Calcutta: The Australian Under-19 have pulled off a clinical five wicket victory over Bangladesh Under-19 to secure their spot in the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup semi-final.
Captain Will Bosisto won the toss and elected to bowl in overcast conditions at Endeavour Park in Townsville. Left-handed Bangladesh opener Soumya Sarkar got the visitors off to a good start combing with Liton Das for an opening stand of 64.
South Africa knocked England out of the Under-19 World Cup by overcoming some significant challenges to seal a comprehensive victory: they were playing their first game in Townsville whereas England had prior knowledge of the conditions.
Bangladesh 171 in 43 overs (S.Sarkar 73). Australia 172/5 in 45.5 overs (W.Bosisto 71 ..). Australia won by 5 wickets
(Quarter final) South Africa 244 in 50 overs (M.Coetzee 67, T de Bruyn 54). England 141 in 40.3 overs (A.Davies 54, B.Foakes 54). South Africa won by 103 runs
Papua New Guinea 239/5 in 50 overs (C.Kent 105 ..). Afghanistan 244/6 in 49 overs (M.Paak 58 ..). Afghanistan won by 4 wickets
(Plate League) Scotland 241/7 in 50 overs (N.Farrar 58, P.Ross 48). Zimbabwe 200/9 in 50 overs (R.Burl 52). Scotland won by 41 runs