U-19 WC 2018, Day 1 round-up: New Zealand, Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, Bangladesh win their first matches

Here's the detailed match summary of the games held on Day 1 of ICC U-19 World Cup 2018

The ICC Under-19 World kickstarted on January 13 in New Zealand with eight teams playing their group matches on the opening day. A total of four games were played on the first day from each of the four groups. From Group A, the hosts, New Zealand played against the defending champions, West Indies at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui. From Group B, Zimbabwe took on Paua New Guinea at Lincoln No 3 in Lincoln. From Group C, Bangladesh played Namibia at the Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Lincoln, while Afghanistan played Pakistan from Group D at the Cobham Oval in Whangarei.

Here’s the detailed match summary of the games held on Day 1 of ICC U-19 WC 2018:

Group D: Afghanistan U-19 vs Pakistan U-19

Pakistan won the toss and opted to bat first. In 47.4 overs, Pakistan were all-out on a total of 188. Afghanistan chased down the target of 189 runs in 47.3 overs and won the game by 5 wickets.

Brief Scores:

PAK – 188/10 (47.4); Batting: Rohai Nazir – 81 (105), Ali Zaryab – 30 (58); Bowling: Hasan Khan – 2/45 (10), Shaheen Afridi – 1/27 (10)

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AFG – 194/5 (47.3); Batting: Ikram Ali Khil – 46 (93), Darwish Rasooli – 76 (78); Bowling: Azmatullah – 3/34 (7.4), Qais Ahmed – 3/38 (10)

Group C: Bangladesh U-19 vs Namibia U-19 [Match reduced to 20-overs due to rain]

Namibia won the toss and opted to field. Bangladesh scored 190 in 20 overs after losing 4 wickets. Namibia could only score 103 and lost the game by 87 runs.

Brief Scores:

BAN – 190/4 (20); Batting: Mohammad Naim – 60 (43), Saif Hassan – 84 (48); Bowling: Qazi Onik – 2/14 (4), Hasan Mahmud – 2/12 (4)

NAM – 103/6 (20); Batting: Eben van Wyk – 55 (52), Loftie-Eaton- 24 (26); Bowling: Petrus Burger – 1/31 (4), Dewald Nell – 1/22 (3)

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Group B: Zimbabwe U-19 vs Papua New Guinea U-19  [Match reduced to 20-overs due to rain]

Zimbabwe won the toss and opted to field. Papua New Guinea were all-out for 95 runs. Zimbabwe successfully chased down the target in 14 overs, and won the game by 10 wickets.

Brief Scores:

PNG – 90/10 (20); Igo Mahuru – 26 (26), Ovia Sam- 24 (23)

ZIM – 103/6 (20); Batting: Gregory Dollar – 41 (40), Wesley Madhavere – 53 (44); Bowling: Wesley Madhavere – 3/19 (4), Milton Shumba- 2/19 (3)

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Group A: New Zealand U-19 vs West Indies U-19

New Zealand won the toss and opted to field first. West Indies batted for the complete 50 overs and score 233 runs after losing 8 wickets. In return, the hosts easily chased down the target after losing just 2 wickets and won the game by 8 wickets with 10.3 overs to spare.

Brief Scores:

WI – 233/8 (50); Keagon Simmons – 92 (132), Kimani Melius – 78 (85); Bowling: Ronaldo Alimohamed – 1/27 (6) Alick Athanaze – 1/22 (4)

NZ – 103/6 (20); Batting: Jakob Bhula – 83 (105), Finn Allen – 115 (100); Bowling: Matthew Fisher – 3/61 (10), Rachin Ravindra – 3/30 (7)

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After a lot of exciting games and a magnificent ton from the Kiwi batsmen, the second is going to be much more interesting when India U-19 will play the Aussies U-19. Apart from this, here’s what to look forward to. Here’s the complete schedule:

Group A – South Africa U-19 vs Kenya U-19, Lincoln No 3, Lincoln

Group B – India U-19 vs Australia U-19, Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui

Group D – Sri Lanka U-19 vs Ireland U-19, Cobham Oval, Whangarei

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