ICC U19 CWC round up, Aug 12
Mumbai, Aug 12: The second day of the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup 2012 saw England, New Zealand, South Africa and West Indies register victories against Ireland, Scotland, Bangladesh and India respectively.
England beat Ireland by seven wickets in the Group A encounter at Endeavour Park in Townsville.
After asking Ireland to bat, the English bowled them out for 109 in 42.2 overs with Man-of-the-Match Reece Topley claiming three for 14 and Sam Wood picking two wickets. With the top four returning to the dressing room with 30 runs, Ireland were reeling under pressure. With only three batters reaching double-digit figures, Ireland scraped to reach the 100-run mark. Andy McBrine made 16 before being run out while No. 6 bat Tyrone Kane top-scored with 28 before being run out too. Skipper George Dockrell contributed 26 before being sent back Topley in the 42nd over.
Chasing a paltry total, England reached the target with 82 balls to spare. Although they lost opener Alex Davies in the second over, and Daniel Bell-Drummond for eight with the team score on 27, the rest of the line-up ensured that England registered their first win of the tournament. Ben Foakes added 32 before being sent back by Kane while Craig Overton (26*) and Anish Kapil (31*) took England to victory with an unbroken 59-run partnership.
New Zealand beat Scotland by 39 runs at the John Blanck Oval in Buderim in the Group B match today.
Led by skipper Will Young’s 115 after being asked to bat, the young Black Caps posted a 248-run target for the Scotland colts while Robert O’Donnell contributed a half-century. Young received the Man-of-the-Match award for his effort. Ruaidhri Smith took three wickets while Patrick Sadler and Aman Bailwal picked two apiece.
Ish Sodhi and Connor Neynens took three wickets each as NZ bowled out Scotland for 108. Scotland opener Ross McClean made 36 while Freddie Coleman made 65 off 80 as they chased a challenging total.
South Africa beat Bangladesh by a whopping 133 runs on the second day of the tournament.
Put in to bat by Bangladesh, the Proteas piled on 294 for eight in 50 overs with Quinton de Kock top-scoring with 95. Bangladesh used as many as eight bowlers in an attempt to stem the flow of runs but without much success. Middle-order bat Theunis de Bruyn added 63 to the total before being sent back by Soumya Sarkar.
Chasing a mountainous total, Bangladesh, who opened their CWC account with a win yesterday, capitulated for 161 in 34.3 overs. Corne Dry struck early in the innings to send back the openers while Vincent Moore claimed three of the middle-order batsmen. Shaylin Pillay picked two in the sole over that he bowled (33rd of the innings) conceding just four runs. Bangladesh captain Anamul Haque top-scored for his team with 39 as his team ended on the losing side today.
West Indies beat India by four wickets in a low-scoring Group C encounter.
India lost their opening game of the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup 2012 by four wickets to West Indies in a low-scoring Group C encounter at the Tony Ireland Stadium.
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