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Sri Lanka beat Windies by 3 wickets to win Plate C'ship

Christchurch: Openers Hasitha Boyagoda and Dhananjaya Lakshan featured in a double-century stand as Sri Lanka defeated the Windies by three wickets in the Plate championship final of the ICC U-19 World Cup here on Sunday.
The 213-run stand between Boyagoda (116, 124b, 17x4,1x6) and Lakshan (98, 119b, 12x4, 1x6) put Sri Lanka in a position of strength to overtake the Windies' total of 254-5 but a batting collapse made things difficult for the 2000 finalists and they ultimately won with only two balls to spare.
In the Super League, Bangladesh defeated England by five wickets in the play-off semifinal for fifth place to set up a match with South Africa on Wednesday in Queenstown.
The winner of Wednesday's match will finish fifth in the tournament. England will next play New Zealand to decide the seventh place a day earlier on January 30 in Queenstown.
The Windies scored a competitive 254 for five after being put in to bat.The final will be played at the Bay Oval in Tauranga on February 3.
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