Sri Lanka defeat Nigeria by 233 runs at Under-19 Cricket World Cup

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By Ijeoma Okigbo

Abuja – Sri Lanka defeated by 233 runs secure a place the Plate semi-finals at the ongoing -19 Cricket .

The Asians third-place finish Group A as well as bottom place in Group B saw both sides condemned the Plate quarter-finals at the Ibbies Oval in Potchefstroom.

In the , the Junior Yellow Greens won the toss and elected field.

The Asians however scored a total of 306 runs for the loss of seven wickets in 50 overs.

In the innings, succumbed to the bowling prowess of their experinced counterparts who limited them to 173 runs in 17.3 overs, all out.

The win has qualified Sri Lanka for the Plate semi-finals while Nigeria are relegated to the Plate play- semi finals.