ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2016: Day 13 Roundup

ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2016: Day 13 Roundup

(Photo Source: Twitter)
(Photo Source: Twitter)

Day 13 of the ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup 2016 saw the West Indies become the fourth and final side to qualify to the semifinal following a 5 wicket win over Pakistan. Defending champions South Africa’s horror campaign continued as they were comprehensively beaten African rivals Zimbabwe. Scotland picked up a regulation win as Fiji remained winless in the premier junior tournament.

Umair Masood ton in vain as West Indies secure semifinal berth

Pakistan Wicket-keeper batsman Umair Masood’s magnificently compiled 113 went in vain as West Indies advanced with a 5 wicket win. Batting first, the Pakistani top order collapsed to the pace of Chemar Holder and Alzarri Joseph. The scoreboard read 4-40 at the end of the 8th over. Wicketkeeper batsman Umair Masood (113) and Salman Fayyaz (58) stitched a brilliant 164 run partnership to propel Pakistanis to 227. Chasing 227 on an uncertain wicket, Gidron Pope and Tevlin Imlach got the Windies off to a decent start. Skipper Shimron Hetmyer too joined in with a well made half century. Jyd Goolie (26) and Keemo Paul (24) ensured that there were no more obstacles on the way en route to their 5 wicket win.

Brief Scores:

Pakistan 227/5 in 50 overs (Masood 113; Holder 2/26)

West Indies 229/5 in40 overs (Imlach 54; Gul 1/32)

Man of the match: Chemar Holder (West Indies)

Scotland beat Fiji in battle of associate members

Scotland secured some pride by trashing Fiji by 76 runs. Finlay McCreath top scored with a brilliantly made 60. Owais Shah too chipped in with a useful 39 as the Scots tumbled to 225. Cakacaka Tikoisuva finally gave the Fijians something to cheer with figures of 4/46. Fiji once more played through a batting collapse. Peni Vuniwaqa’s innings smashed a brilliant 80 to keep Fiji in the hunt. However, the innings proved to be fruitless as the Fiji innings folded up at 149.Cameron Sloman and Finlay McCreath picked up three wickets apiece to ensure a Scottish win.

Brief Scores

Scotland 225 all out in 48.1 overs (McCreath 60; Tikoisuva4/46)

Fiji 149 all out in 42.2 overs (Vuniwaqa 80; Sloman 3/30)

Man of the match: Finlay McCreath (Scotland)

Zimbabwe tame hapless South Africa

South Africa’s horror in the T20 World Cup continued with an 8 wicket loss to Zimbabwe. The South African top order fell to the pace and swing of Richard Ngarava who picked up a brilliant 4/10. Rivaldo Moonsamy held the innings together with a fighting 32. However, the Zimbabwe bowling attack proved too difficult for the Proteas as the folded up for a paltry 91 in 39 overs. Zimbabwean all-rounder Jeremy Ives once more took charge of the innings as he guided his side to 94/2. The Zimbabweans have advanced in the plate competition.

Brief Scores:

South Africa 91 all out in 39.1 overs (Moonsamy 32; Ngarava 4/10)

Zimbabwe 94/2 in 22 overs (Ives 34*; Mulder 1/10)

Man of the Match: Richard Ngarava (South Africa)