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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Hosts India to enter ICC World Twenty20 India 2016 as the Number-one ranked T20I side

India to enter ICC World Twenty20 India 2016 as the number-one ranked T20I side

·         Only 18 points separate Dhoni's side from eighth-ranked defending champion Sri Lanka

·         Host side aims to become the first team to lift the silverware in front of home crowd; South Africa hopes to end 18-year title drought; Australia targets missing trophy in its collection

·         Equally talented, matched and resourced sides lock horns in first round of the tournament on Tuesday in Nagpur

·         Finch, Ashwin and Watson to start as highest-ranked batsman, bowler and all-rounder respectively

India has strengthened its reputation as a strong title contender for the ICC World Twenty20 India 2016 after it was confirmed on Sunday that it will enter the home tournament as the number-one ranked side in the world.

The sixth edition of the tournament, to be held in India for the first time, will start on Tuesday when 13th-ranked Zimbabwe takes on 14th-ranked Hong Kong in Nagpur, which will be followed by the match between ninth-ranked Afghanistan and 11th-ranked Scotland. The second round will kick off on 15 March, also in Nagpur, when India goes head to head with New Zealand. The final will be played at Eden Gardens on 3 April.

The 10-team women's competition will also be played alongside the men's second round with the semi-finals and final to take place before the men's knock-out matches at the same venues.

India's number-one ranking was sealed late Sunday evening after Mahendra Singh Dhoni's side won the Asia Cup in Mirpur, hours after Australia had chased down South Africa's 204 to level the three-match series at one-all. Irrespective of which side now wins the series in Cape Town on Wednesday, it will not be enough to dislodge India from the top pedestal.

India, which won the inaugural event in South Africa and finished runner-up in Bangladesh two years ago, is on 127 points, nine points clear of 2012 winner West Indies and South Africa, who are on equal points (118). New Zealand is fourth on 116, followed by 2010 winner England in fifth, 2010 losing finalist Australia in sixth, 2009 champion Pakistan in seventh and defending champion Sri Lanka in eighth.

These eight sides qualified directlyfor the second round after finishing inside the top eight of the MRF Tyres ICC T20I Rankings as on 30 April 2015. Tenth-ranked Bangladesh and Zimbabwe have been joined in the first round by Afghanistan, Hong Kong, 15th-ranked Ireland, 12th-ranked Netherlands, 11th-ranked Scotland and 16th-ranked Oman, who qualified for the tournament proper after claiming the top six positions in the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier 2015 in Ireland and Scotland.

Bangladesh, Ireland, Netherlands and debutant Oman are in Group A, while Afghanistan, Hong Kong, Scotland and Zimbabwe are in Group B. If rankings have anything to do with qualification, then Bangladesh and Afghanistan should progress from Group A and B respectively. But it would not be wise to under-estimate the strength, talent, experience and ability of Ireland and Netherlands as well as Zimbabwe and Scotland. This means plenty of action and tight finishes are in store in the first-round matches.

Since the ICC World Twenty20 Bangladesh 2014, India has played 16 matches and has won 11, including 10 out of 11 T20Is this year. And this is reflected in the MRF Tyres ICC T20I Player Rankings which boasts a number of its players enjoying high rankings.

In the batting table, Virat Kohli is second and is followed by Rohit Sharma (11th), Suresh Raina (16th), Yuvraj Singh (22nd), Dhoni (43rd) and Shikhar Dhawan (48th). In the absence of Sunil Narine, second-ranked Ravichandran Ashwin will start as the highest-ranked bowler while Ravindra Jadeja is 11th, Jasprit Bumrah is 27thand Yuvraj is 43rd. Yuvraj is also India's highest-ranked all-rounder in sixth position.

West Indies' charge will once again be led by Chris Gayle, who is occupying the seventh position. The other top-ranked West Indies batsmen are Marlon Samuels (19th), Dwayne Bravo (32nd) and Dwayne Smith (50th), while 49th-ranked Bravo is its highest-ranked bowler. Captain Darren Sammy is 74th in the batting table, 62nd in the bowlers' category and 25th in the all-rounders' list.

