Wickramasinghe, Rajapaksa hit centuries as Sri Lanka beat Nepal, enter semi-finals

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Centurions Sadisha Rajapaksa and Chamindu Wickramasinghe. 


Centuries by Chamindu Wickramasinghe (111 off 126 balls, 8 fours, 2 sixes) and Sadisha Rajapaksa (131 off 119 balls, 11 fours, 2 sixes) saw Sri Lanka defeat Nepal by 60 runs to record their second successive win in the ACC Under 19 Asia Cup cricket match played at Sharjah yesterday.

Wickramasinghe and Rajapaksa shared a second wicket stand of 223 to enable Sri Lanka to pile up a massive 322-4. Nepal was dismissed for 262 with leg-spinner Raveen de Silva and fast bowler Matheesha Pathirana taking three wickets each.

With this win Sri Lanka qualified for a place in the semi-finals with one game against Bangladesh to be played on Tuesday.  

In the matches played on Christmas Day, Pakistan pulled off a shock two-wicket win over India. Bangladesh beat Kuwait by 227 runs and Afghanistan beat UAE by 140 runs.


Sri Lanka (U19) 322-4 (50) (Chamindu Wickramasinghe 111, Sadisha Rajapaksa 131, Dunith Wellalage 34*, Mohammad Aadil Alam 2/46)

Nepal (U19) 262 (Santhosh Karki 34, Dev Khanal 28, Arjun Saud 64, Basir Ahamad 43, Bibek Yadav 46, Matheesha Pathirana 3/49, Raveen de Silva 3/35)