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England, Sri Lanka, South Africa and Zimbabwe register wins

Barnard, Mendis, Dill and Kamunhukamwe collect man of the match awards, Free images from England-UAE and South Africa-West Indies matches available for download and editorial use; please credit 2014 © IDI/Getty Images

England, Sri Lanka, South Africa and Zimbabwe register wins - Cricket News
Justin Dill of South Africa celebrates with teammates after dismissing Nicholas Pooran of the West Indies.
India-Pakistan go head to head in Saturday’s feature match in Dubai
A 151-run fourth wicket partnership off 122 deliveries between Ed Barnard and Ben Duckett provided 1998 champion England a solid start in the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup UAE 2014 when it defeated the host United Arab Emirates (UAE) by 213 runs at the Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi on Friday.
Barnard scored 93 and Duckett contributed 83 as England scored 315 for eight in 50 overs after being asked to bat first. Barnard’s 73 balls innings was studded with 12 fours while Duckett also hit as many boundaries in an 80-ball knock as the two batsmen scored at an excess of seven runs per over. This partnership had come after openers Harry Finch (49) and Jonathan Tattersall (29) had put on 71 runs for the first wicket in 11 overs.
The UAE, in its turn at the wicket, was never in contention and was eventually bowled out for 102 in 33 overs with only captain Rohit Singh (38) and wicketkeeper-opener Shivank Vijayakumar (26) making to the double figures.
For England, Yorkshire’s 18-year-old fast bowler and captain Will Rhodes finished as the pick of bowlers with three for 14 in seven overs. He later said: “We feel ecstatic about the win. It feels fantastic to see such a good performance from the lads today. It sets the benchmark and the standards, and we’re going to try and keep it going in the next two games, which I am sure will be harder against New Zealand and Sri Lanka.
“Ed and Ben batted fantastically. Unfortunately none of them could go on and complete a century but it was a good effort from both of them.”
In the other matches of the day, the West Indies let South Africa off the hook as the two-time runner-up recovered to win by 94 runs in front of Star Sports cameras at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Sri Lanka recorded a comfortable 49 runs victory over New Zealand at Sharjah Cricket Stadium and Zimbabwe completed a six-wickets victory over Canada at Abu Dhabi Oval 1.
South Africa, put into bat, had slipped from 85 for two to 117 for eight by the 37th over before it recovered to 198 for nine in 50 overs. South Africa lost three batsmen in the middle of the innings in a space of 16 balls to run outs.
However, middle-order batsman Yaseen Valli and all-rounder Justin Dill came to the rescue with a 62-run ninth wicket partnership in under nine overs. Valli was the ninth batsman out after scoring an attractive 53 off 57 balls that included five fours while Dill returned unbeaten on a 41-ball 34 which included two fours.
Dill, the 19-year-old from Port Elizabeth, was in action on the very first delivery of the West Indies’ innings when he brought off a spectacular run-out to show Tagenarine Chanderpaul the way to the dressing room. The West Indies never recovered from this shock when it was first reduced to one for three, then 30 for six before it was sent packing for 104 in 35.2 overs.
Dill, who also returned figures of 6-2-17-2, was later declared man of the match though new ball bowler Kagiso Rabada was the most impressive bowler with figures of 8-3-14-3. Valli backed up his 53 with two wickets for four runs.
Dill later said: “It has been a good start to my tournament. I had never thought I’ll get a chance to do everything on the very first day. I’m happy with my performance and look forward to similar performances in later matches.”
South Africa captain Aiden Markram admitted his side needed to improve its batting. “A win is a win and I’ll happily take this victory but I don’t think we batted well. Yaseen and Justin managed to put runs on the board otherwise we would have been in a difficult situation. But I’m happy with the way we bounced back as we were pretty smart in the field.”
In Sharjah, Sri Lanka opener and captain Kusal Mendis missed a century by nine runs and Sadeera Samarawickrama scored 67 as Sri Lanka defeated New Zealand by 49 runs.