South Africa, which is searching for its first ICC major since winning the ICC Champions Trophy 1998 (then called ICC Knock-Out), has all the ammunition it needs to go the full distance. Since the ICC World Twenty20 Bangladesh 2014, it has won 10 out of 16 matches. It boasts as many as six batsmen inside the top 50, led by captain Faf du Plessis in third, JP Duminy in 15th, Hashim Amla in 21st, Quinton de Kock in 24th, David Miller in 28th and AB de Villiers in 34th. Its bowlers also feature prominently in the list with Imran Tahir in third,  David Wiese in eighth, Kyle Abbott in 12th, Kagiso Rabada in 30th and Dale Steyn in 45th.

Australia will be aiming to complete a Career Grand Slam by winning the missing ICC World Twenty20 India 2016. And though it has lost more than 50 per cent of matches it has played since the ICC World Twenty20 Bangladesh 2014 (played 10, won four, lost six to date), it remains a force to be reckoned with in this format. Australia's Aaron Finch will start as the number-one ranked batsman, while its other top batsmen are David Warner (ninth), Shane Watson (13th) and Glenn Maxwell (31st). Its highest-ranked bowlers are Watson and Maxwell, who share 35th spot, while James Faulkner is 37th. Watson will start the tournament as world's best all-rounder with Maxwell in seventh position.

Sides featuring in the first-round matches from 8-13 March in Dharamsala and Nagpur include a number of players who feature in the top 50.

Zimbabwe captain Hamilton Masakadza is the highest-ranked batsman in eighth position. He is followed by Afghanistan's Mohammad Shahzad (12th), Sabbir Rahman of Bangladesh (20th), Zimbabwe's Malcolm Waller (23rd), Shakib Al Hasan of Bangladesh (25th), the Netherlands duo of Stephan Myburgh and Wesley Barresi in 27th and 36th respectively, Kyle Coetzer of Scotland (37th), Paul Stirling of Ireland (38th), Hong Kong's Babar Hayat (39th), Ireland captain William Porterfield (40th), Richard Berrington of Scotland (42nd), the Netherlands captain Peter Borren (45th) and Zimbabwe's Elton Chigumbura (47th).

In the absence of Zimbabwe's fifth-ranked Graeme Creamer, Afghanistan's seventh-ranked Dawlat Zadran is the highest-ranked bowler from the eight sides. He is followed by the Bangladesh pair of Shakib (ninth) and Al-Amin Hossain (15th), Mudassar Bukhari of Netherlands (17th), George Dockrell of Ireland (20th), Mohammad Nabi of Afghanistan (21st), 28th-ranked Mustafizur Rahman of Bangladesh, Timm van der Gugten of the Netherlands (29th), Ireland's Kevin O'Brien (32nd), Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza (33rd), Hong Kong's Nadeem Ahmad (39th), Hamza Hotak of Afghanistan (41st) and Zimbabwe's Sean Williams (46th).

Bangladesh's Shakib trails number-one ranked Watson by just one point in the all-rounders' category, while Afghanistan's Nabi is just outside the top 10 in 11th position.

Although India seems to be the in-form side and the team to beat in the ICC World Twenty20 India 2016, the fact of the matter is that neither has any side won the ICC World Twenty20 twice nor has any home side lifted the silverware in front of its home crowd. Whether this will change come 3 April, only time will tell!

While the team rankings will be updated after each match, the player rankings will not be updated after the conclusion of second-round matches on 28 March.

The T20I predictor function is available here.

