U19 World Cup: England knocked out by Sri Lanka

Ryan Davies walks off after his dismissal
England won the toss and elected to bat but steadily lost wickets

England were beaten by Sri Lanka in their quarter-final meeting at the Under-19 World Cup in Bangladesh.

Callum Taylor top scored with 42 as England were dismissed for 184, four balls shy of completing their 50 overs.

England had lost wickets steadily throughout their innings but Sri Lanka breezed to victory with almost 15 overs of their allotted 50 to spare.

Avishka Fernando top scored with a brisk 95 off 96 balls as Sri Lanka set up a semi-final against India.

England knocked out of ICC under-19 World Cup

That match will take place on Monday, while Thursday's second semi-final will see the host nation take on the winner of Monday's match between Pakistan and West Indies.

"I genuinely believe we had an off-day," said England captain Brad Taylor, whose team had won all three of their group games.

"You have days when it does not come off. I think Sri Lanka played very well, but on another day, we would back ourselves.

"We expected Sri Lanka to rely on spin, but the batsmen did not stay long enough to build partnerships. We had come here to win the tournament, so obviously we are very disappointed."

Durham's Jack Burnham and Essex's Dan Lawrence had been in superb form with the bat during the tournament but managed only 20 runs between them.

Leg spinner Wanidu Hasanranga claimed three wickets while seamer Asitha Fernando claimed two early in the England innings.

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