Ireland's U19 cricketers suffered a familar tale of batting frailty as they slumped to a 109 run loss to Sri Lanka in the semi-final of the Plate competition in Brisbane.

For once though it wasn't spin though which proved their undoing but the medium quick bowling of all-rounder Lahiru Madushanka who claimed 6 for 24 as Ireland were bowled out for 149 in pursuit of Sri Lanka's 258.

Shane Getkate top scored for the Irish with 46, while Jason van der Merwe (24), Tyrone Kane (18) and Ryan Hunter (11) were the only other players to reach double figures.

Earlier an unbeaten 112 from Sandun Weerakkody (10 fours, 3 sixes) had provided Sri Lanka with the perfect platform for their total, receiving good support from Angelo Jayasinghe (55) and Niroshan Dickwella (35).

Yet again George Dockrell was the pick of the Irish attack, bouncing back from conceding 13 in an over to finish with 3 for 39 in his 10 over spell.

Graeme McCarter (2-34) also bowled well, while there was a wicket apiece for Tyrone Kane (1-27), Barry McCarthy (1-29), Adam Coughlan (1-49), and Shane Getkate (1-59).

Ireland will now face Scotland to decide on 11-12th place with both sides looking to end their campaigns on a high before they return home on Sunday.

Sri Lanka 258/10 (49.3 overs, Sandun Weerakkody 112*, Angelo Jayasinghe 55, Niroshan Dickwella 35, George Dockrell 3-39, Graeme McCarter 2-34) beat Ireland 149/10 (37.5 overs, Shane Getkate 46, Jason van der Merwe 24, Tyrone Kane 18, Lahiru Madushanka 6-24) by 109 runs.