U-19 WC: England beat Bangladesh, Canada overcomes Namibia

Henrietta Strickland
January 18, 2018

A 94-run fifth-wicket stand between Afif Hossain (63 off 85) and Aminul Islam (31 off 64) provided the semblance of stability before they lost four wickets for 14 runs. Mahidul Islam Ankon (20) and later Hasan Mahmud (23) offered brief resistance to take their side to a respectable total.

Ethan Bamber and Euan Woods grabbed three wickets for England while Dillon Pennington, Tom Scriven and Luke Hollman dismissed one Bangladeshi batsman each in the match.

England, too, got off to a shaky start by losing three top-order men for just 49 runs on the board.

Brook is the first England captain to score a century at the Under-19 Cup since future senior-level captain Alastair Cook in 2004. The win means England are all but through to the next round.

Elsewhere in the group, Canada kept there slim hopes of a top-two finish alive with a four-wicket win over Namibia at Lincoln. They opted to bat after winning the toss and even got a good start.

Canada lost wickets at the beginning and end of their innings but never really seemed threatened as they reached the total with eight overs to spare. He brought up his fifty off what turned out to be the final delivery of the chase, with his ninth boundary in the 53-ball knock.

Having watched from the boundary as England comfortably won their opening encounter against Namibia earlier in the week, the former Wargrave CC player and The Piggott School pupil, who is now part of the Surrey Academy, made the starting XI against Bangladesh taking 3-26 from 10 overs and making 48 not out batting at No.5. Louwrens top-scored with 38 off 52 before he fell to Rommel Shahzad, the offspinner.

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