France come out on top as Israel remain winless
France beat Israel by 32 runs at Grainville this afternoon, leaving Israel languishing at the bottom of Group B.
Having lost the toss and being put into bat, France started in the worst fashion possible as opener Arunkamar Ayyavooraju was out first ball, LBW to David Massil. France then moved to 13-1 before captain Waseem Bhatti (4) was caught by Eshkol Solomon off the bowling of Eliezer Samson.
Opener Abdul Rehman (35 off 28 balls) then got into his stride and hit four 6s whilst Williamdeep Singh made 24 to help France to 112 in 19.2 overs.
Massil finished with the best figures of the Israeli bowlers, returning 3-11, whilst Samson took 3-17.
In reply Israel struggled from the off, reduced to 14-3 within the first few overs. It was a position from which they'd never recover, captain Herschel Gutman top-scoring with 14 as leg-spinner Zika Ali continued his good form with figures of 4-18 from 4 overs.
Israel are now bottom of Group B whilst France still have a chance of making the semi-finals if they can beat Jersey tomorrow.