On the day two of the ICC U-19 World Cup, England, South Africa and New Zealand coasted to easy victories.
England thumped Ireland in a Group A match by seven wickets on day two of the U-19 World Cup. Batting first after losing the toss, Ireland were skittled for 109 in 42.2 overs. Only three of their batsmen entered the double digits. Reece Topley was the pick of the bowlers for England as he picked up 3 wickets for 14 runs in 9 overs.
England both their openers at the score of 27 but Ben Foakes, Aneesh Kapil and Craig Overton guided them to the seven-wicket victory. Topley was adjudged Man-of-the-Match.
Brief scores: Ireland 109 all out in 42.2 overs (Kane 28; Topley 3 for 14) lost to England 113 for 3 in 36. 2 overs (Foakes 32; Kane 1 for 14) by 7 wickets
In other matches:
South Africa thrashed Bangladesh by 133 runs in a Grop D match. Bangaldesh won the toss and put South Africa to bat. South Africa piled up 294 for 8 in 50 overs. Their opener Quinton de Kock plundered 95 off 93 balls which included nine boundaries and two sixes. Theunis de Bruyn also smashed fine half-century.
Bangaldesh never looked like winning the match and they were dismissed for 161 in 34.3 overs. Vincent Morre chalked up 3 wickets for 44. De Kock was declared Man-of-the-Match for his explosive innings.
Brief scores: South Africa 294 for 8 (De Kock 95; Noor Hossain 3 for 44) beat Bangaldesh 161 all out in 34.3 overs (Anamul Haque 39; Moore 3 for 44) by 133 runs
New Zealand beat Scotland by 39 runs in a Group B match. Scotland won the toss and chose to field. New Zealand captain Will Young hammered a century to propel New Zealand to 247 for 9 in 50 overs. Scotland's top-order showed great fight butt middle-order collapsed and New Zealand eased to 39-run win. Connor Neynes and Ish Sodhi picked up 3 wickets each for Black Caps.
Brief scores: New Zealand 247 for 9 (Young 115; Smith 3 for 34) beat Scotland 208 all out in 46.5 overs (Coleman 65; Neynens 3 for 24) by 39 runs