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England routs Zimbabwe by 129 runs to top Group C after third successive victory

England brushed aside Zimbabwe by 129 runs in Chittagong to top Group C with a third successive win. England will now wait the second-placed team from Group B in the ICC Under-19 World Cup quarter-final on 7 February in Mirpur.

England, which had scored 371 for three against Fiji in the first match, once again showed its batting prowess to pile up 288 for four after electing to bat against Zimbabwe. 


Namibia shock South Africa too at ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup

A major batting collapse saw the South Africa under-19s crash out of the running for the ICC U19 World Cup in Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh on Sunday. They have one group match left against Scotland on February 2nd before taking part in the Plate Championship of the tournament from the fourth to the 12th.

The  young Proteas, who won the toss and elected to bat first, were left reeling on 37/6 in the 17th over thanks to the bowling duo of Michael van Lingen (4/24) and Fritz Coetzee (3/16) who took seven wickets between them in the end.


India, Pakistan & Sri Lanka advance to Super League quarter-finals

Four Asian sides – India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka –advanced to the Super League quarter-finals of the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup in Bangladesh with their second successive wins on Saturday. India and Nepal, which took the two top spots in Group D at the expense of New Zealand and Ireland, will clash on Monday in their last league match to decide the group winner.

Pakistan and Sri Lanka advanced from Group B, which also included Afghanistan and Canada, and will play each other on Wednesday, February 3, to determine who tops the group.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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