Queenstown: The England U-19 team eased past their Bangladesh counterparts as they registered a seven wicket win at the Queenstown Events Centre on Monday.
England skipper Harry Brook led from the front with a scintillating 102* from 84 balls as he also became the second England skipper to score a hundred in the U-19 World Cup. Powered by his hundred, England chased down the paltry 176-run total set by Bangladesh to notch up their second win in the competition.
Batting first, the Bangladeshi batsmen never really got going as England struck regularly to dent their progress. Reeling at 27/4, all-rounder Afif Hossain came to the rescue of the team with a valiant 63 and he also shared a 94-run partnership with Aminul Islam (31). But after his dismissal in the 32nd over, the downslide resumed as they were eventually bowled out for just 175 runs in 49.2 overs. Ethan Bamber and Euan Woods were the stars with the ball for England with three wickets apiece.
In reply, the England knocked off the target with relative ease and did so, emphatically by seven wickets with 123 balls to spare with skipper Brooks leading the way. Woods, who bowled well returned with the bat to score 48 runs.
England U-19 177/3 in 29.3 overs (Harry Brook 102*, Euan Woods 48*; Qazi Onik 1/19) best Bangladesh U-19 175 all out in 49.2 overs (Afif Hossain 63, Aminul Islam 31; Ethan Bamber 3/19) by 7 wickets.
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