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India to meet Pakistan in quarter-final

Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe only full-members who failed to qualify

  • By K.R. Nayar Chief Cricket Writer
  • Published: 17:33 August 16, 2012
  • Gulf News

  • Image Credit: Courtesy: ICC
  • The captains pose ahead of the Under-19s Cricket World Cup, which is being held in Australia.

Dubai: The stage has been set for a mouth-watering India-Pakistan quarter-final clash on Monday in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Under-19 Cricket World Cup being held in Australia. India outplayed Papua New Guinea (PNG) by 107 runs to meet Pakistan, who beat New Zealand by five wickets, to remain unbeaten in their group.

Meanwhile, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe became the only two full-member nations that did not progress into the Super League stage.

England defeated Nepal by 126 runs to set up a quarter-final meeting with South Africa.

New Zealand, who finished second in Group B, will play their quarter-final against the West Indies on Monday. The West Indies topped Group C after defeating Zimbabwe by six wickets. Bangladesh also qualified for the last eight after an easy win over Namibia by seven wickets. Bangladesh will now play defending champions and hosts Australia on Sunday.

Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe, along with Afghanistan, Ireland, Namibia, Nepal, PNG and Scotland will now compete in the Plate Championship from Sunday.

Brief scores:

England bt Nepal by 126 runs. England 274 for 7 in 50 overs (Ben Foakes 92, Ben Duckett 55, Alex Davies 45; Rahul Vishvakarma 3 for 62, Avinash Karn 2 for 60) Nepal 148 in 46 overs (Subash Khakurel 55, Hasim Ansari 35; Shozair Ali 4 for 37, Reece Topley 3 for 10). Player of the match: Ben Foakes (England)

Pakistan bt New Zealand by 5 wkts. New Zealand 152 for 8 in 50 overs (Henry Walsh 33; Ehsan Ali 2 for 21, Zia-ul-Haq 2 for 27, Mohammad Nawaz 2 for 32). Pakistan 153 for 5 in 31.2 overs (Imam-ul-Haq 40, Saad Ali 32; Theo van Woerkom 2 for 43). Player of the match: Mohammad Nawaz.

India bt PNG by 107 runs. India 204 in 45.1 overs (Vijay Zol 72, Prashant Chopra 58, Smit Patel 30; Chand Soper 5 for 32, Toua Tom 2 for 26) PNG 97 in 31.5 overs (Charles Amini 28, Chris Kent 27; Ravikant Singh 5 for 21, Baba Aparajith 2 for 16, Kamal Passi 2 for 18). Player of the match: Ravikant Singh (India)

West Indies bt Zimbabwe by six wickets. Zimbabwe 148 for 8 in 50 overs (Malcolm Lake 31, Nyasha Mayavo 30; Akeal Hosein 2 for 16, Justin Greaves 2 for 28, Jerome Jones 2 for 40) West Indies 150 for 4 in 35.1 overs (Kraigg Brathwaite 70n.o, Kyle Mayers 30n,o; Kieran Geyle 2 for 28). Player of the match: Kraigg Brathwaite.

Bangladesh bt Namibia by 7 wkts. Namibia 151 in 49.4 overs (Stephan Baard 40; Abu Jayed 3 for 29, Naeem Islam Jnr 2 for 19, Taskin Ahmed 2 for 29) Bangladesh 155 for 3 in, 37 overs (Liton Das 70n.o, Anamul Haque 32). Player of the match: Liton Das.

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