CHRISTCHURCH: Akash Gill scored Canada’s first-ever century within the ICC Underneath-19 Phrase Cup as North American aspect and Zimbabwe progressed to Plate Championship semi-finals right here on Monday.
All-rounder Gill turned the thirteenth participant to notch a century within the twelfth version of the event as Canada simply defeated Papua New Guinea by eighty runs.
Gill cracked 12 fours and two sixes as Canada notched a aggressive 265 for eight after being requested to bat first on the Lincoln three. Skipper Arslan Khan and Ashtan Deosammy scored 35 apiece earlier than quick bowler Faisal Jamkhandi and left-arm spinner Aran Pathmanathan grabbed three wickets every to ship Papua New Guinea crashing to 185 all out in forty four.three overs.
Opener Simon Atai (eighty one) fought a lone battle for the dropping group.
Man-of-the-match Gill later stated: “I didn’t actually find out about that report [first Canada batsman to score a century in the Under-19 Cricket World Cup], however it’s truthfully a fantastic feeling. Once I received to that milestone, I used to be simply overwhelmed. It nonetheless feels surreal to me, I’m simply letting it sink in.”
Zimbabwe wrapped a seven-wicket victory of their quarter-remaining towards Namibia on the Bert Sutcliffe Oval.
Wessely Madevere’s all-spherical effort of forty seven and two for eleven made it comparatively snug for the Zimbabweans.
Set a goal of simply 114, Zimbabwe acquired residence in solely 19.three overs.
In the meantime, the Tremendous League, that includes the highest two sides from every preliminary group, commences from Tuesday with the normal rivals Australia and England enjoying the primary quarter-last in Queenstown.
Australia and England exuded confidence as they educated forward of their match. whereas three-time champions Australia discovered rhythm within the event after dropping their opening match to India by one hundred runs,e England superior profitable all their three league matches.
The opposite Tremendous League quarter-finals might be performed between Pakistan and South Africa on Wednesday, Afghanistan and New Zealand on Thursday and India and Bangladesh on Friday.
At Lincoln three, Christchurch: Canada beat Papua New Guinea by eighty runs.
CANADA 265-eight in 50 overs (A.S. Gill one hundred twenty, Arslan Khan 35; A. Deosammy 35, A. Pathmanathan 23; J.J. Tau 2-31, L. Morea 2-sixty nine); PAPUA NEW GUINEA 185 in forty four.three overs (S.Okay. Atai eighty one; A. Pathmanathan three-23, Faisal Jamkhandi three-forty eight, P.C. Pretorius 2-38).
At Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Christchurch: Zimbabwe beat Namibia by seven wickets.
NAMIBIA 113 in forty.1 overs (E. van Wyk 24; N. Nungu 2-eleven, W. Madevere 2-eleven, D.J. Myers 2-29); ZIMBABWE 114-three in 19.three overs (W. Madevere forty seven, A.R. Frost 30 not out).Tuesday’s fixtures:
Tremendous League quarter-last: Australia vs England (John Davies Oval, Queenstown).
Plate Championship quarter-finals: Kenya vs Sri Lanka (Lincoln three, Christchurch); Eire vs West Indies (Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Christchurch).
Revealed in Daybreak, January twenty third, 2018
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