QUEENSTOWN: England defeated Bangladesh on Thursday to qualify for the quarter finals of the Under-19 World Cup.
A century by skipper Harry Brook helped England qualify for the last-eight stage of the competition.
Bangladesh won the toss and chose to bat first. However, the decision which did not go in the team’s favour and the side was dismissed for 175 runs in 49.2 overs.
Afif was the top scorer as he made 63 runs from 85 deliveries with eight boundaries to his name while Hasan Mahmud and Mahidul Islam Ankon made 23 and 20 runs respectively with the bat.
Ethan Bamber and Euan Woods grabbed three wickets for England while Dillon Pennington, Tom Scriven and Luke Hollman dismissed one Bangladeshi batsman each in the match.
England reached the target of 176 runs in 29.3 runs with seven wickets in hand.
Skipper Brook remained unbeaten on 102 runs from 84 balls which included 13 boundaries and three sixes while Woods played a knock of 48 runs which also included four fours.
Mahmud, Qazi Onik and Nayeem Hasan grabbed a wicket each.