ICC U-19 World Cup: India, Australia lose warm-up ties

Defending champions India lost to Sri Lanka by five wickets, while Zimbabwe stunned favourites Australia by three wickets in Dubai.

updated: February 10, 2014 23:05 IST
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Dubai: Last tournament's finalists India and Australia suffered defeats in the first round of warm-up matches of the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup here on Monday.

Sri Lanka opener Sadeera Samarawickrama hit an attractive 82 and Priyamal Perera scored an unbeaten 50 to inspire their side to five wickets victory over defending champions India at Zayed Cricket Stadium, while Ryan Burl hit a fluent 60 as Zimbabwe defeated last event's runners-up Australia by three wickets at Abu Dhabi Oval 1.

In the other matches of the day, two-time former champion Pakistan romped to a comfortable 10-wicket victory over hosts United Arab Emirates at The Sevens, England overcame Scotland by 153 runs at ICC Academy 1, two-time losing finalists South Africa beat Namibia by five wickets at Abu Dhabi Oval 2, 1998 finalist New Zealand outgunned Canada by five wickets at Sharjah Cricket Stadium and 2004 finalist West Indies made short work of Afghanistan by nine wickets at ICC Academy 2.

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