ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2016: Day 10 Roundup
Updated - Feb 5, 2016 1:53 pm
Day 10 of the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2016 saw hosts Bangladesh pick up a narrow win over surprise package Nepal. Zimbabwe and Afghanistan advanced to the semifinals of the plate competition courtesy their wins over Canada and Fiji respectively. The story of the day, however, saw Bangladesh grab headlines as they qualified for the semifinals of the U19 World Cup for the first time.
Bangladesh qualify for semifinals
Bangladesh qualified for the U19 World Cup for the first time ever with a 6-wicket win over Nepal. Batting first, Nepal got off to a decent start. Skipper Raju Rijal held the innings together with a well made 72 of 80 balls. In spite of the captain’s knock, Nepal stumbled to a feeble score of 211/9 in their 50 overs. Chasing 212 for a place in the semifinal, Bangladesh lost Saif Hassan early on in the innings. The impressive Nepal spin attack succeeded in stemming the flow of runs. However, a wonderful partnership between Zakir Hasan (75*) and Mehedi Hasan Miraz (55*) of 117 took the game away from Nepal.
Nepal – 211/9 in 50 overs (Rijal 72; Saifuddin 2/38)
Bangladesh – 215/4 in 48.2 overs (Hasan 75*; Dhamala 2/33)
Afghanistan Overwhelm Fiji
Afghanistan blew away a hapless Fiji courtesy of a massive 226-run victory. Karim Janat smashed a magnificent 156 off 132 deliveries. His knock included 12 fours and 6 sixes. A gem of an innings from Perwez Malakzai (74) added to the woes of Fiji as the Afghans finished off on a massive 340/7 in 50 overs. Chasing 341, Fiji were blasted out for 114 by a determined Afghan bowling attack. As has been a feature this tournament, Fiji failed to do anything meaningful with the bat with Baleicikoibia top scoring with 29.
Afghanistan – 340/7 in 50 overs (Janat 156; Vuniwaqa 3/41)
Fiji – 114 all out in 31.2 overs (Baleicikoibia 29; Masood 3/6)
Jeremy Ives stars in Zimbabwe win
Jeremy Ives starred with bat and ball as Zimbabwe too secured qualification to the semi-final of the U19 plate championships. The slowness of the track saw the Canadians bat the 50 overs. However, they only managed to compile 186 runs. Defending 186 proved to be a difficult task as Shaun Snyder smashed a quick half century. Jeremy Ives starred with the bat as Zimbabwe secured an impressive 6-wicket win.
Canada 186/9 in 50 overs (Taploo 37; Ives 3/30)
Zimbabwe 190/4 in 31.4 overs (Snyder 56; Adhihetty 2/23)