Townsville (Australia) - Competition heavyweights Australia, the West Indies and Pakistan swept aside their rivals from qualifying nations, while Sri Lanka got their campaign back on track in the Under-19 Cricket World Cup here Monday.
Australia romped to a 212-run victory over Nepal, thanks to a ton by opener Cameron Bancroft and hat-trick by paceman Harry Conway.
Elsewhere, Pakistan skipper Babar Azam scored a century in his team’s win over Scotland and Sunil Ambris starred in the West Indies’ win over Papua New Guinea.
Sri Lanka defeated Namibia by 195 runs.
India, who lost to the West Indies Sunday, take on Zimbabwe Tuesday.
Australia, Pakistan and the West Indies (Group C) are undefeated so far after two games.
Scores in brief:
Group A – Australia beat Nepal by 212 runs, Tony Ireland Stadium, Townsville
Australia 294 for seven, 50 overs (Cameron Bancroft 125, Kurtis Patterson 86l Pradeep Airee 2-40, Rahul Vishvakarma 2-50), Nepal 82 all out, 23.5 overs (Sagar Pun 22, Pulami Magar 21; Ashton Turner 4-28, Harry Conway 3-15).
Group B – Pakistan beat Scotland by nine wickets, Kev Hackney Oval, Buderim
Scotland 200 all out, 49.5 overs (Ross McLean 59, Fred Coleman 39, Ruaidhri Smith 34; Mohammad Nawar 4-20, Ehsan Adil 2-37), Pakistan 204 for one, 36.2 overs (Babar Azam 106 n.o., Sami Aslam 78) Player of the Match – Babar Azam (Pakistan).
Group C – West Indies beat Papua New Guinea by nine wickets, Endeavour Park 2, Townsville
Papua New Guinea 116 all out, 41 overs (Chris Kent 39, Chad Soper 23, Nogel Boge 21; Jerome Jones 3-15, Kyle Mayers 3-12; Akeal Hosein 2-23), West Indies 117 for one, 11.4 overs (Sunil Ambris 91).
Group D – Sri Lanka beat Namibia by 195 runs, Allan Border Field, Brisbane
Sri Lanka 258 for nine, 50 overs (Sebastian Perera 69, Sandun Weerakkody 50, Lahiru Madushanka 45, Pabasara Waduge 39, Niroshan Dickwella 38; Zhivago Groenewald 3-49, Wian van Vuuren 2-65)Namibia 103 all out, 35 overs (Wian van Vuuren 38, Gerhard Erasmus 26; Lahiru Madushanka 4-15, Amila Aponso 2-17, Tharindu Kaushal 2-19).