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Namibia stun Scotland at ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup

Namibia made a creditable start in Group A of the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2016 with a surprisingly easy nine-wicket rout of Scotland to keep its dream alive of making the Super League quarter-finals for the first time.

Namibia, whose best-ever finish in the tournament was 11th place in 2008 and had lost both its warm-up matches in Bangladesh, made short work of Scotland in a one-sided contest.

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ICC U19 Cricket World Cup: England beat the West Indies by 61

England are on the verge of a quarter-final berth in the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2016 with a 61-run win over a fighting West Indies in Chittagong on Friday.

England’s second successive win in Group C – it beat Fiji on Wednesday – was built around an impressive 282 for seven from 50 overs after it elected to bat first.

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ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2016: Pakistan, Sri Lanka record easy wins

In Group B games of the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2016 played in Sylhet, Pakistan crushed Afghanistan by six wickets and Sri Lanka overpowered Canada by 196 runs.

Pakistan’s leg-spinner Shadab Khan grabbed four for nine in five overs and seamer Hasan Mohsin took three for 24 as Afghanistan was bundled out for 126 after being sent in to bat.

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ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2016: India coast past Ireland by 79 runs

Three-time champion India overcame a shaky start against Ireland to open its campaign with a 79-run victory in Mirpur in another Group D match.

India was reduced to 55 for four after being sent in to bat, before Sarfaraz Khan and Washington Sundar pulled their side out of trouble with a 110-run stand for the fifth wicket.

Sarfaraz smashed 74 off 70 balls which included seven boundaries, while left-handed Sundar hit a polished 62.

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ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2016: Nepal stun New Zealand by 32 runs

Qualifier Nepal caused the first major upset of the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2016 when it stunned New Zealand by 32 runs in a Group D match in Fatullah on Thursday.

Nepal, which won the qualifying event in Malaysia last year to return to the World Cup after missing the previous tournament in 2014, bowled out the Kiwis for 206 after it was set a 239-run target.

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ICC U19 Cricket World Cup: England crush poor Fiji by 299 runs

In a Group C fixture of the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2016 at the MA Aziz Stadium in Chittagong, Dan Lawrence and Jack Burnham hit centuries as title contender England brushed aside Fiji by 299 runs.

England piled up 371 for three in its 50 overs against Fiji, with Essex’s Lawrence smashing 174 off 150 balls with 25 boundaries and a six, and Burnham of Durham making 148 off 137 balls with 19 fours and four sixes. The pair put on 303 for the second wicket after opener Max Holden had been dismissed in the third over.

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ICC U19 Cricket World Cup: Hosts Bangladesh stun South Africa in tournament opener

Host Bangladesh gave the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2016 a momentous start with a 43-run victory over defending champion South Africa in Wednesday’s opening Group A match.

Bangladesh, which elected to bat on a slow pitch at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong, lost wickets just when the batsmen appeared to have settled down and was restricted to 240 for seven in its 50 overs. Nazmul Hossain hit 73 off 82 balls to boost the total after useful contributions from Pinak Ghosh (43) and Joyraz Sheik (46).

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ICC Under 19 World Cup: Sarfaraz hits 81 and Khaleel takes 5-30 as India scores morale-boosting win over Pakistan

Rahul Dravid-coached India recorded a five-wicket victory over Pakistan on the final day of the warm-up matches on Monday ahead of the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup Bangladesh 2016, which starts on Wednesday, 27 January.

Pakistan was dismissed for 197 in 44.1 overs in a match reduced to 45 overs-a-side due to a delayed start, and India surpassed the target in the 34th over to fashion a convincing and morale-boosting win.

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South Africa-West Indies Under 19 warm-up match tied

Defending champion South Africa and the West Indies played out a thrilling tie in a warm-up match in Fatullah on Sunday ahead of the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup Bangladesh 2016, which starts on Wednesday, 27 January.

In the other match of the day, which was also curtailed by bad weather at the start, Scotland beat Fiji by 21 runs, but not receiving a scare from the first-timer.

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