Australia, Sri Lanka kickstart their marketing campaign on successful word

Source: PTI |Updated: Jan 15, 2022, 11:30 AM IST

Australia and Sri Lanka logged their first factors on the U-19 World Cup after registering comfy victories over West Indies and Scotland, respectively, on the opening day in Guyana. 

While Australia notched up a six-wicket win over West Indies, Sri Lanka beat Scotland by 40 runs in two Group D matches on Friday.

A disciplined Australian bowling unit first bundled out hosts West Indies for a paltry 169 and then returned to overtake the goal, scoring 170 for 4 in 44.5 overs with Teague Wyllie hitting a 129-ball 86, studded with eight hits to the fence.

For WI, skipper Ackeem Auguste top-scored with a 67-ball 57.

In the other match, Sri Lanka, opting to bat, had been all out for 218 in 45.2 overs however their bowling unit led by Dunith Wellalage (5/27) rose to the event to bundle out Scotland for 178 with 8 balls to spare.

Opting to bat after successful the toss, the West Indies had been off to a disastrous begin as they discovered themselves reeling at 12 for 3 within the sixth over on the Providence Stadium, with pacer Tom Whitney and leg-spinner William Salzmann doing the harm.

Auguste joined wicketkeeper Rivaldo Clarke (37 off 42 balls) within the center and the 2 stitched collectively a partnership of 95 runs for the fourth wicket, steadying the innings within the course of.

However, the house workforce suffered one other collapse following the dismissal of Clarke by Indian-origin spinner Nivethan Radhakrishnan (3/48) within the twenty second over.

Radhakrishnan struck two extra blows, sending again Anderson Mahase and Johann Layne in fast succession to go away the West Indies at 131 for eight in solely the thirty second over.

Cooper Connolly, who’s main the Australian workforce within the age-group match, too bagged three wickets together with the numerous considered one of Auguste, after which the hosts struggled to get better.

Opening the Australian bowling, Whitney too, returned spectacular figures of three/20 in 8.1 overs.

Batting at quantity 9, McKenny Clarke struck 29 off 35 balls, with the assistance of three sixes and two fours to stretch the innings and add some useful runs to the West Indies whole.

In reply, Australia misplaced Corey Miller for a naught however his opening accomplice Wyllie anchored the chase with a accountable unbeaten fifty.

Wyllie solid a 53-run partnership with skipper Cooper Connolly (23) after first down Isaac Higgins (9) was additionally despatched again within the eighth over.

After Connolly was cleaned up by Onaje Amory within the 18th over, Wyllie added one other 75 runs with Nivethan Radhakrishnan (31) to maintain Australia within the hunt.

Matthew Nandu removed Radhakrishnan within the thirty ninth over but it surely was too late by then as Wyllie within the firm of Campbell Kellaway (10) took them dwelling.

In the day’s other match at Georgetown’s Everest Cricket Club Ground, Scotland bowled out Sri Lanka for 218 in 45.2 overs.

With a run-a-ball 84, Sakuna Nidarshana Liyanage emerged because the top-scorer for Sri Lanka, while Chamindu Wickramasinghe (28), Sadisha Rajapaksa (24) acquired begins however couldn’t capitalise on them.

Down the order, Raveen de Silva contributed 30 off 50 balls.

For Scotland, Sean Fischer Keogh was probably the most profitable bowler with figures of three/56 while there have been two wickets apiece for Jack Jarvis and Oliver Davidson.

Chasing the whole, Scotland batters acquired begins however could not capitalise on them with Wellalage rising because the wrecker-in-chief with his five-wicket haul.

Skipper Wellalage snapped 5 for 27, while Shevon Daniel (2/16) and Wanuja Sahan (1/33) and Matheesha Pathirana (1/28) had been the other wicket-takers.

Jack Jarvis saved Scotland within the chase with his 61-ball 55 however they lacked partnerships.

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