MRF Tyres ICC T20I Rankings (as on 7 March, after the Asia Cup final and second T20I between South Africa and Australia)

Rank   Team              Points
1.      India                127
2.      West Indies     118
3.      South Africa   118
4.      New Zealand  116
5.      England           112
6.      Australia          111
7.      Pakistan           110
8.      Sri Lanka         109
9.      Afghanistan    77
10.  Bangladesh     74
11.  Scotland          69
12.  Netherlands     59
13.  Zimbabwe       54
14.  Hong Kong     49
15.  Ireland             48
16.  UAE                38
17.  Oman              32

(Developed by David Kendix)

MRF Tyres ICC T20I Player Rankings (as on 7 March, after the Asia Cup final and second T20I between South Africa and Australia)

Batsmen (top 25)

Rank      (+/-)        Player                   Team     Pts          Avge      S/Rate    HS Rating
   1           ( - )          Aaron Finch          Aus         858         39.82     153         892 v Ban at Mirpur 2014
   2           ( - )          Virat Kohli            Ind          834         52.61     133         897 v Eng at Edgbaston 2014
   3           (+1)         Faf du Plessis        SA           797         41.29     136         843 v Ban at Mirpur 2015
   4           (-1)          Alex Hales            Eng         786         33.94     135         866 v Ind at Edgbaston 2014
   5           ( - )          Martin Guptill       NZ          741         34.70     130         793 v SA at Hamilton 2012
   6           ( - )          Kane Williamson NZ          733         36.69     128         737 v Pak at Hamilton 2016
   7           ( - )          Chris Gayle           WI          703         35.15     143         831 v Aus at Colombo (RPS) 2012
   8           ( - )          H. Masakadza     Zim         699!       31.42     120         699 v Ban at Khulna 2016
   9           (+8)         David Warner       Aus         669         29.47     141         826 v WI at St Lucia 2010
  10         ( - )          Eoin Morgan        Eng         666         30.29     133         872 v Ind at Old Trafford 2011
  11         (+5)         Rohit Sharma       Ind          653         32.54     129         681 v Ban at Mirpur 2016
  12         (-3)          M. Shahzad          Afg         649         29.35     136         681 v Zim at Sharjah 2016
  13         (-4)          Shane Watson      Aus         639         28.17     145         832 v SA at Colombo (RPS) 2012
  14         (+3)         T. Dilshan              SL           634         28.24     120         802 v NZ at Colombo (RPS) 2009
  15         (-3)          JP Duminy            SA           624         36.51     122         713 v NZ at Chittagong 2014
  16         (-5)          Suresh Raina        Ind          619         31.40     133         776 v Eng at Kolkata 2011
  17         (+1)         Umar Akmal        Pak         606         27.30     123         709 v Zim at Harare 2011
  18         (-4)          Kusal Perera         SL           589*      27.09     133         751 v SA at Chittagong 2014
  19         ( - )          Marlon Samuels  WI          582         28.84     122         723 v Ban at Mirpur 2012
  20         (+44)      Sabbir Rahman   Ban        574*!    32.64     119         574 v Ind at Mirpur 2016
  21         (+2)         Hashim Amla       SA           567         27.27     126         611 v Ind at Mirpur 2014
  22         (-1)          Yuvraj Singh        Ind          566         30.91     139         793 v SA at St Lucia 2010
  23         ( - )          Malcolm Waller   Zim         545*!    29.18     154         545 v Ban at Khulna 2016
  24         (+4)         Quinton de Kock SA           544*      28.20     123         573 v Ban at Mirpur 2015
  25         (-3)          Shakib Al Hasan Ban        543         23.19     122         618 v Pak at Mirpur 2015

Bowlers (top 25)

