Monday 18 January 2010 

Favourites Maintain Winning Starts In New Zealand

	 Favourites Maintain Winning Starts In New Zealand
Favourites Maintain Winning Starts In New Zealand
 

England, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Pakistan all made it two wins out of two on day four of the ICC Under-19 World Cup in New Zealand with wins over Afghanistan, USA, Canada and Papua New Guinea respectively.

As expected, England proved to be too strong for Afghanistan, winning by nine wickets in Christchurch. After bowling Afghanistan out for 126 in 47.2 overs, Nathan Buck taking three for 18, England cruised home in 25.5 overs, Chris Dent unbeaten on 53 and James Vince not out on 47.

Pakistan were made to work hard for a six-wicket win over Papua New Guinea. PNG were bowled out for 99, Usman Qadir taking four for 15 and Shahzaib Ahmed returning two for eight. However, PNG dismissed Ahmed Shahzad and Ahsan Ali without a run on the board but Pakistan rallied to reach 100 for four, Babar Azam unbeaten on 40.

South Africa made it two out of two by beating the United States of America by eight wickets, reaching 166 for two in reply to USA's 163 all out.

The other game saw Sri Lanka thrash Canada by 134 runs.

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