There were four games played in total today in the U19 World Cup 2018. While there are some expected victories, some unwanted and unexpected controversies hogged the limelight of the day in the media.
Here is a summary of all the matches
Sri Lanka U19 vs Afghanistan U19
Afghanistan U19 team managed to put up an exciting performance against SL 19. Batting first they piled up 284 thanks to a combined batting effort.
Sri Lanka in reply were bowled out 202 inside 40 overs to lose the match.
It was a rain-interrupted match which Afghanistan won by 32 runs via DL method.
Afghanistan Under-19 284 for 7 (Zadran 86, Ikram Ali 55, Rasooli 63) beat Sri Lanka Under-19 202 (Daniel 48, Naveen-ul-Haq 4-35) by 32 runs on DLS method
Zimbabwe U19 vs Australia U19
In the second match of the day, Australia breezed past the young U19 team from Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe were folded for 134 which Australia chased down within 19 overs to win the match by 7 wickets. Australia thus are placed second on the points table after India on 2 points with their maiden win of the campaign. They lost their first match against India.
Australia Under-19 135 for 3 (Bryant 44) beat Zimbabwe Under-19 134 (Bartlett 3-20) by seven wickets
New Zealand U19 vs Kenya U19
New Zealand scored the highest total of the tournament so far. They scored 436 with their opener Jakob Bhula scoring 180 himself. The other opener Rachin Ravindra scored 117 as the middle order also capitalized on a good start to help the Kiwis finish at 436.
The Kenyan batsman could only manage 193 in their allotted 50 overs losing only four wickets. It was an easy Kiwi win by a 243 run margin.
New Zealand Under-19 436 for 4 (Bhula 180, Ravindra 117, Allen 90) beat Kenya Under-19 193 for 4 (Gandhi 63, Ravindra 2-33) by 243 runs
Windies U19 vs South Africa U19
This match managed to garner quite a few eyebrows after the South African opener Jiveshan Pillay was declared out obstructing the field. South Africa scored 282 with contributions from their top order batsmen.
Windies could only muster 206 in 45.3 overs being bowled out to hand South Africa a 76 run win.
South Africa 282 (Makwetu 99, Pillay 47, Royal 1 for 34) Windies 206 (Athanaze 76, Kalicharan 44, Rolfes 4 for 33).