Rank      (+/-)        Player   Team     Pts          Avge      Eco.        HS Rating Ranking
   1           ( - )          Sunil Narine          WI          773         17.75     5.69       817 v Pak at St. Vincent 2013
   2           ( - )          R. Ashwin              Ind          740         21.56     6.84       765 v SL at Visakhapatnam 2016
   3           (+4)         Imran Tahir          SA           712         15.42     6.58       729 v Aus at Durban 2016
   4           ( - )          Shahid Afridi        Pak         673         24.11     6.57       814 v SL at Colombo (RPS) 2009
   5           ( - )          Graeme Cremer   Zim         669!       16.59     6.72       669 v Ban at Khulna 2016
   6           ( - )          M. McClenaghan NZ          643!       25.80     7.68       643 v Pak at Wellington 2016
   7           (+1)         Dawlat Zadran     Afg         633         19.33     7.25       636 v Zim at Sharjah 2016
   8           (+21)      David Wiese         SA           626*!    17.39     7.36       626 v Aus at Johannesburg 2016
   9           (+1)         Shakib Al Hasan Ban        625         21.01     6.68       672 v Pak at Mirpur 2014
  10         (-7)          S. Senanayake     SL           623         19.33     6.35       712 v Eng at The Oval 2014
  11         (-2)          Ravindra Jadeja  Ind          622         30.24     7.02       651 v Pak at Mirpur 2016
  12         (+14)      Kyle Abbott          SA           615*      24.00     7.83       628 v Aus at Durban 2016
  13=       (+2)         N. Kulasekara      SL           613         22.18     7.16       676 v Aus at Melbourne 2013
                ( - )          Adam Milne         NZ          613*!    20.83     7.35       613 v Pak at Wellington 2016
  15         (+17)      Al-Amin Hossain Ban        612*!    14.09     7.12       612 v Ind at Mirpur 2016
  16         (-5)          Mitchell Starc       Aus         596         19.53     6.72       702 v Pak at Dubai 2014
  17         (-3)          M. Bukhari           Net          593         17.30     6.62       616 v NEP at Amstelveen 2015
  18         (-6)          Lasith Malinga     SL           582         20.28     7.26       684 v WI at Colombo (RPS) 2015
  19         (-2)          N. McCullum        NZ          580         22.85     6.90       709 v Zim at Harare 2011
  20         (-5)          George Dockrell   Ire           578         16.02     6.31       668 v Zim at Sylhet 2014
  21         (-2)          Mohammad Nabi               Afg         575!       27.48     7.07       575 v HK at Mirpur 2016
  22         (-2)          Ahsan Jamil          Net          564         14.65     7.33       616 v NEP at Rotterdam 2015
  23         (+104)    M. Naveed            UAE       557*!    16.00     5.77       557 v Ind at Mirpur 2016
  24         (-6)          Pat Cummins       Aus         551*      18.80     6.69       610 v Eng at Cardiff 2015
  25         (+2)         Angelo Mathews  SL           550         27.60     6.64       645 v SA at Colombo (RPS) 2013

All-rounders (top 10)

Rank      (+/-)        Player                   Team     Pts          Highest Ranking
   1           ( - )          Shane Watson      Aus         340        557 v SA at Colombo (RPS) 2012
   2           ( - )          Shakib Al Hasan Ban        339        408 v Pak at Mirpur 2015
   3           ( - )          Shahid Afridi        Pak         319        413 v NZ at Dubai 2009
   4           ( - )          M. Hafeez             Pak         285        441 v SL at Dubai 2013
   5           ( - )          Marlon Samuels  WI          282        321 v SL at Mirpur 2014
   6           (+1)         Yuvraj Singh        Ind          279        363 v Aus at Rajkot 2013
   7           (+6)         Glenn Maxwell     Aus         276*/*! 276 v SA at Johannesburg 2016
   8           ( - )          Angelo Mathews  SL           255        289 v NZ at New Plymouth 2016
   9           ( - )          Dwayne Bravo     WI          247        255 v NZ at Auckland 2014
  10         (-4)          JP Duminy            SA           245 /*   276 v Ban at Mirpur 2015

Friday, February 5, 2016

Hosts into Semis : Mehidy and Zakir carry Bangladesh to its first-ever semi-final #U19CWC

Mehidy and Zakir carry Bangladesh to its first-ever semi-final

·       Both batsmen hit half-centuries while adding 117 runs for the unfinished fifth wicket partnership

·       Bangladesh awaits winner of the Pakistan-West Indies quarter-final

·       Afghanistan and Zimbabwe make Plate Championship semi-finals

Host Bangladesh defeated a valiant Nepal by six wickets after a tense run-chase to storm into the semi-finals of the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2016 on Friday, giving the nation its maiden appearance in the last four of a world event.

