On Tuesday, Bangladesh U19 and South Africa U19 thrashed their respective opponents in their final group matches in Group A.
Bangladesh U19 demolished Namibia U19
Bangladesh U19 won their last group match by 8 wickets at Sheikh Kamal International Cricket Stadium (Cox’s Bazar). After winning the toss, Bangladesh U19 sent Namibia U19 to bat first. With very disciplined bowling, Bangladesh colts bowled out Namibia U19 for just 65 runs in 32.5 overs. Only two Namibian batsmen reached into two digit scores while no batsmen reached into 20 runs mark.
In reply, Bangladesh U19 chased the total in 16 overs losing just 2 wickets. Bangladesh bowler Saleh Ahmed Shawon received the man of the match award who picked up 2 wickets.
With this win, Bangladesh U19 reached into quarter-final as a group champion while Namibia U19 reached into the quarter-final spot as group runner-up. Nepal U19 and India U19 will be their respective opponents in 2016 U19 WC quarter final round.
Namibia U19 – 65/10 in 32.5 overs (Niko Davin 19, Lohan Louwrens 17, Ariful Islam 2/9)
Bangladesh U19 – 66/2 in 16 overs (Joyraz Sheik 34*, Nazmul Hossain Shanto 14*, Fritz Coetzee 2/20)
South Africa U19 beat Scotland U19 by 10 wickets
South Africa U19 decided to bowl first after winning the toss at Sheikh Kamal International Cricket Stadium Academy Ground (Cox’s Bazar). All Scotland colts batsmen failed against mighty South African youngsters. Scotland U19 only put 127 runs (all-out) on the board in 45.4 overs. Harris Carnegie made highest runs for Scotland team of unbeaten 29 runs.
In reply, South Africa chased down the total in 29 overs without losing any wickets. Both Protease openers Liam Smith and Kyle Verreynne scored unbeaten 64 runs in same balls (87 balls). Verreynne was awarded the player of the match.
Both teams will now play in plate group as South Africa U19 and Scotland U19 finished at no.3 and no.4 position respectively in the Group A points table.
Scotland U19 – 127/10 in 45.4 overs (Harris Carnegie 29*, Finlay McCreath 24, Sean Whitehead 2/16)
South Africa U19 – 128/0 in 29 overs (Liam Smith 64*, Kyle Verreynne 64*)