Canadian defeat U.A.E to finish 13th at ICC U 19 Cricket World Cup

File pic:Teams play cricket on Canada Day at Stanley Park in Vancouver, B.C., on Saturday, July 1, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

POTCHEFSTROOM, South Africa  Harmjeet Singh Bedi and Udaybir Walia put on an 86-run seventh-wicket partnership Saturday as Canada finished the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup on a high note, defeating the United Arab Emirates by four wickets to finish 13th.

After winning the toss and electing to field, Canada restricted the Emirates batsmen to 174 all out in 44.1 overs. Akhil Kumar and Walia led the bowling attack with three wickets apiece.

Things looked nervy for the Canadians at 93 for six before Bedi and Walia steadied the ship.

Bedi finished at 31 not out and Walia 51 not out as the Canadians reached the victory target in the 43rd over, finishing at 180 for six.

The young Canadians went 0-2-0 in preliminary-round play, losing to the U.A.E. and South Africa before their game against Afghanistan was rained out. They then beat Zimbabwe and Japan in consolation play at the 16-team tournament.