Skipper Mehidy Hasan and Zakir Hasan hit unbeaten half-centuries as Bangladesh recovered from early setbacks to surpass Nepal's 211 for nine with 10 balls to spare in Mirpur. 

Bangladesh faces the winner of Monday's quarter-final between Pakistan and the West Indies in the second semi-final at Mirpur on 11 February. The first semi-final on 9 February in Mirpur will feature the winners of quarter-final matches between India-Namibia and England-Sri Lanka.

Nepal's captain Raju Rijal hit 72 (80b, 8x4, 1x6) after winning the toss and electing to bat, but four run-outs in the innings, including that of the captain himself, set his team back.

Nepal slipped to 178 for seven in 43 overs but useful contributions in the end from Dipendra Airee and Prem Tamang, who made 22 apiece, lifted it past the 200-run mark.

Right-arm seamer Mohammad Saifuddin was the pick of the bowlers for Bangladesh, giving away just four runs in the final over to return with figures of two for 38.

Bangladesh, mentored by former Australia international Stuart Law, was made to fight hard for runs as Nepal's bowlers conceded just 21 runs in the first 10 overs.

The home team was reduced to 98 for four in the 29th over when Mehidy joined Zakir to add a match-winning partnership of 117 for the unbroken fifth wicket.

Left-handed Zakir, who scored an unbeaten 75 from 103 balls, ended the match by lofting Airee for a six over long-on. He also hit five fours. Mehidy returned undefeated on 55 from 65 balls which also included three fours.

"It is so exciting to be part of the first Bangladesh team to enter the semi-final of a World Cup," a jubilant Mehidy said, adding: "I think Nepal played a very good game. They did their best with both bat and ball. They are a very good side that we have beaten today.

"Zakir played so well and kept supporting me. He told me that we should try to take singles and twos because the boundaries were not easy to get. That worked well for us.

"We look forward to the semi-final. Hopefully we will raise our game and do our best to enter the final."

Nepal's Rijal rued his side's inability to put up a bigger total.

"The four run-outs and the loss of five wickets in the middle overs cost us at least 25-30 runs. If we had got those runs we would have fought till the end.

"But I am proud of the way the team has played in the tournament. Our aim is to finish with a good placing."

In the Plate Championship quarter-finals, Afghanistan trumped Fiji by 226 runs after opener Karim Janat smashed 156 off 132 balls with 12 boundaries and six sixes.

Afghanistan piled up 340 for nine after being sent into bat and Fiji was shot out for 114 in reply. Nijat Masood claimed three wickets for six runs in six overs and Rashid Khan took three for 16.

A fine all-round performance by Jeremy Ives helped Zimbabwe defeat Canada by six wickets in another Plate quarter-final in Cox's Bazar.

Ives claimed three for 30 as Canada were restricted to 186 for eight after electing to bat. Amish Taploo top-scored with 37.

Ives then returned unbeaten on 43 after Zimbabwe cruised home in the 32nd over, with Shaun Snyder making 56.

