Bangladesh to meet India in quarters.
India will take on Bangladesh in the quarterfinals. (Courtesy ICC)
Liam Banks and Will Jacks slammed fine centuries as England completed a massive 282 runs victory over Canada in a Group C match on Sunday, a result that ensured Bangladesh also qualified for the Super League at the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup.
England completed the league with three wins to top the group while Bangladesh qualified as the second team after their wins over Canada and Namibia, who will figure in the Plate championship which gets underway on Monday.
England notched a huge 383 for seven after being invited to bat first. Centuries from Liam Banks (120, 114b, 12x4, 1x6) and Will Jacks (102, 82b, 11x4), who added 186 runs for the second wicket in just over 30 overs, put them in a position of strength. Left-hander Jack Davies also chipped in with a brisk 36-ball 57 while medium-fast bowler Faisal Jamkhandi and off-spinner Tiaan Pretorius took three wickets each for Canada.
Canada, who needed to get to the target in 37.5 overs if they were to edge Bangladesh for a place in the Super League, barely touched the three-figure mark as left-arm spinner Prem Sisodiya grabbed three for 23 while Adam Finch, Luke Hollman and Roman Walker all finished with two wickets each. Wicketkeeper-batsman Pranav Sharma top-scored for Canada with 24. England play Australia in the Super League quarterfinals while Bangladesh take on India.
Earlier, New Zealand produced a strong all-round performance to defeat South Africa by 71 runs in a Group A match.
Opting to bat first, New Zealand posted 279/8 in 50 overs.
Opener Rachin Ravindra was their highest scorer with 76 runs off 89 balls.
Dale Phillips played a crucial innings of 43 runs in the middle-order while Max Chu scored 35 later to help the Kiwis finish on a strong note.
In reply, the South Africans were bowled out for 208 runs in 46.2 overs.
Hermann Rolfes was their highest scorer with 108 runs while Jean du Plesis made 54.
The duo added 106 runs between them to help steady the innings after the Proteas lost their entire top order for just 76 runs within 22 overs.
But the rest of the South African batsmen failed to rise to the occasion with seven of them dismissed before reaching double figures.
Ravindra played a crucial role with his left arm spin, claiming figures of 4/32.
New Zealand finished at the top of Group A with six points after winning all their three first round matches.
The Proteas also qualified for the quarter-finals as they finished second in the group with four points from three matches.
23 January: England v Australia
24 January: Pakistan v South Africa
25 January: Afghanistan v New Zealand
26 January: India v Bangladesh
New Zealand beat South Africa by 71 runs. New Zealand 279-8 in 50 overs (Rachin Ravindra 76, Jacob Bhula 44, Dale Philips 43, Max Chu 35; Kgaudise Molefe 2-49) vs South Africa 208 all out in 46.2 overs (Hermann Rolfes 108, Jean du Plessis 54; Rachin Ravindra 4-32, Jakob Bhula 2-25, Matthew Fisher 2-36).
Windies beat Kenya by 222 runs. Windies 318-7, 50 overs (Alick Athanaze 116, Kimani Melius 60, Kirstan Kallicharan 36; Aveet Desai 3-54) vs Kenya 96 all out, 24.4 overs (Aman Gandhi 37; Bhaskar Yadram 5-18, Jeavor Royal 4-25)
England beat Canada by 282 runs. England 383-7, 50 overs (Liam Banks 120, Will Jacks 102, Jack Davis 57; Faisal Jamkhandi 3-68, Tiaan Pretorius 3-69) vs Canada 101 all out, 31.5 overs (Pranav Sharma 24; Prem Sisodiya 3-23, Adam Finch 2-10, Luke Hollman 2-21, Roman Walker 2-25)
Ireland beat Afghanistan by four runs. Ireland 225-8, 50 overs (Graham Kennedy 37 not out, Herry Trecgor 36, Neil Rock 35, Jamie Grassi 32; Qais Ahmed 3-32, Wafadar Momand 3-50) vs Afghanistan 221 all out in 49.2 overs (Bahir Shah 35, Tariq Stanikzai 33, Harry Tector 3-37, Joshua Little 2-40)
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|Date:||Jan 21, 2018|
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