England set 185-run target against Sri Lanka


England set 185-run target against Sri Lankain the third quarter-final of the Under-19 World Cup at Mirpur  today.


England have lost all wickets and scored 184 in 49.2 over.

Thilan Nimesh picks up the final wicket of Mason Crane, as gives away a ctach at mid-wicket England have some how managed to get their themselves to a decent total of . Wanidu Hasaranga has been the star bowler picking up three wickets in his 10 overs. Ben Green was the third wicket as in an attempt to sweep the ball, as he gets bowled to a perfect yorker.

Earliar, England won the toss and elected to bat.

England have lost a couple of quick wickets — that of their openers — within the first 10 overs of the match and Sri Lanka have made a resounding start to the quarter-final after their initial pressure on the England batsmen.


Another cheap over by Damitha Silva, as England batsmen cross fifty run mark. England lost J Burnham to Wanidu Hasaranga de Silva, Burnham only manages to get a nick on to the stumps as a tossed up ball by Hasaranga. Burnham made 11 runs from 21 balls.

England have been one of the top side in this tournament winning all their matches very convincingly. In

their first match they blew away Fiji by bowling them for just 72 runs, wining the match by a huge 299

run margin. The second match was rather more humane as they defeated West Indies by 61 runs at


Chittagong.They went back to their un-resentful ways toppling Zimbabwe for just 159 runs chasing 288

runs. Sri Lanka started off well keeping Canada batsmen under 119 defending a total of 315 runs.

Second match against Afghanistan was a topsy-turvy affair as they managed only 184 runs but where

able to get them out for 151. Third match against sub-continent opponents had a much different result

as they just lost out by a matter of 23 runs, to come second in the group.

Here are the teams:




DW Lawrence, MDE Holden, JTA Burnham, CJ Taylor, GA Bartlett, SM Curran, RC Davies†, BGF Green, BJ Taylor*, MS Crane, S Mahmood


Sri Lanka:


WIA Fernando, WMK Bandara, PHKD Mendis, KIC Asalanka*, S Ashan, PVR de Silva†, PWH de Silva, NACJ Nanayakkara, BADN Silva, SHTN Nimesh, AM Fernando