Batting first, Sri Lanka posted 275 for nine with Mendis’ 91 coming off 107 balls and included 11 boundaries while Samarawickrama belted six boundaries in an 81-ball innings. The two batsmen put on 97 runs for the second wicket.
New Zealand, in its target chase, was restricted to 226 for eight with captain Robert O’Donnell finishing as the top scorer with 43. For Sri Lanka, Lakshan Jayasinghe (two for 32), Binura Fernando (two for 42) and Anuk Fernando (two for 65) shared the wickets.
A satisfied Kushal later said: “It would have been good to start the tournament with a century but I’m happy that I was able to contribute in my team’s success. It was a good wicket to bat on and the top order laid the foundation of a score which was easily defendable.”
Scores in brief:
South Africa beat the West Indies by 94 runs at Dubai International Cricket Stadium
South Africa 198-9, 50 overs (Yaseen Valli 53, Greg Oldfield 38, Justin Dill 34 not out, Jason Smith 29; Ramaal Lewis 2-44, Ray Jordan 2-45)
West Indies 104 all out, 35.2 overs (Ramaal Lewis 37; Kagiso Rabada 3-14, Yaseen Valli 2-4, Justin Dill 2-17, Corbin Bosch 2-25)
Man of the match – Justin Dill (South Africa)
England beat the UAE by 213 runs at Zayed Cricket Stadium
England 315-8, 50 overs (Ed Barnard 93, Ben Duckett 83, Harry Finch 49, Jonathan Tattersall 29; Pankaj Prakash 3-72)
UAE 102 all out, 33 overs (Rohit Singh 38, Shivank Vijayakumar 26; Will Rhodes 3-14, Matthew Fisher 2-14, Josh Shaw 2-19)
Man of the match - Ed Barnard (England)
Zimbabwe beat Canada by six wickets at Abu Dhabi Oval 1
Canada 192-9, 50 overs (Nikhil Dutta 56, Nitish Kumar 36, Armaan Kapoor 28, Keenan Tinto 21; Tinashe Kamunhukamwe 3-17, Herbert Chikomba 2-21)
Zimbabwe 195-4, 43.5 overs (Joylord Gumbie 49, Charles Kunje 42 not out, Tarisai Musakanda 33, Luke Jongwe  25 not out, Tinashe Kamunhukamwe 24)
Man of the match - Tinashe Kamunhukamwe (Zimbabwe)
Sri Lanka beat New Zealand by 49 runs at Sharjah Cricket Stadium
Sri Lanka 275-9, 50 overs (Kusal Mendis 91, Sadeera Samarawickrama 67, Priyamal Perera 37; Kyle Jamieson 4-49)
New Zealand 226-8, 50 overs (Robert O’Donnell 43, Raki Weerasundara 33, Luke Williamson 30, Kyle Jamieson 29 not out, Tim Seifert 29; Lakshan Jayasinghe 2-32, Binura Fernando 2-42, Anuk Fernando 2-65)
Man of the match - Kusal Mendis (Sri Lanka)
Saturday’s fixtures (first round):
Australia v Namibia, Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Bangladesh v Afghanistan, Abu Dhabi Oval 2
*India v Pakistan, Dubai International Cricket Stadium
Scotland v PNG, ICC Academy 1, Dubai
*denotes broadcast match
The list of official broadcasters and their broadcast schedules can be found here.
Media Guide and tournament website
The tournament media guide contains information on the competing teams, tournament statistics and tournament information, and is available for download from here.
The official tournament website www.icc-cricket.com will contain match reports, an up to date points table, fixtures and tournament statistics, while the Playing Conditions can be downloaded from here.
