ICC Under-19 World Cup 2018: Zimbabwe, Canada progress into plate semi-finals

Canada and Zimbabwe progressed to the ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup Plate semi-finals with convincing victories over Papua New Guinea (PNG) and Namibia, respectively.

PTI, January 22, 2018

Christchurch: Canada and Zimbabwe progressed to the ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup Plate semi-finals with convincing victories over Papua New Guinea (PNG) and Namibia, respectively.

All-rounder Akash Gill slammed the first century by a Canada batsman in an ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup match as the North American side defeated PNG by 80 runs.

Zimbabwe

Wessely Madhevere's all round effort helped Zimbabwe secure a comfortable win. ICC

In another match, Wessely Madhevere took two for 11 and then scored 47 as Zimbabwe beat Namibia by seven wickets.

The Super League, featuring the top two sides from each preliminary group, commences with the Australia-England quarter-final in Queenstown.

Gill became the 13th player to notch a century in the 12th edition of the tournament and his performance was the highlight from among the two matches. Gill cracked 12 fours and two sixes as Canada notched a competitive 265 for eight after being asked to bat first.

Captain Arslan Khan and Ashtan Deosammy scored 35 apiece for Canada while fast bowler Faisal Jamkhandi and left-arm spinner Aran Pathmanathan grabbed three wickets each as PNG were bowled out for 185 in 44.3 overs. Simon Atai (81) fought a lone battle for the losing team.

Gill, who was later named man of the match, said: "I didn't really know about that record (first Canada batsman to score a century in the U19 CWC), but it's honestly a great feeling. When I got to that milestone, I was just overwhelmed. It still feels surreal to me, I'm just letting it sink in."

In the other match, Wessely's all-round effort of 47 and two for 11 helped Zimbabwe defeat Namibia by seven wickets. Set a target of 114, Zimbabwe got home in only 19.3 overs.

Updated Date: Jan 22, 2018

T20 LEAGUE POINTS TABLE

Pos. Team P W L D Pts.
1
Hyderabad
14 9 5 0 18
2
Chennai
14 9 5 0 18
3
Kolkata
14 8 6 0 16
4
Rajasthan
14 7 7 0 14
5
Mumbai
14 6 8 0 12
6
Bangalore
14 6 8 0 12
7
Punjab
14 6 8 0 12
8
Delhi
14 5 9 0 10




Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3499 125
2 South Africa 3589 112
3 Australia 3499 106
4 New Zealand 2354 102
5 England 3511 98
6 Sri Lanka 2914 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5257 125
2 India 5492 122
3 South Africa 3842 113
4 New Zealand 4602 112
5 Australia 3327 104
6 Pakistan 3279 102
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 2990 130
2 Australia 1894 126
3 India 3932 123
4 New Zealand 2542 116
5 England 1951 115
6 South Africa 2058 114