ICC U-19 World Cup 2018: Centuries from Liam Banks, Will Jacks Lead England to Huge Win Over Canada
England thrashed Canada by 282 runs in their last group game on Saturday (January 20) at the Queenstown Events Centre to finish on top of the group. Batting first, England posted 383 for seven in the allotted 50 overs before bowling out Canada for a paltry 101.
Sent in to bat first, England were off to a flying start with their openers – Tom Banton and Liam Banks – adding 54 runs in just 39 balls. The dangerous-looking partnership was broken by Faisal Jamkhandi when he dismissed Banton for an 18-ball 27.
The opening stand, however, had laid the foundations for the batsmen to follow and they grabbed it both hands. A mammoth 154 runs followed the first-wicket partnership stand between Banks and Will Jacks, as both scored fine centuries.
Both the batsmen matched each other shot for shot, but it was the opening batsman who reached the hundred-run first, reaching there off 97 balls. Moments later, Jacks also scored his first ton of the tournament off just 80 balls before being stumped off Tiaan Pretorius a couple of deliveries later. Banks also joined Jacks in the pavilion soon after being dismissed for 120.
Jack Davies (57 off 36) and Luke Hollman (25 off 14) then played quickfire knocks to ensure that England does not squander the fine platform provided by the top-order. The following batsmen also played some handy knocks, as England all but sealed Canada’s fate by scoring a mammoth 383 for seven.
The result was never in doubt, and English bowlers made sure Canada do not spring any surprise. Canada needed to chase down the huge total in 37.5 overs to move ahead of Bangladesh on net run-rate and make it to the next round. However, the North American country came up with a horror batting display and was folded up for a paltry 101. Prem Sisodiya was the pick of the bowler, picking up three wickets while Adam Finch, Roman Walker and Hollman took two wickets apiece.
England 383 for 7 (Banks 120, Jacks 102, Pieter Christiaan Pretorius 3-69) beat Canada 101 for 10 (Sharma 24, Sisodiya 3-23) by 282 runs.
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