Simon Atai of PNG scored 81 runs © Getty Images
Simon Atai of PNG scored 81 runs © Getty Images

Top two teams of each group  have qualified for the quarter final stage in the ongoing ICC Under-19 World Cup. However, the bottom two teams who did not qualify battle out for the remaining position in the Plate quarter finals.

In today’s Plate quarter finals’ first match, Canada defeated Papua New Guinea (PNG) by 80 runs. Aakash Gill was the top scorer for Canada registering a spectacular 120 runs. Canada posted 265 for 8 after being put into bat. No other batsmen scored more than 40 runs.

PNG openers stitched an impressive 68-run stand. Simon Atai fought well with a gritty 81, but fell in the 39th over. That changed the complexion of the match. As a result, PNG were all-out 185 under 45 overs.

Brief Scores:

Canada 265 for 8 in 50 overs ( Aakash Gill 120; James Tau 2 for 37) won against PNG 185 all-out in 44.3 overs (Simon Atai 81; Aran Pathmanathan 3 for 23) by 80 runs.

In the second Plate quarterfinal, Zimbabwe defeated Namibia by seven wickets. Namibia failed to post a competitive total after electing to bat. They only only 113 before being all-out. Only four Namibia batsmen managed double figures. Eben van Wyk was the lone batsman to cross 20 (24).

Zimbabwe used eight bowlers, with six of them taking wickets. Tom Harrison remained wicketless in his eight overs.

In reply, Zimbabwe chased down the target within 20 overs. They were 6 for 2 but Wesley Madhavere stood strong scoring 47. He added a 72-run stand with Alistair Frost.

Brief Scores:

Namibia 113 in 40.1 overs (Eben van Wyk 24; Wesley Madhavere 2 for 11) lost to Zimbabwe 114 for 3 in 19.3 overs (Wesley Madhavere 47; Gerhard Lottering 1 for 19) by 7 wickets.