Tom Prest and Joshua Boyden lead England into quarter-finals
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England became the first team to confirm their spot in the quarter-finals of the main competition after their batters, led by captain Tom Prest, flexed their muscle to post an imposing 320 against Canada. That set up a comprehensive 106-win.
Prest then took three wickets with his right-arm off-breaks while Joshua Boyden, the left-arm seamer, picked up a four-wicket haul for the second game in a row.
Prest made 93 in 93 balls, an innings packed with innovative shots like the paddle and sweeps off-seam bowlers. He crunched ten fours and looked all set for a century but was stopped by Canada leg spinner Kairav Sharma, who got him lbw in the 37th over.
Summarized scores: England 320 for 7 (Prest 93, Bell 57, Thomas 52, Sharma 3-51) beat Canada 214 all out (Johal 44, Boyden 4-44, Prest 3-38, Bethell 3-45) by 106 runs