hasitha Boyagoda 69, Ashen Bandara 51; Will Sutherland 3-25, Jason Ralston 3-36, Austin Waugh 2-27) 

Australia did not get a huge total but captain Jason Sangha was satisfied with the team’s batting.

“Getting 250 on a pretty tough deck was hard, but our batters played really well and that complements our bowlers. Our quicks shared it around, and there were some good fielding displays as well. (We are) very happy.”

ICC U19 World Cup 2018 Schedule

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