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Australia, Lanka make it to semifinals

An aggressive 79 from rising Sri Lankan star Banuka Rajapaksa carried his side to an overwhelming 146-run victory over South Africa in their ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup quarter-final in Wellington.

cricket Updated: Jan 25, 2010 00:26 IST

An aggressive 79 from rising Sri Lankan star Banuka Rajapaksa carried his side to an overwhelming 146-run victory over South Africa in their ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup quarter-final here today.

Sri Lanka now play Australia in the second semi-final on Wednesday with giant-killers Pakistan playing the West Indies in the first semi-final tomorrow. Australia qualified with a 62-run win over New Zealand on Sunday, a day after Pakistan knocked out defending champions India with a two-wicket victory and the West Indies beat England by 18 runs.

Rajapaksa belted 10 fours as he top-scored for Sri Lanka with 79 off 78 balls and put on 91 in 16 overs for the third wicket with fellow left-hander Rumesh Buddika at Lincoln Green.

Danishka Gunathillike added an unbeaten 24 from 16 balls at the tail of the innings as Sri Lanka posted 293 for eight from their 50 overs. South Africa were two wickets down by the seventh over, when rain stopped play and a revised target of 292 in 49 overs was set.