Namibia reach quarterfinals of ICC U-19 World Cup

01 Feb 2016 08:30am
WINDHOEK, 01 FEB (NAMPA) - Namibia’s national Under-19 cricket team beat South Africa on Sunday in their second game of the 2016 International Cricket Council (ICC) U-19 World Cup.
South Africa were the defending champions of the ICC U-19 World Cup, but were eliminated from the competition by the ‘Young Eagles’ of Namibia.
The competition kicked off on 22 January in Bangladesh. Namibia were drawn in Group A along with host nation Bangladesh, South Africa and Scotland.
Last Friday, Namibia beat Scotland by nine wickets, with 144 balls remaining. On Sunday Namibia beat South African by two wickets. They now join host Bangladesh in the quarterfinals of Group A.
Bangladesh qualified for the quarterfinals of the U19 ICC World Cup with a 114 run win over Scotland.
Namibia’s win against South Africa puts them at the top of the group, but level on four points with the host nation.
Bangladesh and Namibia will now meet on Tuesday, an encounter expected to be thrilling as it will be a decider on who finishes top of the group.
The winner will feature in the first quarter-final against the Group D runner-up (India or Nepal) on Friday, while the group runner-up in Group A will take on the winner of Group D on Saturday.
Meanwhile, the two bottom teams in each of the four groups at the ICC World Cup will qualify for the Plate Championship quarterfinals.
The competition is being played on the basis of 50 overs.