ICC U19 World Cup 2020, Day 2 Round Up – Statistical Highlights

ICC U19 World Cup 2020, Day 2 Round Up – Statistical Highlights

All the statistical highlights from the 4 matches played on the 2nd day of the tournament.

West Indies U19 vs Australia U19
West Indies U19 vs Australia U19. (Photo Source: ICC)

West Indies’ 3-wicket win over the last edition’s runners-up, Australia was the major talking point during the 2nd day of the tournament. Contributions from Nyeem Young (61, 1/20 & 2 catches), Matthew Forde (23 & 3/24) and Jayden Seales (4/49) played a key role in the victory of the 2016 Champions. Bangladesh thumped Zimbabwe by 9 wickets in the rain-affected match. Zimbabwe made 137/6 from 28.1 overs before the rain interruption.

Bangladesh were given a revised target of 130 from 22 overs which they chased down in only 11.2 overs before the rain returned. Figy John’s unbeaten 102 and skipper Aryan Lakra’s 66 helped the United Arab Emirates chase down the target of 232 against Canada. Japan’s debut match in the U19 CWC against New Zealand turned out to be a washout. The Blackcaps were 195/2 in 28.5 overs and were set towards a big total.

All the statistical highlights from the 4 matches played on the 2nd day of the tournament:

1-7 – West Indies defeated Australia for the first time in the history of Under-19s World Cup. Australia won all their previous seven meetings in U19 CWCs against the West Indies. Before this edition, Australia’s 7-0 vs West Indies was the best H2H record for any team against an opponent in the U19 CWC.

2 – Nyeem Young scored 61 runs, took a wicket and claimed two catches in the game against Australia. This was the 2nd instance of Nyeem completing the treble of 50+ runs, 2+ catches and 1+ wicket during a Youth ODI. He is the only player to achieve this treble on two different instances in this format.

Young scored 55*, took a wicket and picked up two catches against Ireland during the previous U19 CWC edition. Among West Indies players, only Nyeem Young and Carl Hooper (119*, 1 wkts, 2 cts vs England in 1985) have achieved this treble in Youth ODI cricket.

3 – Australian skipper MacKenzie Harvey scored 20 runs before getting run out at the non-strikers’ end. He registered scores of 83*, 54* and 55 in his previous three Youth ODI innings. Had Harvey crossed the 50-run mark in Saturday’s match, he would have been the first Australian with four consecutive 50+ scores in Youth ODIs.

11.64 – Bangladesh had a run-rate of 11.64 as they made 134/1 in only 11.2 overs; the highest run rate during an inning of 10+ overs in the Under-19s World Cup. West Indies had a run-rate of 10.02 during their 117/1 in 10.4 overs against Papua New Guinea; the only other time a team had 10+ RR during a U19 CWC inning.

Overall, Bangladesh’s rate of 11.64 is the 2nd highest in a Youth ODI inning of 10+ overs. India scored their runs at a rate of 13.91 during the 2013 Youth ODI against Australia as they finished with 167/0 in 12 overs while chasing a target of 164.

24.5 – Zimbabwe’s Dylan Grant conceded 49 runs in the two overs he bowled against Bangladesh; the worst economy rate in a Youth ODI inning. (Min: 10 balls bowled) Charles Amini of PNG had an economy of 21.5 in the 2012 U19 CWC match against West Indies where he conceded 43 runs in 2 overs.

The equivalent record in the senior ODI cricket is held by England’s Steve Finn who also had an economy of 24.5. Finn also conceded 49 runs in two overs during the 2015 CWC match against New Zealand in Wellington.

66 – UAE skipper Aryan Lakra scored 66 runs and also picked two wickets in the match against Canada. Only four captains scored more runs in an U19 CWC match where they took two or more wickets. Thomas Odoyo leads the list with an unbeaten 96 & 2/39 against Scotland in the 1998 edition.

232 – United Arab Emirates’ 232-run chase is the 2nd highest in Under-19s World Cup which was achieved inside 40 overs. New Zealand U19s chased down a 234-run target in 39.3 overs during the previous edition against West Indies.