Vastavam web: India will face Bangladesh in the ICC U-19 World Cup quarterfinals after the neighbouring nation qualified for the Super League following England’s massive 282-run win over Canada in a Group C match on Saturday.While three-time champions India had qualified for the knockout stage after hammering Papua New Guinea by 10-wickets, Bangladesh’s qualification from Group C depended on the result of the match between England and Canada.Centuries from Liam Banks (120, 114b, 12×4, 1×6) and Will Jacks (102, 82b, 11×4), who added 186 runs for the second wicket in just over 30 overs, put them in a position of strength.
Left-hander Jack Davies also chipped in with a brisk 36- ball 57 while medium-fast bowler Faisal Jamkhandi and off- spinner Tiaan Pretorius took three wickets each for Canada.England, who completed the league with three wins to top the group, will play Australia in the Super League quarterfinals on January 23, while Bangladesh, who defeated Canada and Namibia, will take on India on January 26.Canada and Namibia will figure in the Plate championship which gets underway on Monday.Liam Banks, who was later declared player of the match, said: “I was a bit nervous but also looking forward to it (the match). We got a good understanding between us (with Jacks), we were talking through, trying to get the best out of it. We (as a team) are in a good place, we could pick anyone from the 15 and challenge anyone in the tournament.”
In another match, openers Rachin Ravindra (76) and Jakob Bhula (44) produced another century partnership after New Zealand elected to bat in a match being played in front of broadcast cameras.However, the 2014 champions lost their last six wickets for 26 runs in the face of a high asking rate. Ravindra grabbed four for 32 with his left-arm spin to bag the player of the match award.In the Super League quarterfinals, New Zealand play Afghanistan while South Africa will run into two-time champions Pakistan.
In another match, Afghanistan put Ireland in to bat and restricted them to 225 for eight in their Group D match.Afghanistan lost wickets at regular intervals and the fall of Mujeeb Zadran and Qais Ahmad towards the end sealed the match for Ireland.Afghanistan, who had defeated Pakistan by five wickets on the opening day in what was the crunch match of the group thus finished in second place owing to Pakistan’s higher net run rate.In the match between Windies and Kenya, it was the defending champions who registered a 222-run victory over Kenya to secure third position in Group A.Windies scored a huge 318 for seven after electing to bat. Alick Athanaze struck a fine 116 (93b, 15×4, 1×6) and Kimani Melins came up with a 45-ball 60.