Contact details of team managers
The contact details of the team managers are:
Team Team Manager UAE mobile number
Afghanistan Shir Hamkar +971 (0) 56 624 3595
Australia Greg Chappell +971 (0) 56 694 3887
Bangladesh Nazmul Abedeen +971 (0) 56 624 1945
Canada Wijay Senathirajah +971 (0) 56 624 3378
England John Abrahams +971 (0) 56 624 2238
India R I Palani +971 (0) 56 694 3478
Namibia Polly Negongo +971 (0) 56 625 9589
New Zealand Kaushik Patel +971 (0) 56 625 9675
Pakistan Ali Zia +971 (0) 56 624 1996
PNG Greg Campbell +971 (0) 56 625 9662
Scotland Sam Scott +971 (0) 56 624 3471
South Africa Morgan Pillay +971 (0) 56 694 3391
Sri Lanka Shiran Abeysekera +971 (0) 56 625 9688
UAE Gopal Jasapara +971 (0) 56 799 3605
West Indies Altamont Solomon +971 (0) 56 694 2433
Zimbabwe Nick Singo +971 (0) 56 694 2255
The ICC Tournament Media Manager is Anisa Khan, who can be contacted on + 971 (0) 50 640 1107 or anisa.khan@icc-cricket.com.
Playing hours
·       All matches except Super League semi-finals and final at DICS:
·       First session - 0930-1300
·       Interval - 1300-1330
·       Second session - 1330-1700
·       Super League semi-finals and final at DICS:
·       First session - 1200-1530
·       Interval - 1530-1600
·       Second session - 1600 - 1930
Facilities at venues
There will is live, ball-by-ball scoring on http://www.icc-cricket.com/
For all group matches, semi-finals and finals, there will be tabled, sheltered, press box available to all accredited members of the media. The facilities include power points, wireless internet, all-day light refreshments, lunch/dinner served during the break in innings, access to scorers.
Unless there is significant demand, there will be no formal post-match press conferences. Through the venue manager or team managers, media can request interviews with players or coaches as appropriate.
Daily round-ups
Daily round ups of each match day of the ICC U19 CWC UAE 2014 will be circulated to media and will be available on the ICC website www.u19cwc.com/ as well as on the ICC Media Zone
The ICC Media Zone is free to access and available to all media. Media needing access to the ICC Media Zone can register itself athttp://www.icc-cricket.com/mediazone/ and obtain login credentials.
More information on the ICC U19 CWC UAE 2014 can be found here.
The full schedule of matches can be found here.
Media accreditation pass pick-up
For those members of the media who have successfully applied for event media accreditation, the passes can be collected from the match manager from the location nominated in your application form. On arrival at the venue, please ask for the match manager who will deliver the pass to you.
The official tournament hashtag is #u19cwc.
Fans can keep up to date with the conversation on the #u19cwc via https://twitter.com/ICC/lists/icc-u19-cwc-2014  
Photography coverage
Photographs from Friday’s matches between England and UAE, and South Africa and West Indies are available here. Any images used should be credited as 2014 © IDI/Getty Images.
The ICC will also be providing images from the following matches free of charge. Any images used should be credited as 2014 © IDI/Getty Images.
15 Feb Australia v Namibia Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
15 Feb India v Pakistan Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
16 Feb West Indies v Zimbabwe Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
16 Feb England v Sri Lanka Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
17 Feb Bangladesh v Namibia Abu Dhabi Oval 1, Abu Dhabi
17 Feb Australia v Afghanistan Abu Dhabi Oval 2, Abu Dhabi
17 Feb India v Scotland Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
18 Feb South Africa v Zimbabwe Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
18 Feb New Zealand v England Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
19 Feb Australia v Bangladesh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
22 Feb Super League QF 4 D1vA2 Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
22 Feb Super League QF 1 A1 v D2 Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
23 Feb Super League QF 3 C1 v B2 Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
23 Feb Super League QF 2 B1v C2 Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
24 Feb Super League Semi-final  1WSLQF1 v WSLQF4 Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
25 Feb Plate Semi-final 1WPQF1 vWPQF4 Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
25 Feb Plate Semi-final 2 WPQF2 v WPQF3 Abu Dhabi Oval 1, Abu Dhabi
26 Feb Super League Semi-final 2 WQF2 v WQF3 Dubai International Cricket Stadium
27 Feb Plate Championship Final Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
1 Mar Super League Final Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

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