Afghanistan U19 and Canada U19 won their respective matches for the 9th place play-off quarter-final on Friday and advanced to the 9th place play-off semi-final round.
Afghanistan U19 registered their largest win in U19 WC
Afghanistan U19 registered their largest victory by 226 runs in U19 WC after beating Fiji U19 at Cox’s Bazar. After winning the toss, Fiji U19 chose to bowl first. Afghanistan youth opener Karim Janat slammed 156 runs while middle-order batsman Perwez Malakzai scored 74 runs. As a result, Afghanistan U19 put 340/9 on the board in 50 overs.
Chasing down the huge total, Fiji U19 were totally destroyed. They were bowled out for just 114 runs in 31.2 overs as Afghanistan U19 claimed their largest victory (by runs) in their U19 WC history. Afghan new-ball bowler Nijat Masood took 3 wickets at the beginning while leg-spinner Rashid Khan also picked up 3 wickets at the end of that innings.
Karim Janat received the man of the match award. Afghanistan U19 now will play in the 9th place play-off semi-final while Fiji U19 will play 13th place play-off semi-final.
Afghanistan U19 – 340/9 in 50 overs (Karim Janat 156, Perwez Malakzai 74, Peni Vuniwaqa 3/41)
Fiji U19 – 114/10 in 31.2 overs (Josaia Baleicikoibia 29, Malakai Cokovaki 25, Nijat Masood 3/6)
Zimbabwe U19 reached 9th place play-off semi-final
Zimbabwe U19 claimed an easy victory over Canada U19 at Cox’s Bazar (Academy Ground) and reached to 9th place play-off semi-final round.
Canada colts decided to bat first after winning the toss. Most of the top and top-middle order of Canadian batsmen started well but failed to capitalize those into a big score. As a result, Canada U19 only managed 186 runs for the loss of 8 wickets in 50 overs. Amish Taploo made the highest score for Canada U19 of 37 runs. Jeremy Ives picked up 3 wickets for Zimbabwe colts.
In reply, Zimbabwe U19 reached that target very comfortably in 31.4 overs, losing only 4 wickets. Shaun Snyder scored 56 runs while Jeremy Ives made unbeaten 43 runs for Zimbabwe team.
Jeremy Ives received the man of the match award for his outstanding all-round performance. Zimbabwe U19 will now play in 9th place play-off semi-final while Canada U19 will play in the 13th place play-off semi-final.
Canada U19 – 186/8 in 50 overs (Amish Taploo 37, Abraash Khan 32, Jeremy Ives 3/30)
Zimbabwe U19 – 190/4 in 31.4 overs (Shaun Snyder 56, Jeremy Ives 43*, Bhavindu Adhihetty 2/23)