Scores in brief:

Super League quarter-final: Bangladesh beat Nepal by six wickets in Mirpur
Nepal 211-9, 50 overs (Raju Rijal 72, Dipendra Airee 22, Prem Tamang 22 not out; Mohammad Saifuddin 2-38)
Bangladesh 215-4, 48.2 overs (Zakir Hasan 75 not out, Mehidy Hasan 55 not out; Sunil Dhamala 2-33)

Plate quarter-final: Afghanistan beat Fiji by 226 runs in Cox's Bazar
Afghanistan 340-9, 50 overs (Karim Janat 156, Perwez Malakzai 74, Peni Vuniwaqa 3-41)
Fiji 114 all out, 31.2 overs (Nijat Masood 3-6, Rashid Khan 3-16, Zahir Khan 2-45)

Plate quarter-final: Zimbabwe beat Canada by six wickets in Cox's Bazar
Canada 186-8, 50 overs (Amish Taploo 37, Abraash Khan 32, Arslan Khan 31, Jeremy Ives 3-30)
Zimbabwe 190-4, 31.4 overs (Shaun Snyder 56, Jeremy Ives 43 not out; Bhavindu Adhihetty 2-23, Shlok Patel 2-62)

Saturday's match (Super League quarter-final)

India v Namibia, Fatullah

Plate Championship (play/offs):
7 Feb - Ireland v Canada, Cox's Bazar
8 Feb - South Africa v Zimbabwe, Cox's Bazar; Scotland v Fiji, Cox's Bazar
9 Feb - New Zealand v Afghanistan, Cox's Bazar

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Namibia stuns defending champion South Africa to make quarter-finals

·       Qualifier wins tense chase by two wickets after restricting South Africa to 136 for nine; joins host Bangladesh in Super League from Group A

·       England routs Zimbabwe by 129 runs to top Group C after third successive victory

·       West Indies beats Fiji by 262 runs, West Indies-Zimbabwe winner to take last spot from Group C

Nambia celebrations

Qualifier Namibia upset defending champion South Africa by two wickets in a thrilling chase to join host Bangladesh in the quarterfinals from Group A of the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup on Sunday.

Bangladesh beat Scotland by 114 runs in Cox's Bazar for its second win and now clashes with Namibia in the last league match on Tuesday to decide Group A winner. The winner of Bangladesh-Namibia match will feature in the first quarter-final against Group D runner-up (India or Nepal) in Mirpur on Friday, 5 February, while the side that finishes second in Group A will take on winner of Group D in Fatullah on 6 February.

England brushed aside Zimbabwe by 129 runs in Chittagong to top Group C with a third successive win. This match was produced by ICC TV and aired around the world by 15 broadcasters. England will now wait the second-placed team from Group B in the quarter-final on 7 February in Mirpur.

The West Indies romped to a 262-run win over Fiji in another Group C match in Chittagong. It now faces Zimbabwe on Tuesday to determine the second qualifier from the group with the winner meeting Group B champion (Pakistan or Sri Lanka) in Fatullah on Monday, 8 February.

Namibia's unheralded cricketers, who had beaten Scotland in their first match, kept their cool amid mounting tension to knock South Africa out in Cox's Bazar.

South Africa, batting first, was reduced to 60 for eight by the half-way stage following a four-wicket haul by Michael van Lingen. But Willem Ludick hit 42 in a ninth-wicket stand of 55 runs with Lutho Sipamla as the young Proteas added a further 76 runs.

Defending a modest 136 for nine in 50 overs, South Africa claimed a wicket off the first ball and continued to dismiss batsmen regularly, but Lohan Louwrens stood in the way as he steered Namibia home with an unbeaten 58.

The memorable win meant that Namibia, which finished 14th in the United Arab Emirates two years ago, will improve upon its best finish of 11th in Malaysia in 2008.

Namibia's captain Zane Green said he was delighted with the win and said he was not surprised that his team had made the knockout rounds.

"We were positive from the start of the tournament because we knew we had the team to go far," said Green. "Our aim was to take it one game at a time and that is what we will continue to do.

"We want to take the positive energy from this game into our next match against Bangladesh. And then take it from there."

Namibian coach Norbert Manyande said he was proud of the way his boys responded to the challenge.

"It is unbelievable and a great feeling," he said. "I always believed in the guys and I am proud that they delivered today.

"We did not expect that we will restrict South Africa to 136, but I think we struck to our disciplines and that was the key.

"I always knew that our bowling was very solid and we had shown that in the qualifiers as well. Today was just a beautiful day."

