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Sweet revenge for England, overwhelm Sri Lanka to win U19 WC Plate final

England under 19 opener and Player of the Match Dan Mousley displays his range of shots during his match winning century in the Under 19 World Cup Plate final against Sri Lanka.
England under 19 opener and Player of the Match Dan Mousley displays his range of shots during his match winning century in the Under 19 World Cup Plate final against Sri Lanka.

England won the ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup Plate final with a professional display overwhelming defending champions Sri Lanka by 152 runs in the final played at Benoni on Monday.

Invited to bat first England ran up an imposing total of 279-7 thanks to a 135-ball knock of 111 from left-handed opener Dan Mousley who hit nine fours and one six to take away the Player of the Match award. Mousley made his first-class debut for Warwickshire against English county champions Essex last year and used that experience to blunt the Lankan bowling attack.

Jack Haynes and Joey Evison also contributed to England’s total with half-centuries apiece.

Sri Lanka’s batting fell foul of left-arm spinner Lewis Goldsworthy who took five wickets for 21 runs as they collapsed to 127 all out in 31 overs. Four of Goldsworthy’s victims were lbw victims.

The only innings of note for Sri Lanka was played by middle order bat Ravindu Rasantha who hit a plucky 66 off 81 balls (9 fours) and was eighth out at 122.

It was a pathetic display by the Lankans with three run outs not helping their cause. The win was sweet revenge for England who had lost the final to Sri Lanka two months ago in an Under 19 Tri Series played in the Caribbean. Sri Lanka finished 10th in the overall standings in the tournament with England ninth.

Scores: England (U19) 279-7 (50) (Dan Mousley 111, Jack Haynes 68, Joey Evison 59, Dilshan Madushanka 2/41, Sudeera Thilakaratne 2/39)

Sri Lanka (U19) 127 (31) (Ravindu Rasantha 66, Lewis Goldsworthy 5/21).


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