ICC U19 CWC round-up, Aug 23
Mumbai, Aug 23: India will meet Australia in the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup 2012 in Australia.
India beat New Zealand by nine runs in the second semi-final at the Tony Ireland Stadium to reach the final. Read the full report here.
Zimbabwe beat Namibia by 70 runs in the 15th place play-off at WEP Harris Oval in Brisbane. Opting to bat first, Zimbabwe posted 236 for the loss of nine wickets, thanks to Matthew Bentley (67) and Ryan Burl’s (78) knocks. After Jason Davidson sent back the openers for just ten runs, Kevin Kasuza (33) and Bentley added 62 for the third wicket until the former was sent back by Bredell Wessells. The medium-pacer later broke the 113-run Bentley-Burl partnership. The rest of the line-up then made negligible contributions.
Led by Luke Jongwe, Zimbabwe bowled out Namibia for 166 in 40.5 overs. After Curthbert Musoko claimed the Namibian opener in the third over, Jongwe and Peacemore Zimwa ran through the rest of the batting line-up claiming three wickets apiece. Left-arm spinner Wellington Masakadza chipped in with two scalps, while Malcolm Lake took one wicket. Gerhard Erasmus was the highest run-scorer for Namibia with 32 runs.
Burl was declared Man-of-the-Match for his 73-ball 78 (10x4).
Nepal beat Papua New Guinea by six wickets in the 13th place play-off of the ICC U19 CWC.
Asked to field first, Nepal bundled out PNG for 89 at the Peter Burge Oval in Brisbane. With a six-wicket haul, spinner Rahul Vishvakarma helped bowl the opposition out in 33.2 overs. After Pradeep Airee and Prithu Baskota sent back the openers, the left-arm spinner did most of the damage.
Chasing the paltry total, Nepal lost four wickets before they reached the target with 31.1 overs to spare. Sagar Pun (20) and N Budayair (27) were the main contributors in the chase, while R Pulami Magar and Airee took Nepal to the finish line. Albert Geita claimed three wickets for PNG.
Vishvakarma was adjudged Man-of-the-Match for his bowling figures of 6.2-4-3-6