Under-19 World Cup, 9th place playoff quarter-finals February 22, 2014

Bangladesh crush Canada by nine wickets

ESPNcricinfo staff

Bangladesh Under-19s crushed Canada Under-19s by nine wickets and 217 balls to spare in the playoff for the ninth place at the Under-19 World Cup. Bangladesh put Canada in after winning the toss and their bowlers made the most of the morning conditions in Abu Dhabi.

Canada's openers got to 11 before the crash began. They lost six wickets for 17 runs to slump to 28 for 6, before limping to 75. They were dismissed in 27.1 overs. Mustafizur Rahman claimed 3 for 11 for Bangladesh, while Saeed Sarkar and Mehedy Hasan took two each.

Bangladesh made short work of the chase, achieving the target in 13.5 overs. The openers added 73 before Joyraz Sheik was dismissed for 33. He was the only wicket they lost. Shadman Islam was unbeaten on 35.

A patient half-century from Ryan Burl helped Zimbabwe Under-19s to a six-wicket win against Namibia Under-19s in the ninth-place quarterfinal playoff in Abu Dhabi. Burl hit only one four during his 55 not out, and put up 66 for the fourth wicket with Kieran Geyle, as Zimbabwe successfully chased down 195 in 45.1 overs.

Namibia, put in to bat, were restricted to 194 for 8 from their 50 overs thanks to some incisive bowling from the offspinner Patrick Mambo who finished with 4 for 31 as he ran through Namibia's top order. Xander Pitchers top-scored with 78 and added 87 for the sixth wicket with SJ Loftie-Eaton, but apart from them, only two other batsmen reached double digits for Namibia.

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  • ZCF on February 24, 2014, 6:36 GMT

    @grahaam, what are you talking about? You're wrong! Quinton de Kock only had 14 franchise cricket games(not combined including glorified club games as FC) before he played T20s/ODIs, and was pathetic at it for the first 14 of them.

    Traditionally Zimbabwe has over the last 16 been by far the best cricket playing country in terms of blooding u19 players into the franchise setup, then national setup. Lately Musoko, Chari&Kasuza have had a decent amount of Franchise cricket under their belts, & Jongwe is the most recent. All of them have done so while still playing for the u19s. ZIM might not have a 2nd XI/B League, but even provincial 3day FC in SA comprises of the same club players, and the quality is similar with club level. Before them CallumPrice, Sauramba, M'shangwe, NathanWaller, Mutombodzi, Mugava etc most of whom are now seasoned FC players.

    The club cricket they play before franchise cricket must be good enough. Just look at the ability of Rocks&Tuskers new/once-reserve faces.

  • Graham on February 23, 2014, 18:48 GMT

    Problem for Zim U19 players, that show genuine promise is there is not a structured path to senior cricket...look how SA brought young Quitnton out of the U19s to senior cricket...there are many franchise players who are never going to make the grade..these U19 players should immediately join the franchise ranks on their return from the world cup...otherwise they will just become club pro.s in England wasting all this progress .many of these guys have real prospects...

  • Justin on February 23, 2014, 1:57 GMT

    Good to see Zimbabwe finish on a positive note with a comfortable victory over Namibia. The chief was especially impressive with figures of 4/31. I see that Canada lost heavily to Bangladesh as well. It took them a while but the Canadians finally showed their true colours. They just can't cut it at any level of international cricket whether at junior or senior level. Of the minnows we still have Afghanistan left in the draw so hopefully they can push South Africa all the way if not defeat them in today's quarter-final clash. Cricket can be all too boring with the same teams constantly strutting their stuff. The sport and its fans need a breath of fresh air and I'm hoping Afghanistan will be able to provide it.

  • Dummy4 on February 22, 2014, 19:49 GMT

    Whi do i keep seeing articles about Indian under 19 team who have been kicked out the race. Whats going on Cricinfo no posts of Pakistan Under 19 win against Sri lanka. The semifanilist of the worldcup.

  • faysal on February 22, 2014, 19:05 GMT

    Bangladesh should be in the quarterfinals. One lose and they are out. Very unfortunate. They beat england in the warm up game and england is in the semifinal. That shows the quality of bangladesh under 19 team.

  • Dummy4 on February 22, 2014, 18:40 GMT

    U can see ho have the power of cricket INDIA eh because no post of Pakistans win

  • Sanjay on February 22, 2014, 17:19 GMT

    @ZCFOutkast: Yeah, I'm sure he's been following your advice! lol

  • ZCF on February 22, 2014, 15:56 GMT

    Great win for the Zimbabwe boys. I see Malcolm Lake's been reading these posts and got the message that he shouldn't bowl himself since there's far too much bowling quality in these conditions for him even consider bowling. Likewise the selectors followed through and reversed the madness of substituting Mambo with Hondo in the previous game.

    Joylord Gumbie continued with his excellent batting upfront, followed by sensible batting from Burl, Geyle and the captain himself to see us over the line. This trio should really be in the top four though because their roles in the side are strictly as batsmen.

  • Dummy4 on February 22, 2014, 11:50 GMT

    Good work guys. Keep it up.

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