Black Caps and Tigers triumphant

New Zealand and Bangladesh will meet in the Plate final of the Under-19 World Cup following respective victories in Abu Dhabi.

The Black Caps sealed their place courtesy of a comfortable five-wicket victory over hosts United Arab Emirates.

Ken McClure struck a fifty as New Zealand edged to a victory that sealed their place in the Under-19s Plate finalKen McClure led the way in reply, his second successive half-century helping New Zealand to their eventual triumph.UAE were undermined after losing the toss as they were dismissed for just 140.

The Tigers, meanwhile, booked their place with an easy win over Zimbabwe, Mosaddek Hossain’s 83 not out securing a total of 265 for six.

That proved substantial enough as Mehedy Hasan’s three wickets helped restrict Zimbabwe to 193 for nine.

In the day’s other game, West Indies secured a place in the fifth-place play-off final by beating Afghanistan by nine runs at Dubai.

Fabian Allen’s 94-ball 92 helped the Windies to a total of 215 all out, which their opponents fell short of when being skittled for 206.

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