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Currie, Qadri and Mousley help England thump Japan

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28 Jan 2020, 00:42 GMT+10

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A century from Ravindu Rasantha and five wickets for Dilshan Madushanka were the highlights of Sri Lanka's 223-run victory over Nigeria in Potchefstroom. After being put in to bat, Rasantha found himself in the middle as early as the fourth over and batted through the innings, completing his century in the 50th over and staying unbeaten on 102 off 111 balls with seven fours and two sixes. Sri Lanka racked up 306 for 7 thanks also to excellent supporting hands with opener Mohamed Shamaz scoring a half-century and the No. 6 Sonal Dinusha providing the finishing kick with 43 off only 36 balls.

Nigeria got off to a terrible start, losing two wickets before they even had a run on the board. They had only one batsman reach double-digits, Abdulrahman Jimoh who made 15 off 20. Madushanka picked up the first three wickets to fall - dismissing two batsmen for ducks - and then came back to finish the innings off and complete his five-for. He bowled four opposition batsmen, had another lbw, and walked away with figures of 7.3-1-36-5.

England 94 for 1 (Mousley 57*) beat Japan 93 all out (Sahoo 24, Currie 3-15, Qadri 3-17) by nine wickets

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Scott Currie and Hamidullah Qadri produced match-defining spells of bowling, picking up six wickets between them to bowl Japan out for 93 in the Plate group Quarter-final match at the Under-19 World Cup. The two England bowlers conceded only 32 runs between them in 16.4 overs and were responsible for four of the five ducks in the Japan innings. Having been put in to bat, Japan would have hoped for many more considering they were 49 for 1 at one point. The chase proved quite straightforward with opener Dan Mousley hitting a half-century and finishing unbeaten on 57 off only 36 balls with seven fours and two sixes.

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