Not content material with beautiful Namibia on the first day of the ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup Africa Qualifier, Nigeria held their nerve to conquer Uganda on 20 March and take a significant step in the direction of the 2020 World Cup in South Africa. De Gouveia smashes 102 for Namibia Nigeria defend one hundred ten against greater fancied Ugandan’s Kenya defeat Tanzania by using eight wickets The West Africans recovered from 12/four and constructed up their total slowly.
Samuel Mba scored a valuable half of-century, with skipper Sylvester Okpe additionally scoring a gritty 26. That become after Trevor Bukenya (4/24) had ripped thru the pinnacle order, setting Uganda in a dominant function. But, as it turned into, Nigeria may want only to rate a hundred and ten. Uganda even made their way to 62/2 before the wheels fell off spectacularly. Their remaining eight wickets crashed for just 18 runs because Nigeria’s strain proved an excessive amount.
Mohamed Taiwo’s left-arm swing struck blows at the pinnacle and the stop of the innings. Nigeria fielded tenaciously and didn’t permit Uganda any room to breathe. When the final wicket fell, Uganda had 1/2 their innings nonetheless to move. Instead, they virtually melted beneath the pressure. Nigeria’s 30-run victory now puts them within the pound seats to qualify, as they have got an easier run-in at the weekend.
Hosts Namibia had long gone into the third-day understanding they wanted a favor from Uganda. However, they also needed to win big in opposition to Sierra Leone. With Matthew de Gouveia scoring the second one century of the match, he was additionally the second Namibia player to score a century. His 102 no longer out, off 110 balls, lifted Namibia to 260 for 8. Skipper Divan la Cock additionally weighed in with 65, as Namibia found their fluency. They then rumbled their combatants for just 76, with the wickets shared around.
Ettiene Beukes changed into the pick of the bowlers, although, with three/19 in his eight overs. Mauritius Ngupita wrapped up the tail with 2/7 in five overs to seal a 184-run health center. In the 1/3 in the shape of the day, Kenya had been too sturdy for Tanzania. The Kenyans fielded first and bowled out Tanzania for 143. Runs have been challenging to return by way of, and it was Abdallah Jabiri who had to notch 28 lower right down to offer a few forms of general.
Sukhdeep Singh changed into miserly, taking 2/16 in his ten overs, at the same time as Jairaj Pujara and Hashit Vekaria also took two wickets apiece. In the chase, Sukhraj Ghataora gave Kenya the right start, with a patient 51*. He became the anchor for Shukan Mehta (26) and then skippered Singh (fifty-three) to feature gloss to the finish. Kenya prevailed by using eight wickets, reaching their target with 13 overs to spare.