- England registered a massive 106-run win over Canada in a Group A league match of the ICC Under-19 World Cup
- South Africa register a comfortable 121 run win over Uganda in Group B match
- Afghanistan started their campaign on a winning note by thrashing Papua New Guinea (PNG) by 135 runs.
Captain Tom Prest played a scintillating knock of 93 runs and then took three wickets as England registered a massive 106-run win over Canada in a Group A league match of the ICC Under-19 World Cup. Invited to bat first, England scored 320 for seven in their allotted 50 overs. Prest faced 93 balls and hit 10 fours in his innings.
Apart from him George Bell (57), George Thomas (51) and William Luxton (41) made useful contributions. After this, left-arm pacer Joshua Bowden (4 for 44) and spinners Jacob Bathel (3 for 45) and Prest (3 for 38) showed great bowling as England beat Canada for 214 runs in 48.1 overs. Concluded. This is England’s second win in the tournament.
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Meanwhile, South Africa registered a comfortable 121 run win over Uganda in their Group B match. Batting first, South Africa scored 231 for nine with the help of 104 from Dewald Brevis. In reply, Uganda were bowled out for 110 runs in 33.4 overs. Only three of his batsmen reached double digits.
On the other hand, in Group C, Afghanistan started their campaign with a win by defeating Papua New Guinea (PNG) by 135 runs. Batting first, Afghanistan were bowled out for 200 in 38.2 overs but they bundled out PNG for 65 runs in just 20.5 overs. For Afghanistan, Izrahul Haque Naveed took three wickets while Naveed Zadran, Nangyalai Khan and Noor Ahmed took two wickets each.
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Earlier, only captain Suleiman Safi (62), Aijaz Ahmed Ahmedzai (45) and Khyber Wali (30) could make some contribution for Afghanistan. For PNG, Ketenalki Singi took four and Rasan Kewau took three wickets.
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