ICC U19 World Cup 2020, Day 13 Round Up – Statistical Highlights

ICC U19 World Cup 2020, Day 13 Round Up – Statistical Highlights

All the statistical highlights from the four matches played on the 13th day of this tournament.

Bangladesh U19
Bangladesh U19 (Photo Source: Twitter)

Bangladesh Under-19s thumped the hosts South Africa for making it to the semi-finals for only the 2nd time in U19 CWC history. Batting first, the Bangladesh team posted 261/5 with help of three fifties. With the ball, Rakibul Hasan claimed five wickets as the Saffers were bundled out for only 157.

Sri Lanka moved into the Plate final after defeating Scotland by 97 runs on DLS method in the semis. In the plate playoff match, the Canada U19s thumped Japan by 182 runs. They will now face UAE in the 13th place playoff as the UAE team defeated Nigeria by 7 wickets on Thursday.

All the statistical highlights from the four matches played on the 13th day of this tournament:

1 – Rakibul Hasan became the first Bangladesh bowler to register consecutive 4-wicket hauls in U19 CWC. Rakibul has figures of 4/20 against Scotland which includes a hat-trick. He didn’t get a chance to bowl in their previous match that ended without a result.

2/7 – Only the 2nd time Bangladesh managed to defeat South Africa in a U19 CWC match. They won the 2016 edition match in Chattogram by 43 runs. It was also only other U19 CWC edition where Bangladesh qualified to the semi-final.

While South Africa leads the head to head record in U19 CWC against Bangladesh by 5-2, the Bangladesh team won 15 out of 23 matches in Youth ODI cricket against Proteas. This meant the Bangla team won 13 out of 16 meetings against the Saffers outside the U19 CWC.

5/19 – Rakibul Hasan’s bowling figures of 5/19 are the 2nd best in U19 CWC for Bangladesh. The best bowling figures in U19 CWC for Bangladesh were recorded by Hannan Sarkar with 5/15 against Namibia in the 2000 edition.

6/46 – Canada’s Akhil Kumar took 6/46 against Japan to become his country’s first player with a 6-wicket haul in Youth ODI cricket. Shaheed Keshvani’s 5/29 against Bangladesh in the 2004 edition were the previous best figures for Canada in this format.

7 – As many as seven batsmen in Japan’s inning against Canada were dismissed bowled; the joint-most number of bowled victims in a Youth ODI inning. Akhil Kumar alone claimed five of those seven bowled wickets.

15 – Number of fifty-plus scores by Towhid Hridoy in Youth ODI cricket; the most by a Bangladesh player in this format surpassing Najmul Hossain Shanto’s 14 scores of 50+. Overall, Hridoy’s 15 fifty-plus scores are the 2nd most in Youth ODIs behind Sami Aslam’s 16.

104 – The 104-run defeat against Bangladesh is only the 3rd defeat by 100+ runs in U19 CWC for South Africa. They lost to Australia by 175 runs chasing 317 runs in the 2006 edition and by 146 runs against Sri Lanka in the 2010 edition in pursuit of a 292-run target.

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