England U19s batter Namibia

England took out their frustration on Namibia after their bitterly disappointing ICC Under-19 World Cup exit, claiming a crushing 203-run victory to move to the final of the fifth-placed play-off.

Durham’s Jack Burnham hit his third century of the tournament, and Nottinghamshire’s Tom Moores seized his first chance in Bangladesh by making 85 from 96 balls, as England piled up 286 for nine in 48 overs after a slightly delayed start in Fatullah.

George Garton, a left-arm seamer from Sussex who was also keen to impress after missing out on the competition proper, then took two early wickets in Namibia’s reply.

Hampshire leg-spinner Mason Crane and Essex all-rounder Dan Lawrence then teamed up to skittle their lower order, with the Africans losing their last five wickets for 12. Crane ended with 3-3, and Lawrence 2-7, as Namibia were all out for 83.

England now play Pakistan in the play-off final on Friday. 

Source: ECB

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