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Bethell’s all-round present propels England into semifinals of U-19 World Cup

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Jacob Bethell’s blistering 88 towards South Africa on Wednesday helped England advance to the semifinals of the ICC U-19 World Cup.

Bethell, a left-arm orthodox spinner, took 1 for 30 as South Africa was bowled out for 209 earlier than unleashing fireworks with the bat.

No. 3 Dewald Brevis top-scored for South Africa with 97 at the same time as the remainder of the batting crumbled round him, solely 4 others scoring in double digits with nobody scoring greater than 27. After the autumn of two early wickets, Brevis steadied the ship within the firm of Gerhardus Maree (27, 35b, 3×4, 1×6) however after Maree fell within the nineteenth over, wickets fell constantly.

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Leg-spinner Rehan Ahmed was essentially the most profitable bowler for England, taking 4 for 48.

Because of Bethell, England had a fast begin to its chase, Bethell dismissed within the eleventh over after a first-wicket partnership of 110. Seventy six of these runs had been through fours (16) and sixes (2) off the bat of Bethell, who consumed simply 42 deliveries to attain his runs.

Later, William Luxton chipped in with 47 not out (41b, 6×4, 2×6) as England romped house within the thirty second over.

Wins for Zimbabwe, West Indies

Zimbabwe beat Scotland by 108 runs to make it the plate semifinals. It would play Eire within the semis.

Matthew Welch’s 78 helped Zimbabwe set Scotland a tough chase of 249 in a plate quarterfinal on Wednesday. Scotland was unable to construct partnerships because it slumped to 140.

West Indies was too good for Papua New Guinea within the different plate quarterfinal on Wednesday, successful by 169 runs. The workforce will now face the United Arab Emirates, whereas Papua New Guinea is about to tackle Uganda within the plate playoffs.

Outcomes (January 26, 2022)

  • South Africa 209 in 43.4 overs (Brevis 97, Ahmed 4 for 48) misplaced to England 212 for 4 in 31.2 overs (Bethell 88, Luxton 47 n.o.)
  • Zimbabwe 248 in 49.5 overs (Welch 78, Bennett 54) beat Scotland 140 in 39 overs
  • West Indies 317 for 7 in 50 overs (Nandu 128, Parris 64, Wickham 61) beat Papua New Guinea 148 in 37.4 overs
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