Wednesday 19 February 2014 

Australia, Afghanistan Win Through

Jake Doran in action
Jake Doran struck an unbeaten 99 to set up Australia's win over Bangladesh
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Group A

P

W

L

Pts

NRR

India

3

3

0

6

+2.907

Pakistan

3

2

1

4

+1.673

Scotland

3

1

2

2

-1.371

PNG

3

0

3

0

-3.339

Group B

P

W

L

Pts

NRR

Australia

3

2

1

4

+0.927

Afghanistan

3

2

1

4

+0.881

Bangladesh

3

2

1

4

+0.097

Namibia

3

0

3

0

-1.920

Group C

P

W

L

Pts

NRR

South Africa

3

3

0

6

+1.297

West Indies

3

2

1

4

+0.907

Zimbabwe

3

1

2

2

-1.308

Canada

3

0

3

0

-0.962

Group D

P

W

L

Pts

NRR

Sri Lanka

3

3

0

6

+0.607

England

3

2

1

4

+2.157

New Zealand

3

1

2

2

-0.347

UAE

3

0

3

0

-2.429

Australia, Afghanistan, India and Pakistan qualified for the quarter-finals of the ICC Under-19 World Cup as early pace-setters Bangladesh missed out on the final day of group games.

There were all sorts of permutations going into the final day of Group B but Australia's big 74-run win meant that they secured their place in the Super League quarter-finals and Afghanistan did what they needed to do by beating Namibia by four wickets.

Pakistan thrashed Scotland by 108 runs to join India, who beat Papua New Guinea by a margin of 245 runs, in the next stage as runners-up.

Group A

India completely outclassed Papua New Guinea on their way to a crushing win. Sanju Samson (85), Ankush Bain (59) and Akhil Herwadkar (37) made decent scores to help the reigning champions post 301 for seven.

In reply, PNG were never in it, collapsing to be dismissed for just 56 in 28.2 overs.

Kuldeep Yadav took four for 10, Monu Kumar three for 13 and Deepak Hooda two for five.

Pakistan were similarly far too strong for Scotland on their way to a 108-run success.

They posted 308 for seven as Imam-ul-Haq made 133 and Hasan Raza 57 and then bowled the Scots out for 162 in 39.5 overs.

Andrew Umeed made 65 but Karamat Ali, with five for 36, led Pakistan to victory and the quarter-finals.

Group B

Australia needed to beat Bangladesh to stay in the competition and they did so emphatically in the end.

Jake Doran struck an unbeaten 99 to guide them to 244 for six and Bangladesh then collapsed, losing their last seven wickets for just 42 runs to be bowled out for 170.

They were beaten by 74 runs as Ben Ashkenazi and Thomas Andrews both took three wickets.

Afghanistan sealed their qualification by racing to a four-wicket win over Namibia.

Namibia reached 192 for nine in their 50 overs with Gerhard Erasmus top scoring by making 84 and Muslim Musa taking three for 35.

Looking to score quickly to boost their net run-rate to put themselves in with the best chance, Afghanistan went hard, half-centuries from Hashmatullah Shaidi (52) and Mohammad Mujtuba (50) leading their charge.

They lost wickets but eventually finished off the job by closing on 196 for six in just 25.3 overs.

Super League Quarter-Finals

Sri Lanka v Pakistan - 22nd February
India v England - 22nd February
Afghanistan v South Africa - 23rd February
Australia v West Indies - 23rd February

Plate Quarter-Finals

Bangladesh v Canada - 22nd February
Zimbabwe v Namibia - 22nd February
UAE v Scotland - 23rd February
New Zealand v PNG - 23rd February

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