Highlights – Namibia qualify for 2018 World Cup
Canada Under-19s routed Fiji Under-19s by eight wickets in a comfortable win in their 15th place playoff game in Cox’s Bazar, after bowling them out for 83. Canada needed 20 overs to knock off the target of 84.
Fiji got off to a solid start after being inserted to bat, with the openers putting on 26 in 34 balls. Things fell apart thereafter, and they were soon bundled out for 83 in 28 overs. Opener Delaimatuku Maraiwai was the top-scorer with 14. Miraj Patel produced figures of 4 for 16, while Shlok Patel returned 3 for 18 from his 10 overs.
Canada’s openers put on 58 in 84 balls, with Akash Gill making a patient 38. Fiji used seven bowlers, but only two of them could claim a wicket.
Michael van Lingen starred with bat and ball, guiding Namibia Under-19s to a 15-run win against Nepal Under-19s in Fatullah. The victory ensured Namibia finished seventh in the tournament and automatically qualified for the 2018 World Cup. Namibia, after opting to bat, lost Niko Davin off the first ball, but half-centuries from Lohan Louwrens (59) and van Lingen (58) powered the team to 225 for 9 from 45 overs. That total was also built on the back of a 99-run partnership for the sixth wicket between van Lingen and Francois Rautenbach.
Nepal began their chase well, courtesy a 97-run, second-wicket partnership between Sunil Dhamala (59) and Yogendra Singh Karki, but quick blows from van Lingen (4 for 24) and Fritz Coetzee (3 for 34) soon reduced them to 113 for 4. Nepal once again led a recovery through Aarif Sheikh and Dipendra Singh Airee, but the dismissal of Aarif in the 36th over thwarted the team’s momentum; as they eventually folded for 210.
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Source: ESPN Crickinfo