Afghanistan and New Zealand colts claim victory in their final group matches

SANDIPAN GHOSH / 01 February 2016

Afghanistan U19 beat Canada U19 while New Zealand U19 won the match against Ireland U19 in their final group match in the U19 World Cup on Monday.

Afghanistan U19 beat Canada U19 by 4 wickets

After winning the toss, Canada U19 chose to bat first at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium. Canadian top orders failed very early; as a result, they only managed to score 147 runs in 50 overs. Arslan Khan made the top score of them at 38 runs. Shamsurrahman and Muslim Musa took 3 wickets for Afghanistan U19.

In reply, Afghanistan reached that target in just 24.1 overs with 4 wickets in hands. Tariq Stanikzai scored 56 runs for Afghanistan U19 and received the man of the match award.

Afghanistan U19 ended at the third position with 2 points while Canada U19 finished at the last (fourth) position with 0 points in the Group B points table. Both teams will now compete in Plate championship of 2016 U19 World Cup.

Brief Scores:

Canada U19 – 147/10 in 50 overs (Arslan Khan 38, Abraash Khan 33, Shamsurrahman 3/21)

Afghanistan U19 – 149/6 in 24.1 overs (Tariq Stanikzai 56, Ihsanullah 31, Miraj Patel 3/17)

New Zealand youths clinched an easy win against Ireland colts

After winning the toss, New Zealand colts decided to bowl first at Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium (Fatullah). Young Ireland top-order made the good start but middle and lower order collapsed later, as Irish were denied from putting a good total on the board. Ireland U19 got all-out at 212 runs in 47.5 overs (48 overs match). Opener Jack Tector made runs 56 and no.3 batsman Adam Dennison scored 46 runs while Josh Finnie and Rachin Ravindra picked up 3 wickets each for New Zealand U19.

Chasing down the total, New Zealand lost early wickets as they were 45/4 at one stage. After that, 97 run knock from Finn Allen and 58 runs knock from Dale Phillips made the match for the Kiwi team. New Zealand won this match by 4 wickets with 7.5 overs to spare and Finn Allen received the man of the match award.

With this win, New Zealand U19 ended at the third position with 2 points while Ireland U19 finished at the last (fourth) position with 0 points in the Group D points table. Both teams will now compete in Plate championship of 2016 U19 World Cup.

Brief Scores (48 overs match for both side):

Ireland U19 – 212/10 in 47.5 overs (Jack Tector 56, Adam Dennison 46, Josh Finnie 3/30)

New Zealand U19 – 213/6 in 40.1 overs (Finn Allen 97, Dale Phillips 58, Rory Anders 4/32)

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