Bangladesh U19 and West Indies U19 win their respective matches
On Sunday, Bangladesh U19 beat Scotland U19 in the Group A encounter while West Indies U19 demolished Fiji U19 in the Group C encounter.
Host reached into quarter-final
After winning the toss, Scotland U19 sent Bangladesh young guns to bat first at Sheikh Kamal International Cricket Stadium (Cox’s Bazar). Bangladeshi batsman Nazmul Hossain Shanto made most runs as a batsman in the U19 career when he reached the score of 61. He made 113 runs not out at the end, as a result, Bangladesh U19 scored 256/6 in 50 overs.
In reply, Scotland bowled out for just 142 runs. Scotland debutant batsman Azeem Dar made 50 in that innings. Bangladesh won that match by 114 runs and Shanto received the man of the match award. With this win, Bangladesh secured their spot in the quarter-final.
Bangladesh U19 – 256/6 in 50 overs (Nazmul Hossain Shanto 113*, Mehedi Hasan 51, Mohammad Ghaffar 4/60)
Scotland U19 – 142/10 in 47.2 overs (Azeem Dar 50, Neil Flack 28, Mohammad Saifuddin 3/17)
Caribbean colts beat Fiji youths
West Indies U19 registered their first victory in 2016 U19 WC. They beat Fiji U19 by a huge margin of 262 runs.
Fiji U19 decided to field first after winning the toss at MA Aziz Stadium (Chittagong). West Indian openers made 120 runs partnership before a little collapse in the top-middle order. After that collapse (20/4), the Caribbean team made some good knocks and put a huge total of 340 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in 50 overs. West Indian batsman Shamar Springer made second fastest hundred in the U19 WC history when he completed his century in just 74 balls. The fastest hundred in the U19 WC was in 70 balls by Shaun Marsh in 2002 U19 WC.
Chasing down the huge total, only two Fiji batsmen reached in the two digit score. Fiji colts were all-out at just 78 runs in 27.3 overs while Peni Vuniwaqa made the highest score for the team of 29 runs. West Indian bowler Gidron Pope took 4 wickets in that match.
Pope received the man of the match award who scored 76 runs as an opening batsman and also took 4 wickets. West Indies need to win their last match against Zimbabwe to qualify in the quarter-final in 2016 U19 WC.
West Indies U19 – 340/7 in 50 overs (Shamar Springer 106, Gidron Pope 76, Cakacaka Tikoisuva 6/59)
Fiji U19 – 78/10 in 27.3 overs (Peni Vuniwaqa 29, Saimoni Tuitoga 12, Gidron Pope 4/24)
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