Century Stand Puts Pressure on Canada in U19 Plate Quarter-Final

Zimbabwe U19s rally from 141/7 to 271/7 in Potchefstrom
An unbroken stand of 130 for the 8th wicket lifted Zimbabwe Under-19s from 141/7 to 271/7 when the 50 overs ran out in the ICC Under-19 CWC Plate Quarter-final in Potchefstrom today (28 January 2020). Canada Under-19s made a promising start after Zimbabwe U19s won the toss and decided to bat first, putting the Zimbabweans on the backfoot at 54/5 after 15.1 overs. Four Canadian bowlers shared these early wickets.
Taurayi Tughete struck 50 from 75 balls before falling to the last ball of the 35th over (138/6). Canadian fortunes rose when the seventh wicket fell two balls and three runs later with 141 runs on the board. But Emmanuel Bawa 105* (95 balls, 13x4s) and Gareth Chirawa 54* took control in adding 130 runs from the last 14.4 overs.
UAE U19s scored 249 all out from 49 overs in today’s other Plate Quarter-final against Scotland thanks to 61 from opening bat Vriitya Aravind and 81 from Osama Hassan, batting at number 7. Scotland’s Danny Cairns picked up 4 wickets for 32 runs.
The Plate Quarter-finals involve the countries that finished third and fourth in the opening Group phase of this U19 Cricket World Cup (CWC). Canada U19s placed 4th in Group D, behind UAE U19s. Zimbabwe U19s were third in Group C thanks to a win against Scotland U19s, who were 4th in that group. The winning team advances to the Plate Semi-finals and the battle for 9th place, while the losing team drops into the playoffs to decide 13th through 16th places in this U19 CWC.
In the first Super League Quarter-final, which move the winning country closer to the U19 CWC Final on February 9, 2020, India U19s scored 233/9 from 50 overs against Australia U19s. Opening bat Yashashvi Jaiswal lead with 62 and Atharva Ankolekar struck what might prove a useful 55*batting at number 7.
One Super League Quarter-final is scheduled to be played on each of the next three days. (EN)

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