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Mousley century and Goldsworthy five helps England to Plate glory

The England Under 19 cricketers with the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup Plate Trophy.
The England Under 19 cricketers with the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup Plate Trophy.

England were crowned ICC U19 Cricket World Cup Plate Trophy winners after beating Sri Lanka by 152 runs at Willowmore Park, Benoni.

Player of the Match Dan Mousley scored a century as England posted a competitive 279 for seven from their 50 overs before Lewis Goldsworthy picked up a five-wicket haul to help bowl Sri Lanka out for 127.

England dominated from the outset with the perfectly-paced ton from Mousley that was aided by sparkling half-centuries from Jack Haynes (68) and Joey Evison (59).

Evison’s 45-ball knock contained four boundaries and three maximum blows for six.

Seamers Dilum Thilakarathna (two for 39) and Dilshan Madushanka (two for 41) were the pick of the Sri Lankan bowling.

In chasing the target, the Asian nation scored quickly but lost wickets at regular interval with most of the top order back in the hut by the 14th over and the score 79 for five.

Other than 66 from Ravindu Rashantha – now the tournament’s leading run scorer with 286 – the next best score came from Kamil Mishara with 15.

Goldsworthy, the off-spinner, was chief destroyer with five for 21 as England finished with a flourish to win the Plate and end the competition in ninth overall.

“It was my first international century for England, so I’m excited with that. I’ve had starts previously but never kicked on,” said Mousley.

“It was disappointing not qualifying to the Super League stages, everyone was down after defeat to Australia but we feel pleased with winning some silverware.”

Scores:

England (U19) 279-7 (50) (Dan Mousley 111, Jack Haynes 68; Dilum Thilakarathna 2-39)

 

Sri Lanka (U19) 127 (31) (Ravindu Rashantha 66; Lewis Goldsworthy 5-21)

 


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