U-19 WC: B’desh down SA to enter semis
JOHANNESBURG: Led by half-centuries from Tanzid Hasan, Towhid Hridoy and Shahadat Hossain, backed up by Rakibul Hasan’s fifer, Bangladesh registered a comfortable 104-run win over South Africa in the Super League quarterfinal 3.
Put in to bat, Bangladesh put up a good batting show at the back of the trio and posted 261 for 5. In response, South Africa struggled to get going. Barring Luke Beaufort’s 91-ball 60, none of the batters made any contribution of note. Rakibul’s fifer ensured the hosts lost their last six wickets for only 44 runs.
Brief scores: Bangladesh U-19 261/5 in 50 overs (Tanzid Hasan 80, Shahadat Hossain 74*; Pheko Moletsane 2-42) beat South Africa U-19 157 in 42.3 overs (Luke Beaufort 60, Luke Beaufort 35; Rakibul Hasan 5-19, Tanzim Hasan Sakib 2-41) by 104 runs
Japan U-19 vs Canada U-19: Led by ‘keeper-bat Nicholas Manohar’s century and Akhil Kumar’s 6-fer, Canada registered their first win of the Under-19 world cup, outplaying Japan in the Plate Playoff semifinal 2. Put in to bat, Canada posted 300 for 7 at the back of Manohar’s 102-ball 101. None of the other batters even managed a half-century, but Ashtan Deosammy (40) and Udaybir Walia (40 not out) made handy contributions.
In response, Japan began steadily courtesy Neel Date’s 59 but none of the other batters, barring the top three, managed double digit scores. Akhil returned figures of 6 for 46 as Japan folded up for 118, handing Canada a 182-run win
Brief scores: Canada U-19 300/7 in 50 overs (Nicholas Manohar 101, Udaybir Walia 40*; Tushar Chaturvedi 2-47, Kento Dobell 2-52) beat Japan U-19 118 in 29.4 overs (Neel Date 59; Akhil Kumar 6-46, Harmanjeet Bedi 2-0) by 182 runs
Nigeria U-19 vs UAE U-19: Nigeria U-19 145 in 46.4 overs (Elijah Olaleye 31, Elijah Olaleye 24; Rishabh Mukherjee 4-35, Aryan Lakra 3-20) lost to United Arab Emirates U-19 146/3 in 29.2 overs (Alishan Sharafu 59*, Figy John 28; Ifeanyi Uboh 2-23) by 7 wickets.
Sri Lanka U-19 vs Scotland U-19: Sri Lanka U-19 277/6 in 50 overs (Nipun Dananjaya 66, Ahan Wickramasinghe 59; Jasper Davidson 2-31, Charlie Peet 2-44) beat Scotland U-19 149/8 in 40 overs (Angus Guy 31; Chamindu Wijesinghe 3-31, Dilshan Madushanka 2-26) by 97 runs (DLS Method).