South African captain Tony de Zorzi said his side had let the nation down, but vowed to do well in the Plate Championships.

"Our top-order failed badly," he said. "If the boys are honest with themselves, they will realize they played some loose shots. We should have got more than 136 for sure.

"We have let our country down by not qualifying for the quarter-finals, but we will definitely try to finish ninth .... that's the best we can do."

Jack Burnham

England, which had scored 371 for three against Fiji in the first match, once again showed its batting prowess to pile up 288 for four after electing to bat against Zimbabwe.

Durham's Jack Burnham hit an unbeaten 106, his second hundred in three matches, opener Dan Lawrence made 59 and Max Holden hit 51.

Zimbabwe was dismissed for 159 despite a heroic 91 from Jeremy Ives as Saqib Mahmood claimed four wickets for 39 runs and Callum Taylor took three for 14.

"We can only go up from here, hopefully there are more wins to come," said Burnham, whose 104-ball knock contained six sixes and five boundaries.

Nazmul Hossain

Nazmul Hossain delighted home fans with an unbeaten 113 and skipper Mehidy Miraz hit 51 as Bangladesh scored 256 for six and then bowled Scotland out for 142.

Azeem Dar top-scored for Scotland with 50 as Mohammad Saifuddin and Saleh Ahmed grabbed three wickets each.

Bangladesh's head coach Mizanur Rahman said his team was improving with each game.

"The start was disappointing, but I was happy with the way we finished both in batting and bowling," he said. "We accelerated towards the end and that is something we missed in the last game.

"These are the kind of wickets where you have to dig in and try to play as long as possible. Nazmul Hossain showed us how it is done. It was a splendid knock under pressure."

Shamar Springer became the third century-maker of the day, scoring 106 to lift the West Indies to 340 for seven against first-timer Fiji, which was dismissed for 78 in reply.

Gidron Pope (76) and Jyd Goolie (66) were the other principal scorers for the West Indies.  Pope then grabbed four wickets for 24 runs with his off-spin to complete a fine all-round display.

Scores in brief:

Group C: West Indies beat Fiji by 262 runs in Chittagong
West Indies 340-7, 50 overs (Shamar Springer 106, Gidron Pope 76, Jyd Goolie 66; Cakacaka Tikoisuva 6-59)
Fiji 78 all out, 27.3 overs (Gidron Pope 4-24)

Group C: England beat Zimbabwe by 129 runs in Chittagong
England 288-4, 50 overs (Jack Burnham 106 not out, Dan Lawrence 59, Max Holden 51; Rugare Magarira 2-36)
Zimbabwe 159 all out, 43.4 overs (Jeremy Ives 91; Saqib Mahmood 4-39, Callum Taylor 3-14)

Group A: Bangladesh beat Scotland by 114 runs in Cox's Bazar
Bangladesh 256-6, 50 overs (Nazmul Hossain 113 not out, Saif Hassan 49, Mehidy Miraz 51; Mohammad Ghaffar 4-60)
Scotland 142 all out, 47.2 overs (Azeem Dar 50; Mohammad Saifuddin 3-17, Saleh Ahmed 3-27)

Group A: Namibia beat South Africa by two wickets in Cox's Bazar
South Africa 136-9, 50 overs (Willem Ludick 42, Lutho Sipamla 17 not out; Michael van Lingen 4-24, Fritz Coetzee 3-16)
Namibia 137-8, 39.4 overs (Lohan Louwrens 58 not out; Ziyaad Abrahams 2-18, Sean Whitehead 2-27)

Monday's matches:

Group B: Afghanistan v Canada, Sylhet
Group D: India v Nepal, Mirpur
Group D: Ireland v New Zealand, Fatullah

Points table

Group A



South Africa


Group B

Sri Lanka

Group C

West Indies

Group D

New Zealand

      Top two sides from each group will progress to the Super League stage while the bottom two sides will feature in the Plate Championship

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