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England march into quarter-finals with massive win

England Under-19 383 for 7 (Banks 120, Jacks 102, Jamkhandi 3-68, Pretorius 3-69) beat Canada Under-19 101 (Pranav 24, Sisodiya 3-23, Finch 2-10, Hollman 2-21, Walker 2-25) by 282 runs

Liam Banks guides the ball into the off side © ICC/Getty Images

England romped to their third straight massive win on the back of centuries from Liam Banks and Will Jacks, and confirmed their quarter-final berth. England handed Canada a 282-run drubbing, which meant Bangladesh also qualified from Group C and will play India in the quarter-final. England, on the other hand, will face Australia.

England made the most of being asked to bat when openers Tom Banton (27) and Banks put on 54 in under eight overs. Once Banton was caught behind, Banks and Jacks combined for 27.2 overs to score 186 runs at nearly seven runs per over. Jacks was slightly quicker of the two in his 102 off 82 balls that included 11 fours, to score his third 50-plus score in his last five Youth ODIs. Banks, on the other hand, hammered 12 fours and a six in his 120 off 114. Offspinner Tiaan Pretorius dismissed both batsmen within a span of five overs before Jack Davies struck a quickfire 57 off 36 to rally them from 263 to when he was their seventh wicket to fall at 373 in the penultimate over. They eventually finished on a massive 383 for 7.

Pretorius finished with 3 for 69 and medium-pacer Faisal Jamkhandi also chipped in with as many wickets but conceded at more than seven runs per over.

Canada never got going in the steep chase. England’s opening bowlers did the early damage when Roman Walker dismissed both openers and Adam Finch got rid of middle-order batsmen Akash Gill and Kevin Singh for ducks to leave Canada reeling on 20 for 4. They crossed 50 after a brief period of resistance but left-arm spinner Prem Sisodiya stifled the lower order with three wickets and four maidens to finish with an impressive 10-4-23-3. Captain Arslan Khan just about managed to help them cross 100 but he retired hurt for 21 and Canada were bowled out for 101 in 31.5 overs.

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