England, Bangladesh advance to Super League | Sunday Observer

England, Bangladesh advance to Super League

Liam Banks (120) and Will Jacks (102) slammed fine centuries and shared a second wicket stand of 186 as England completed a massive 282 runs victory over Canada in a Group C match today, a result that ensured Bangladesh also qualified for the Super League at the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup.

England completed the league with three wins to top the group while Bangladesh qualified as the second team after their wins over Canada and Namibia, who will figure in the Plate championship which gets underway on Monday.

In other matches on Saturday, New Zealand defeated South Africa by 71 runs to top Group A, in which the Windies won their first match as they drubbed Kenya by 222 runs, while Ireland pulled off a thrilling four-run victory to deny Afghanistan a top-place finish in group D.

England play Australia in the Super League quarterfinals while Bangladesh take on India.

In the other Super League quarterfinals, New Zealand play Afghanistan while South Africa will run into two-time champions Pakistan.

Group A: New Zealand v South Africa at Tauranga

New Zealand 279-8 in 50 overs (Rachin Ravindra 76, Jacob Bhula 44, Dale Philips 43, Max Chu 35; Kgaudise Molefe 2-49)

South Africa 208 in 46.2 overs (Hermann Rolfes 108, Jean du Plessis 54; Rachin Ravindra 4-32, Jakob Bhula 2-25, Matthew Fisher 2-36)

Player of the match: Rachin Ravindra (New Zealand)

Windies beat Kenya by 222 runs at Christchurch

Windies 318-7 in 50 overs (Alick Athanaze 116, Kimani Melius 60, Kirstan Kallicharan 36; Aveet Desai 3-54)

Kenya 96 in 24.4 Overs (Aman Gandhi 37; Bhaskar Yadram 5-18, Jeavor Royal 4-25)

Player of the match: Alick Athanaze (Windies)

Group C: England beat Canada by 282 runs at Queenstown

England 383-7 in 50 overs (Liam Banks 120, Will Jacks 102, Jack Davis 57; Faisal Jamkhandi 3-68, Tiaan Pretorius 3-69)

Canada 101 in 31.5 overs (Pranav Sharma 24; Prem Sisodiya 3-23, Adam Finch 2-10, Luke Hollman 2-21, Roman Walker 2-25)

Player of the match: Liam Banks (England)

Group D: Ireland beat Afghanistan by four runs at Whangarei

Ireland 225-8 in 50 overs (Graham Kennedy 37 n.o., Herry Trecgor 36, Neil Rock 35, Jamie Grassi 32; Qais Ahmed 3-32, Wafadar Momand 3-50).

Afghanistan 221 in 49.2 overs (Bahir Shah 35, Tariq Stanikzai 33, Harry Tector 3-37, Joshua Little 2-40)