Pakistan registered their second consecutive win in the ICC Under-19 World Cup when they beat Scotland by nine wickets in a Group B encounter at Kev Hackney Oval in Buderim on Monday.
Pakistan, who beat Afghanistan by 109 runs in their first match on Saturday, chased down Scotland's 200 in a canter - in 36.2 overs. Openers Sami Aslam (76) and Babar Azam (106 not out) added 163 runs to make it a one-sided affair.
Scotland, after electing to bat, got off to a good start and were 146 for 2 at one stage but the wicket of opener Ross McLean (56) upended the picture. Left-arm spinner Mohammad Nawaz took 4 for 20 afterwards to ensure the Scots didn't cross 200.
Pakistan 204 for 1 in 36.2 overs (Azam 106 not out, Aslam 78; Smith 1 for 35) beat Scotland (McLean 59; Nawaz 4 for 20) by nine wickets
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Hosts Australia gave a 212-run hiding to Nepal at the Tony Ireland Stadium in Townsville. After being put into bat, the Aussies, riding on Cameron Bancroft’s 125 and Kurtis Patterson’s 86, piled up 294 for 7.
The target proved to be too big for the Asian minnows as they folded for 82 runs in 23.5 overs with Ashton Turner (4 for 28) and Harry Conway (3 for 15) having a great time with the ball.
It was Australia's second win on the bounce: they had beaten England in their opener on Saturday.
Australia 294 for 7 (Bancroft 125, Patterson 86; Airee 2 for 40) beat Nepal 82 (Sagar Pun 22; Turner 4 for 28) by 212 runs
West Indies also registered their second successive win in Group C with a nine-wicket thumping of Papua New Guinea at Endeavour Park in Townsville.
Electing to bat first, PNG’s batting failed against a top-notch Windies bowling unit. Barring Christopher Kent (39), the rest batted like novices. Jerome Jones and Kyle Mayers were the destroyers in chief sharing six wickets between them as they bowled the opposition out for 116 in 41 overs.
West Indies made a short work of the target, getting over the line in 11.4 overs with Sunil Ambris scoring 91 not out off 43 balls. He hit nine fours and seven sixes.
West Indies 117 in 11.4 overs (Ambris 91 not out) beat Papua New Guinea 116 all out in 41 overs (Kent 39; Mayers 3 for 12, Jones 3 for 15) by nine wickets
Sri Lanka recovered from the loss against Bangladesh on Saturday with a massive 195-run win over Namibia at the Allan Border Field in Brisbane.
Sebastian Perera (69) and Sandun Weerakkody (50) hit fifties as the Lankans posted 298 for 9. Namibia’s reply was very tame as they skittled for 103 in 35 overs. Medium pacer Lahiru Madushanka took 4 for 15 in his six over.
Sri Lanka 298 for 9 (Perera 69; Zhivago Groenewald 3 for 49) beat Namibia 103 in 35 overs (Wian van Vuuren 38; Madushanka 4 for 15) beat 195 runs